Sunday, July 20, 2008

Menu Plan Monday #25

I wish I could tell you that I've got a wonderful week planned with lots of exotic, or at least delicious, dishes. That's not the case this week. It's VBS week at our church and the girls and I will be helping in crafts. A couple of years ago some of the church ladies (sounds like a SNL skit) decided it would be nice to feed dinner to the workers and their families so that those who work outside of the home wouldn't have to rush home, try to feed everyone and still make it to the church on time. So, the girls and I will be eating at the church each evening but I still have to have dinner for Lawman on the nights he's on duty. I made a couple of dishes today so the plan is that he can have leftovers or sandwiches for dinner.
The girls have their last swim meet on Wednesday and it's out of town. It's in an indoor facility that won't allow you to take in a cooler so I'm going to treat us to dinner out at our favorite hamburger joint after the meet. Let's just say it will be a celebration meal.
The dishes that I made today are all pasta dishes. I didn't plan it that way, it just worked out that the ingredients I had on hand were for 3 pasta dishes. Lawman won't mind. He's kind of like Mikey....he'll eat anything. Here's his choices for the week.
Chicken Cacciatore, Pizza Pasta Salad (carryover from last week) and Skillet Macaroni and Beef.
I did the Chicken Cacciatore in the crock pot. It was one that I "winged".
3# boneless chicken
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
lemon pepper, about 1 tsp.
Italian seasoning, about 1 tsp.
1/2 of a bag of frozen pepper strips
1 tsp. sugar
1-14oz can diced tomatoes
Place all ingredients in the crock pot. Cook on low 8 hours. Serve over cooked pasta (I used spaghetti noodles) with shredded Parmesan cheese.
Hope you all have a good week. For more menu ideas, please visit Laura's site here.


My name is Michelle. said...

I am so making your chicken to go over our brown rice (instead of the chicken with vegetables that I currently have on our menu).

I was looking for something I could do in a crockpot! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE pasta. Could never get tired of it. It sounds delish!

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

Hope VBS goes well! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Michele :)