Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Final Stretch to Summer!


This time of year can get crazy with the Chickies.... trying to finish up year-end activities, little league, and longing for summer vacation just to get here!  I was extremely busy at work last week, and again regretted not having a meal plan!  Here's to a better week!

Monday - I found some cube steaks in my freezer, but really wasn't feeling the Chicken Fried Steak love - these Easy Minute Steaks seemed like a good choice for something different - I will probably do a can of cream of mushroom too ('cuz I"m a sucker for a creamy-ish gravy), mashed potatoes, will make a perfect comfort food dinner!

Tuesday - We are starting into have little league games every Tuesday and Thursday through the end of June - so my crockpot will be getting a work-out!  I scored some of those little pork roasts at Costco - they are 2-3 lbs. each and you get for for $16 or so!  I use them for everything.... I also have a jar of La Victoria Salsa Verde in my fridge that is only missing a couple of tablespoons - it seemed like the perfect use called for in this Chile Verde recipe plus I do have a giant pack of Costco tortillas that need to be used up too! (I will do it in the crockpot even though the recipe doesn't say to do that.)

Wednesday - I'm hoping that the weather is wrong and Wednesday will be a good grilling night!  I've been wanting to try this Tandoori  Chicken for awhile

Thursday - Crockpot is out again tonight.  I really like the sounds of Tuscan Pasta Chicken Crock Pot. I'll do the spaghetti separately when we get home.

Friday- As I've said before, I really have to have easy and yummy on Fridays or I never get it made.  So, I'm turning to the Chickies favorite Sloppy Joes.  They always earn me lots of "Momma - you are the bestest cook!" comments! :)

Saturday - I still have a couple (or um... like 5) whole chickens in the freezer.  And again... I'm hoping for a good grill day - but if not a good all just do a beer-butt chicken in the oven instead. 

Sunday - KK said we haven't had meatloaf in a really long time.  So, we will try out this recipe that is next on my list (quest) for the world's perfect meatloaf.  :)  If I'm feeling extra culinary - I might make PW's Basic Macaroni and Cheese too!

Have a great week!

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3 comments:

Keli said...

OK, so I've heard of grilling a whole chicken before, but never actually heard HOW.... that would be interesting because i too have like 5 (or 10?) whole chickens in my freezer. Plus, we're butchering 7 more this weekend... I might be doing some research on that!
Have a great week!

Susie @ Hick Chick said...

Hi Keli... Thanks for dropping by! I'm so jealous you have fresh chickens.... Lucky you! Here is a basic recipe for Beer Butt Chicken. http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Beer-Can-Chicken-Holder/4248072/product.html

I got a groovy little holder from Walmart that holds the can steady. I don't think the one I got was this expensive (but it was the first picture I found). Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Beer-Can-Chicken-Holder/4248072/product.html

Susie @ Hick Chick said...

Oooppss... the holder went twice - here is the recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Beer-Butt-Chicken/Detail.aspx