Monday, October 13, 2008

Menu Plan Monday- October 13, 2008

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Last week went pretty well. I used new recipes, so here's a rundown:

Whole Slow Cooker Chicken- this is going to be my new go-to recipe for crockpot chicken. The flavor was really good, though I did marinate the bird overnight in the "sauce" (minus the broth) before cooking it the next day.

Stuffed Peppers Casserole- this was really tasty! I think it'll be fun to play around with different variations, and it's really perfect for the frozen pepper slices I have stocked up in my freezer.

Spicy Sauteed Chickpeas, Beef, & Cilantro- Make this! Very tasty! I might suggest using water instead of the juice that you drained from the chickpeas because it was a -tad- salty. Also, I don't know what Spike seasoning is, so I used a "meat" seasoning I found at the supermarket.

I didn't get to the
Cornmeal Crusted Catfish because I made Crockpot BBQ Ribs instead. Don't worry though, I've got the fish on this weeks menu!

This week I'm trying to use a lot of what I've got in my pantry and in the freezer. I did a little shopping this morning and hopefully that'll get us through the rest of the week!

Rice Noodles with Chicken

Black Bean Burritos

Tex Mex Lasagna

Cornmeal Crusted Catfish



Sonya said...

Your menu sounds great! What do you use for chicken broth? I havent found it here yet and I know you can use those chicken cubes but they arent as good as the real deal. I was thinking of making a homemade version of it. I went to the Media Market and bought a crockpot there for 55 euros. Im soooo happy. I used it on average about 6 times a week back home and was so sad when I couldnt find one here.

mub said...

Hey Sonya! I didn't even think to check the MediaMarkt for a crockpot here! We found mine at a flea market in Germany for 5€ and I've been using it like crazy. It's not a true crockpot, it's a roasting pan with a slowcook setting, but it still works great!

As for chicken broth, I usually use bullion blocks or bullion poeder (for the veg stuff). You can get stock at most regular supermarkets (I know the AH has it). It's called "fond" (vis, runder, kip, ect). Like I said though, I usually use the blocks- they're a lot more economical for us.

Mary Ann said...

I'm going to have to try the stuffed pepper casserole. I almost always have frozen sliced peppers on hand. All your meals sound terrific!

Thanks for your comment on my blog.:-)

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