Friday, August 12, 2016

Meals this Week

I knew I would not post two days in a row :) BUT here is the rest of our meals we had this week!

Tuesday we normally have our church small group over, but instead the ladies headed to church for a woman's event while the guys stayed home with the kids. John, however had to go to the school orientation meeting, so I left a crockpot meal. I think I printed this recipe in 2011, but it was the first time actually making it. You can check the site Raising Healthy Eaters for the recipe I printed. I'll list the recipe below as well.

Wednesday we had a favorite of John's - Turkey Meatloaf. This one is so simple! I literally prepped it in just a few minutes while the kids were getting in their baths. I have never been a meatloaf person, to be honest chunks of meat make me nauseous, but this one is just perfect! This recipe I pinned from Boys Ahoy and you can find the original link there. It was the night before our first day of school so dinner was early and then the kids went to bed! I was in bed early as well because I do not do mornings.

Thursday - first day of school! For breakfast Heidi chose cinnamon rolls. All day Harrison kept saying that cinnamon rolls are "super yummy"! That and that the "gookies" we were making were super yummy as well - and they were! I'm not giving you that recipe, but if you have a blue cookbook from RHUMC circa 1985 then you can find it on page 49. Just look for my mom's name :) You'll thank me later. Thursday is choir for me so I needed a simple meal. Actually, apparently all I need to to burn some nervous energy so I prepped this meal in the morning before lunch and then I could just pop it in the oven when it was time later! I'm a messy cook so that gave me plenty of time to clean up after myself. We had a Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole - found on Better Homes and Gardens, but I printed this in 2012 and cannot find the link to it. It was delicious! This is definitely one you can put in the freezer and bake later. On this one I do substitute the "cream of chicken soup" with a homemade mix.

Today is Friday and we will be having Taco Chicken Bowls. I found this one on Budget Bytes and I'm hopeful that it will be tasty!


Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

2-4 boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 beaten egg
sliced mozzarella cheese or 1 coup shredded
26 oz marinara sauce

Spread olive oil into the bottom on your slow cooker. Beat the egg in a bowl and in a separate dish mix the bread crumbs with the seasonings and parmesan cheese. Dip the chicken into the egg bowl covering with egg, then into the bread crumb bowl coating both sides. Place the coated chicken at the bottom of the crock pot. Repeat with all chicken. Layer mozzarella cheese on top and then pour marinara sauce on top. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours. We served this with pasta :)

Turkey Meatloaf {I cut this in half for my foursome}

2 lbs ground turkey
1 egg
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup milk
1 -1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste

For the Sauce:
3 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp prepared mustard
1/3 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 350. IN a large bowl combine turkey, egg, onion, milk, bread crumbs, and salt/pepper and mix. {the easiest way to mix is with your hands}. Place mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish and form into a loaf. Sprinkle with a dash or salt and pepper. In a separate bowl combine the sauce ingredients and mix. Pour over the loaf and spread evenly. Sprinkle a little bit of brown sugar over the top. Cover with foil and bake for about an hour.

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

6 oz package grain and wild rice mix
1/2 cup medium onion chopped
1/2 cup chopper celery
2 tbsp butter
can of condensed chicken with white and wild rice soup or cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
2 tbsp fresh basil or 1/2 tsp dried basil crushed
2 cups cooked chicken or turkey
1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese

Prepare rice mix according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350. In a large skillet cook onion and celery in melted butter over medium heat until tender. Stir in soup, sour cream, wine, and basil. Stir in cooked rice and chicken. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until heated through. Makes 4 servings.

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