Easy week around here thanks to freezer cooking last week. What a great treat to have dinner out of the way for half the month. I used family packs of chicken breasts, ground turkey and ground beef, approx. $30. Most of the rest came from what we already had here and another $30 at Sprouts for produce. The chicken breasts were separated into freezer bags with a few different marinades and for chicken stew . The Italian-Zesty chicken will go straight into the oven to bake when defrosted and be served over rice or pasta. The other I put into a teriyaki marinade. The first night it was grilled and then I used the leftovers for a stir fry the next night. The remaining chicken was cut into chunks and tossed into freezer bags with veggies and broth, then will be cooked in the slow cooker. I combined the ground beef and turkey to make several meatloaves, taco filling, spaghetti sauce, chili starter mix, sloppy joe mix. I used the remaining cooked turkey with ricotta cheese and spinach to fill some manicotti. We also made a few trays of Mexican Stuffed Shells which my kids love. I will typically make a large pot of rice which normally lasts a week and sometimes boil some eggs for salads.
Monday-Chicken Stew , Rice, Applesauce
Tuesday- Turkey Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Wednesday- Vegetable Soup, Sandwiches & Salad
Thursday-Spaghetti with Leftover Meatloaf
Friday- Baked Potatoes Topped with Chessy Veggies & Salad
Saturday-Dinner with Friends
Sunday- Chicken Breasts on the grill, corn on the cob and fruit