Monday, January 5, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

We've been on vacation for two weeks, and I enjoyed getting back in my own kitchen and planning our weekly meals.  I didn't clean out the fridge before we left, so I discovered some interesting leftovers when we returned.  Thankfully the trash was delayed one day and came on Saturday so I could get rid of some old food without stinking up our garage.  After I cleaned everything out, I had three completely empty shelves in the fridge!  

So, after I took inventory and planned our meals, Grace and I made a Wal-Mart run on Saturday.  I think everyone else in Fort Worth was buying groceries, too.  

Monday - Meatballs with Whole Wheat Spaghetti

Tuesday - leftovers

Wednesday - BBQ Chicken Crockpot, Baked Beans

Thursday - leftovers

Friday - French Toast, Bacon

Saturday - Asian Veggie Stirfry with Chicken, Brown Rice

Sunday - leftovers

Today I'll include my recipe for BBQ Chicken Crockpot.  You can actually put frozen chicken in the crockpot when you cook it on low for 8-10 hours!  This is such an easy recipe.

BBQ Chicken Crockpot

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb.)
1 jar BBQ sauce combined with about 1/2 c. Coke Classic

Mix BBQ sauce and Coke Classic.  Place chicken in bottom of crockpot and pour combined sauce over to coat.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours.  Shred cooked meat with a fork and serve on sandwich rolls if desired.


Anonymous said...

I love easy one dish meals, so enjoy crock pot cooking, and love bar-b-q also, so I will have to try this. I saw you were using whole wheat pasta for your spaghetti. I only like whole wheat if I use the very skinny pasta, angel hair or vermielli ( or something liket that). Otherwise it is too gummy and chewy for me.

Joanna J. said...

I agree that whole wheat pasta can be chewy. I always cook whole wheat pasta a little longer than it says to on the package. I just don't think it is tasty when it is cooked al dente like regular pasta. I also agree that angel hair is the tastiest version of whole wheat pasta!