Mom, What’s For Dinner? – December 2017

My family has been upset because I have not been cooking many dinners lately.  All of our meals have been on a whim or we have gone out to eat.

Since I had the long Thanksgiving weekend, I decided to make freezer crock pot kits so dinners will be easier for us.

I made a list of the recipes I wanted to make and then made a grocery list.  Then I went grocery shopping.  I would have shopped at Aldi’s but with the holiday shopping under way I opted to go to Kroger’s.  When I do the next freezer crock pot kit prep, I’m probably going to bite the bullet and go to Aldi’s.

(My Aldi’s is located close to a mall.  Traffic is crazy during this time of the year.)

Here is a photo of the freezer kits in my freezer.  I put wax paper between the kits so they don’t stick to each other.  I have had that problem before.

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All of the recipes are from New Leaf Wellness.

Here is what I made:

  • Cranberry Pork Loin
  • Chicken Fajitas
  • Sweet and Sour Meatballs
  • Cilantro Lime Chicken
  • Ham and Pinto Bean Soup
  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Shredded BBQ Chicken
  • Garlic Mint Pork Loin
  • Honey Dijon Chicken
  • Honey Bourbon Chicken
  • Italian Sausage and Peppers
  • Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings

For the most part, I followed her instructions for the kits.  However, I used 3 pepper and onion freezer blend instead of cutting fresh peppers and onions.  At a dollar a bag, it’s worth the convenience.  I also used coconut aminos instead of using soy sauce in the Asian dishes.

I also have browned hamburger in the freezer.  I cook it up and then put 2 cups of it in a bag.  Two cups is approximately a pound of cooked meat.  There is also shredded chicken in individual bags for quick meals.  There is also some sausage links from Fresh Thyme in the freezer.

During the next 4 weeks, I’m going to use the freezer meals and then supplement with the other meals that I have in the freezer.

Here is the plan for the next 4 weeks.

Week 1 (November 27 – December 3)

Chicken Teriyaki with rice (Already has veggies cooked with it.)

Ham and Pinto Bean Soup with cornbread

Cilantro Lime Chicken with rice and corn

Week 2 (December 4 – December 10)

Sweet and Sour Meatballs with rice and peas

Chicken Fajitas over tortilla chips

Cranberry Pork Loin, Baked Potatoes or Roasted Potatoes, Veggies

Week 3 (December 11 – December 17)

BBQ Shredded Chicken Sandwiches (Gluten Free Bread for me), Chips or Fries, Veggies

Honey Bourbon Chicken, Rice, Veggies

Italian Sausage and Peppers over gluten free pasta

Week 4 (December 18 – December 24)

Garlic Mint Pork Loin, Baked Potatoes or Roasted Potatoes, Corn

Honey Dijon Chicken, Quinoa, Veggies

Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings, Chips or French fries, Veggies

 

What’s on your menu this week?

Happy eating,
Traci

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