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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Meal menu for the weekend of Aug 16th-18th

Dinner list for last weekend:

Friday was crock pot Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & Dumplings------Crock Pot

3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken
1 onion, chopped
16 ounces frozen vegetables
2 cans cream-of-chicken soup
1 can refrigerated biscuits, or one batch of drop biscuits

Mix chicken, onion and frozen vegetables and 2 cans of cream of chicken soup in a freezer bag.  Freeze in a freezer bag and label.
On Cooking day:
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-5.  An hour before serving, shred chicken with two large forks, and drop in the biscuit dough.  Cover and cook on high for another hour. The biscuits are done when you can insert a knife and it comes out clean. They will be spongy and will brown a bit on the sides and top.
Serve in bowls, with a biscuit or two per person.
   This recipe came from here: 

Saturday's dinner

Beef Shepherd’s Pie Recipe for your Slow Cooker

2 pounds ground beef (browned)
1 medium onion (chopped
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 bag frozen peas
1 cup chopped carrots
2 t. oregano
1 t. salt
½ t. pepper
2 packages (24 oz each) mashed potatoes

Directions:  Mix all ingredients together except mashed potatoes.   Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours.  Mix up mashed potatoes, the day you plan to serve the meal.  Put on top of the meat & veggie mixture and cook for 30 minutes, giving the mashed potatoes a chance to heat all the way through.   We topped ours with cheese….but that is totally optional!

Steps to Prep this for the Freezer:   
Brown ground beef, chop onion, mince garlic.
Mix all ingredients together except mashed potatoes.  Place in freezer safe bag, label, lay flat and freeze.

I had forgotten to prep dinner Saturday evening, & Sunday I wasn't feeling well, so I took the chicken, fillet it, seasoned, and served with mac & cheese...was fast, and easy. I'll be keeping better with my menu plan from now on though, because I'm planning on having them all prepared before Friday, when the girls arrive. 

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