No excuses this week! I am jumping back on track and made a mini grocery shopping trip at 6:30 a.m. just to get a few necessities (almond milk, eggs, fresh fruit and veggies). While there, I happened upon a wonderful find! Fresh, all natural chicken leg quarters marked down for clearance to $.74 a lb. I picked up two packages, along with my other items and headed home.
I separated the legs from the thighs. I do not like chicken legs but my husband does. I also prefer white meat to dark but I'll suck it up for the sake of savings. We also differ on skin (I don't like it).
For him, I made an Asian inspired cooking liquid with soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ketchup. I know this sounds weird but its part of the list of ingredients used in my version of PF Chang's lettuce wraps so I know it is good! When finished, these should have a caramelized sauce.
For the thighs, I removed the skin and placed them on a rack over a baking dish, sprinkling them with Weber Grill's Roasted Garlic and Herb seasoning plus a few shakes of taco seasoning! The house smells so good! I'll shred the thighs (perhaps I can trick myself into thinking it is breast meat) and serve in tortillas with sour cream and salsa. Hubby will enjoy the legs with a baked potato. Because we differ so greatly on our food choices and since it is just the two of us, I often make two different meals but that is another post for another time.
Here is my menu for the week:
Sunday breakfast: sausage gravy with biscuits for him, scrambled eggs and biscuits for me, fresh fruit
Sunday lunch: chicken quesadilla for him, bean and cheese quesadillas for me, fresh fruit and broccoli slaw
Sunday dinner: Leftovers from the freezer - corned beef hash (I love Elise Bauer's recipe on Simply Recipes), fresh salad, and fresh fruit
Monday breakfast: fresh fruit smoothie
Monday lunch: leftover chicken tacos, fresh fruit
Monday dinner: sausage and pepper sandwiches, fresh fruit
Tuesday breakfast: toast with homemade jam
Tuesday lunch: leftover sausage and peppers, fresh fruit
Tuesday dinner: chicken lettuce wraps, fresh fruit
Wednesday breakfast: oatmeal with pecans and bananas
Wednesday lunch: leftover lettuce wraps, apple
Wednesday dinner: fettuccine alfredo with shrimp for him, no shrimp for me, garlic toast, spinach salad
Thursday breakfast: cereal with almond milk, fresh fruit
Thursday lunch: leftover pasta, fresh fruit
Thursday dinner: homemade mini pizzas (using refrigerator biscuits as crust),
Friday breakfast: Treat - JAMBA juice smoothie (I have a coupon for this!!!)
Friday lunch: eat at work (my favorite school lunch is being served)
Friday dinner: EAT OUT