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Cook Once, But Get Several DIFFERENT Meals!

Cook Once, But Get Several DIFFERENT Meals!

Just when I think I’ve got a handle on our schedule…up comes PTA meetings and the youngest one’s swimming classes!  Whoa!

So here’s what made the menu this week to easy the stress!

Layered Frittata
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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
½ cup sliced olives
½ pound spinach, kale or bok choy
6 tomatoes, sliced
12 eggs, beaten with 1 teaspoon salt
½ cup shredded provolone

Preheat oven to 400degrees. Warm 1 tablespoon oil. Add onion, salt and pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes. Stir in olives and transfer to bowl.

Add spinach, salt and pepper to pan. Cook 2-4minutes. Transfer to a separate bowl.

Add tomatoes, salt and pepper to pan. Cook 2-3minutes.

Spread tomatoes across bottom of pan. Pour 1/3 of egg mixture into pan. Cook 1-2minutes.

Top with spinach and cheese. Pour ½ of remaining egg mixture on top. Cook 2-3minutes.

Spread olive and onion mixture over top. Pour remaining eggs over mixture. Cook 2-3minutes.

Transfer to over 10-15 minutes.

Bonus Meal 2:
This doubled as a quick and healthy breakfast all week!  Just heat and go!

Sugar and Spiced Chicken
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Brine:
1 cup kosher salt
1 cup maple sugar
1/4 cup black peppercorns
1/2 tablespoon ground cloves
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon ground sage

Chicken:
6-7 pounds cut up organic chicken
3 medium onions, roughly chopped
2 big carrots, roughly chopped
3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
2 tablespoon thyme

Sunday Prep:
– place chicken in a large ziplock bag.
– fill bag with enough water to cover chicken.
– add brine ingredients and shake (over sink in case bag isn’t completely sealed! ;)) to combine.
– cut up all veggies and thyme and place in another bag or container.

Day of cooking:
– preheat oven to 400 degrees
– drain chicken
– place chicken and veggies in a large roasting pan
– add 1 cup water to pan
– roast for 1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes or till chicken registers 160 degrees on a meat thermometer.

Serve with a spinach salad!

Bonus Meal 2:
I then used the leftovers (chicken and veggies), as the base to a chicken soup.

Leftover Chicken Soup
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Shred chicken
Rice spaghetti (broken into pieces)
6-8 cups Chicken stock

Combine shredded chicken, rice spaghetti and chicken stock.  Bring to a low boil and continue till spaghetti is cooked through.

This makes a yummy, healthy and quick soup in under 20 minutes!!!!  And tastes different than the meal the night (or 2 nights) prior!

Meal Plan for the Busy Woman

Meal Plan for the Busy Woman

Several friends and I sat down the other night for a party and get together!  It was wonderful!  Great Wine!  Great Food!  Great Conversation!  Great Laughs!  Great Women! I could have stressed over all the prep and cooking, but instead I prepped all week and everything came together stress free in under 1 hour! That’sContinue Reading

Mango Chicken Wraps…A little sweet, a little spicy!

Mango Chicken Wraps…A little sweet, a little spicy!

A little sweet, a little spicy!  To appease my kiddos, I serve it to them separately on a plate (my kids are not fans of their food all combined together!)  And the extra components (chicken veggies and mango, make for a wonderful salad served over greens for lunch the next day!) Mango Chicken Wraps Ingredients:Continue Reading

Chicken Soup for Body and Soul

Chicken Soup for Body and Soul

There is nothing better than chicken soup to make your body and soul go “AHHHH!”  and that’s a great way to start the week. Chicken Soup for the Soul Ingredients: 2 carrots, peeled and diced medium 4 celery ribs, diced medium 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 chicken breasts with bones andContinue Reading

Tuscan Chicken and Veggies

Tuscan Chicken and Veggies

Sometimes you want a meal that takes a bit longer to make, but doesn’t make you a slave to the kitchen all week.  Plus, the fact that this cooks up in one pot means less clean up.  Whoo hoo! This chicken falls off the bone and has lots of extra veggies for a deliciously balancedContinue Reading

Crock Pot Buttermilk Chicken

Crock Pot Buttermilk Chicken

Coming home to a house smelling like dinner is cooked and served is so inviting.  And this recipe does the trick.  Easy.  Healthy.  And cooking while you’re at work, playing with the kids or out running errands. Simply serve with roasted or steamed veggies.  (Here’s a link to an easy roasted veggie recipe.) Crock PotContinue Reading

Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese

Ugh, chicken again!  That’s usually the response I get from my husband when I tell him what’s for dinner.  So I came up with this, Chicken with Herbed Goat Cheese, to change up the boring chicken breast. My husband LOVES goat cheese and I was able to sneak in added greens.  Completing the meal withContinue Reading

Chile Lime Chicken

Chile Lime Chicken

I’ve been told by a loving friend that this is a delicious easy recipe!  I like that I can make it and forget it.  Just pop it in the oven and let it do its thing. I like to serve it with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli.  I always make extra, this way I haveContinue Reading

Healthy, Easy and FUN Foods for Your Next Picnic

Healthy, Easy and FUN Foods for Your Next Picnic

There is nothing that my family loves more than summertime picnics.  Whether it be a picnic at the beach, the park, on a hike or just at the local library, there is something about laying out a blanket, sitting on the ground and eating in nature.  It just slows everything down and really allows youContinue Reading

A Prep Ahead Meal – Sugar and Spiced Chicken

So Yummy and perfect for a busy week! My oldest daughter has started 2 hour swim practices thus week for a big meet coming up. So between school, homework and other activities, my afternoons are jam packed! I love that I could prep this meal on Sunday, then throw it in the oven later inContinue Reading