Seeing hubby and I were on our own we went for a nice lunch at the new Swiss Chalet in town. That's the first time I've ever been to a Swiss Chalet. The food was good and they fed you plenty but it sure isn't a fast food price. Hubby and I were commenting that now that the kids are grown into teenagers and kid's menus are no longer an option, it is costing us mega bucks to eat out even in a family type restaurant. With the average price of a meal running around $12 and up, plus the tip, eating out as a family is becoming a treat, not the norm, on a weekend.
And on that note, we segue quite nicely into Menu Plan Monday. This is getting more important for me now as I can see a definite curbing of the eating out plan. Last week was interesting as the first week that hubby was working the evening shift, which means he wasn't home for supper. Something that hasn't ever happened in our married lives. Which will be 25 years next week. Wow. 25 years. That's a quarter century. Whoa. I feel old. Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah. He's not home for supper. But I still make enough for him to have in the morning as a large breakfast because he's getting chores done around here that very much need doing and have sort of been pushed aside due to lack of time. So with all that in mind, here is the plan. But things might change up. One never knows what may happen around here as evidenced by the fact that quite a few of last weeks meals didn't happen and are showing up again this week. I'm not sure what happened. Ah well, such is my life. :v
Monday: Chicken quesadillas, veggies/dip
Tuesday: Jeremy's favorite chili, buns
Wednesday: Fish and chips, stir fry veggies
Thursday: Bruschetta Chicken Bake (recipe below), california mix veggies
Saturday: Caribbean Spiced Slow Cooker Ribs, herbed noodles, baby veggies
Saturday: Bacon wrapped sirloin steaks grilled on the bbq, potato salad, bean salad, marinated veggies all for Father's Day. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach, right?
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BRUSCHETTA BAKED CHICKEN (easy)
-19 oz. stewed tomatoes, undrained
-1 pkg. stove top stuffing mix for chicken
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-1 1/2 lbs (3/4 kg) skinless chicken breast, cut in bite sized pieces
-1 tsp. dried basil leaves
-1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 400*F. Place canned tomatoes in medium bowl. Add stuffing and garlic. Stir until just moistened.
Place chicken in lightly greased 13 x 9 inch casserole dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and basil. Add cheese over top. Top with the stuffing mix.
Bake for 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.