Monday, February 25, 2008

Menu Plan Monday


UPDATED WITH RECIPE BELOW

Last week was such a crazy week, I'm so glad to be getting back to a bit of routine!

Monday: sloppy joes on cheese buns, home fries, carrot sticks

Tuesday: crockpot roast (didn't happen last week), mashed potatoes, bean medley

Wednesday: mac & cheese, green salad

Thursday: Chicken a la creme, rice, baby vegetables

Friday: scrounge day

Saturday: pasta dish or pizza

Sunday: Sticky chicken, baked potatoes, mixed veggies

Update with recipe: The recipe for sticky chicken has been requested, so I thought I'd just post it for everyone. It's a recipe I got from the lovely Laurel at Laurel Wreath's Reflections.

STICKY CHICKEN

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon paprika

3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon thyme

1/2 teaspoon white pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 whole roasting chicken, about 3 pounds

1 cup chopped onions

Combine all spices (first 8 ingredients) in small bowl.


Rinse chicken, inside and out. Drain well.Rub spice mixture over skin and the inside of chicken.Place in a resealable plastic bag, seal and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to roast, stuff cavity with onions.Place chicken breast side down in roasting pan.Roast uncovered at 250ºF (that's not a typo...it's really 250º! Anything over 225º is safe as long as the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 155º, which this does, and more) for about 5 hours. Baste occasionally with pan juices or until pan juices start to caramelize on bottom of pan and chicken is golden brown.

9 comments:

Beck said...

Your meals always make my mouth water! I actually posted my meal plans this week, too!

Kelly said...

Great ideas. Sticky chicken? Would love to know details:)

Michelle said...

sounds nice and easy Susanne! please share the sticky chicken..was it from cdn lvg ???have a great week.

Sandra said...

It looks good Susanne :)

I didn't do a menu this week, got way too much craziness going on around here :)

Faith said...

This sounds great. I was just thinking I needed some new chicken recipes! I wanna make this maybe for Sunday!

Barbara H. said...

Sticky Chicken sounds great. I can imagine it smells heavenly while it is roasting!

Org Junkie said...

Here's praying this week is a MUCH calmer week for you so you can recharge the batteries!

gail@more than a song said...

I haven't done a menu in a few weeks but feel like I need to! But hubby's work schedule has just been too crazy for planning. I've heard of sticky chicken for years and how good it is but I've never tried it!

Jen said...

I need to get back to posting my menu plan. I do one...I have to. Your sticky chicken sounds alot like my Candy Chicken.....I think mine is sweeter though. I hope your days are much better this week. I know you had a tough time. Hoping spring time comes fast for us all.