I felt like this week was a lazy one with meal planning, but we did eat some great meals at home this week. I remind myself that we usually spend at least $30-$40 to eat out as a family at a casual restaurant and more if it is a place we’ll have to tip. Not only can I save tons by putting a little effort into making meals at home, but we eat far more fruits and vegetables here. It really is a win-win. My only obstacle is to juggle things around so I have the time to get cooking in the kitchen!
Here are a few meals we enjoyed this week.
Salsa chicken is always a favorite and SO EASY.
Simply throw frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot, dump a jar of salsa over it, and cook on low about 6 hours.
A mom in a local mom’s group I’m in posted about making this Baked Dijon Chicken from Intolerant Offspring and I knew I wanted to try it! It is great for families with food allergies, food intolerances, or even just sensitivities. It is free of eggs, milk, and wheat.
I doubled the recipe and used apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar. I also just eyeballed the quantities, so mine made a thick crust rather than a sauce. We loved it!
Pork Stir Fry
This one was soooo simple. I had a pound of pork chops that I needed to use and had also bought a large family-sized package of stir fry noodles, veggies, and sauce in the frozen section of Aldi.
I cut the pork chops into bite-sized chunks and cooked them in 2 Tbsp coconut oil on medium-high in a large skillet until no longer pink. Then I added the veggie/noodle mix and sauce according to the instructions on their package.
What have you been cooking up this week?