Monday, January 31, 2011

Meal Planning [2]

Second week of meal planning!

Tuesday: Mexican Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad
Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Salad
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Thai Coconut Chicken Soup [ we had this at a wedding this weekend and it was soo good!]
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: We usually eat out for lunch after church, which usually takes care of dinner as well

While at the Grand Canyon at the beginning of the month, we stopped in one of the little stores and I found a rack of cook books that were all Southwest cooking. Yum! So my souvenir was this one:
I've been trying a recipe from the book each week. Last weeks was Spicy Chicken Joes and they turned out pretty darn good, so I thought I'd share the recipe.

Spicy Chicken Joes:

2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Yellow onions, chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped
olive oil
1- 8oz can tomato paste
1- 16oz can tomato sauce
2- chipotles in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped [not nearly spicey enough for us- if you're not into spicy start with one pepper]
1 tablespoon worchestershire sauce
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 cup packed brown sugar [ I would take this down to 1/4 cup, it was a little too sweet]
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
Cilantro for garnish if you like

Heat oil in pan. Brown chicken, onions and garlic [I drained off the water that the onions and chicken produced]. In separate bowl mix next 7 ingredients. Place chicken/onion/garlic mixture in crock pot and pour the sauce mixture over it. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Shred chicken with forks and serve on rolls of your choice. Garnish with cilantro [Mike had cheese on his] and PLEASE serve with tator tots :)


  1. When are you having me over for all these delish meals?!

  2. I wonder if I should try meal planning a week at a time instead of a month?