Sunday, March 24, 2013

Meals at a Glance: Week Two

How did your meals go last week?  Hopefully they were less stressful.  Need some ideas for the week ahead?  Here is what is on the menu in my home...

Breakfast for Dinner.  This is FUN and versatile.  You can go with what you feel like here.  Anything from omelets and potatoes to pancakes or crepes or waffles or eggs however you want them.  What's your favorite breakfast?  Maybe that should be one of your dinners tonight!

BLT Turkey Burger Clubs (Rachael Ray recipe found in her 2468 cook book).  I'm pairing that with veggies and maybe some fruit (apple slices, banana and strawberries, whatever suits us that night)

Honey Hoisin Chicken - this is a crock pot meal and I'm going to share the recipe with you.  My sister is the one who shared it with me.  It's great with rice and sauteed green beans but you can add whatever sides you want.

Chicken Paninis - make them up however you want.  That is what I love about panini's.  Jeter will want pesto and cheese.  Barber will want a mix of some jam and mayo with cheese.  I'll have some of the above with a sliver of red onion and maybe some sage sauteed in olive oil.  You can use chicken that is already cooked - maybe even some of the leftover Honey Hoisen Chicken or saute some in olive oil.

Of course we have a leftovers night aka Campbell Buffet.  This is also the week of Good Friday and then prepping for Easter.  I will admit right now, those nights are possibly a sandwich night (tuna melts/ham&cheese/egg/etc) and maybe another leftover/clean out the fridge night.  LOL.

Honey Hoisin Chicken

2-1/2 to 3 lbs chicken pieces
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs hoisin sauce
2 Tbs honey
2 Tbs dry white wine
1 Tbs grated ginger root
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 Tbs corn starch
Toasted sesame seeds (optional)

Combine soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, wine, singer, salt and pepper

Dip each piece of chicken into the sauce then place into your crock pot

Pour remaining sauce over the chicken

Cover and cook on LOW for about 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender

Turn control on HIGH

Remove chicken from crock pot and keep warm

Dissolve corn starch in a small amount of cold water.  Stir mixture into juices in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on HIGH for 15-20 minutes or until slightly thickened

Spoon sauce over chicken and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

1 comment:

  1. I make that honey hoisin dish ALOT! WE love it. Doing a Sesame Soy Pork Chop in the crock pot tonite :) Tastes similar...