15 January 2012

Menu Week of Jan 15, 2012

Well, I didn't quite stick to last weeks menu everyday but at least I made an effort and although I may not have fixed what was on the menu, we did eat supper at home 4 out of 7 days.  :)

This weekend we had a swim meet Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Both Friday and Saturday we ate out every meal except for breakfast.  By Sunday night, I couldn't wait to get home and just have a simple bowl of soup.  Nothing fancy, nothing heavy, nothing made by someone else.  

Things will go more smoothly as I get back into the swing of things.  You should also notice more healthy meals or should I say, more WW/LC friendly meals.  I'm back on the WW wagon.  :/  I went over my daily points almost everyday last week.  I need to fix that!  I did however, stay within my weekly allowance.





Breakfast:

  • Oatmeal w/fresh fruits
  • Egg, sausage (low fat, organic), toast

Lunch:

  • Lunch meat w/cheese dipped in mustard, fresh fruit
  • Protein shake


Supper:

  • S - Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup, whole grain crackers, fresh fruit salad
  • M - Bean, Cheese and Carnita (left overs)  Chalupas (baked shells), Mexican brown rice, pinto beans
  • T - Homemade Pizzas (mine on a cauliflower crust), fresh fruit
  • W - Beef Tips over baked brown rice, broccoli
  • T - Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup, crusty bread (recipe for soup to follow)
  • F - Shrimp Fried Rice (using left over brown rice)
  • S - FFY ~ Fend For Yourselves


I hope everyone has a wonderful, productive and healthy week!



11 January 2012

Alice Spring's Chicken

I found this recipe while browsing Pinterest one day.  I saved the actual recipe but not the link to it and I can't remember where it's from.  I'm sorry.  If you know, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due!

It is supposed to be a copy of Outback's chicken.  It  was close, and okay.  I did add more bacon because as we all know, bacon makes everything better! 

I don't think I'll be adding it to the rotation but will more than likely make it again sometime.


I forgot to take the picture until there was but one small breast left in the dish.  Sorry.


Alice Spring's Chicken


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
  • your choice of seasonings for chicken
  • 8 slices bacon, diced 
  • ¼ cup regular mustard
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 cups shredded Colby/Jack cheese


Season your chicken and set aside while you cook the bacon.

Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp.  Remove bacon.

Saute chicken in the bacon grease for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned.  Move chicken to a 9×13 pan.

In a small bowl, mix the mustard, honey, mayo and dried onion flakes. 

Pourthe honey mustard mixture onto the chicken, then layer with mushrooms, bacon, and shredded cheese.

Bake uncovered in a 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is done. 

Serve with honey mustard sauce from the pan for dipping.



 I hope you enjoy!







08 January 2012

Menu ~ Week of Jan 8, 2012

Back on track!

Organization is key to achieving goals.  I hope you'll join me in getting more organized in 2011.  One step at a time, Weekly Menu Planning first!

As usual, I'll be making adjustments to my meals to make them low carb but giving my family the carbs that they need/want.



 More menus at orgjunkie.com



Menu ~ Week of Jan 8, 2012

Breakfast:

  • Eggs, bacon, toast
  • Oatmeal with fresh fruit
  • Cereal with skim milk

Lunch:

  • Sandwiches: turkey, ham, egg or tuna salad
  • Smoothies
  • Protein shakes

Supper:

  • S - Alice Springs Chicken, steamed broccoli and cauliflower (chicken recipe to follow)
  • M - Carnitas, rice, salad with avocado dressing 
  • T - Chicken Alfredo, garlic bread, steamed green beans (alfredo recipe to follow)
  • W - Pork Fried Rice (using some of the pork roast I set aside)
  • T - BLTs and Cheese soup (soup recipe to follow)
  • F - Seafood Cakes, corn bread, salad (recipe to follow)
  • S - Leftover Buffet


 I hope you'll try some of my recipes and direct me to some new ones to try myself.  Enjoy!