Last week I learned a lesson: always double check to make sure your crockpot is turned on when you want to cook with it. A chicken doesn't cook well without heat! I was doing really well, dinner was ready in the crockpot on time and I was eating my lunch while the boys napped. I caught on to the fact that the crockpot was cool about an hour after I put dinner in it. Luckily I was home or I would have had a nasty surprise at dinner time! I turned the crockpot on and cooked the chicken in there until 4:30 (about 2 hours) and had to finish cooking the chicken in the oven. Sometimes you need to be flexible! The crisis was averted but dinner time was a little more hectic than I wanted it to be.
This is a(nother) busy week. On top of the usual daily rush I am hosting a small kids Halloween party here on Friday morning, we are going to a Halloween pumpkin carving and painting party on Saturday and we are celebrating my niece's first birthday on Sunday. I took all of that into consideration when planning dinners for the week.
I want to try making my own donuts this week. Does anyone have a good and easy recipe that I could try?
This week's menu:
Monday- leftovers for all
Tuesday- chicken nuggets for the kids, homemade Olive Garden Tuscana Soup for Jon and I
Wednesday- chicken, cheese and vegetable quesadillas
Thursday- Slow cooker enchiladas and corn
Friday- Baked ziti, squash and green beans. I am also making apple muffins (possibly donuts too!) to have at the party in the morning.
Saturday- Halloween party, I am bringing cupcakes.
Sunday- Homemade calzone
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