Menu Plan Monday

Monday

Chicken Pot Pie & Caesar Salad

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Chicken Pot Pie

  • 1 cup sliced carrtos
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup cubed potatoes
  • 1 lb diced/shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken broth (+ 2-3 cups more for boiling veggies)
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 to 9 ” refrigerated pie crusts
  1. Heat oven to 400
  2. Cover carrots, frozen peas, celery, potatoes & chicken w/ chicken broth and boil for 15 minutes
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter and saute onions until soft & transluscent
  4. Stir in flour, salt, pepper & celery seed
  5. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk.
  6. Simmer until thick on medium low
  7. Add vegetables to sauce
  8. Pour into pie crust
  9. Cover w/ 2nd pie crust and cut 4 slits in top
  10. Bake for 45 minutes

This is a friend’s recipe that she adapted from The Pioneer Woman. Some readers have told me that they tried the Pioneer Woman recipe and that it was a little runny, but I’ve never had any issues with that with this adapted recipe.

Tuesday

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

Two Pioneer Woman recipes in one week.

This is the easiest recipe. Brown the hamburger with some veggies, dump everything else in & cook. DONE.

Wednesday

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

I needed something fast, and it was Stouffer’s Skillet to the rescue.

We “beef” it up by adding more chicken & broccoli. I buy cooked chicken breast & frozen vegetables that cook in 4 minutes in the microwave.

Thursday

Cheesy Hashbrowns & Sausage Patties

Day 4 of the Polar Vortex meant no trips to the grocery store and scraping together what we had in the freezer. A friend gave me a pan of cheesy hash browns that needed to be thawed & baked. Combine that with frozen sausage patties & smoothies filled with spinach and you’ve got a meal.

Friday

Out to Eat

Our first day out of the house in FIVE DAYS. And to celebrate, we went to a kids’ winter carnival where they served hot dogs. In hind sight, we should have eaten at a real restaurant, but live and learn.

Saturday

Pizza & Smoothies

Our Friday tradition got moved to Saturday.

Sunday

Super Bowl Party

Here’s the nice thing about eating appetizers for supper every Sunday night: When friends invite you over for a Super Bowl Party, you don’t have to think hard about what to make.

We went with the very cliche Pigs in a Blanket and Chips & Queso.

What is your favorite Super Bowl food?

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