School starts Wednesday, but I'm pretty much ready in the breakfast and dinner stakes! My freezer is stuffed with breakfast burritos and this weekend I'm making breakfast bars, too. I've cooked ground beef and chicken ahead for easy dinners. Doing those things ahead really, really helps when we all have our own schedules now. P will soon be 18 and is a Senior. B is 16 and sophomore heading into Cheer competition season, so with my teaching schedule our school year life is very hectic. It would be fattening and expensive, too, if I didn't plan meals ahead and keep the freezer and pantry appropriately stocked. This year the kids are having to do some cooking so they can feed themselves when necessary in college or "real life"---which ever they choose after graduation.
Crock Pot Broasted Chickens (2)
[Super simple--rub whole chicken with olive oil, sprinkle heavily with Seasoned Salt and Pepper and cook all day on low or shorter time on high. Add potatoes and carrots first for a full meal.]
Monday: Teen Chef
Dirty Rice (from a mix)
Crock Pot Carnitas on multi-grain/flax Flatbread
Lime Coleslaw (coleslaw mix & Newman's Own Lime Vinegrette)
Cilantro Lime Rice (yes, we love some lime in this house!!)
Fruit (no, NOT limes!)
Pizza-baked spaghetti with homemade sauce
[Mix undercooked spaghetti and your favorite sauce. Put in olive-oiled baking dish. Top with pepperoni, onions, peppers, olives (your family's favorite pizza toppings). Bake 375 till hot all thru, then add one or two types of cheese.]
Roasted Red Peppers on Fresh greens (roast red peppers on grill or under broiler. Marinade in 5 T olive oil, 2 T balsamic vinegar, 2 cloves of garlic, s/p)
Pan Roasted Chicken With Lemon-Garlic Green Beans
If anyone is home, it will be burritos or pizza.
If I'm alone--salad.
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