Favorite Meals of 2015 (January 24-30)

I felt like this week was a lazy one with meal planning, but we did eat some great meals at home this week.  I remind myself that we usually spend at least $30-$40 to eat out as a family at a casual restaurant and more if it is a place we’ll have to tip.  Not only can I save tons by putting a little effort into making meals at home, but we eat far more fruits and vegetables here.  It really is a win-win.  My only obstacle is to juggle things around so I have the time to get cooking in the kitchen!

Here are a few meals we enjoyed this week.

Salsa Chicken

Slow Cooker Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Salsa chicken is always a favorite and SO EASY.

Simply throw frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot, dump a jar of salsa over it, and cook on low about 6 hours.

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Dijon Chicken

A mom in a local mom’s group I’m in posted about making this Baked Dijon Chicken from Intolerant Offspring and I knew I wanted to try it!  It is great for families with food allergies, food intolerances, or even just sensitivities.  It is free of eggs, milk, and wheat.

I doubled the recipe and used apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar.  I also just eyeballed the quantities, so mine made a thick crust rather than a sauce.  We loved it!

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Pork Stir Fry

This one was soooo simple.  I had a pound of pork chops that I needed to use and had also bought a large family-sized package of stir fry noodles, veggies, and sauce in the frozen section of Aldi.

I cut the pork chops into bite-sized chunks and cooked them in 2 Tbsp coconut oil on medium-high in a large skillet until no longer pink.  Then I added the veggie/noodle mix and sauce according to the instructions on their package.  


What have you been cooking up this week?

About Jenn L

Jenn lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and 5 children. The family likes to eat healthy and try new recipes. Jenn homeschools all of the kids. She is heavily involved with local bloggers and is slightly addicted to social media.