Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thirteen Weeks: Recipes

This post briefly mentions this pregnancy. If you're not in a good place, please feel free to pass. Take care of you!

I don't have much to report this week. I've been sleeping well, no nausea or anything, the first week of school was great. Just normal life, you know? I didn't track my food as religiously this week and am down another pound. I see now what a difference there is between cooking at home verses eating out. Also, not eating ice cream every day. Who'd a thunk?

So, in absence of anything really interesting, I've been trying out a few new recipes. We are SO tired of chicken, yet it is the leanest protein our family enjoys. I've been poking around Pinterest and found a lot of things that sound oh-so-yummy. Here's what we've done this week:

Forgotten Chicken
I made this little beauty in the crockpot Wednesday night, using Campbell's Healthy Choice Cream of Celery Soup and Hidden Valley Garlic Herb Dressing Mix. Served with steamed asparagus. Delicious! Next time, though, I will start the rice in the morning and add the chicken around 2pm. And probably add a bit more water to the rice as it was underdone (didn't keep us from eating it, though).

One-Dish Baked Chicken with Veggies
Tonight in the oven. I'm using broccoli as the veggie with Idaho potatoes for R and sweet potato for me since that's what I've got on hand. Seasoned with Hidden Valley Spicy Ranch Dressing Mix. Next time I will probably pick up fingerling potatoes, just to make it prettier.

Seared Beef Rolls
This was a find from I'm rolling these with the remaining asparagus because I don't like mushrooms. Served with a frozen teriyaki veggie bag from Target and Minute Brand Multigrain Medley since I've been advised to add quinoa to my diet. I'm really excited about trying it!

I've been pinning a lot of easy, one-dish meals for both the crockpot and freezer in preparation for Smudge's birth. The difficultly is proving to be finding non-dairy variations, as I plan to go off dairy one month prior and six months after birth due to Little K and Baby M's dairy sensitivities as infants. Do not want! Most of these meals contain condensed soup, so I'm researching vegan roux for thickening my own condensed soup. Figure I can mix up a bunch, portion it out, and stick it in the freezer. Thoughts?

Any recommendations for great, easy chicken, crockpot, or freezer meals?

1 comment:

  1. mmm these look delicious!! I usually do pulled pork in the slow cooker, it's great for sandwiches and even pizza!