Monday, October 20, 2008

The Sunday Roast Menu Plan - Week 2

The Sunday Roast Menu Plan - Week 2

Well, the first week of my Sunday Roast Menu Plan went really well - except that I discovered I realy have to have 2 roast chickens to feed my family of five for most of the week. We homeschool and my husband works from home, so we at home A LOT.

Sunday - Roast Chicken, Herbed Roasted Potatoes, Green Salad with apples and raisins

Monday - Chicken Divan over Rice - this calls for cream of broccoli soup. Instead, I'm going to try using the milk and flour combination for making a cream sauce to use in this dish. (It was used in last week's Chicken and Biscuit recipe.)
An easy one-dish meal using some breast and thigh meat.

Tuesday - Chicken and Gravy, Baked Winter Squash and Apples (the original recipe calls for butternut squash, but I'm going to also use acorn squash), Corn Pudding
Using breast and thigh meat and pan drippings saved from roasting pan. Use carcasses to make broth. Freeze whatever is not used.

Wednesday - White Chili & Corn Bread (possibly the Broa)
Use some of broth and rest of meat.
Thursday - Scalloped Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, Apple salad
If there is more meat leftover, I might serve it re-warmed with this meal. Or I might make chicken salad for tomorrow's lunch.
Friday - Homemade Pizza

Saturday - Hubby's Night to Make Dinner! Don't you love that?
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TwoSquareMeals said...

I make chicken divan a lot and use chicken broth, milk, sour cream, and a little flour if I need to thicken it instead of canned soup. It's much better that way!

I'm glad to hear you need two roast chickens. I was wondering what I did wrong that I couldn't feed my smaller family on just one all week!

fearlesschef said...

How did this challenge go? How big of a roast did you use?

Kerry said...

Two Squares- we did make it through the week, but the soup on Wednesday just had sausage in it, no chicken. But I did us the broth and it was delicious. It was a really big bird, though.

Fearlesschef - we'll see how it goes this week. I roasted 2 birds approx. 4 1/2 lbs each. I think this will do MUCH better. :)

My favorite thing from last week was the smell of the broth as it was simmering away. You know that old Jewish rememdy of "chicken soup"? Well, there must be something to it. I was pretty darn sick and after a good meal of chicken soup I was much better the next day!

Kati said...

I almost never make comments on blogs, but...

I made the roast chicken from your blog and it was amazing. My entire family raved and scraped their plates. Dinner was labeled "bangin'", which is high praise in our house.

We will be trying several of the other dishes from later in the week with the leftovers and still have the broth that we cooked off in the freezer for soup.

Thank you for the wonderful suggestions.