Wednesday, Dec 5th's Supper
      Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili and it was Yumm-Ooooo!! And the kids LOVED it too! Yeah! It was so easy, just throw everything in the crockpot and walk away.  And I needed that tonight, since we don't come home from Swim Team practice until 7pm and bedtime is supposed to be 7:30. For my oldest, it's usually 8 as she finishes her homework (ugh, 4th grade is going to kill us, I swear!)

Tuesday, Dec 4th, 2012
Dinner: Chicken and Roasted Red Potatoes

Ok, the picture doesn't do this justice! This was DELISH!! And the kids thought so too-yeah!!
     What I would have done differently - added more chicken and potatoes!! I had enough for everybody to have 2 thighs and one potato (these red potatoes I got from the grocery store weren't the cute little ones, they were baseball size!). I should've known better, I mean, potatoes with diced onions and bacon pieces, oh man!!  I also left the dressing on the (skinless) chicken. I cooked it, (uncovered) for an hour, then found out (last minute, grrr) I had to bring a child somewhere, so I covered it with tinfoil, lowered the oven to 350, and let it cook until I came home - 40 minutes later!!!!  But it was delish - falling off the bone delish! I think the extra time was a good thing!
     Yes, we will make this again! (Even my "chicken hater" ate it, bwah-ha-ha!!!)

Tuesday, Dec 4th, 2012
Pizza puffs, pizza sauce, Babybel Gouda, tropical fruit salad, Peppermint White Chocolate Dipped Star Pretzels

12/3: The kids did NOT like the Baked Chicken with Orange-Pineapple Juice!! (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture.) But Jer and I thought it was delish! The only difference I made with the recipe is I used a small can of crushed pineapple (juice and all) and I used smoked paprika instead of regular paprika. I also sprinkled the smoked paprika over the chicken before I dunked it into the sauce and slow cooked it all day. I served it over brown rice and drizzled the sauce over it. The kids were crazy, lol!  
     Actually, Eddie is REALLY the crazy one because he told me he hates chicken! I said, "Well, you're going to be mighty hungry this week because we're having chicken for dinner EVERY night!" sheesh!

Menu Plan for the week of December 3rd, 2012

Here is my meal plan for the week:

Breakfast:  Oatmeal or Bagels with Cream Cheese
School Snack:  Popcorn
Lunch: Taco Salad (taco meat, corn, lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese) tortilla chips, fruit, treat
3pm Snack:  leftover pizza, salad
Dinner: Slow Cooker Orange Pineapple Chicken with brown rice

Breakfast: pb pancakes, fruit
School Snack:  Annie's Cheddar Bunnies
Lunch: Pizza puffs, salad, fruit, cheese, treat
3pm Snack:  Cheese pizza
Dinner: Chicken and Roasted Red Potatoes

Breakfast:  Mini frittatas (veggies, cheese, eggs)
School Snack:  pretzels with pb
Lunch: Chicken Fries, green beans, cheese, roll, treat
3pm Snack:  Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Dinner: Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili

Breakfast:  Baked apple oatmeal
School Snack:  Holiday Granola Bars
Lunch: Quesadillas, fruit, treat
3pm Snack:  apples and cheese
Dinner: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Breakfast: Cinnamon Bun Scones, fruit
School Snack:  snack mix
Lunch: PB Sandwich, Pretzels, Celery, Fruit, Treat
3pm Snack: marshmallow (?) popcorn
Dinner:  Kielbasa Tortellini, garlic bread

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Cereal
Lunch: leftovers
Dinner: Salad and Pizza

Breakfast: Muffins
Lupper: Simple Salad, soup, roast chicken, mashed potatoes, veggie, ww dinner rolls, jello salad
Evening Snack: Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Chips, grapes
Monday, Dec 3rd, 2012
Today's Lunch: Taco Salad (taco meat, corn, cheese, tortilla chips - forget the lettuce and didn't even realize it until I posted the pic on facebook!) Pears, and a kit kat bar.