Yesterday was anything but a "Mellow Monday!" Three of the four of us had doctors appointments starting at 8:30 a.m. It was great to get them out of the way and to be able to spend some time with my parents while we were in town, but phew I was exhausted by the time we got home at 4:00 p.m.!
The funny thing is, I had my menu planned by Friday of last week! I was definitely more prepared than I usually am. I didn't want to waste my preparedness, so I decided that I'd share my Mellow Monday Slow Cooker Recipe and Menu Plan today. :)
I got this recipe from I'm an Organizing Junkie's Slow Cooker section. Not only does she have great organizing ideas, menu planning ideas, but she's also got amazing recipes!
- 2 cubes or packets low-sodium bouillon
- 1 whole chicken (3-4 lb), fat-trimmed, rinsed and dried, giblets discarded
- 1 lemon, halved
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 3 Tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1 large onion, cut into wedges
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp light soy sauce
- 8 small Yukon Gold or baby potatoes, scrubbed
- 6 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2″ thick
Put one bouillon cube (or contents of packet) inside chicken. Squeeze lemon, reserving juice, and put rinds inside chicken. Place chicken in cooker breast side up. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley. Add onion and garlic, then pour soy sauce and reserved lemon juice over chicken. Crumble remaining bouillon cube (or sprinkle packet) over chicken. Line sides of cooker with potatoes and mushrooms. Cover. Cook on high 3.5 to 4 hours or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reaches 180 degrees F.
Discard lemon rinds. Divide potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and chicken pieces among 6 bowls, discarding skin and bones.
Monday: Leftovers...it was a loooong day!
Tuesday: Lemon Chicken & Potatoes
Wednesday: Meatball Subs & green salad with italian dressing
Thursday: BLT Grilled Cheese
Friday: Brother Goose's pick
Saturday: BBQ Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
Sunday: Lake Day - Pizza!
Do you like to menu plan? It helps me to stay on budget, stay on track with food choices and frankly, just makes life easier. If you'd like to see more menu plans, head over to OrgJunkie.com.
Have a great Tuesday!
Always ~ Momma Goose