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How big are the chickens you typically use?
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Pulled pork sammies!! oh man, they're so good.
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Usually three pounds each. That serves two adults one dinner plus leftovers. Our toddler basically refuses all meat.

Tonight husband is working so I'm having leftover turkey noodle soup, and Little Man is eating parmesan noodles, peach applesauce and either a cheese or yogurt if he's still hungry.
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Crock pot corned beef with cabbage and potatoes here.

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Pasta with salmon (sauteed a shallot and garlic with a can of salmon and seasoned with lemon juice and parsley)

This week:
* Chickpea curry and cauliflower
* Baked potatoes and bean soup
* Black bean burritos

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Kitchensqueen, where do you find nice small chickens like that? Our grocery ones are disturbingly huge, making it tough to predict cooking times.

Me and kiddo again this week. Her birthday dinner tonight is homemade chicken noodle soup, so I'll have a lot of extra chicken after making broth. I'll probably do a simplified chicken Parmesan with pasta one night, with barbecue sauce and cole slaw another night.
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Kitchensqueen, where do you find nice small chickens like that? Our grocery ones are disturbingly huge, making it tough to predict cooking times.
The organic ones I see around are much smaller, but of course more $$$

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Kitchensqueen, where do you find nice small chickens like that? Our grocery ones are disturbingly huge, making it tough to predict cooking times.
I'm fortunate to have a local butcher shop in the next town over that sources locally raised birds, and they charge reasonable prices - I think I'm paying around $1.30 per pound. So I can get a nice chicken for under $5.

Tonight I made meatloaf with spicy ketchup glaze, mashed potatoes and green beans.
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Taco Tuesday!
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Cauliflower and barley risotto. Served with arugula dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.

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This week:
* Chickpea curry and cauliflower
* Baked potatoes and bean soup
* Black bean burritos

Ended up being a total crockpot week - not crackpot haha Made the chickpea and potato curry in the crockpot and froze the leftovers for another meal. Cooked up a ton of black beans and pinto beans, too. The pinto beans were actually used in the burritos and the leftovers turned into chili to have with the crockpot baked potatoes tonight. The black beans were mostly used for lunches. Skipping the soup. LOTS of beans this week!!

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Saturday - my very first Passover seder (bringing wine)
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Gramigna alla salciccia tonight. Wanted to grill out since the weather is decent, but alas - we have no grill-friendly meats! Must remedy that at the next grocery shop.

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Home made beef broccoli here tonight... I overcooked the broccoli by a touch, but it won't be the end of the world.

Tomorrow I plan on bamee noodles with barbecue pork, so a bit of an Asian kick here.

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Honey ham and French potato salad here tonight.

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I made white bean, Italian sausage and spinach pasta tonight. I need to get some more frozen spinach for the freezer - it's such a life saver for adding in a bit of green veg to meals.

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Asian kick here, too. Yakisoba with cabbage, carrots, and tofu the other day. Homemade sushi on the menu sometime this week. And I'm eating out Thai this weekend.

Tonight was spinach pasta with garlic-sauteed mushrooms, topped with lemon juice and parsley.

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I haven't cooked real meals for a while, but last night we did a quickie version on chicken cacciatore and tonight will be a ground lamb shepard's pie with rutabaga.
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Oven roasted pork shoulder with tater tots tonight.

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Not feeling too wonderful here today, so I'm thinking some kind of soup, though I have no idea what kind... potato, chicken noodle and bamee noodles have all crossed my mind...

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Probably scalloped potatoes and ham here tonight.

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Changed my mind - I'm too lazy for scalloped potatoes today. Turkey tacos instead. Probably scalloped potatoes tomorrow night.

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I think we're going with big salad - black bean, chicken, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, Monterey jack.

Really bad at meal planning lately, but I need to use s rutabaga this week!
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Husband make crock pot hot wings and tater tots tonight.

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Bad at meal planning lately, too, especially since I have had a lot of work to do. Tonight tofu pad thai, though, plus snap peas and carrots.

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We had a few yummy meals this week. Monday was veggie fried rice with a bag of broccoli slaw that needed to be used up. Turned out pretty good...the toddler loved it so that's always nice.

Spinach and artichoke lasagne on Tuesday. Again, toddler inhaled it. We finished it off for lunch today and she ate as much as I did!

Last night was black bean and rice bowls with avocado and cheese/salsa, if desired. DS is my Mexican food freak.

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Bamee noodles with barbecue pork here - we had the broth and pork in the freezer stash, so all we had to do was defrost that, and make fresh noodles.

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Husband make crock pot hot wings and tater tots tonight.
Crock pot hot wings sounds pretty amazing! Please tell me more about that!

Mexican lasagna here tonight.
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Crock pot hot wings sounds pretty amazing! Please tell me more about that!
It's really easy - take equal parts Frank's hot sauce (or whatever your favorite is) with equal parts of melted butter/margarine and toss chicken wings in it. Dump everything in the crock pot and cook on high for 2-3 hours.

If you want them to be crispy, you can run them under a broiler for a few minutes after they're done.

Husband is working, so it's just Little Man and I for dinner tonight. He had macaroni and cheese, applesauce and will probably have some cheese or something in a bit. I had leftover pasta with Italian sausage and marinara - not at all what I wanted, but it needed to be eaten up.

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Fish from a box. Yup. That's what I've descended to. And a kale and bacon gratin. Delicious, but way more fat than kale.
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