Chicken in a Package
3/4 cup red and green sweet peppers, sliced thinly
1 1/2 cups red potatoes, sliced thinly
Freshly ground black pepper
4 small pieces of aluminum foil
On each piece of foil spread a small amount of bbq sauce on half of it. Place the chicken breasts on top of the sauce, then cover each piece of chicken with slices of peppers and potatoes. Sprinkle with black pepper and top with more bbq sauce.
Wrap each chicken breast up with the other half of the foil piece and seal well. Bake @350 for 1 hour or until potatoes are tender. (Its a good idea to place a baking sheet on the shelf under the packets to catch any possible drips).
Mom's Potato Soup
Enough peeled, chopped potatoes to fill a soup pot 1/2 full
3 Tbls. butter
2 onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 can chicken broth
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 quart half-n-half
1/2 lb. bacon, fried crisp
2-3 Tbls. cornstarch
Melt the butter in a large skillet and saute the onion and celery. Put the peeled, diced potatoes in a large stockpot and cover slightly with water; cook until just tender. After the onions and celery are sauteed, add the chicken broth and simmer for 20 minutes. When potatoes are done, leave water in and partially mash them. After the broth mixture has simmered, add it to the potatoes and stir well. Add salt and pepper; cook about 8 minutes longer. Add the half-n-half and stir. The soup will be thin. Let this simmer on low for 15 minutes, stirring often. Then mix the cornstarch with a little water and pour into the soup, stirring well. Just when you are ready to serve the soup, crumble the bacon and sprinkle on top. I also like to add in shredded cheddar cheese. And this is also good to make with broccoli or cauliflower.
Monday: black-eyed peas, spinach tart* and baked potatoes
Tuesday: beef veggie soup with cornbread
Wednesday: spaghetti pie with garlic bread
Thursday: baked salmon, baked potatoes and a veggie tba
Friday: homemade pizza & movie night
Saturday: Going to the Apple Festival in Lincoln, AR
This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.