The Cat Ate My Plant

Musings from a woman, wife, and mother

What’s For Dinner? The 12/11/11 Edition December 12, 2011

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Today’s dinner was inspired by a simple request. Hubs asked, “Can we have BBQ chicken?” hmmm, let me think about it. It’s quick, easy, and already in the freezer so I just have to reheat it. How could I say no!

Sad but true, this is almost exactly the same dinner we had on November 8th. Barbecue chicken and cheesy potatoes (also from the freezer) with green beans and a salad. Yumo! I added peanut butter, chocolate chip Amish friendship bread for desert and voila! A calorie laden dinner of deliciousness.

What did you have for dinner?

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What’s For Dinner? 11/8/11 Edition November 8, 2011

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Today was a “what is in my freezer?” kind of dinner day.  It rained here all day and although I love the rain, my oldest little one loves to go outside and run off energy even more.  When he can’t do that, it makes for an interesting day. Today, was an interesting day.  Couple that with me staying up too late last night, and dinner becomes quick and easy.

Tonight I mixed broccoli with my leftover cheesy potatoes from last night.  We also had barbecue chicken sandwiches  that I pulled from the freezer.  I used this recipe for Crockpot Barbecue Chicken as inspiration. The main difference is that I made my own barbecue sauce! It’s really very easy:

1/2C. Ketchup

2tsp Yellow Mustard

1/8 tsp Chili Powder

1T Worchester Sauce

1/4C Brown Sugar

1/2-3/4C water

Boil in a saucepan, then pour over meat. For a thicker sauce, add a cornstarch & water mixture. Note: my mother-in-law mentioned to me that when she makes this she adds some store-bought sauce to it as well for flavor. I did not, and we liked it just fine 🙂

What are you having for dinner?