Menu Plan Monday

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Oh hey. It’s Monday again! Guess that means I need to make a menu plan … so I can go to the store … so I can not want to eat whatever it is I had planned to make. Oh, the woes of pregnancy.

Sunday: Pizza Pasta (it was very yummy!)
Monday: Chicken Curry from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook – see rant below
Tuesday: Burritos
Wednesday: It’s Libbie‘s birthday, so we’re having grilled cheese and cake – two things I know she will eat!
Thursday: Slow Cooked Potato Corn Chowder (make one recipe for the freezer)
Friday: Family coming in AND it’s Mr. V’s birthday! Probably out to dinner
Saturday: Libbie’s birthday party!

So, about that chicken curry recipe. Am I the only person who thinks recipes for the slow cooker should be easy? Isn’t that the point? This recipe I had to cook the sauce on the stovetop first (and managed to splatter hot olive oil on my arm, leaving me a lovely array of red marks). Then I had to puree half the sauce. Then I had to layer things in the crockpot. THEN I had to cook it on high for one hour and on low for 4.5 hours, remembering to put in peas and milk in the last 30 minutes.

That particular cookbook may be finding its way back to Paperbackswap. Unless the chicken is really, REALLY good. (Granted, it does smell awesome.)

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3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. First, Happy Birthday, Libbie!

    Second, I agree that that seems like a lot of steps for a slow-cooker meal. I'm all for easy. Check out the chicken curry from crockpotting 365, it's dump and go and really tasty.

    I like Not Your Mother's Slow-Cooker Book, but agree that the recipes are sometimes rather lengthy and who can remember to reduce or raise the heat all the time? not i.

    Have fun with the birthday party! I'm excited to see pictures.

  2. Happy Birthday Libbie!

    Curries from scratch are, in my limited experience, veerrry fiddly. I don't have a slow cooker, but I make them fairly often, and unless I'm using sauce from a jar, they have a lot of ingredients, with a lot of preparation. Very yummy though! Did you like it?

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