Tag Archives: Roast Chicken

Menu Plan {30.09.2013} + Autumn/Fall Recipes I

With the temperatures starting to become cooler here, the fall recipes have come out this week.


Here are some of the recipes I use on a regular basis for this time of year.

I will be adding more in the next couple of weeks, some are on the list for this week’s meal plan.

Saturday Fresh Bread (from La Farm local french bakery) Pumpkin Soup
Sunday Bacon, Eggs, Hash browns Homemade Pizza
Monday Toast with sliced ham Split pea and ham soup + homemade bread
Tuesday Oatmeal + Banana Pot Roast + Vegetables
Wednesday Toast + Banana + Peanut Butter Meatball Spinach Pasta Bake
Thursday Green Vegetable Omlete Lentil + Kale soup
Friday Oatmeal + Dried Fruit Salsa chicken casserole 

Meal Plan {18.05.2013}

Wow, this week was a crazy busy at work. I did not get to work on much at home and I definitely missed some blogging. I really missed doing the finish it Friday this week….isn’t funny how breaking a routine can be so disorientating 🙂

I am hoping, leading up to Memorial day weekend though, things will calm down. I am looking forward to the long weekend and spending time at the beach in North Carolina. Until then, here is our meal plan for the week:

Saturday Egg+Ham+ Hashbrown Salad; Hot dogs (my son has his first friend over for a sleepover)
Sunday Bircher Muesli Roast Chicken + Potatoes + Vegetables
Monday Rhubarb+Apples Compote + Granola+yoghurt Meatball + Spinach Pasta Bake
Tuesday English Muffin + Banana + Almond Butter Grill + Vegetable Stack
Wednesday Bircher Muesli Omelet or Frittata
Thursday English Muffin + Marmite Vegetable Stew
Friday Berry + Banana + Spirulina Smoothie Sandwiches (while traveling to the beach for Memorial Day)

We are usually spending ~$70 a week for our meals. Here is this weeks shopping list:

  • Banana (TJ)
  • Strawberries (TT)
  • Grapes (TJ)
  • Bell Pepper (TJ)
  • Tomatoes (TJ)
  • Zucchini (TJ)
  • Cucumber (TJ)
  • Hot dog Franks (TJ)
  • Ground Beef (TJ)
  • Milk (TJ)
  • Butter (TJ)
  • Juice (TJ/TT)
  • Hot dog buns (TT)
  • Whole Chicken (TT)
  • Sliced Cheese (TT)
  • Bread (TT)
  • Yoghurt (TT)
  • Can of Beans (TT)
  • Spinach (from the garden)
  • Broccoli (from the garden)
  • Potatoes (TJ)
  • Mushrooms (TJ)
  • Onions (TJ)
  • Grated Cheese (TT)
  • Eggs (TJ)
  • Gluten Free Pasta (TT)
  • Oats (BJ)
  • Chicken (BJ)
  • Sultanas (TT)
  • Rhubarb (LF)
  • Granny Smith Apples (LF)
  • English Muffins (LF)
  • Soy Milk (TJ)
  • Cereal (BJ)

NOTE: We shop majority at Trader Joe’s (TJ), Target (TT) with an occasional visit to Whole foods (WF), BJ’s , Harris Teeters (HT), Lowes Food (LF) and Fresh Market (FM).
NOTE: We do not typically use coupons mainly due to time.

Meals on a Budget: Roast Chicken into 10 meals

We try to live of $70 (USD) a week on food for two adults and one child (5 years old). We do this by pre-planning the meals to make sure things get used in multiple ways through the week. Below, is how we got 1 full main course, 3 light dinners, 6 lunches and a core pantry ingredient from one meal – Roast Chicken.

Starting with a main course

Last week, I made a roast chicken (whole chicken) with roast potatoes, sweet potatoes and green beans for dinner.


From the left overs

I boxed up two lunch-size portions of the meal above

From the left over potatoes/sweet potatoes we made a light dinner of Bratkartoffeln (Recipe in previous blog).

There was significant amount of chicken meat left over which went towards 3 x Chicken Sandwiches and a Chicken Vegetable Pie.

Finally, I used the chicken carcass to make chicken stock (broth) which I separated into two batches – 1 batch I froze into large Chicken Stock Cubes and the other I placed in a jar and put in the fridge to use during the week in things like casseroles, stews or chicken noodle soup.


I will continue to share “now” and “later” meals and weekly menu’s throughout December. Feel free to add suggestions or let me know if you have any questions.