Keep it simple.
Keep it gluten, corn, pork and mostly dairy free.
Keep it inexpensive.
Keep it within the realm of our tastes.
So I started a Pinterest board for the monthly menu. Is Pinterest not awesome?! 🙂
So I planned something for every day of the week, and made a rotation. For example:
Monday – meatless
Tuesday – chicken
Wednesday – meatless
Thursday – meatless
Friday – pizza
Satuerday – beef
Sunday – crockpot
That helped tremendously in the whole planning process. Also keeping less meat based meals means for a leaner grocery bill! 😉 Which make me happy.
So anyways, what we had today:
Tomato Basil Chicken
I couldn’t really find a recipe, but I saw a photo. I went off of that.
1 chicken breast, sliced and cut in half.
2 pats of real butter
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
3 tomatoes, cubed
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 tablespoons dried basil (one bunch fresh)
2-3 med potatoes*
Cook everything together, minus the chicken.
Remove from pan, and allow to cool a little.
While chicken is cooking, roughly puree the cooked veggies.
Cut up the potatoes, use half the veggie puree and mix in, with a little butter.
Put the other half into the pan with the cooked chicken. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
Plate up and eat! 🙂
*I used my crockpot to cook my potatoes so no heat in the house.
I didn’t use pasta, as the picture suggests, nor did I use olive oil. I choose not to cook my olive oil, but that is of course, up to you! Butter lends a flavor we love. 🙂