Impromptu White Wine and Herbs Chicken Recipe – Meal Plan, March 15, 2015

Weekly Menu Plan May 2013

Last week when Husband was gone to class tonight I realized I had no plans for supper for me and the kids. This meant we were going to have “chicken something” for supper.

While getting onion soup mix out for lunch that day, I had seen a packet of herb garlic mix.  My mind instantly went to a butter sauce with chicken and noodles.

After getting the noodles cooking I did a search for a “butter garlic chicken noodle recipe.” Nothing like waiting till the last minute.  🙂

Realizing I couldn’t use the oven to bake, I figured I would do a simple ‘just cook the chicken’ type thing for the meat. For the sauce I would melt butter and add the sause mix.

When I opened the door I was created by an almost empty bottle of white wine (used in another recipe earlier this week).  Change of plan.

I grabbed the bottle of wine and the open container of chicken broth, diced the chicken, and added it all to a pan.

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After letting it cook down some, I added 4 Tbs of butter and the flavoring packet.  Melt the butter and mix.

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Toss with the noodles.

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white wine herb lemon chicken with noodles in bowls

I really enjoyed the recipe, though will look for an alternative to the sauce packet.  The sodium content was much higher than what I like and am used to having.  I actually cook with very little salt.  While it is healthier for us, it does mean that my tolerance for it is much lower than it used to be.

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

Breakfast:

  1. Shakes
  2. Cereal
  3. Eggs, Toast, and Fruit
  4. Cranberry Pecan Green Tomato Bread
  5. Shakes
  6. Cream of Wheat
  7. Eat Out (Waffles!!)

Lunch

  1. Eat out
  2. Hamburgers, fried potatoes
  3. Pork Loin, beets, couscous with tomato juice
  4. Pork chops, steamed carrots, potatoes
  5. Salad
  6. Eat out?
  7. Chicken burritos

Dinner

  1. Eat out
  2. Mashed potatoes with bacon and cheese, deviled eggs
  3. Sandwiches, carrot sticks
  4. Breakfast – grits, eggs, toast, hot cocoa
  5. TBD???
  6. This-n-That (movie night)
  7. Sandwiches, chips, fruit, fresh vegetables

Looking over this week’s menu, I am fully aware that it may not be the most balanced of menus I have ever created.  I am not trying to add items to the freezer, sort through new recipes, or make complicated dishes.  This week’s goal for the menu is to feed everyone on things we have here at home that need to be used up (i.e. things that have been hanging around and need to be gone, like the sprouting potatoes).

Also, we have several appointments, my husband has class and group meetings, and he is leaving this weekend on a trip.  I do not need complicated right now.

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