Menu Plan Monday Single Style

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Help! I have got to get “family-style” cooking out of my head. I’ve learned that for some food, I just don’t want lots of leftovers. So over the weekend I searched high (on the internet) and low (actual books) for recipes for one or two people.

Below is my menu. Some of the recipes* are below. Some recipes I’ll post after I’ve tried them or give you an update. For more Menu ideas check out I’m An Organizing Junkie

  • Monday: Baked potato with beans, broccoli, ham, and cheese; green salad
  • Tuesday: Crockpot chicken* and applesauce.
  • Wednesday: Spaghetti and meatballs (meatballs are frozen from several weeks ago); salad.
  • Thursday: Minestrone soup and biscuits for two. (I’ll let you know how this turns out.)
  • Friday: Shepherds Pie
  • Satuday: Chicken and Veggies in a foil packet.*
  • Sunday: Leftovers.

Crockpot Chicken

  • Layer the following in the crockpot: 1 cup instant brown rice; 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast; 1 cup frozen veggies; 3/4 cup broth.
  • Turn on high and cook for 2-3 hours or until chicken is cooked.
  • Isn’t it cool that it doen’t have to take all day for a crockpot meal to cook. I through this together last week for dinner and found out that it cooked faster than I expected. So I ate it for lunch instead.  

Chicken & Vegetable Foil Packet

  • Layer chicken and vegetables in the center of a large (about 18×13-in.) piece of heavy- duty aluminum foil: 1 skinless chicken breast; 1 cup diced zucchini; 1/3 onion – separated into rings;  1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables.

  • Sprinkle with seasonings:  1/8 tsp. garlic powder: 1/8 tsp. paprika; 1/8 tsp. pepper.

  • Fold foil around mixture and seal tightly. Place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake at 350ºF. for 40 minutes or until meat juices run clear.

Entry filed under: Hospitality, Menu Plan Monday, Susan's World.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. thismom  |  . at .

    Looks great! I wouldn’t know what I would do if I only had to cook for one person…probably starve!

    Have a great week!


  • 2. Angie  |  . at .

    I do a girl scout meal like your chicken packet – it has a seasoned hamburger patty, sliced potatoes, carrots and onion and then baked in the oven until potatoes are done and I pour A1 sauce over it! Yummy! It’s hard to cook just for one or two. After I cook a meal and see how much it makes then I just start halving and halving until I have the right amount of food for the two of us!


  • 3. susan2009  |  . at .

    This Mom – if it weren’t for popcorn and ice cream I might’ve starved, 🙂

    Angie – I remember now those girl scout packets. Besides cooking them in the fire, we’ve also cooked them on the BBQ.
    Good tip about halving it unitl it’s the right portion.

    I love your afghan! Maybe one of these days I will learn to crochet.

    BTW – I am enjoying your site. I admire you a lot, Angie.



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