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Who Doesn’t Love Fried Chicken?

Well- besides my vegan friend- who doesn’t love fried chicken?

For subscribers to The Organized Cook, Ranch Fried Chicken is what’s on the menu this week and it’s a family favorite for me.

Ranch Fried Chicken by The Organized Cook

Ranch Fried Chicken by The Organized Cook

Doing something as simple as adding ranch dressing mix to the flour coating can make a classic meal like fried chicken something to talk about.  This week’s menu is all about the classics:

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Kid Favorites

This week’s menu is both healthy and kid friendly with items like fried chicken, quesadillas and pot pie.  Making dinnertime fun for kids is the trick I find to help get them out of ruts.  Dress up chili with bowls of fun things for them to garnish:

Kid Friendly Chili by The Organized Cook

Kid Friendly Chili

Shredded Cheese The Organized Cook

Garnish Chili with Shredded Cheese

Goldfish Crackers The Organized Cook

Whole Grain Goldfish Crackers

 

And, for all you vegetarians out there…. stuffed pasta shells.

Helping Hands In The Kitchen

Stuffed Pasta Shells is another perfect meal that’s easy for kids to help.  My girls love to help me in the kitchen, and sometimes it feels like more work finding something for them to do.  At 7 and 5-years old, stuffing pasta shells with cheese mixture is easy and fun.  I enjoy sharing my passion for cooking with them.

Stuffed Pasta Shell by The Organized Cook

Stuffed Pasta Shell by The Organized Cook

Stuffed Pasta Shell by The Organized Cook

Stuffed Pasta Shell by The Organized Cook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reincarnating The Leftover

What to do…. what to do… with that leftover fried chicken.  Using a simple technique I like to call “reincarnating the leftover“, that leftover Ranch Fried Chicken- with a little help from my good friend, frozen puff pastry- is now reincarnated into Chicken Pot Pie.  Every time I say or hear “chicken pot pie”, I either hear that chicken from the movie Chicken Run say (in Brittish accent), “I don’t want to be a pie.”  Or, I (depending on who is around) immediately say, “chicken pot pie and I don’t care”…. I’m not sure why, but I can’t help it.

Chicken Pot Pie by The Organized Cook

Chicken Pot Pie by The Organized Cook

Saving Money on Family Dinners

This week’s Weekly Meal Plan will only cost you about $90 in groceries- that’s without sales or coupons.  I would love to hear back from my readers who cooked this week’s menu about how much they spent on groceries with this week’s shopping list.  Just leave a comment below, or email me at [email protected], or on Facebook.

 

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It’s Not Too Late- Get The Organized Cook

What’s For Dinner This Week?  Subscribers to The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System already have the answer:

The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System Family Favorites #12

Some of my favorite dishes are included in this week’s menu for The Organized Cook:

Sweet and Sour Shrimp by The Organized Cook

Sweet and Sour Shrimp by The Organized Cook

Greek Pita by The Organized Cook

Greek Pita by The Organized CookCucumber Yogurt Sauce by The Organized Cook

Mediterranean Potatoes by The Organized Cook

Mediterranean Potatoes by The Organized Cook

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce by The Organized Cook

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce by The Organized Cook

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It’s not too late to enjoy this menu for your family this coming week.  The Organized Cook is your recipe for making family dinners simple, healthy and delicious.

 

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Nature’s Cold Remedy: Supercharged Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

There may not be a cure for the common cold, but I can’t deny the healing effects of homemade chicken noodle soup.  Other natural immune boosters include shiitake mushrooms; so, during cold and flu season, I like to supercharge my soup.  If you’re thinking that making homemade chicken noodle soup is difficult, think again.  Try my supercharged recipe:

Toni’s Supercharged Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Nature’s Cold Remedy: Supercharged Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Nature’s Cold Remedy: Supercharged Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • chicken breasts- 1 1/2 lbs (2 trimmed breasts), diced into 1-inch cubes
  • poultry seasoning (a good poultry seasoning will include herbs like rosemary and thyme, like Lawry’s Perfect Blend)- 3 tablespoons
  • chicken broth- 1 quart
  • white onion- 1/2, minced
  • carrots- 2, peeled and diced
  • celery- 2 leafy stalked, diced including leafy part
  • shiitake mushrooms- 8 oz. (1 small package), diced
  • egg noodles- 2 cups uncooked
  • STAPLES:
  • olive oil- 2 tablespoons

Instructions

  1. In large soup pan or dutch oven; heat olive oil over medium-high heat
  2. Add chicken, and while seasoning with poultry seasoning, saute until just cooked (not thoroughly)
  3. Add broth
  4. Add onions, carrots, celery and mushrooms
  5. Bring to boil over medium-high heat
  6. Once boiling, cover and let simmer until vegetables are tender, approximately 15 minutes
  7. Once vegetables are tender, raise heat to medium-high and bring to boil
  8. Add noodles and boil until tender, approximately 4 minutes
https://tonispilsbury.com/natures-cold-remedy-supercharged-homemade-chicken-noodle-soup/


Natural vs. ….well, Not

Ingredients are the tell-all when it comes to how nutritious something is.  Even without the mushrooms, this soup is so packed full of natural vitamins; I can’t even think about reaching for the canned condensed stuff.  Let’s see how they stand up side-by-side with this sampling of ingredients:

Homemade                                    Condensed

  • Chicken                               mechanically separated chicken
  • Onion                                   onion powder
  • Carrots                                monosodium glutamate
  • Celery                                  soy protein
  • Shiitake Mushrooms      yeast extract
  • Egg Noodles                     sodium phosphates

 

If you want to include this recipe into your menu planning, my Classic Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is also part of The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System!

Be well!

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