Menu, Grocery List, Recipes – Week 41

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I’ve got a busy week coming up.  On Saturday, we’ll be celebrating our oldest daughter’s high school graduation.  She has been homeschooled all the way from Kindergarten, so this is an exciting time for our whole family.

After the graduation ceremony, we’re having a lunch party with family and friends.  That night my daughter is having friends over for a party.  The next day we’ll be doing laundry and packing for a two week vacation.

It’s going to be crazy busy, but fun!  I’ve got lots of posts scheduled and ready to go, including some guest posts, so things here will carry on while I’m gone.

A couple of tips for the menu this week: first, you’ll be cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker.  Buy a big one, so that you can eat one dinner and then freeze the leftover meat.  With some of the leftover chicken, you’ll make Chicken Quesadillas.

Second, the Asian Salmon calls for just 2 green onions.  You can use the extra in the quesadillas or Breakfast Burritos.

As always, the menu includes 6 dinners and 1 dessert.  Serving suggestions are in bold on the recipes and in curly brackets {} on the grocery list.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

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This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com

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  1. The whole chicken in the slow cooker is such a great idea. It looks so easy, flavorful, and healthy!

  2. Congrats on your daughter’s graduation. How excited to have homeschooled all the way through! Way to go! And thanks for another great menu…making one less thing to think about for busy homeschooling mommies!

  3. Great plan. I like how you explain how to reuse extra ingredients and leftovers. Congrats on the graduation!

  4. A huge congratulations to your daughter, and to you as well. Hard work on both ends! Your menu sounds incredible.

  5. Congrations on your daughter’s graduation. It is an exciting time. All three of my children have graduated from Homeschool and gone on to college. It’s a lot of hard work, but so worth it. Your menus look wonderful. I will be trying a few of them out. Thanks. Melanie

  6. My meal plan this week has a lot of your recipes! Thanks for all the ideas and yummy dinner plans!

    Have a great week!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your daughter’s graduation. After a hairy homeschool day I needed a reminder that this is worth it and it will work. Love this week’s menu and can’t wait to slow cook that chicken.

  8. Congratulations to both you and your daughter — what an achievement for both of you! Thank you for the weekly menu ideas.

  9. Margaret says:

    After the chicken has been frozen, what’s the best way to thaw it when you’re ready to use it in other dishes? Will the microwave not dry it out?

    Congratulations to your daughter (and you) on her graduation!

    • Margaret, I just unzip the plastic bag I’ve frozen the chicken in and pop it in the microwave for a minute. If it’s still too frozen to work with I scrunch it around in the bag and microwave for another 30 seconds to a minute. Just long enough to mostly thaw it, but not heat it.

  10. Tiffany! I know this has nothing to do with food, but I am very interested in homeschooling my 2 young ones. I really know nothing about it other than the research I’ve done online. Could you maybe email me with some info, Like helpful websites and the type of curriculum you used? I would really appreciate it if you have the time. Thankyou!

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