January 28, 2012

What's Cookin' This Week? - February 6, 2012

Here's another week of easy recipes to help you own what your family eats. This week's crock pot shot is chicken teriyaki. I hope you find something you like!

Monday – Chicken Teriyaki (crock pot), brown rice, veggies

This is a recipe I found from a blog where a woman made something new with her crock pot every day for one year. I’m not sure I’m quite ready for that kind of commitment. Click here to see her blog.


  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (you can use frozen ones) or wings/drumettes
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. sherry or tequila
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • OR just use pre-made teriyaki sauce


Put the chicken in the crock pot. Cover it with teriyaki sauce.

If chicken is not frozen, cook 6-8 hours on low. If frozen, cook 8-10 hours.

Tuesday – Spaghetti, fruit, garlic bread

Here is my typical Tuesday night fast and simple dinner. I’m making whole-wheat spaghetti and pasta sauce with some light garlic bread and fruit. Easy and healthy, just the way I like it.

Wednesday – Believe it or not pork chops, buffalo potato chips, homemade applesauce

I found this recipe in a cookbook from my grade school. This meets the criteria of simple so we’ll try it out.


  • 6 to 8 pork chops
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup Coke


Brown pork chops and place in baking dish. Mix coke and ketchup together and pour over pork chops. Cover with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. That’s it!

Thursday – Margherita pizza

This is one of my favorites. Easy pizza with either homemade crust so the little fingers can get involved or Boboli crust for a faster option.


  • Fresh mozzarella
  • Fresh basil
  • Tomatoes
  • Black olives (for my daughter)
  • Olive oil
  • Pizza crust or ingredients for homemade crust


After making crust, sprinkle with olive oil. Spread sliced basil leaves and sliced tomatoes (and olives if desired) around pizza. Put sliced or shredded mozzarella on top. Sprinkle with more olive oil.

Bake in oven until cheese melts or per crust instructions.

Enjoy this week's menu and own what your family eats one meal at a time!

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