Thursday, April 29, 2010

menu monday update

Our first week working the menu planning plan from E-Mealz has been pretty darn successful!  I love looking at the plan to see what's for supper tonight or tomorrow and knowing it's all (or most of it!) is in the frig or freezer and ready to go!  I already knew that part would be lovely.  I was just a little concerned about having so many new recipes all at once - and the percentage of which we would like.

Yay!  They've been good.  While we find we can live without Chicken Divan again (kids and curry, not so much) we LOVED the Chinese Chicken Salad:

1 rotisserie chicken, deboned, shredded
1 bag slaw
4 green onions, chopped
2 oz bag slivered almonds, toasted
2 bag ramen noodles, noodles only
Asian salad dressing (All Seasons Asian Sesame salad dressing)

Mix shredded cabbage, green onion, chicken and almonds.  Right before serving, pour dressing over all and sprinkle with noodles.  Serve immediately.

Serving suggestion:  serve with fresh bakery bread, (make it garlic or not as you like)  Jamie wanted fortune cookies too which we bought but forgot to serve!

It was quick and yummy and a nice twist on that ramen noodle salad you've maybe already had or made.  The rotisserie chicken makes this one nice for summer time not-cooking in the kitchen season.  If your family won't eat that whole bag of slaw, cut this recipe in half because it doesn't really keep after the dressing is on, though Jeff insisted it was "just fine" two days later.

We had "Ben's Tostadas" tonight and are ready to make "Sweet 'n Sour Pork Roast with Jasmine Rice and Sauteed Asparagus" for tomorrow night, which should be a good choice for another rainy day.  I'm looking forward to trying "Pepperoni Loaf" with the kids Saturday.  "London Broil with Company Potatoes and Peas" for Sunday.  Doesn't that sound yummy?

I picked up next week's menu plan on the website today - we'll work on our modifications this weekend and go again.   I think E-Mealz will be a good menu planning solution for our family right now.  yay!  a win! 


  1. Yum!!! I'm printing this recipe and can't wait to try it. I like the Rotisierre chicken part .... 3/4 of the work is already done right there!

  2. I've been really attracted to the ezmeals every time Dave mentions it. I'm really going to have to start considering it more seriously…