Main meat meal: This week I started with a whole chicken from my freezer. I have less experience with whole chicken, but we made it work.
Monday: I put in the bottom of the crockpot: onions, celery, carrots and potatoes. I put the chicken on top of that, rubbed the skin with olive oil, sprinkled it with salt and paper and let it cook on low all day. For dinner, I put the vegetables in a bowl with the some chicken for everyone. My 9yo remarked, "Oh good! I like it when we have meat and vegetable meals!" I know. I was surprised, too.
Day 2: I used this recipe and made some CSA green beans on the side. It was a big hit. Very few leftovers.
Day 3: We eat in the car on this day because of crazy commuting, so there were quesadillas with the option of burrito filling inside.
Day 4: Picnic day with Daddy. I sauteed peppers and onions and added some leftover chicken. I put these on buns, added a little tomato sauce to the top, and sprinkled shredded cheese overall. I broiled them till the cheese melted and made sandwiches, with sliced peppers and sliced cucumbers on the side.
Day 5: Not my circus. Daddy brings home dinner. I am using the last bones of the chicken to make soup, though, to fend off a cold.
Day 6: Weekend rush: Where we will polish off leftovers.
Day 7: We'll know when we get there.