We decided to make today a planning, organizing, cleaning day. After a wonderful time with a houseful of friends yesterday, I had no desire to clean-up and school plan last night (It was mainly the fault of one friend in particular. You know who you are!). I love the freedom that homeschooling gives us to be the master of our schedule!
On Saturday we completed our every-two-month grocery run. We took the four youngest children and filled up five grocery carts. The freezer and pantry are bursting. Today I made eight batches of granola which will hopefully last us until January.
Emelie just made this yummy dish for dinner. The house smelled so good while it was cooking, everyone was asking how long till dinner!
Italian Pineapple Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple, drained
1/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese, optional
Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. Pour salad dressing into a shallow bowl; dip chicken in dressing. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add chicken; cook over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep warm.
Add pineapple slices to the skillet; cook for 30 seconds on each side or until lightly browned. Place a slice on each chicken breast half. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Notes: We changed this up a bit to fit how we like to prep and serve. We only used 2 chicken breasts (yes, for all 10 of us, and we had leftovers!). We doubled the rest of the ingredients. Emelie just threw the frozen chicken into the pressure cooker with the dressing and 1/2 cup of water. After it cooked, she chopped up the chicken, returned it to the sauce, added the pineapple, and topped it with cheese. Then we served it over rice. Sooooo good!
This week we'll be enjoying:
Monday - Italian Pineapple Chicken, Salad, Edamame
Tuesday (Horse Judging) - Pancakes, Sausage
Wednesday (AWANA) - Hot Dogs, Popcorn
Thursday (Homeschool Group, Karate) - Pepperoni Dip, Fresh Bread
Friday - Bible Study
Saturday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes
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