In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu

I made these Can’t Leave Alone Bars  last week. These are so good. Very sweet, but good! If you are looking for a good dessert for at home or a pot luck, try these Can’t Leave Alone Bars!

Can't Leave Alone Bars Recipe

Now that dessert is out of the way…lol I made Chicken and Rice for dinner one day last week. This dish changes every time I make it. lol Here is last weeks interpretation of Chicken and Rice. Diced chicken breast, carrots, peas, and onions.

Chicken and Rice

It was good and the family really liked it. We had enough for another meal left over. So instead of serving the same way the next night, I made Fried Rice. I often make Left Over Stir Fry with left over rice and meat. This time I already had just about everything I needed in one dish. I did needed more vegetables, so I sauteed some frozen green beans until done.

Sauteed Green Beans


Then I added the leftover Chicken and Rice. Once that was up to temperature, I pushed it to one side of the skillet to make room for the eggs. I used two beaten adds and poured them into the open spot in the skillet. I stirred them until cooked, then I stirred it into the rice. I added about 1/4 cup of soy sauce, stirring to distribute to all the rice. Then it was ready to eat!

Chicken Fried Rice


I love quick and easy meals like that! My family does, too. They ate it all!


When we went grocery shopping Friday night, we got 20 pound of pork loin on sale for $1.69 a pound. It was already sliced in the packages, too. I was only going to buy 10 pounds, but my husband said to go ahead and get 20.


Pork Loin


The next day, I divided it into 11 meal size bags for the freezer. I put 6 slices in each bag, and the last bag got 7 slices. Using one bag a week, that’s almost 3 months worth!

Pork Loin Meal Bags

So for 20 pounds, I spent $33.80. Divided into 11 meals, each meal costs $3.07. Add in some potatoes or rice, and some veggies, and I will probably spend only $5 or so on each total meal for 5 to 6 people. I love meals that only cost $5! I don’t usually serve very much pork, but if I can find deals like this again, I will start serving it more!

In the Kitchen with Linda & Dinner Menu


Now…. to answer the question that I get asked about a hundred times a day……….What’s For Dinner?

Saturday – quick & easy- Pizza

Sunday – soup & sandwich day -Church Picnic!

Monday – chicken – Chicken Hoagies with lettuce & tomato

Tuesday – pizza/pasta – Skillet Spaghetti, broccoli

Wednesday – Taco Night- Beef Tacos with all the fixin’s

Thursday – chicken – Skillet Chicken Alfredo, green beans

Friday beef –    My daughter’s Graduation Party! Hot dogs & S’mores around the fire pit. I will probably make some Macaroni Salad, too.



For more ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday



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