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So, I’m not usually a fan of fruit with my poultry…  It’s always seemed so weird…

Once, I made a traditional German dish that consisted of pork chops, apples and raisins, and that totally blew my mind and made me actually like pork chops.  So when I found several various recipes for “Hawaiian chicken” yesterday, I decided to give it a go!

I’m currently crockpotting this delicious smelling dish at my office, so if I end up not liking it, there are like 7 other people I can pawn it off on.  They like it when I feed them.

4 pounds of chicken
(Aldi had some gorgeous boneless, skinless thighs, so I got that)
20oz crushed pineapple (canned is fine)
1 teaspoon-ish of cinnamon
1/3 cup-ish of honey

I prefer to use the crockpot liners (I know, Rebecca….you hate cooking in plastic), but I was out and Aldi was out so I just sprayed some of Z&K’s Pam into a ziploc bag when I went to check on their dogs during my lunch break.  I also dumped some of her honey and cinnamon into another ziploc bag….but figured I needed some more honey and picked up a jar of it at Aldi when I went for the pineapple and chicken.

So, line your crockpot OR grease it up….whatever you prefer, dump the chicken in (cut up if you prefer) and top it with the entire can of pineapples, cinnamon and honey!  I ended up going a little nuts here with the honey…  Remember how I said I didn’t think I put enough in the bag at Z&K’s?   Yeah, I ended up getting caught up in conversation with some of my coworkers and squeezed about half of the brand new jar of honey over the chicken…oops…  Anyone need Diabetes?

Cook on high for 2-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
(Time varies depending on how frozen the chicken is.)
((Speaking of freezing, this could totally be frozen ahead of time!))

I used my pink handled office scissors to cut up the chicken, and while it meant I only had to wash them and my hands, it took longer to cut the partially frozen chicken thighs with the scissors than it would if I would have just cut it.  “But you’re at work!  Certainly you don’t have alternative means!”  Yeah, actually, I keep a knife and a cutting board here in the office, but was feeling pretty lazy.

The aroma is divine right now and it’s been cooking on high for about two hours.

Hopefully, it’s good.  Otherwise, I just spent <$12 to stay in the good graces of my coworkers.

Here we go again!!  Another awesome meal plan that has Fall & Football written all over it!

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What’s on the Menu:
Colorado Beef Burritos
Thai Chicken Wings with Peanut Sauce
Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Meatball Stroganoff
Pork Tenderloin with Apple Cranberry Sauce
Taco Chili


And if you missed my other posts, you can check them out here:

I’m so excited to try this Meal Plan with Owen’s family!  These recipes scream fall!  =)

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What’s on the Menu:
Honey Sesame Chicken
White Chicken Chili
Beer & Beef Stew
Beef Stroganoff

Again, all of the original work is cited in the PDF attachment.  I haven’t made any of my own meal plans yet, but I’m really looking forward to it!!

Enjoy and let me know what you think!


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Okay!  So, I’m really excited to announce that the 5th meal is presently in the crockpot and we’ve not repeated any of them yet.

I’m going to admit, we’d probably be through more of them now if I would have remembered to put them on in the mornings.  I’ve not been holding up my end of the cooking bargain; however, their house is looking much better!

My favorite part is that they’ve loved them all!  I asked Mom what she thought of them and she literally said “It has all been great.  The steak and chicken ones have been my faves.”  That’s all of them except the Scalloped Potatoes & Ham…and I messed up on that one pretty good…lol  Maybe the other bag of it won’t be so bad…  I’ll let you know.  😉

The reason we’re all here: I wanted to go ahead and publish my second PDF.  I haven’t tried it with the family yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll write and let you know how it went!

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What’s on the Menu:

Fresh Spaghetti Sauce
Black Bean Chili
Italian Sausage with Pepper & Onions
Chicken Fajitas
Brunswick Stew

The plan as it’s written only makes 1 bag of each meal.  To make 10 like in my last post, simply double all ingredients.  I don’t think I will, just so I can get through this set and move on to the next.