31 Days of Frugal Meals // Day 4 & a discount code

October 4, 2012

I have a massive failure to admit to...yesterday I planned to cook. Honestly in 4 years of marriage/engagement I have had something home cooked every night, but not last night. After a full day at work and a faculty meeting that was seemingly endless, we went out to eat. I literally had no time to cook before we had to be at church (I was home long enough to let the dogs out for a minute-literally) so Jeremy suggested we just make a fast food date out of it. No biggie for most, but I really hate not following a meal plan, yes I am that OCD. :)

So on with 31 Days. This is where the week gets really easy as I show you have I turn one whole chicken into 4 meals.

Here is what's for dinner:

Crock-pot Rotisserie Chicken

Seriously I am not making any changes to this recipe except adding a little butter/olive to the bottom so it doesn't burn or stick, and just a little bit otherwise you end up drowning it  after it lets out its juices.

What am I serving it with?
Roasted Brussel Sprouts and the other half of the rosemary focaccia I made the other day that hasn't been baked yet. Let's just say the yeast I bought was good, that dough has far exceeded the double state.

Roasted Brussel Sprouts
What you need:
1 package frozen brussel sprouts (they are cheaper)
garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste
olive oil - enough to drizzle

What to do:
Thaw out brussel sprouts and preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut sprouts in half and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the bottom starts to turn a caramel color and crisp up.

The first night I split one of the breasts between the two of us, and they are usually large when you buy a whole chicken. The second night I do the same and change up the sides (check back tomorrow for that). Finally the third night I make something totally different out of the thighs and it will last though night 4...if not a 5th night for at least one person. 

Now for the discount code...

Yesterday I was contacted by Kohl's after mentioning their jeans in my WIWW post yesterday. Lucky for us they offered all of my readers a code for 10% off that can be stacked with other codes, even department specific codes at Kohls. The 10% off code for y'all is  UBLOGTEN  until October 24 at check out for 10% off your entire order:)