It is Wednesday already? This week is going by so quickly. I can’t even believe it. I want to take a few minutes today to talk to you about meal planning. Here is how we do it. Wednesday (today) we plan our meals for Saturday through Friday for the upcoming week and make our grocery list. Ugh. It takes so long partly because we do this right after dinner so we are not hungry. I usually like to make something that takes longer on Sundays, like a big, special meal. It needs to have leftovers because I never want to cook on Monday. It tends to be a day that I just don’t have time. Tuesday and Wednesday I usually make something that we can eat for 2 days or can be remade into something else. Thursday is the worst day to plan. I NEVER want what we planned for the day unless I trick myself and put my favorite thing on Thursday. If it is leftovers there is no way we will actually eat that for dinner on Thursday.
What is a great option on Thursday? Pizza. Pizza is the answer because it is easy and I can choose the toppings based on what I want to use in the fridge. This particular pizza, BBQ chicken pizza is so good that I am excited to make it on Thursday. It is sweet from the BBQ sauce, with a hint of garlic, freshness from the green onions, and spice from the sliced jalapeño. It kind of makes my taste buds dance, a necessity for those last few days of the week. I forgot to mention that there is bacon. Bacon makes everything better. It makes the pizza a little smokey and gives little crunchy surprises with each bite.
This is one of my favorite pizzas to make. It makes great leftovers and fab cold. I think the added bonus is that you could actually use left over chicken and just add some BBQ sauce. I didn’t have left over barbecue chicken, so I made some really quickly in the toaster oven.
Now I want to know how you plan your meals? Is it once a week? Once a month? What are the problems that you and your family have when meal planning? I would love some tips or tricks from others!
BBQ Chicken Pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients (6-8 slices of pizza)
- 1 pizza crust
- cornmeal for dusting
- 1/4 pound chicken
- BBQ sauce
- 1 jalapeño, sliced
- 1/3 pound mozzarella cheese, grated
- goat cheese
- 2-3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 tablespoons green onions
Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and coat with BBQ sauce. Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 500 degrees. Roll out the pizza crust. Sprinkle the bottom of the pan or pizza with cornmeal. Place the crust on top. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over the crust. Bake at 500 for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and crispy.