Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday's Menu

Hello all! It's the start of a wonderful week!
When I went to plan this weeks menu I asked my wonderful hubby if he wanted anything. He told me to make quick easy dinners this week so I'm not putting to much on my plate. (I have a lot of stuff planned this week.) How SWEET of him!!! (I really mean that!) So I'm busting out the trusty crock pot!
I will be posting pictures through the week of the meals I have cooked here on this blog instead of making a new blog about the menu that was cooked.
Our menu's start on Saturday's and go to Friday.
You can also visit my Pintrest account for recipes I have tried. I would love to hear about your meals you plan at home. What are some great recipes you have tried?

Saturday: I had originally planned a rotisserie chicken from Kroger's and that was VETOED by my son while we were grocery shopping.(The whole family wen with me) I didn't want to cook so my hubby told me he would pick up Papa Murphy's pizza. It's a huge pizza and we have leftovers for lunch on Sunday and through the week for the kids and hubby.

Sunday: Southwest Chicken Skillet.
When I read this recipe I was thrilled because it's all cooked in 1 pot. WOOO HOO Less dishes to clean! Plus the picture mad me hungry!
This Meal was a Hit!!! There is NO LEFT OVERS!
While I was cooking it I was able to get everyone's lunches ready for tomorrow.
Super Simple and Quick!

Brown the chicken in your skillet 1st. Yes I added seasoning to the chicken.

Then add all the other ingredients. Bring to a boil and cover for 20 minutes. Make sure the rice does not stick to the bottom of the skillet.
Also, I did add a handful cheese on it at the end.

I can't help it I love, LOVE Salads. My poor family has to deal with me eating salads all the time.
This is what I packed for the lunches for tomorrow for Abby and I. My Hubby is getting the leftover Pizza and My Son has a free meal where he works.
Have I mentioned I love salad? This bag will give me 2 lunches and 1 salad for tomorrow's dinner.


This is inside my lunch box. The Grapes are my snack and the Yogurt is there to help with afternoon sweet tooth that I get.
And this is Abby's School Lunch. The Lunch-able is her breakfast! She is taking after her momma with the salads.

 Monday: Crock Pot Cube Steak
My husband renamed this S.O.S. and yes it is a lot like S.O.S. but man it's soo YUMMY!!!! Even though it looks like something made pre-world war 2 there are never leftovers here.
I want to share with you the crock pot God sent! Slow cook liners!!!
See it's doesn't look yummy but it smells WONDERFUL!
It's a family favorite in this house. I love it!
And now Tomorrow's Lunch
Abby's Lunch. She bought herself a pre made sandwich and I was so proud of her dividing the pretzel sticks out into Baggies.
My lunch. Umm It's a Salad. surprised?
My wonderful hubby's lunch is frozen meal he picked out at the grocery store.

 Tuesday: Crock Pot Creamy Chicken & Broccoli over Rice
For my family you can not go wrong with chicken and Broccoli. Broccoli is the 1 veggie they will eat without me having to hide it in a recipe.

This meal was so filling. When I got home tonight the house smelled so yummy. I was worried about not putting the broccoli in the crock pot all day, but it came out wonderful. A keeper recipe in this family.
Tomorrow's Lunch:
Well it's really simple. I'm taking leftover pizza,(WAIT WHAT!?! No salad!) Abby is taking a sandwich, James is eating at work and Wonderful Hubby is taking last nights (Cube Steak crock pot) leftovers.

Wednesday: Crock Pot Pizza
WHAT! Pizza in a crock pot? Yes and No it uses pasta not a crust but it taste like a homemade pizza. 
Well there was a HUGE issue when I came to make this. I had no Mozzarella Cheese. Back up plan in place I make Tacos mainly because Abby had made queso earlier this week and I didn't want it to go bad. It's always good to have 1 back to go recipe just in case

Thursday: Leftover night! Cause we are going to need it!(HOPEFULLY!)

Friday: Chicken & Bean Burritos
The picture had me! It looked so good then I saw total time to make 15 minutes and I was sold!
Ok This is what happened. I came home tired! So I told my wonderful hubby to wake me up in 1 hour. At 8:30 he wakes me up!!! However everyone had ate the rest of the leftovers that we still had so this dish is getting moved to Saturday

Through the week I'll post my pictures of the meals I make and add our lunches for each day!
Until than Cook On!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

1950's housewife

I found this article and I thought it was really fascinating and I wanted to share it.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sunday Menu


Rotisserie Chicken
Pre-cooked chicken was on sale this week!

Crock pot Beef and Vegetables stew

Chicken Enchiladas and Re-fried Beans


Chicken Pot Pie
How much more traditional can I get (again on a Wednesday!)


Because food is not allowed to go to waste here!


This has actually because my family's favorite dinners.


Surprise me night
This is when I look to see what I can come up with quickly with everything that is in my kitchen.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Last Week's Menu

The one main thing I have learned to do is to roll with the punches. Sometimes I have a meal planned for the week and something may happen to turn it into another type of meal. Take for instance my breakfast casserole, I turned it in a skillet meal to avoid heating up my gas oven.

Sausage and Potatoes with steamed Broccoli
For this meal I spent a total of $6.00. That's $1.50 for each of us. I used our steamer and steamed the broccoli for 15 minutes. I cooked the potatoes first in the skillet. As the potatoes are cooking I cut the sausage and waited til the potatoes were almost done and than added the sausage. Once the sausage is done the meal is ready. 
This was quick and easy to cook. It's a great recipe if you have left over potatoes that you don't want to go bad or like me get everything on sale.

Crock pot Santa Fe Chicken
This meal was extremely Yummy! When I got home from work I was so hungry from the wonderful smell coming from my kitchen that I forgot to take a picture. Add all the ingredients listed to a crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours. I got the recipe from here:

Breakfast Casserole and a Fruit salad
It turned out not to be a casserole but a skillet meal! Still it was so good!
Fully cook sausage in a skillet
Add eggs to skillet and mix in with sausage
Once eggs are cooked top with cheese
  • 1 package of  breakfast sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cup of cheese 


Meat loaf, Mash potatoes and corn
It actually turned into Meatloaf, Broccoli Cheese Soup and Fruit! It was a great meal and there were no leftovers!


Because food is not allowed to go to waste here!


Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Black Beans
This is what really happened! I came home from work and it was a hot day. Hubby didn't want me heating up the house so he took us to Subway for some cold sandwiches. And Yes I had my Veggie and Cheese Sandwich.


Chicken with Basil Alfredo sauce, Salad and Green Beans
This will be on next weeks recipe posting.