Weekly Menu Plan For April 13th

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If you have never done a menu plan, you may think that you don’t need one.  That is actually not true.  By planning, you can save yourself time and money.  Of course, if you’ve never set one up before you might not be sure where to start!  Take a look at this post on How to Create a Weekly Menu Plan and Shopping List.

Before you get started creating your own plan, make sure you take a look at all of our FREE Menu Plan and Shopping List forms.  You can either print them off, or even fill one out before printing it for the week – the choice is yours!

Here is my menu plan for the week!

 

BREAKFAST

 

Blueberry Muffins
Cereal
French Toast

 

LUNCH

 

School lunches
Deli Meat Sandwiches, chips, fresh veggies, cheese
Leftover meals

SNACKS

 

 

DINNER

 

Sunday:  Tater Tot Casserole, green beans, rolls
Monday:  Spaghetti, salad, french bread
Tuseday: Leftover night
Wednesday:  Dinner Out
Thursday:  Pattymelts, fresh veggies, chips
Friday:  Fish Tacos
Saturday:  Grilled chicken, red potatoes, corn on the cob, rolls

Tater Tot Casserole

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There are meals that I cook which take me back to my childhood.  One of them is tater tot casserole.  This is an easy recipe that doesn’t take too long to prepare and my family absolutely loves!

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 Tbs flour
1/2 can milk
1/2 – 3/4 bag of tater tots
2 cups of shredded cheese

Preheat the oven to 350.  Brown and drain the meat or turkey (season as usual). Set aside.  In the skillet, mix the soup, flour and milk until it makes a gravy (not too thin).

Spray the casserole dish and place a layer of tater tots on the bottom.  Add 1/2 of the meat, 1/2 of the sauce and 1/2 of the cheese.  Repeat with another layer in the same order.

Bake for 1 hour, or until cheese is well melted throughout.

Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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This is one of our FAVORITE meals!!  It is so easy to make and tastes absolutely scrumptious!  I love that it is made with ingredients that we usually have on hand.

 

INGREDIENTS

 

4 large green bell peppers (can use red if you prefer)
1 lb of ground beef or turkey
1 Tbs. chopped onion
1 cup of cooked rice (Minute Rice is what I use)
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. garlic salt
1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)
1 cup shredded mozerella cheese

Preheat oven to 350.  Cut a circle around the top to remove the stem and top of the pepper.  Remove the seeds and membranes from inside  Cook in boiling water for around 5 – 7 minutes and then drain.

While the peppers are boiling, brown the ground beef (or turkey) until cooked through and then drain and return to the skillet.  Add the rice, salt, garlic salt and 1 cup of tomato sauce to the beef.  Cook until all is hot.

Spoon the beef mixture into the peppers.  Stand upright in a small baking dish (8×8 works well).  Pour the remaining sauce over the tops of the peppers.  Cover with foil and bake for 45 min.  Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Bake until cheese is melted.

Serve and enjoy!!!

Weekly Menu Plan For April 6, 2014

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If you have never done a menu plan, you may think that you don’t need one.  That is actually not true.  By planning, you can save yourself time and money.  Of course, if you’ve never set one up before you might not be sure where to start!  Take a look at this post on How to Create a Weekly Menu Plan and Shopping List.

Before you get started creating your own plan, make sure you take a look at all of our FREE Menu Plan and Shopping List forms.  You can either print them off, or even fill one out before printing it for the week – the choice is yours!

Here is my menu plan for the week!

 

BREAKFAST

 

English Muffins
Toast
Waffles
Cereal

LUNCH

 

School lunch
Leftovers

 

SNACKS

 

Apples with peanut butter
Trail Mix
Granola Bars
Cereal bars

 

DINNER

Sunday:  Stuffed Peppers with dinner rolls (recipe coming)
Monday:  Spaghetti, french bread, salad
Tuesday:  Leftover night
Wednesday: Grilled chicken, green beans, rice and rolls
Thursday: Tacos
Friday:  Tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches
Saturday: Dinner Out

Inside-Out Cheeseburgers (One of My Favorite Recipes)

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Truth be told, my husband will grill out all year long.  However, when the weather turns nice, we start to grill out more and more.  One of our favorite meals is inside-out cheeseburgers!  What is great is that you can take this basic idea and customize it to add in anything that suits your fancy!  The recipe is sooooo simple!

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Ground beef or turkey (1/2 – 1 lb)
4 – 6 slices of already cooked bacon
24 cubes of cheddar cheese
BBQ seasonings (as you like)
Hamburger buns

Start with your meat.  Make each patty about 1/4 lb.  Sprinkle with your favorite BBQ seasonings.  Cube a few slices of your favorite cheese and place it on one patty (I usually like cheddar, but you can use anything you like).  Then, take one piece of bacon and break it into pieces and place it on the patty.  It might actually require 1 1/2 or even 2 slices — depending upon how much bacon you want.

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Once you have one side complete, grab your other “empty” patty and place it on top.  Squeeze the edges together to close your patty.  Grill until cooked through*.  Serve with your favorite condiments and sides and enjoy!!

 

*Make sure your meat is cooked properly to avoid getting sick.

Weekly Menu Plan For March 30th

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If you have never done a menu plan, you may think that you don’t need one.  That is actually not true.  By planning, you can save yourself time and money.  Of course, if you’ve never set one up before you might not be sure where to start!  Take a look at this post on How to Create a Weekly Menu Plan and Shopping List.

Before you get started creating your own plan, make sure you take a look at all of our FREE Menu Plan and Shopping List forms.  You can either print them off, or even fill one out before printing it for the week – the choice is yours!

Here is my menu plan for the week!

 

BREAKFAST

 

Waffles
Cereal
Blueberry Muffins
Fruit

 

LUNCH

 

Grilled Cheese, chips, yogurt, cheese, raisins
Chicken Nuggets, apples, carrots, cheese, yogurt
Leftovers

SNACKS

 

Cookies/Milk
Apples/Peanut Butter
Trail Mix
Raisins

 

DINNER

Sunday:  Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops (recipe coming), corn, cubed potatoes
Monday:  Inside Out Burgers (recipe coming), fresh veggies, baked fries
Tuesday:  Leftover night
Wednesday:  Stuffed Pasta Shells (recipe coming), salad, french bread
Thursday:  Ham ‘n Cheese Potato Bake (recipe coming), green beans, rolls
Friday:  Pizza Night Out
Saturday:  Leftovers

Simple and Delicious Sloppy Joes

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I’m about keeping things simple.  Anything I can do to make things easier works for me!   This Sloppy Joe recipe is one of the ways I do just that!  Not only is it simple, it tastes so good (much better than that canned stuff from the store).

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 tbs Olive Oil
1/2 white onion, finely chopped (can increase full onion if you desire)
1/2 green pepper, finely chopped (can increase or eliminate this item)
1 clove of minced garlic
Salt
Pepper
1 lb of ground beef or turkey
1 can of tomato sauce, 15 oz
1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup of ketchup
Hamburger Buns

Put oil into a skillet and add veggies and garlic.  Lightly salt and pepper (as much or as little as your family likes).  Cook until softened (around 5 min or so).  Add ground beef or turkey and cook through.  Drain off excess fat.

Put the meat back into the skillet and add the tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup.  Simmer for around 7 – 9 minutes – until well blended and slightly thickened.

Spoon onto buns and add more salt and pepper (as desired).  Serve with chips and fresh veggies!! Yum!!!!

Cheesy Chicken Simmer Recipe

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If you are looking for an easy meal for dinner, you’ll want to try this Cheesy Chicken Simmer.  It combines just a few simple ingredients and is ready to eat in just 30 minutes!

2 Tbs oil (I use olive oil)
1 lb small chicken breasts (flatten to cook more easily)
1 – 2 cups chopped broccoli
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
4 oz Velveeta, diced
2 cups of prepared rice

Heat the oil in a pan and cook the chicken.  After 4 – 5 minutes, turn and cook on the others side.

Once nearly cooked through, add in the broccoli, soup and velveeta and stir.  Simmer on low heat and stir occasionally as the cheese melts.  Simmer for 7 – 10 minutes (or until chicken is cooked).  While simmering, prepare the rice according to package instructions (I use Minute Rice as it is quick and easy).

Serve chicken and cheese mixture over hot rice.

Enoy!

Weekly Menu Plan For March 23rd

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If you have never done a menu plan, you may think that you don’t need one.  That is actually not true.  By planning, you can save yourself time and money.  Of course, if you’ve never set one up before you might not be sure where to start!  Take a look at this post on How to Create a Weekly Menu Plan and Shopping List.

Before you get started creating your own plan, make sure you take a look at all of our FREE Menu Plan and Shopping List forms.  You can either print them off, or even fill one out before printing it for the week – the choice is yours!

This last week, we were down with some illness, so this week I am keeping it SUPER simple!!!!  Here is my menu plan for the week!

 

BREAKFAST

 

Waffles
Pancakes
Cereal
English Muffins
Fresh Fruit

 

LUNCH

 

Leftovers (mom)
Grilled cheese sandwiches, strawberries, yogurt, cheese, crackers
Chicken nuggets, grapes, cheese, crackers, yogurt sticks

 

SNACKS

 

Fruit
Cheese with crackers
Peanut Butter with crackers

DINNER

Sunday:  Spaghetti with meatballs, french bread and salad
Monday:  Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (click HERE for recipe)
Tuesday:  Panins, chips, fresh veggies
Wednesday:  Leftover night
Thursday: Cheezy Chicken Simmer (recipe HERE), dinner rolls
Friday:  Fish Fillets, corn, cole slaw, boiled potatoes
Saturday:  Dinner Out

Hamburger Onion Pie Recipe

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I am a big fan of easy and delicious meals.  This Hambuger Onion Pie is one of those.  It takes just a few minutes to prepare and you will be sitting down to dinner in less than one hour from start to finish.

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 cup of bisquick
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 lb ground beef or turkey
2 medium onions chopped (can do less)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. Accent (optional)
2 Tbs. Bisquick
2 eggs (beaten)
1 cup small curd cottage cheese

Preheat the oven to 375.  Mix the first two ingredients and knead for 15 – 30 seconds until well blended.  Roll out with rolling pin and then place into pie pan.

Next, brown the ground beef (or turkey), onions, salt, pepper and Accent until meat is browned.  Drain excess fat and return to pan.  Stir in the Bisquick.  Pour into pie shell.

Combine the eggs and cottage cheese and spread over the top of the meat mixture in the pan.  Bake at 375 for 30 – 35 minutes (until topping is set and doesn’t “wiggle” and edges are golden brown).

Allow to cool and then cut into 8 pieces and serve.  You can top with ketchup or other condiments.  Enjoy!

(Serves 8)