Sweet & Creamy Butternut Squash Recipe

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Autumn soups are the best! So hearty, delicious and comforting. This Sweet & Creamy Butternut Squash Soup recipe is absolutely perfect for bringing in the cold brisk Fall days. It will illuminate your house in fabulous aromas of roasted veggies and will satisfy your senses completely!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cans vegetable or chicken broth 
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper

Directions: 

  1.  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. On a large baking sheet add the butternut squash, sweet potato, and carrots. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss veggies to make sure they are coated well. Season with salt and pepper (I also add a little sprinkle of white sugar at this point to help veggies caramelize better).
  3. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, stir and return to the oven for another 20 minutes. Remove the veggies from the oven and set aside.
  4. In a large dutch oven or pot, saute onions in a little olive oil. Cook until tender and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Add roasted veggies and broth to the dutch oven. Season with cinnamon, and salt and pepper.
  6. Let the soup simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Add butter and brown sugar to the soup.
  8. Transfer soup to a blender (make sure to hold the lid on tight with a dish towel) and puree soup.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe: Simple and Divine!

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If you haven’t tried this Mississippi Pot Roast crockpot recipe I recommend doing so ASAP! There is essentially no prep, zero effort and it is guaranteed to get 100% satisfaction. Serve with a side salad and mash potatoes and this recipe is sure to be your families next BEST recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 3-4 lb chuck roast
  • 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning mix
  • 1 packet of dry McCormick’s au jus gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5-6 Peperonicini’s

Directions:

  1. Cover the uncooked chuck roast with the Hidden Valley dry ranch seasoning mix and au jus mix on top.
  2. Place a stick of butter and 5-6 Peperoncini’s on top of the roast.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours in the crockpot (or 5 hours on high)
  4. Shred and serve.

 

My Weekly Menu Plan: October 19 – 25

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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
French Toast
Cereal
Granola Bars

 

LUNCH

 

Leftovers
Sandwiches, carrots, apples, yogurt raisins, baked chips, fruit snacks, cereal treats, cheese sticks, yogurt sticks (variety of these for school lunch)
 

SNACKS

 

Cake Batter Dip with graham crackers
Celery with peanut butter
Cheese and crackers

 

DINNER

 

Sunday:  Spaghetti with meatballs, salad, french bread
Monday:  Grilled burgers, hot dogs, beans, coleslaw
Tuesday:  Leftover night
Wednesday:  Tailgating for Royals Game (eating with friends)
Thursday:  Fish Tacos
Friday:  Easy sloppy joes, fresh veggies and chips
Saturday: Dinner Out

Mini Apple Pie Recipe

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These mini apple pies are the perfect for a dessert for family get together’s, bake sales or the next holiday dessert table spread. They are easy to make and come out in the perfect portion for one person.

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages of Betty Crocker Pie Crusts (pre-made, not frozen)
  • 2.5-3 lbs Granny Smith Apples
  •  Juice of 1/2 lemon or 3 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed evenly

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Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut, peel and core apples. Evenly coat with lemon juice.
  3. Combine cinnamon, white sugars, brown sugar, flour and nutmeg together and mix well. Add mixed dry ingredients to diced apples. Make sure coat evenly.
  4. With your pie crusts, cut 24 circles out.
  5. Place crust circles into ungreased cupcake pans.
  6. Fill each pie crust with the apple mixture.
  7. Put a sliver (or cube) of butter on each apple pie.
  8. Using the second pie crust, make another round of circles  or strips for the tops of the mini apple pies.
  9. Cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Weekly Menu Plan For October 12 – 18

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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
Pancakes

LUNCH

School lunches
Cheese sandwiches, baked chips, grapes, apples, cheese sticks, cereal treats
Leftovers

 

SNACKS

 

Graham crackers
Cheese and crackers

 

DINNER

 

Sunday:  Penne Rigate, salad and french bread
Monday:  Left over night
Tuesday: Ranch chicken tenders, mac ‘n cheese and corn
Wednesdsay:  Mini meatloaf, mashed potatoes, beans
Thursday:  Leftover night
Friday:  Dinner out
Saturday:  Mini pizzas

Weekly Menu Plan For 9/14/14

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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

 

Cornbread
Waffles
Cereal
Toast

 

LUNCH

 

Sandwiches, Gogurt, apples, raisins, baked chips, cereal bars, and/or cheese sticks
School lunches
Leftovers

SNACKS

 

Cheese and crackers
Cereal bars
Grapes
Oranges
Apples with peanut butter

 

DINNER

 

Sunday:  Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, fresh veggies
Monday:  Spaghetti, french bread, salad
Tuesday:  Grilled chicken, rice, green beans
Wednesday:  Leftovers
Thursday:  Fish Tacos
Friday:  Sutffed pork chop, salad, cubed potatoes, corn
Saturday:  Dinner Out

Weekly Menu Plan For 9/7/14

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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

 

Muffins
Pancakes
Cereal

 

LUNCH

 

Sandwiches, yogurt sticks, baked chips, cheese sticks, cereal treats, apple sticks, yogurt raisins, and/or grapes
Leftovers

 

SNACKS

 

Crackers
Graham Crackers
Yogurt
Cheese and Crackers

DINNER

 

Sunday:  Roast, potatoes and carrots
Monday: Chicken enchiladas
Tuesday: Lasagne, french bread, salad
Wednesday:  Leftovers
Thursday:  Sandwiches, chips and fresh veggies
Friday: Cheese and chicken enchiladas
Saturday:  Dinner Out

Weekly Menu Plan For August 31, 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

 

Waffles
Pancakes
Cereal
English Muffins

 

LUNCH

 

School Lunch
Sandwiches, chips, yogurt, cheese, grapes
Leftovers

 

SNACKS

 

Cheese and crackers
Rice Krispie Treats
Fruit Kabobs

 

 

DINNER

 

Sunday:  Ham and scalloped potatoes, corn and rolls
Monday:  Tacos
Tuesday:  Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and green beans
Wednesday:  Grilled hamburger and hot dogs, baked beans and fresh veggies
Thursday:  Leftover night
Friday:  Chicken strips, cheezy rice, broccoli
Saturday: Dinner out

Weekly Menu Plan For August 24th

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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
Pancakes
Toast
Cereal

 

LUNCH

 

Sandwiches, yogurt, apples or raisins, rice krispie treats, chips
Leftovers
Frozen Pizza

 

 

SNACKS

 

Fiber One Bars / Granola Bars
Yogurt
Cheese Sticks
Apples with peanut butter

 

DINNER

 

Sunday:  Ham and Scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls  (recipe coming soon!)
Monday:  Sloppy joes, fresh veggies and chips
Tuesday:  Sausage, risotto and broccoli
Wednesday:  Leftover night
Thursday:  Stuffed pasta shells, salad and french bread  (recipe coming soon!)
Friday:  Cheese Enchiladas, beans, rice
Saturday:  Dinner Out

Weekly Menu Plan For 8/3

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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
Muffins

 

LUNCH

 

Frozen Pizza with fresh fruit
Sandwiches with veggies and chips
Leftovers

 

SNACKS

 

Cheese and crackers
Fruit Kabobs (fruit pieces on sticks)
Cheese sticks

 

 

DINNER

 

Sunday:  Grilled chops, corn, rice and salad
Monday: Stromboli, fresh veggies and baked fries
Tuesday:  Chicken strips, mac and cheese, green beans
Wednesday:  Leftover night
Thursday:  Tacos
Friday: Dinner Out
Saturday:  Back to School Party