Free Weekly Menu + Grocery List – Year 3 Week 47

The menu this week could be a great opportunity to stock the freezer.  Italian Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells make enough to freeze a pan and have a pan to eat.

Both the Reuben Calzone and Mel’s Diner Chili will freeze well.  You’ll need to double the ingredients for these, if you want to have enough to eat once and still freeze some for later.

And, of course the Cheddar Chive Biscuits are great to put away in the freezer.

Here’s the full menu for this week:

Reuben Calzone, Quick Cole Slaw

Skillet Chicken, Peppers and Tomatoes, salad

Mel’s Diner Chili, Cheddar Chive Freezer Biscuits

Salmon Patties, Mac & Cheese, favorite green veggie

Crockpot Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken over rice

Italian Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells, salad

Hot Fudge and Caramel Chocolate Poke Cake

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 47


4 Freezer Marinades for Lazy People

If you’re a lazy cook like me, you are going to love this idea!

I grill a lot of chicken.  Usually, I just throw the boneless breasts or tenders on the grill frozen.  Sometimes, I go all out and sprinkle them with salt and pepper or homemade seasoned salt.  That works fine.  But I really prefer the taste of marinated chicken.

However, I’m too lazy and usually in too much of a hurry to remember to thaw the chicken and get it in the marinade with time for it to sit before cooking.

But I’ve got a true short cut for you!  It turns out, you can put the marinade over frozen chicken.  Pop it back in the freezer and then when you’re ready pop it on the grill.  Super simple and it tastes great and makes the chicken tender too.

This idea came to me when GLAD sent me some of their new Freezerware containers.

I used the large size.  They are big enough for 1/2 a bag of chicken tenders to fit with room to spare for shaking to coat the meat with marinade.  [Read more…]

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes – Year 2, Week 6

I think you’re going to like this menu.  First of all, soup is back!  I love soup and I’m glad the weather is finally cooling off so I can fix it again frequently.

The menu this week includes some quick meals, some slow cooker meals and two meals that make enough to stock the freezer.

Because you’ll be stocking up the freezer with extra dinners, there is more meat to buy than usual.  It will be worth it though to have Hamburger Vegetable Soup and Tamale Pork Sandwiches ready to go on a busy day.

As always, you get 6 dinners and 1 dessert.  Serving suggestions are included in bold on the recipes and in curly brackets {} on the grocery list.

Here’s what is on the menu for this week:

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This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at  You’ll find lots of menu inspiration there.