Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 29

I hope you had a great weekend!

The all slow cooker menu that I published last week was very popular.  I’ll try to put together another one like it soon.

Here’s the menu for this week:

Brown Sugar Chicken and Sweet Potatoes in the Slow cooker, steamed green veggie

South of the Border Skillet, salad, chips and salsa

Bacon and Tomato Pasta, salad

Chicken Gyros, Asian Broccoli Slaw

Ham and Pineapple Fried Rice

Chicago Style Pizza Pot Pie, salad

Peach Pound Cake with Peach Nectar Glaze

To print, click here: menu year 3 week 29

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 27

There’s a lot to love with this menu.  Two slow cooker meals, plus a meal to stock your freezer (the 50s Prime Time Meatloaf will make 2 loaves).  There’s a 15 minute meal and one our family favorites, Vietnam Fried Rice.

Oh yeah, and the dessert is a winner too!

Serving suggestions are included in bold on the menu and in curly brackets {} on the grocery list.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Vietnam Fried Rice, egg rolls from the freezer section

Bowties with Italian Sausage and Bell Peppers, salad

50s Prime Time Meatloaf, Baked Potatoes with Onions, salad

Chicken Fiesta with Black Beans in the Slow Cooker, chips and salsa, salad

Easy Pepper Steak in the Slow Cooker, angel hair pasta, favorite green veggie

Chicken Florentine Pizza, carrot sticks

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake with Strawberry Icing

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 27

This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.

 

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 25

I hope you had a great weekend.  We had a busy weekend of birthday parties, camping trips, church dinners…  I also did a lot of cooking on Saturday and I’ve got some great recipes to share with you in the next few weeks.

The menu this week has 2 slow cooker meals, 1 meal that can be doubled and the extra stashed in the freezer and one of my favorite cookies.  There’s also a delicious pasta dish and fish recipe that might convince even people who don’t usually eat fish to give it a try.

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 this week:

Teriyaki BBQ Chicken Legs in the Slow Cooker, Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole, favorite green veggie

Pepper Patch Pasta with Grilled Chicken, salad

Tropical Tilapia with Pineapple Salsa and Coconut Rice, salad

Southwestern Steak and Cornbread Dressing in the Slow Cooker, favorite green veggie

Spicy Garlic Chicken Pizza, salad

Mexican Vegetables on Cornbread

Way to a Man’s Heart Cookies

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 25

This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.

 

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 24

Yesterday was Compassion Sunday – a chance to get involved in changing the story for a child living in poverty.  It was exciting to hear stories from people in my church of children that they sponsor now.  And it was awesome to see people step into a new story, by sponsoring a child.

Soon, a group of bloggers will be in Tanzania.  They’ll be sharing everything they see and learn with us – stories of children whose lives are being made better by the work of Compassion International.

I love reading the posts from bloggers who go on these trips.  They give such an intimate look at the lives of the kids and what it really means to them to have a sponsor who cares.  The Nester is one blogger I already follow and she is going to Tanzania.  I’m looking forward to virtually traveling along to see what God is doing there.

There are 6 bloggers going, plus team leaders Shaun Groves and Keely Scott.  That’s quite a few eyes and cameras and hearts that will be sharing the story with us.  I hope you will follow along.  And consider sponsoring a child too!

This week’s menu:

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.

Roasted Red Pepper and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta, salad

Ham and Swiss Scalloped Potatoes, steamed green veggie, fresh fruit

Mediterranean Chicken in the Slow Cooker, angel hair pasta, salad

Steak Burgers with Red Wine Onions, baked potatoes, salad

Complete BBQ Chicken Dinner in the Slow Cooker

Lentil Tacos, chips and salsa, salad

Coconut Cream and Chocolate Dessert

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 24

This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 22

I hope everyone had wonderful Easter and Passover Celebrations this weekend.  We had a chance to spend time with family and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather.

I love the menu this week and I think you will too.  It’s just so easy!  Anytime I can make dinner simple and taste great too is a happy day for me.

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 this week:

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta, salad

Ham and Pineapple Fried Rice

Tony’s Tilapia, favorite veggie, Asian Broccoli Salad

Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops, Spoon Bread with Swiss, salad

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker, Sweet Potato Fries, favorite veggie

Bean and Cheese Enchiladas, salad

110 Calorie Ice Cream Sandwiches

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 22

This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 21

I love when Easter comes late in the spring, because all the flowers and trees have had a chance to bloom.  Seeing the earth burst with new life reminds me of the new life we have in Christ.

If you’re looking for a way to share the Easter story with your kids, you might want to make these Easter Story Cookies together.  I’ve used this recipe for years, when I found it online way back in the 90s.  But just a few weeks ago, I found out more about the author.  Her daughter, Traci writes the blog Beneath My Heart.

Now here’s my “the internet is a small world after all” story:  I had just started following Traci’s blog and she linked to her sister Cyndi’s blog, Walking in Grace and Beauty so I started following Cyndi too.  Somehow, through Facebook (because Facebook tells you how many friends you have in common.  Facebook is so weird and I promise I wasn’t stalking her!) I figured out that Cyndi and I know a lot of the same people in real life.  Turns out she grew up in the town I had lived in for nearly 20 years!

Now Traci, Cyndi and I all live within 30 or so minutes of each other.  And it was after I figured this out that I found out their mother was the author of this wonderful recipe I had made with my kids to share the Easter story with them.

I love small-world connections like this!

Now for the menu:  If you make the Italian Seasoned Pork early in the week and have leftovers, you can use that meat for the Mandarin Chicken (pork) Rice Bake.  Depending on your schedule this week, that could be handy.

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.

Italian Seasoned Salt and White Wine Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, favorite green veggie

Mandarin Chicken Rice Bake, favorite green veggie

Sloppy Slow Cooked Chicken Tacos, salad, chips and salsa

Beef and Bean Topped Potatoes, salad

French Dip Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker, Ranch Veggie Salad, Macaroni & Cheese

Bacon and Tomato Pasta, salad

Black Bottom Peanut Butter Chiffon Pie

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 21

This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.

 

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 19

We’ve been enjoying such glorious weather that it’s hard to remember it’s still really wintertime.

Jim scrubbed the grill this weekend and we grilled out burgers, sat on the patio and went for walks.  Neighbors were outside visiting.  Kids were playing.

It is still March, right?

The menu this week has 6 dinners and 1 dessert, as always.  Serving suggestions are included in bold on the recipes and in curly brackets on the grocery list.

Here’s a tip for you: If you don’t need the recipes to print out each time, you can set your computer to just print page 1 instead of pages 1-9.  That’s how I do it and then I just use the site to read the recipes when I need them.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week:

Brown Sugar Chicken and Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker, steamed green veggie

Zesty Chicken in the Slow Cooker with Couscous, steamed green veggie

Italian Chicken and Rice Casserole, salad

South of the Border Skillet, salad, chips & salsa

Garlic Lime Tilapia, Honey Glazed Carrots in the Slow Cooker, salad

Bowtie Pasta with Feta Cheese and Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken, salad

Nutella Rice Krispie Treats

To print, click here: menu year 3 week 19

This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 14

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

Ham and Swiss Scalloped Potatoes, favorite green veggie, salad

Pizza Steak Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker, French Fries, salad

Cottage Pie, green veggie, Cranberries and Oranges

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, cheese and crackers

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Roasted Broccoli and Red Peppers

Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce with Two Cheeses over Ravioli, salad

Raspberry Filled Brownies ala Mode

To print, click here: menu year 3 week 14

This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 13

The Versatility of a Menu Plan

I have recently discovered that my menu plans (probably most menu plans) are extremely versatile.  Yes, I’m a little slow at catching on.

I didn’t use to use my own menu plans and grocery lists very often.  I’m always cooking new things to share on the blog, so it didn’t make sense to print off a menu and list for meals I knew I probably wouldn’t make.

Then life got {even} busier.  So I printed off a menu and list, shopped and hung the list of meals on my fridge.  I made a few of them as written.  The rest of our meals  I created to share here with you.

What I found out is even when I don’t make the meals as planned, the grocery list still works. The reason is that almost all of my meals use common ingredients.  The list makes sure I’m keeping my pantry and freezer stocked with foods that can be used to make many different meals.

Win-win!  I don’t have to do any planning and I still have the freedom to change things up.  If you see me in the grocery now, I’ll have a printed list in my hands.

If you’re in a habit of shopping without a list or spending a lot of time creating a list, you might try printing this one.  Maybe you’ll find freedom in the plan too!

Here’s what is on the menu today:

Olive Oil and Italian Herb Roasted Chicken, Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, green veggie

Ravioli in the Slow cooker, salad

Croque Monsieur (Ham and Cheese), salad

Italian Beef Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker, French fries, carrot sticks

Black Bean and Corn Chicken Taco Bake, chips and salsa, salad

Cream of Cauliflower Soup, Cheddar Muffins

Cherry Oat Bars

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 13

This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 2 Week 45

We’ve got a couple of slow cooker meals this week and some planned leftovers.  You’ll want to be sure to make the Baked Chicken with Summer Vegetables early in the week, so you can use the extra chicken for Chicken and Cheesy Rice Casserole.  Use about 3-4 pounds of chicken.  Be sure to give it plenty of cooking time, because the slow cooker will be very full with chicken and veggies.

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’s on the menu this week:

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This menu is part of Menu Plan Monday at The Organizing Junkie.

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