Sunday, December 11, 2011

Week of December 12th

Monday: Hawaiian Haystacks

Tuesday: Fajitas

Wednesday: Biscuits and Gravy, Bacon and Scrambled Eggs

Thursday:  Grilled Ham and Cheese with Tomato Soup

Friday:  Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Saturday:  Orange Chicken over Rice

Sunday:  Stew and Rolls

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Week of December 5th

Monday: Lo Mein and Gyozas

Tuesday: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Peas

Wednesday: Tacos

Thursday: Mongolian Beef

Friday: Chicken Pot Pie

Saturday: BBQ Beef and Sweet Potato Fries

Sunday: Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Rolls

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Week of November 28th

Monday: Turkey Rolls with Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday:  Ground Beef Enchiladas

Wednesday:  Chicken Alfredo and Broccoli

Thursday:  Spaghetti, Salad and Bread

Friday:  Beef Stirfry

Saturday:  Out to Eat

Sunday:  Family Dinner for a baby blessing

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Week of November 21st

Monday:  Hamburgers and Hot dogs at K's birthday party

Tuesday:  Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday:  Deer Steak, Baked Potatoes and Salad


Friday:  Pizza

Saturday:  Turkey stew

Sunday:  Leftovers

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Week of November 14th

Sorry I haven't posted in the last couple weeks.  We've been busy here, hunting trips, new nieces, unexpected events, etc.  But here's a menu

Monday:  Mongolian Beef

Tuesday:  BBQ Chicken, Noodles, Green Beans

Wednesday:  Breakfast for Dinner

Thursday:  Chicken Quesadillas

Friday:  Curry

Saturday:  Foil Dinners

Sunday: Orange Chicken

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Week of October 24th

Monday:  Chicken Pot Pie

Tuesday:  BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries and Veggie Tray

Wednesday:  Hawaiian Haystacks

Thursday:  Beef Enchiladas

Friday:  Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn

Saturday:  Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread

Sunday:  Baked Chicken, Red Potatoes, Green Beans

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Week of October 17th

Monday:  Chicken Curry

Tuesday:  Chimichangas

Wednesday:  Sweet and Sour Chicken

Thursday:  Bacon Chicken Wraps

Friday:  Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

Saturday:  Leftovers

Sunday:  Flat Enchiladas

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Week of October 10th

I'm late getting a menu up, but I have a really good reason.  We finally got to meet our newest niece last night.  It took 2 weeks to talk her into coming out of her nice warm home into this cold world with bright lights.  She's healthy and gorgeous, everyone is doing well and enjoying her.

Monday:  Whatever you want

Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner - in 20 min. Biscuits and Gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon , hash browns and cantaloupe.  HINT:  I cheated and used powdered gravy mix and Grands biscuits, and I also had bacon and sausage that was already cooked.

Wednesday:  Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

Thursday:  Grilled Ham and Cheese with Tomato Soup

Friday:  Pizza

Saturday: Chicken Enchiladas

Sunday:  Roast, Potatoes and Carrots

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Week of October 3rd

Monday:  Eggrolls and Lo Mien

Tuesday:  Steak, Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Wednesday:  Fajitas

Thursday:  Chicken Curry

Friday:  BLT's

Saturday:  Hamburgers

Sunday:  Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Week of September 26th

I posted some recipes, hopefully you enoy them!  Here's my menu for this week:)

Monday:  Tacos

Tuesday:  BBQ Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Carrots

Wednesday:  Chili Beans and Cheaters

Thursday:  Hawaiian Haystacks

Friday:  Mongolian Beef

Saturday:   Kabobs with Seasoned Rice

Sunday:  Meatloaf and Potato Corn Chowder


Quick Crock Pot Chicken Stew


2-3 cups shredded chicken (leftovers from a roasted chicken, sometimes I use turkey)
32 oz chicken broth
6 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks of celery, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic
1 cup frozen peas
1 can family sized Cream of Chicken soup
salt and pepper
Homemade egg noodles (or frozen if you don't have time)

Pour chicken broth in crock pot, add chicken, carrots, onions, celery, garlic, and salt and pepper if desired.  Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours.  Add cream of chicken soup, peas, and noodles.  Cook for 1 hour on high or 2 hours on low.  That's it, Enjoy!


1-2 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour (may need more)

Mix all ingredients together to form a sticky dough.  Flour counter top and roll out dough, cut with knife or pizza cutter.  Cut in long strips or squares.  Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil and drop noodles in.  Noodles may get tough if too much flour is added or boiled for too long.  This doesn't take long to do, but it may take a few times of trying to get the noodles the way you like them.

Crock Pot Mexican Chicken


3 chicken breasts or 12 tenderloins (no need to thaw them, just throw them in frozen)
1 can of Rotelle tomatoes with green chiles or 3 roma tomatoes cut up
1/4 - 1/2 cup green chile
1 package taco seasoning
2 T minced, dried onion

Put all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low 8 hours.  Towards end of cooking use fork to pull apart chicken.  Use in favorite recipe.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Week of September 19th

Yesterday was insane.  I had time to either post a menu or make dinner, so I fed my family.  They get really whiney if I don't.

Monday:  Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Tuesday:  Beef Enchiladas

Wednesday:  Chicken Lo Mien and Eggrolls

Thursday:  Beef Stroganoff

Friday:  Out to Eat

Saturday:  BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Sunday:  Chicken Noodle Stew

Friday, September 16, 2011

OOPS... I got busy

I didn't make time to put a menu up this week.  Of course this would be the week, I was asked on Saturday "do you really make all those meals on your blog?"  The answer is yes, mostly.  Sometimes when we will be out of town or I don't have to cook for a husband then I do quick, easy meals and LOTS of leftovers.  My recipes are usually pretty easy and take less than 40 min to make.  I will post some more recipes soon.  For now, we've eaten lots of leftovers this week.  We've also had:

Chicken Quesadillas
Orange Chicken

We were lucky to have family in town so we ate/will eat well this weekend.  Next week look for a MENU and 2 recipes for main dishes.  Enjoy your weekend.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Week of September 5

Monday:  Hamburgers and Hot Dogs - An All American BBQ

Tuesday:  Sweet and Sour Chicken

Wednesday:  Steak - Birthday Dinner

Thursday:   BBQ Chicken

Friday:  Tacos

Saturday:  Leftovers

Sunday:  Out for another Birthday Dinner

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Week of August 29th

Another week getting ready to fly by.  So here we go, ready or not!

Monday:  Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Tuesday:  Salisbury Steak, Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Wednesday:  Homemade Mac and Cheese

Thursday:  Oriental Chicken Salad

Friday:  Lasagna, Salad, French Bread

Saturday:  Out to Eat

Sunday:  Potato Corn Chowder

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Week of August 22nd

Oh my goodness, Fall will be here soon and then the long and dreaded Winter.  I could handle at least 3 more months of Summer.  The only thing I won't miss about Summer is all the food that has to be packed away for winter.  Gardens are exploding and my canner is working overtime.  If anyone is interested in canning recipes, leave a comment with what you may be looking for.  Last week I've done sweet relish, bread and butter pickles, green beans, tomatoes, freezer corn, and freezer squash.  I've got plenty more to do chicken and pinto beans are on the list again.  Now for  a menu...

Monday:  Leftovers, clean out the fridge

Tuesday:  Fajitas

Wednesday:  Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

Thursday:  Mongolian Beef

Friday:  Chicken Quesadillas

Saturday:  Hamburgers

Sunday:  Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Week of August 15th

Monday:  Flat Enchiladas
Tuesday:  Chicken Fried Steak
Wednesday:  Orange Chicken

Thursday:  BBQ Chicken

Friday:  Curry

Saturday: Chili Beans and Cheaters
Sunday:  Peppersteak

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Link Up

I thought I should put up some of the links I've tried recently for new recipes

On the orange chicken don't go too heavy on the orange peel or the red chile flakes

These are for Kate, the chocolate cupcakes you LOVE
I would cut the sour cream a bit and add some milk to thin the batter a little bit

I will post some others next week.

Week of August 8th

I know I missed last week but I was having too much fun in Denver.  Got to hang with my baby bro and B.  It was a whirlwind trip, and even though I'm tired, I feel renewed!  It's a good thing, time to get back on a schedule with school starting and my taxi duties needed.  What woman doesn't need ANOTHER job:)

Monday:  Tacos

Tuesday:  Mesquite Chicken, Pasta Salad

Wednesday:  Homemade Mac and Cheese

Thursday:  Salad Bar

Friday:  Pizza

Saturday:  Kabobs

Sunday:  Roast, Potatoes, Carrots and Rolls

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Week of July 25th

Monday:  Biscuits and Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns

Tuesday:  Leftovers

Wednesday:  Spaghetti, Salad, Bread

Thursday:  Mongolian Beef

Friday:  Hamburgers and Hot Dogs

Saturday:  Egg rolls, Lo Mien

Sunday:  Chicken Enchiladas

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Week of July 18th

Monday:  Steak Sandwiches and Fries

Tuesday:  Hawaiian Haystacks

Wednesday:  Chimichangas

Thursday:  Steak and Potatoes (Husband is Cooking!)

Friday:  Chicken Curry

Saturday:  Chicken Quesadillas

Sunday:  Chicken Pot Pie

Monday, July 11, 2011

Week of July 11th

Monday:  Chicken Lo Mein and Gyozas

Tuesday:  Tacos

Wednesday:  BBQ chicken, beans, coleslaw

Thursday:  Oriental Chicken Salad

Friday:  Leftovers

Saturday:  Out to Eat

Sunday:  Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Rolls

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mongolian Beef

Many of you have used the recipe that I have used for awhile.  My husband doesn't like "sweet" with his beef so I found one that is more savory.  I tried this new recipe and LOVED it!  Here's the link:

Hope your family likes it as much as mine did.  I also added mushrooms to make it go further.

Week of July 4th!!!

Fireworks, homemade ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers, watermelon... All the things we always LOVE to eat.

Monday:  BBQ - hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, etc

Tuesday:  Chicken Fajitas

Wednesday:  Leftovers

Thursday:  Fried Chicken

Friday:  Taco Salad

Saturday:  BBQ beef and all the fixins'

Sunday:  Chicken Noodle Soup

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Week of June 27th

I made it through last week! (I told you I would)  YAY!  There were some bumps in the road and some unexpected things that popped up, but I live another week to make dinner.  I got a good surprise though.  We got a grill!  After MANY years of marriage and hand me downs, we are collecting our own stuff finally:)  So LOTS of grilling in our future.  I'm so excited!

Monday:   Mongollian Beef

Tuesday:  Chicken Enchiladas

Wednesday:  Kabobs and Rice

Thursday:  Pizza

Friday:  Clean out the fridge night

Saturday:  BBQ Chicken, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob

Sunday:  Meatloaf

Monday, June 20, 2011

Week of June 20th

How does a woman that works 60+ hours in a week find time to prepare dinner for her family?  She orders, drives it home and sets it on the table, I guess.  Each week seems to get busier and busier.  I will survive!  I'm sure ot it...

Monday:  Hawaiian Haystacks

Tuesday:  Ribs, Baked Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Wednesday:  Chicken Quesadillas

Thursday:  Orange Chicken

Friday:  Leftovers

Saturday:  Out (on the way home from work, I'll grab something)

Sunday:  Stew and Rolls

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Week of June 13th

I know I missed a menu for last week. It has been absolutely nuts! 

Monday:  Chili bean and Cheaters

Tuesday:  Chicken Alfredo


Thursday:  Chicken Enchiladas

Friday:  Kabobs

Saturday:  Reception Food

Sunday:  Beef Stroganoff

Monday, May 23, 2011

Week of May 23rd

A little slow getting going this week, but here we are:

Monday:  Chicken Lo Mien and Potstickers

Tuesday:  Ribs, Loaded Baked Potatoes and Corn

Wednesday:  Chicken Sandwiches and French Fries

Thursday:  Sweet and Sour Chicken with Rice

Friday:  Graduation Dinner,  not sure what yet

Saturday:  Chicken Squash Casserole

Sunday:  Stew and Rolls

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Week of May16th

Monday:  Chicken Tacos

Tuesday:  Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

Wednesday:  Curry

Thursday:  Enchiladas

Friday:  Pizza

Saturday:  Out to Eat

Sunday:  Leftovers

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Week of May 9th

Hoping to make it through another week.  Each week in May seems to fly by and I'm trying to figure out how to enjoy every part.

Monday:  Orange Chicken

Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff

Wednesday:  Fajitas

Thursday:  Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Friday:  Wings, Potato Salad, Veggie Tray

Saturday: Kabobs

Sunday:  Baked Chicken, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Week of May 2nd

May... Really?!?  Okay this month is crazy so hopefully you will be able to find an idea on here that helps you with a dinner idea on "one of those days"

Monday:  Leftovers

Tuesday:  White Chili and Cheaters (made with white beans and chicken)

Wednesday:  Grabbing Pizza on the way home from our craziest day this week

Thursday:  Chimichangas

Friday:  Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and a veggie

Saturday:  Stuffed Peppers

Sunday:  Chicken and Dumplings

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Week of April 25th

Monday:  Garlic Ginger Chicken over Rice

Tuesday:  Taco Salad

Wednesday:  BBQ Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Thursday:  Parmesan Chicken and Pasta

Friday:  Beef Enchiladas

Saturday:  Green Chile Chicken and Squash Casserole

Sunday:  Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Week of April 18th

Monday:  Hamburger Patties and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday:  Eggrolls and Lo Mien

Wednesday:  Green Chile Burros

Thursday:  Oriental Chicken Salad

Friday:  Flat Enchiladas

Saturday:  Garlic Chicken Pizza

Sunday:  Baked Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Week of April 11th

I feel so back on the wagon.  3 weeks in a row!  Last week went well, I was able to stay in my budget and everything.  Let's try it all again.  The budget for this week is a little more gotta buy camping food.

Monday:  BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Veggies, Sweet potato fries

Tuesday:  Sweet and Sour Chicken, Rice (Thanks for the idea, K)

Wednesday:  Chicken Quesadillas

Thursday:  Foil dinners (Deer Steak, Carrots, Potatoes, Onions)

Friday:  Hamburgers and Hot Dogs (Camping food)

Saturday:  Stew, Dutch Oven Biscuits

Sunday:  Clean out the Fridge Night (while mom sorts camping laundry:)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Week of April 4th

I have realized in the last month that food prices are rising and my time for preparing food is diminishing.  I am working more just to pay for the groceries we usually buy.  I have decided to try some tricks to save some more.
Saturday is usually laundry day, but now we are making it pantry and laundry day.  I will go through the pantry every Saturday to reorganize it and see what needs to be used.  We will be having at least 2 food storage meals a week.  Next is I will be getting out the crock pot cook books.  I get home after 5 pm at least 2 days a week and that makes it so easy to not want to cook.  Wish me luck!

Monday:  Breaded Chicken Sandwiches (I'm attempting to make some ciabatta rolls, I'll let you know)

Tuesday:  Bean Burritos  (Beans from food storage)

Wednesday:  Chicken Lo Mein, Gyozas (In the freezer)

Thursday:  BBQ Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Frozen Corn

Friday:  Sloppy Joes

Saturday:  Steak, Potatoes and Salad

Sunday:  Chicken Pot Pie

After I made the menu, I made my grocery list and I have a short list for milk, veggies and fruit.  (Budget $30).
I have been trying to keep my monthly bill around $150 so I can spend $50 on eating out or Schwan's frozen meals and put some money away for my trip to Costco every 2-3 months (roughly $200-$300).  That's about $300 a month on groceries.  Oh MY!  I know we could cut back, but everyone takes their lunch and fresh fruits and veggies are a HUGE must at our house!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Week of March 28th

I did not fall off the face of the planet.  I've been kidnapped by my bank account and forced to work a bunch lately.  Got to have money to pay for the groceries I guess.

Monday:  Beans and Cheaters (cheaters = fry bread)

Tuesday:  Fajitas

Wednesday:  Dutch oven Meatloaf (Dan rocks)

Thursday:  Chicken Alfredo

Friday:  Kabobs

Saturday:  Pizza

Sunday:  Stew

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Week of February 14th

Monday:  Blackened Chicken Alfredo

Tuesday:  Tacos

Wednesday:  Chicken Cordon Bleu

Thursday:  Chicken Marsala

Friday:  Spaghetti

Saturday:  Chicken Enchiladas

Sunday:  Slow Cooked Pepper Steak

Monday, February 7, 2011

Week of Feb 7th

Monday:  Ham Mac and Cheese

Tuesday:  Roast Beef Sandwiches

Wednesday:  Fajitas

Thursday:  Chicken Curry

Friday:  Pizza

Saturday:  Hawaiian Haystacks

Sunday:  Roast, Potatoes, Carrots and Rolls

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Week of January 31st

Last week went well and having all the crockpot meals was great!

Monday:  Leftovers

Tuesday:  Potato Corn Chowder

Wednesday:  Biscuits and Gravy

Thursday:  Chicken Pot Pie

Friday:  Shredded Beef Gravy over Rice

Saturday:  Fried Chicken

Sunday:  Super Bowl Favs

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Week of January 24th

This week starts 4 weeks of craziness.  I'll be working more away from home so I will be using the crock pot and food storage more.  Less time for preparation and I'm hoping to only go to the grocery store once this week.  Wish me luck!

Monday:  Chili Beans and Cheaters

Tuesday:  Chicken Quesadillas

Wednesday:  Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese

Thursday:  Chicken Curry and Rice

Friday:  Steak, Baked Potatoes, Veggies

Saturday:  Green Chile Burros

Sunday:  Meatloaf, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Week of January 17th

Monday:  Chicken Noodle Soup

Tuesday:  Calzones

Wednesday:  Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Turkey and Tomatoes

Thursday:  Mongollian Beef

Friday:  Steak Fingers, Mashed Potatoes and Veggies

Saturday:  Sloppy Joes (made with ground turkey)

Sunday:  Hawiian Haystacks

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Week of January 10th

We have a goal this year of REALLY sticking to our budget better.  (Potentially costly vehicle repairs will do that to you)  So, I'm going to try to use food storage more and shop the grocery sales using more coupons.  What this means is probably less variety and more vegetarian meals.  When the meat-eating man of the house is working we will probably have a lot of soup:)  So my question is where do you find the best coupons and what is your goal this year?

Monday:  Potato Soup

Tuesday:  BBQ Beef Sandwiches (made from leftover roast from Sunday), Homemade buns, baked beans

Wednesday:  Chicken Parmesan and Pasta (from food storage)

Thursday:  Red Enchiladas (leftover beef or canned deer meat)

Friday:  Stuffed Peppers

Saturday:  Clean Out the Fridge Night

Sunday:  Baked Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Week of January 3rd

New Year and New Menus.  I am ready for some new ideas.  Bring them on PLEASE!

Monday:  Oriental Chicken Salad

Tuesday:  Leftovers

Wednesday:  Sub Sandwiches

Thursday:  Out to Eat

Friday:  Fajitas

Saturday:  Cowboy Macaroni

Sunday:  Roast, Potatoes, Carrots