Monday, December 30, 2013

What's for dinner, week of December 30th

Monday:  Turkey Smoked Sausage, Yellow Rice, Italian Green Beans, White Corn

Tuesday:  Chili Dawgs and Chips

Wednesday:  Ham, Beans, Sauteed Cabbage and Onions, Cornbread

Thursday:  Out

Friday:  Spaghetti Casserole (make one for the freezer), Spinach Salad

Saturday:  Wild Rice and Chicken Soup, Bread

Sunday:  Something in the Crock Pot (haven't decided yet!)

That's my plan.  Go to for other menu plans.  Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Menu plan for week of December 23rd

Monday:  (freezer meal)  Magnificent Casserole, Green Veggie

Gotta do some last minute shopping so an already made meal to pop in the oven is just the trick for me today!

Tuesday:  Spending the day at my parents.  Not sure what is on the menu but I am taking them Sausage and Cheese Balls and a Watergate Salad.

Wednesday:  Christmas Day!  Hubby is working so daughter and I are on our own.

Thursday:  Celebrating Christmas at my MIL's.  I'm taking Green Bean Casserole, Broccoli and Cheese Casserole, Iced Tea and Wassail.

Friday:  Good ole lovely leftovers!

Saturday:  Italian Crock Pot Chicken (a Pinterest recipe), and Italian Green Beans

Sunday:  Out

That's my plan.  How about you?  Go to for inspiration.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Well, maybe somewhere in this world, but not here in Tennessee.  We were in the 70's yesterday!  Today it is gray and dreary. But, I don't mind it, really. So it's time for a little Christmas cooking.  Sharing a recipe for the crock pot today.  You can let this cook while you are making your Christmas cookies, candies and cakes!  I've had this recipe a long time and not sure where I found it but it sounds a little like a Gooseberry Patch recipe.  Their cookbooks are my favorites.  So join me today and let's make our homes smell like wonderful and yummy Christmas favorites!

Slow Cooker Christmas Chili

1 lb lean ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 lb mild country sausage
1 onion, chopped
2, 15 oz cans diced tomatoes (seasoned for chili ones work nicely)
1, 8 oz can tomato sauce
2 tsp ground cumin
3 TBSP chili powder
1, 15 oz cans white beans, undrained
1, 15 oz cans pinto beans, undrained
sour cream
shredded cheddar cheese
sliced green onions

Cook ground beef, sausage and onion, breaking up the meat. Drain. Place into a slow cooker with all remaining ingredients except sour cream, cheese, and green onions. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours. Serve hot with sour cream, cheese, and green onions.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Menu for week of December 16th

Monday:  Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf (Pinterest recipe) gonna bake one and freeze one, Scalloped Potatoes and Glazed Carrots

Tuesday:  Kielbasa Bean Slow Cooker Soup, Cornbread Muffins

Wednesday:  Mr. Food's Chicken Kiev (extra meal for freezer), Yellow Rice, Green Veggie

Thursday:  Down Home Chicken and Noodles, Broccoli Cornbread (it's really good, I swear!)

Friday:  Lovely Leftovers

Saturday:  Slow Cooker Christmas Chili with all the toppings, sour cream, cheese, maybe Fritos!

Sunday:  Pam's Chicken Dish for the Crock Pot, Mashed Potatoes, Corn

That's my week.  How about you?   Go to for tons of menu plans and add yours too!

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Crock Pot Corn Chowder

Crockpot Corn Chowder


6-8 potatoes (peeled and diced)
1 Can cream corn
1 Can whole kernel corn
2 Cups chicken broth
8 Ounces diced ham
1 Cups diced onions
1/4 Cups butter
2 Cups half and half

Step One - Place potatoes, both cans of corn, chicken broth, ham, and onions into the slow cooker.
Step Two - Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Step Three - Mash the mixture to your desired consistency and then add the butter and half and half.
Step Four - Cook for an additional 30 minutes on high, and you are set!
I found this recipe on

Made this for my family today.  So delicious.  I substituted low fat milk for the half and half and it was still yummy!  Had to share!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Menu for week of December 9th

Monday:  It's a Thanksgiving meal in December!  Since we ate Cracker Barrel while out of town Thanksgiving, I have an itch to fix a feast of my own.  Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole and Cranberry Crunch!

Tuesday:  Oh yes, it's leftovers baby!

Wednesday:  Hey, how about some Turkey Sammies!  Oh yeah!

Thursday:  Chicken Stroganoff (Crock Pot), Noodles, and a Green Veggie

Friday:  Crock Pot Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Glazed Baby Carrots

Saturday:  Crock Pot Corn Chowder, Bread

Sunday:  Chops in the Crock Pot, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Veggie

Cranberry Crunch

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup flour
½ cup margarine
1 can whole cranberry sauce

Mix first four ingredients; spread half on bottom of greased 8 x 8 inch pan. Next spread the cranberry sauce. Cover with remaining oat mixture. Bake 350 degrees 45 minutes.  (This is a very old but tried and true recipe.  Used to be the only way I would eat cranberries, but I've come to love them now.)

Wow, the ole Crock Pot is getting quite the workout this week.  It's my favorite kitchen helper!  Go to get many ideas for your menu plan.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Menu for week of December 2nd

We were out of town all of last week.  Actually, we were out of state.  It feels good to be back home.  Here is my plan for feeding my family dinner this week:

Monday:  Lasagna Roll Ups (freeze a pan), Tossed Salad

Tuesday:  Taco Soup

Wednesday:  Chicken Burgers, Fries

Thursday:  Alfredo with Chicken, Salad

Friday:  Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Saturday:  Bachelor Bean Bake (recipe below), Salad

Sunday:  Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin (Pinterest), Brussels's Sprouts and Mashed Taters

Bachelor Bean Bake
(Telephone Pioneers of America)

½ c. onion, chopped
2 T butter
2, 16 oz. cans pork and beans
½ pound wieners, cut int ½ inch pieces
1/3 c. ketchup
1 t Worcestershire sauce
½ t. dry mustard

In ½ quart saucepan, over low heat, cook the onions in butter until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients, pour in 1 ½ quart baking dish. Bake 400 degrees 30 minutes or until hot. Stir thoroughly before serving. 4-5 servings.

That's my week.  How about you?  Go to for lots of inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by.