Tuesday, August 31, 2010

For the crafty amongst us...

I thought some of my crafty readers would like this option. 

Check out these Menu Boards!!  How cute are these?  Heartland Paper posted this blog post complete with templates.

Check out Heartland Paper for more great craft ideas.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

What's for Dinner?

What's for Dinner?
This is my 17th wedding anniversary week - so this week will be filled with fam favs and cutsey lovey meals. *wink*

S- Grilled Chicken Cutlets, Herbed Potatoes
M- Poor Boys, Veggie Medley
T- BBQ Chicken Pizza, salad
W- Taco Soup
T- Meatloaf (sweeties fav), potatoes, carrots, salad
F- Weenie Roast with friends before the local football game *snuggle time*
S- Dinner out - Happy Anniversary to my hubs!

I'm proud to post my menus on Org Junkie. Come join us for others like me that menu plan.  There are great recipes and ideas out there!

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Herbed Potatoes

Herbed Potatoes
From Heartland Paper

1/4 c. celery, finely chopped
3/4 c. butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp. dried whole oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
6 med. baking potatoes, unpeeled
1 med. onion, thinly sliced

Sauté celery in butter in a small sauce pan until tender. Stir in oregano, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Remove butter mixture from heat, and keep warm. Wash potatoes. Cut each into 1/2" slices, cutting to, but not through, bottom peel. Place a slice of onion between each slice of potato. Place each potato on a square of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons butter mixture over each. Fold foil edges over, and wrap securely.

Grill foil-wrapped potatoes over medium coals for 1 hour or until done. Serves 6.
Bake in the oven at 375° for one hour.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

September Menu Planner

To get a copy of this file to print - click here
Thanks to Craftastical for the graphics I used to create the header.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Taco Soup

Packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
Packet of Taco Seasoning Mix
One Medium Onion
One pound of ground turkey

The following Items, do not drain:
One can of Corn
One can of Black Beans
One can of Pinto Beans
One can of Italian Diced tomatoes
One can of Diced tomatoes with chilies


Brown together the ground turkey, medium onion chopped, packet of hidden valley ranch dressing mix, and packet of Taco Seasoning mix. When done, there should be very little grease. (Some leaner forms of ground turkey don't crumble as easily and would need to be broken up more during the browning process.)

Take the browned turkey mixture and place into a crock pot. Add remaining cans (DO NOT DRAIN - THIS IS THE JUICE OF THE SOUP). Cook in crockpot (slowcooker) for 8 -9 hours on low (depends on your slowcooker) or 5 hours on high.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 10
5 Points+

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 206.2
Total Fat: 5.6 g
Cholesterol: 44.0 mg
Sodium: 1,188.2 mg
Total Carbs: 29.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 6.6 g
Protein: 13.5 g

Taco Soup
From This Mama Cooks
(1 cup = 4 points)

Brown 1 lb. very lean chopped meat with one larged diced onion in a large stew pot.
16 oz canned tomato sauce
16 oz canned kidney beans (rinsed)
16 oz canned pinto beans (rinsed)
16 oz garbanzo beans (rinsed)
16 oz canned yellow corn (undrained)
16 oz canned diced tomatoes
1 3 oz. can of diced green chilies
one packet of dry ranch dressing
1 packet of taco seasoning mix
1 1/2 cup water

Heat to boiling. Immediately lower heat to simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy.

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Pesto Green Beans

Zesty Pesto Green Beans

From the Reluctant Entertainer
Fresh Green Beans
Sea Salt and White Pepper

Cut the ends off the green beans and wash.
Place in a microwavable bowl, add a small amount of water, and microwave (steam) for 5-7 minutes.
Allow to cool.
Add sea salt and white pepper to taste.
Add 1/4-1/2 cup Costco’s Pesto (or make your own). Stir.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

What's For Dinner

What's for Dinner?
S- Jamie Olivers Classic Tomato Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
M- DIY night
T- Beef n Noodles, broccoli
W- Turkey Breast, Baked Potato, Salad
T- Grilled Thin Pork chops, steamed veggies, rice
F- Veggie Burger, steamed veggies
S- Taco Bake, spanish rice, salad

I'm proud to post my menus on Org Junkie. Come join us for others like me that menu plan.  There are great recipes and ideas out there!

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Daily Planner

For those of you that meal plan daily.  This can also be used as a tracker.

To get a copy of this file to print - click here

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Skillet Tacos

Skillet Tacos
From Lynn's Kitchen Adventures (thanks to Org Junkie for the guest post on this recipe)

1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
10 corn tortillas, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup (8 ounces) taco sauce (or use my homemade version for taco sauce)
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 ¼ cups shredded cheese, divided

In a skillet cook ground beef and onion until beef is browned and onion is tender. Drain the fat off the meat and return to the pan. Add tortilla pieces, taco sauce, and beans. Combine and cook over medium low heat until heated through. Add cheese and stir until melted. Serve and enjoy!

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