Sunday, November 22, 2009

I moved!

I moved over to my own site!!! This is all a little scary in fact, I have NO idea what I'm doing yet but, I did it! I have a lot of kinks to work out and a major learning curve. So, bare with me while I try to figure out this new site!

Come on over,

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A new slow cooker recipe to try...

FREE 2 BE FRUGAL has this recipe that she just posted and I wanted to make a note to try it. My family loves Pulled Pork but this one is different, it uses a can of cola! I have a pot roast recipe that we love that calls for cola and it's super moist.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday for Nov. 9

I've been really thinking about my blogging. And, the most consistent post I write is usually this one. I really have come to rely on my menus, I just like having a plan. What I've learned is, I tend to not over spend by eating out. I've also learned to be flexible with in the plan, this week for example, I didn't make anything one particular night because nobody was hungry. Having a plan works for me, what works for you?

Spaghetti & Meatballs - this week I plan to make a big batch of homemade meatballs with at least 3lbs. of hamburger and "flash-freeze" what we don't use.

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza and BBQ chicken Pizza - I have leftover chicken from the Tequila-Lime Chicken I made last week so, I thought I could use it up on pizza.

Curry Chicken - I pulled this out of the freezer. When I put this gallon bag in the freezer it didn't freeze "flat", because it froze funny it has been awkward and is taking up too much space.

Pasta Bake - Didn't make this last week so "here we go again!"

Pork Chops make make it to the table, we'll see!


For more menu planning inspiration check out Org Junkie's Menu Plan Monday!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Menu Plan Monday for the week of Nov. 2

I am still working on using up item from my freezer, I think this will be never ending.
Here is my plan for the week:

Shepherd's Pie - Hamburger from the freezer. I have leftover mashed potatoes from our dinner we had on Saturday night. I also have some green beans I'll throw in.

Green Chili Pie - I got some tortillas really cheap a little while ago and I froze a bunch. I pulled out some to defrost and they are sticking together so I thought I'd make something with them instead of using for tacos or carnitas. When I try to pull them apart they keep ripping. This recipe is a layering one, kind of like Mexican lasagna. This also calls for evaporated milk, I got some free this week from King Soopers.

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches - A few weeks ago I froze quite a few and divided them into quart size bags.

Tequila Lime Chicken - I didn't make this last week so I think we'll have it this week.

Pasta Bake - This is leftover from a while ago, I made so much that I ended up freezing the 2nd half. This is one I made up as I went.


For more menu planning inspiration check out Org Junkie's Menu Plan Monday!