Archive for January 2014

What We're Eating! 1/26/14- 2/1/14

Sunday, January 26, 2014



This week I'm featuring some easy and quick meals. Add these to your recipes box for those busy weeks when you don't have time to prep. See last weeks What We're Eating here. For more on meal planning, check out Meal Planning 101! 

Sunday
Oven Fried Chicken













Monday
Mexican Stuffed Shells


Tuesday
Stir-Fry Chicken 



Wednesday
Homemade Hamburger Helper



Thursday
Pepperoni Roll Ups



Friday
Dorito Casserole














Saturday
Monte Crisco Sandwiches



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What We're Eating! 1/19-1/25

Sunday, January 19, 2014


Here's What We're Eating this week! Find out more about meal planning here.
Sunday
Pork Pot Roast
potatoes on sale@homeland
carrots on sale @ Aldi

Monday
Pot Roast Sandwiches (from yesterday's leftovers)
Top a bun with roast, cover with cheese. Broil until melted. Add some great sides. Tada!

Tuesday

Broccoli, Rice and Chicken Casserole  
steamed broccoli on sale@Aldi

Wednesday

Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken
Chicken on sale@homeland

Thursday

Beef Enchiladas

Friday

Philly Cheese-steak Sandwiches

Saturday
Hawaiian Roll Sandwiches

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Meal Planning 101

Monday, January 6, 2014







As I step into the new year, I am so excited to share some of my favorite money and time saving tips and tricks that have become ways of life at our house. So here is the first tip in my Mo' Money, Mo' Time in 2014 series.

So what is meal planning? Simply put it just planning the meals you will eat each week and shopping according to those meals.
When our first son was born I got so sick of running to Walmart everyday for this or for that, so I decided to start meal planning. I used to be that crazy chick who would plan a meal for a whole month, my how things have changed. Planning once a month worked so perfectly when I had one child  and lots of time to plan, but now that we have two little guys, our house is  a lot messier, laundry piles  are a lot bigger  and extra time is almost non- existence. So mommy decided to keep her sanity and plan once a week and with lots of help this time.

Why do all the work if you don't have to
One of my favorite sites to use is Mommyhatescooking.com, cause I really used to hate cooking. This site has planned meals each week.  Just use the recipes you like and fill in your own family favorites for the rest of the week. Foodonthetable.com matches stores ads to recipes to help you create shopping list matched with what's on sale at your local store or try Ziplist for free. There are tons of sites that will create a meal plan for you but I find it easier to create my own from meals that I know my family will like. Get out there Get your Google and your pin on!!

So how does this save me time? You will spend less time in the supermarkets and more time with your family. You can shop once a week instead of everyday. One other major pro, you always know what's for dinner!  

How will this save me money? Well that's where shopping the ads, price matching and using coupons come into play.

Here's What We're Eating this week. 

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What We're Eating 1/6/14-1/12/13





Here's What We're Eating this week!

Monday- Onion Soup Turkey Burgers and Baked Garlic Fries
Tuesday-Chili Cheese Tatar Tot Casserole
Wednesday-Weight Watchers Sloppy Joe's
Thursday- Taco Salad
Friday- Chili Dogs
Saturday-Calzone
Sunday-Orange Chicken and Rice

Monday: Onion Soup Turkey Burgers and Baked Garlic Fries
This is an easy and quick favorite at my house.

What you need :
One package onion soup mix
1 lb ground turkey
1 egg

In a large bowl break up the uncooked ground turkey.
Break one egg into the ground turkey until well mixed.
Pour one package of onion soup mix into the ground turkey and egg mixture. Add extra seasonings if desired.
Form ground turkey into patties.
In a greased baking pan place patties in a single layer.
Bake at 350 until well done.

Baked Garlic Fries

Tuesday-Chili Cheese Tatar Tot Casserole

Wednesday:Weight Watchers Southern Barbecue Sloppy Joe's
I have not seen this recipe anywhere on the internet. It comes from Weight Watchers CookitQuick book published in 2002.

Southern Barbecue Sloppy Joe's
What you need:
1 tbsp canola oil
2 chopped onions
1 chopped bell pepper
2 cloves garlic ( I used garlic powder or refrigerated garlic) 
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 lb ground skinless turkey breast(I used ground turkey)
1 cup ketchup
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp salt
6 hamburger buns

In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil.
saute the onions, garlic and bell peppers until softened,about 5 minutes.
Stir in cumin and chili powder;when  the vegetables are coated with the spices, stir in turkey meat: cook breaking meat apart with a wooden spoon,3 minutes. Add the ketchup,brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and salt; cook until sauce is slightly thickened and turkey is cooked through, 4-5 minutes. Toast the buns, if desired and top with turkey mixture.

Thursday:Taco Salad
This is my typical taco salad recipe add in or take out what you wish

What you need:
1 package taco seasoning or make your own
1 lb ground beef/turkey
taco salad refrigerated shells
lettuce
tomatoes
onions 
sour cream
shredded cheese

Cook ground beef/turkey. Add taco seasonings.

Friday: Chili Dogs
I use Hormel turkey chili but you can use any brand

1 can chili
1 package hot dogs
shredded cheese
onions
hot dog buns 
Boil chili. Boil or grill hot dogs. Done!

Saturday-Calzone

Sunday-Orange Chicken and Rice








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