Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Family Favorites--Classic Hashbrown Casserole

Who doesn't love hashbrown casserole, right? Every family has their own way of making it and mine is no different. But it's like my aunt says, as long as there's hashbrowns, lots of cheese and lots of butter, you can't go wrong. Here's my recipe:

2 lb. bag frozen hashbrowns, thawed
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 stick butter, melted
16 oz. sour cream
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 c. crushed corn flakes
4 T. butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix together hashbrowns, onion, 1 stick of butter, sour cream, cheese, salt, pepper and soup together.

Pour into a  9x13 casserole dish. 

Spread crushed corn flakes over casserole. Drizzle melted butter over top. (I sprinkle a little salt and pepper on top too.) Bake for 1 hour until hot and bubbly.

That's it! 

What do you put in your hashbrown casserole?

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

What's For Dinner?--Week of July 13 Dinner Plan and Shopping List

Here's what's cooking at our house this week:

Sunday--Crock Pot Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos

Monday--Sloppy Joe Cornbread Casserole

Tuesday--Crock Pot Chicken Tetrazzini


Thursday--Tuna Casserole

Friday--Crock Pot Tangy Buffalo Chicken Sliders, french fries

Saturday--Easy Baked Lemon Garlic Shrimp, white rice, and mixed vegetables

Shopping List

1 lb ground beef
3 bags Tyson Grilled and Ready chopped chicken
1 package (3-4) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

fresh cilantro
2 white onions

8 oz. sour cream
1 bag (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese

1 bag frozen tilapia fillets 
frozen peas
frozen crinkle cut fries
1 lb frozen medium shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail removed
frozen mixed vegetables

Canned Goods/Boxed Goods/Shelved Goods
soft taco shells
1 lg. can Rotel
1 can tomato paste
1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can creamed corn
1 can chicken broth
3--4 oz. cans sliced mushrooms
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 box spaghetti
1 bag egg noodles
1--9 oz can White Albacore tuna
1 bag potato chips
1 bag Hawaiian sweet rolls
white rice

minced garlic
lime juice
lemon juice
sloppy joe spice packet
slivered almonds
dried thyme
grated Parmesan cheese
buffalo sauce
1 packet dry Ranch seasoning
dried parsley
salt and pepper

For more recipe ideas check out the Recipes and Crock Pot pages!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Creamy Spiced Apple Pork Chops

Do you overcook pork chops? Good news, this recipe will give you some confidence back! Not only does it have so many great flavors in it--savory, sweet and spicy, but it's also easy to prepare and hard to mess up. (My favorite kind of recipe). Here's what you need:

2 Tbsp. butter or vegetable oil
4 pork chops
1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 c. apple juice
2 Tbsp. Grey Poupon dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. honey
salt and pepper to taste


Heat butter in a medium skillet over medium to med-high heat. Add pork chops and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Set pork chops aside and pour off fat.

Whisk together cream of celery, apple juice, mustard, honey and salt and pepper in the skillet. Heat to a boil.

Return chops to pan. reduce heat to low.

Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until pork chops are no longer pink.

Cover with cream sauce from pan and serve.

That's it! For more great main dish ideas, check out the Recipes page!

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

{Free Printable} Weekly Dinner Menu Planner

There are two things that have completely changed the way my house runs--the first is a weekly cleaning schedule (I'll share that free printable next week) and the second is this weekly dinner menu planner. 

Every Saturday, I sit down with this menu planner and plan out what we're going to eat the following week. Not only does it cut down on unnecessary groceries, but it also keeps us from eating out so much too. 

And I want to share it with you! To save it to your computer, just click on the 'Download' button on the right hand corner.


What about you? Do you use a menu planner?

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

What's For Dinner?--Week of July 6 Dinner Plan and Shopping List

Need help planning meals? Here's what's on the menu at our house this week, including links to recipes and a shopping list!

Sunday--Crock Pot Two-Envelope Pot Roast

Monday--Parmesan Herb Chicken, Rice, and Green Beans with Garlic Cream Sauce

Tuesday--Creamy Chicken Enchiladas


Thursday--Crock Pot Pizza Pasta

Friday--Grilled Bacon and Potato Foil Wraps

Saturday--Crock Pot Sweet and Tangy BBQ Lil' Smokies, Leftovers

Shopping List 

2 1/2 lb. rump roast
3 lbs. chicken breast halves
1 lb. ground beef
2-13 oz. packages beef cocktail smokies
1 package bacon
1 package mini pepperoni

1 head of celery
1 bag of carrots
3 lb. bag red potatoes
1 lb green beans
8 oz. package of sliced mushrooms
1 green pepper
4 med. yellow onions

2 bags (4 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 bag (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag (2 cups) shredded pepper jack cheese (you may have to buy a block and shred it yourself)
16 oz. container sour cream
2-8 oz. bricks of cream cheese
1/2 gallon milk

Canned Goods/Boxed Goods
2-24 oz. cans Traditional pasta sauce
8 oz. jar grape jelly
16 oz. jar green taco sauce
14.5 oz can beef broth
Family sized can Cream of Chicken soup
1 box Penne pasta
1 package soft taco shells

Dry onion soup mix
Zesty Italian seasoning packet
Italian seasoning
19 oz. barbecue sauce
minced garlic
ground black pepper

Need more meal ideas? Check out the Recipes and the Crock Pot pages!

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