We love peanut butter here at our house. This is our go to recipe when we get the urge for peanut butter cookies. These are super simple to make and taste delicious. The kiddos love to help with rolling the dough into balls and using the fork to flatten them.
- 1 package yellow cake mix
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (can also use crunchy if you like)
- ½ cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
1/4 c. sugar, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the sugar. Mix together until well combined.
- Shape dough into small round balls and place on a cookie sheet. Using a fork dipped in sugar, lightly flatten the balls making a criss-cross pattern on the top.
- Bake all cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (check at 9 or 10 minutes to prevent over-browning). Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Beans are fairly inexpensive so I try to include them in our meal plan at least once every week or so. Personally I enjoy them more the day after, if there are any left over.
Easy Bean Tostadas
Land Your Man Baked Beans
Black Bean Soup
Boston Baked Beans
Pintos serve with greens and hoe cakes or corn muffins
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Below are some links to our favorite soups.
3 Bean Soup Recipe
Crock Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower Soup
Crockpot Taco Soup
Crockpot Tortellini Soup
Loaded Potato Soup
We love fish. We love to catch fish and eat them too! A couple of my older kids have a seafood allergy so I may not have too many of those on the menu but occasionally I will stumble across a meal that I just have to try. I give warning to the older kids so they know to keep away.
Broiled Parmesan Tilapia
Fish w/Honey Mustard Sauce
Note: I will admit that sometimes I cheat when this pops up on the calendar and use Shake-N-Bake if I find it on sale.
- 2-3 lbs of chicken tenderloins
- 1-2 c. milk.
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 T . seasoned salt
- 3/4 t. black pepper
- 1 c. all purpose flour
- 2 t. paprika
- 1/2 stick butter or margarine
Place thawed chicken in a bowl with enough milk to cover. Let soak for 20-30 min.
Preheat oven to 400. Place butter into a 9×13 pan and put pan into the oven to melt the butter.
Mix the seasonings and flour in a large bowl.
Shake excess milk off of chicken and dredge each piece in the seasoning mix.
Place chicken into the pan.
Cook for about 20 min turning each piece of chicken and continue cooking for 20 more minutes, or until thoroughly cooked.
I can remember loving these from an early age. My kids also love them especially when poured over a helping of mashed potatoes. Yum!
1- 15 oz can of sweet peas (or use about 2 c. frozen peas + 2/3 c. water or chicken broth)
2 T. butter or margarine
1/3 c. milk ( I think my grandma used evaporated milk and it was so good!)
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 t. sugar, optional
salt and pepper to taste
Bring peas and butter to a boil over medium heat. Combine the milk, cornstarch, sugar, salt, and pepper in a small cup or bowl. Add to the boiling peas and reduce to a simmer. Cook 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forget to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.
Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
PB & J w/fruit
Oven Fried Chicken, Baked sweet potatoes, slaw
Pintos, hoe cakes, greens
Bean Quesadillas w/leftovers
Tater Tot Casserole, Veggies
Scrambled Egg Sandwiches
Chili Dog Casserole, salad, chips
Salmon Patties, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Peas
ramen noodles, grilled cheese
Sweet N Sour Meatballs, Mac N Cheese, Veggies
Bagels w/cream cheese, fresh fruit
tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies
Broiled Parmesan Tilapia, Steamed Asparagus, Steamed Red Potatoes
Russian Tea Cakes