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Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies

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.
Peanut Butter Cake Mix Cookies (link to original post from Real Mom Kitchen)
 Ingredients
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (can also use crunchy if you like)
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the sugar. Mix together until well combined.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake all cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (check at 9 or 10 minutes to prevent over-browning). Makes 2 dozen cookies.
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Bean Dishes

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

Soups

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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

Goulash

Loaded Potato Soup

 

Pasta

Below are some links for our favorite pasta dishes.

45 minute spaghetti sauce (family favorite)

Briarpatch Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Crockpot Tortellini Soup

Gorgonzola Pasta w/Mushrooms

Goulash

Pizza Mac N Cheese

Red & White Pasta

Spaghetti

Spicy Chicken and Bowties

Spicy Chicken Breast Caprese w/pasta

Beef Dishes

Below are some of our favorite dishes that use different cuts of beef. Please note that almost any recipe calling for ground beef can usually be made with ground turkey,chicken, or pork.

45 minute spaghetti sauce (family favorite)

Beef Tips w/Gravy

Crockpot Cabbage Rolls

Crockpot Taco Soup

Daddy Can’t Wait Casserole

Easy Burrito Casserole

Goulash

Ground Steak

Hamburger Casserole(Serve with a salad and buttered bread)

Meatball Sandwich Casserole

Another version of meatball sandwich casserole

Mexican Tortilla Skillet

Mississippi Pot Roast

Mom’s Oven Stew

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Popover Pizza

Salisbury Steak w/Gravy

Shepherd’s Pie in a Skillet

Shredded Beef

Sizzlin’ Skillet Steak

Spaghetti

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Taco Ring

Tater Tot Casserole

Tortilla Bowl Taco Salad

Upside-Down Meatloaf which I usually serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie

Crockpot Meals

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Below are links to some of our favorite crockpot meals. I love to use my crockpot as I can just throw something in there in the morning and forget about it until dinner time. It’s so easy to do. If you haven’t been using yours then I suggest you pull it out of the closet, clean it up, and get ready to enjoy some delicious meals.

10 Basic Instant Pot Techniques

Boston Baked Beans

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken and Veggies

Crock Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Crockpot Cabbage Rolls

Crockpot Chicken Joes

Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken

Crockpot Italian Chicken

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos

Crockpot Taco Soup

Crockpot Tortellini Soup

Daddy Can’t Wait Casserole: Crockpot Version

Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Fix It and Forget It Crockpot Chicken

Mississippi Pot Roast

Mom’s Oven Stew

One Pot Slow Cooked Chicken Dinner

Pizza in a Crockpot

Root Beer Slow Cooker Pork

Shredded Beef

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Slow Cooker Kraut & Sausage

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Thanksgiving in a Crockpot

Crockpot Easy Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls

Casseroles

Casseroles are so easy to put together and usually feed a crowd. Below are links to some of our favorites.

BBQ Chicken and Pasta Bake

Briarpatch Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes Casserole

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Divine Casserole

Chicken Mexicana

Chicken Pot Pie

Chili Dog Casserole

Daddy Can’t Wait Casserole

Easy Burrito Casserole

Easy Chicken Casserole

Easy Pork Chops w/Rice

Eggplant Parmesan

Hamburger Casserole (Serve with a salad and buttered bread)

Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake

Meatball Sandwich Casserole

Another version of meatball sandwich casserole

Mom’s Oven Stew

Pizza Mac N Cheese

Popover Pizza

Poppy Seed Chicken

Quick and Easy Burrito Casserole

Red & White Pasta

Shepherd’s Pie in a Skillet

Tater Tot Casserole

Chicken Dishes

I can usually find some really good deals on chicken so we do eat a lot of it around here. My kids love chicken so that’s a good thing. Below are some of our favorites.

Alice Springs Chicken

BBQ Chicken and Pasta Bake

Cheddar Chicken

Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes Casserole

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken and Veggies

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Cordon Casserole

Chicken Divine Casserole

Chicken in a Biscuit

Chicken Mexicana

Chicken Pillows

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken  Tamales

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Crockpot Chicken Joes

Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken

Crockpot Italian Chicken

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos

Crunchy Chicken

Easy Chicken Casserole

Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken

Fix It and Forget It Crockpot Chicken

Oven BBQ Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken

Poppy Seed Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Skillet Chicken

Spicy Chicken and Bowties

Spicy Chicken Breast Caprese w/pasta

Thanksgiving in a Crockpot

Fish and Seafood Dishes

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.

Baked Salmon

Salmon Patties

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

Fish w/Honey Mustard Sauce

Oven Fried Chicken

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Creamed Peas

I can remember loving these from an early age. My kids also love them especially when poured over a helping of mashed potatoes. Yum!

Creamed Peas

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.

December 11-17, 2016 meal plan

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.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Lunch:

PB & J w/fruit

Dinner:

Oven Fried Chicken, Baked sweet potatoes, slaw

Snacks:

cupcakes


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Pintos, hoe cakes, greens

Snacks:

Popcorn


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Bean Quesadillas w/leftovers

Dinner:

Tater Tot Casserole, Veggies

Snacks:

PB Toast


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches

Dinner:

Chili Dog Casserole, salad, chips

Snacks:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Salmon Patties, Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Peas

Snacks:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

ramen noodles, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Sweet N Sour Meatballs, Mac N Cheese, Veggies

Snacks:

Boiled Eggs


Saturday

Breakfast:

Bagels w/cream cheese, fresh fruit

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia, Steamed Asparagus, Steamed Red Potatoes

Snacks:

Russian Tea Cakes