Smushed Taters In The CrockPot

Oh my! I think I’ve finally recovered from my Thanksgiving food coma… have you? I’ve tried to hold off on posting too many new recipes lately because some of you may not even want to think about cooking so soon after Thanksgiving but I just had to share this one. These are so good I could probably eat a whole batch by myself!

A while back I posted our Smushed Taters recipe and that was a hit in our home. Well, at one of the Thanksgiving square dance dinners we attended there was a dish that reminded me of this recipe except that it had been made in the crockpot. Hmmm…. what? Why had I never thought of this? I didn’t get a chance to get the recipe but here is how we made our version last night. Which was another smashing hit when served with Steamed Asparagus and Broiled Parmesan Tilapia!

I think I want to give this a try with red skin potatoes or cauliflower at some point. Continue reading “Smushed Taters In The CrockPot”

April 9 -15, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot 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.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Salmon PattiesMashed PotatoesCreamed Peas

Snacks/Desserts:

Peanut Butter Crackers

** Pickled Eggs (to have them ready for Easter)


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot dogs, Mac n Cheese

Dinner:

45 minute spaghetti sauce, pasta, salad, Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Snacks/Desserts:

Rice Pudding


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Egg salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Chili Dog Casserole, Chips, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Pizzelles


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Eggs Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Tortilla Bowl Taco Salad, Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Tater Tot Casserole, Salad, 7 Up Biscuits

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies


Saturday

Breakfast:

Bird Nests, fruit

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Broiled Parmesan TilapiaSteamed AsparagusSteamed Red Potatoes

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs

Steamed Asparagus

The kids can help with the rinsing and breaking off the ends. My kids think asparagus taste like green beans. Continue reading “Steamed Asparagus”

Side Dishes

Here are some links to some of our family’s favorite side dishes. We are always pulling old recipes out and trying new recipes so we will add links to this page as we can.

Get Your Kids to Eat More Veggies

Healthy produce guide

Memorize the Dirty Dozen + How to Wash Your Produce

No More Picky Eaters

Continue reading “Side Dishes”