Super Easy Power Cooker Potatoes

I  know you can pop a potato in the microwave for a quick bite to eat but when you have as many people in your house as we do, everyone seems to want a potato at the same time. The microwave can’t cook them fast enough and the oven seems like it takes forever.

In comes our superhero of the kitchen, our Power Cooker XL, which can whip up some baked potatoes in a hurry. You can cook up a few extra to have on hand for a quick meal or snack during the week or you can also wrap the extras in foil and freeze them for later. Continue reading “Super Easy Power Cooker Potatoes”

June 18 – 24, 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:

Cinnamon Muffins, scrambled eggs, fruit

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Alice Springs ChickenBaked Potatoes Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers/Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner: ++

Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake, Salad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Fix It and Forget It Crockpot Chicken30 minute Rolls

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner: ++

Fish w/Honey Mustard Sauce, Baked Sweet Potatoes, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Bacon Wrapped Pork TenderloinMashed Potatoes, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Pepperoni pockets,  Salad

Dinner: ++

Crockpot Tortellini Soup, Buttered Bread

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Cheese Danish, Fruit

Lunch:

Soup (probably leftover soup), grilled cheese

Dinner: ++

Crunchy ChickenMashed Potatoes, Cheesy Squash Casserole

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Apple Crisp in a Crockpot

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. 

Baked Potatoes

I love a good baked potato. I can eat them at almost any time with almost any meal and sometimes as a snack. I usually make them in the microwave but this is the way I make them when I need to make more than one or two at a time. Continue reading “Baked Potatoes”

Baked Potatoes in a Crockpot

I like to throw a few potatoes in the crockpot sometimes so that I can have a baked potato later on in the day. Continue reading “Baked Potatoes in a Crockpot”

May 28 – June 3, 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 (Mother’s Day)

Breakfast:

Banana Crumb Muffins, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner:

Briarpatch CasseroleSalad, buttered bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Russian Tea Cakes/Sopapillas


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Free Day for Memorial Day. (We may have a cookout but we haven’t planned anything out yet.)

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner:

Mustard Crusted Pork Chops, Baked Sweet Potatoes, green beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Lazy Dazy Cookie Cake(** I will try to make an extra to take along for refreshments later.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

egg salad sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Salisbury Steak w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, veggies,  30 minute Roll

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Baked Salmon  **, Baked Potatoes **, veggies   **new recipe, link will update soon.

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

chicken salad w/lettuce and sliced tomatoes

Dinner:

Meatball Sandwich Casserole, French Fries, Salad

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Saturday

Breakfast:

Waffles, Fruit

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit (We have a family outing planned so we will be packing these in a cooler to take with us.)

Dinner:

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Cake