Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

The other day I made a quick errand run to Sam’s Club to pickup up a few essentials and grab something for my sister-in-law to be. The kids and I then met up with her and exchanged her items and I got a camera that my brother no longer needed… yippee! Y’all know I have been talking about getting a new camera… new-to-me is new enough!

This actually happens to be the same camera that was used at my daughter’s wedding so I know how well it works and I’m excited to play with it and start taking some awesome photos!

By the time I got home, I was so ready for a nap and EVERYONE was starving. I decided to make a quick sheet pan dinner with some Super Yummy Caulitaters. This meal was so simple!

This particular day I also made a simple cheese sauce to go with it as Mr. Awesome can’t have broccoli without the cheese.

I should have doubled the recipe as EVERYONE DEVOURED it.

Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

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Preventing The Back To HomeSchool Meal Planning Madness

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Hmmm… have you thought about what you’ll be feeding those hungry learners? If your kids were in public school you may not have had to think much about it before. If you plan to homeschool then you will be feeding them at least three meals a day and maybe a few snacks in between.

This can turn into a chaotic juggling act if you aren’t prepared. How do we prevent meal time chaos in our home? By meal planning. I even plan out snacks sometimes so I don’t forget to include them on my grocery list. Check out this link for some Healthy Snacks to Go.

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It might seem like a lot of trouble but when you find a system that works for then it is so easy. It will actually save you time and money in the long run. This is also a helpful thing even if you don’t homeschool.

Check out this post for some quick and easy breakfast ideas to help you beat that morning chaos and fill those tummies with a nutritious breakfast to start their day off right. Here is another link for even more ideas: The Healthy Breakfast Book. Continue reading “Preventing The Back To HomeSchool Meal Planning Madness”

Pigs in a Blanket

This recipe is as old as I can remember. You can also use canned biscuits in place of the crescent rolls. Continue reading “Pigs in a Blanket”

Crockpot Chicken Joes

We all like Sloppy Joes but have you tried them with chicken instead of hamburger? Well, my kids love this and my littlest one calls them ‘Chicken Joes’. They are so easy to put together and I almost always have the ingredients in my pantry and freezer to throw these together. Continue reading “Crockpot Chicken Joes”

June 11 – 17, 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, Jelly Toast

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Toast/Peanut Butter Brownie Dessert


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner: ++

45 minute spaghetti sauce w/noodles, SaladCheesy Garlic Pull-apart Bread

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

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner: ++

Tater Tot Casserole, veggies

**(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:

Tuna Salad, veggies

Dinner: ++

Shredded Beef, tortillas, rice, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Salmon PattiesMashed PotatoesCreamed Peas

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot Dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner: ++

Chili Dog Casserole, Chips, Salad

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

Snacks/Desserts:

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


Saturday

Breakfast:

Bagels, Cream Cheese, Fruit

Lunch:

PB & J, Fruit

Dinner: ++

Cheddar Chicken,  Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Rice Pudding

++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. 

Banana Splits

Who doesn’t love a good ole fashioned banana split? This is just a general guide as to what we use for ours here. We vary the toppings and sometimes we even make our own ice cream. Continue reading “Banana Splits”

Cherry Sonker

This is a simple dessert that anyone can make. My kids love this and we will be enjoying this for National Cherry Pie Day! (The cherries could be substituted for just about any other kind of pie filling to make your own favorite sonker.) Continue reading “Cherry Sonker”

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken and Veggies

This is a very simple meal to throw together. You could serve it with some fresh rolls or buttered bread also. This can also be made with mixed veggies. Continue reading “Cheesy Crockpot Chicken and Veggies”

Mama’s Banana Split Dessert

I had a mother-in-law who liked to make this recipe for get-togethers. She never would give me her secret recipe but I convinced a friend to give me hers. Continue reading “Mama’s Banana Split Dessert”

Creamy Chipped Beef Over Toast aka Kite Glue

This recipe was taught to me a long time ago. It was is fairly simple and I like to make this every now and then. This can be served for any meal and could also be served over your favorite biscuits, rolls, or white bread. Continue reading “Creamy Chipped Beef Over Toast aka Kite Glue”

Mustard Crusted Pork Chops

This was one of those recipes that I just wasn’t sure about the first time I made it but I am so glad that I went ahead and gave it a try. It is always a hit here. Continue reading “Mustard Crusted Pork Chops”

Southern Buttermilk Pie

I have no idea where I came across the original recipe. I have changed a few things around since I first found it though. This is something I make when I have buttermilk leftover from another recipe.

I use one 9-inch deep-dish but you could probably use 2 smaller pie pans but the pies would be a bit thinner. Continue reading “Southern Buttermilk Pie”