19 September 2009

Chuckwagon Stew

My friend Brandy found this recipe for me and of course I changed some things, but we love it! It is going to make 2 so $2 per meal!

  • 1 lb ground turkey sausage, browned
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, sliced

Mom's Four Bean Chili

This one was so easy in the crock. I prepped before I cleaned the kitchen the night before and it made it so easy the next morning. Use any canned beans you like.. these are my favorites :) These are just teh regular 12-14 oz cans, not the large ones.

  • 1 lb turkey burger
  • 1 c seasoning blend

BBQ Rub Crock Chicken & Rice

Update: May 14, 2012
I'm tagging this post today because it has been a while since I made this recipe (it was also blogged before I took pictures for every meal - I'll try to add one this week!) and I added it to this week's menu. I am linking up with "Melts in your Mouth Monday's" from "Make Ahead Meals for Busy Mom's" because I remember my husband using those exact words when I made it.. "I want more! It melts in your mouth!"

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Original post: September 19, 2009
I made this rub a while back for some chicken and I don't think I ever blogged it. Haven't used it much because I don't own a grill, BUT it is yummy!

I put it on a whole chicken and threw it in a crock with soem instant rice and wow was it awesome!

Rub Ingredients:
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c salt
  • 1/4 c paprika

16 September 2009

Mom's Diner Red Beans & Rice

Trying to adapt this for a crock pot so wish me luck!

  • 1 lb Dry Red Beans
  • 1 lb ground turkey sausage

15 September 2009

Creamy Chicken Garden Soup

I adapted this recipe to create our own flavor.... took out some calories and sodium (butter & salt), added some veggies (potatoes). WE LOVED THIS!! And it made enough to set aside some for soup & sammies later in the week! Hubby said he even prefers it over the "usual" tomato broth beef veggie soups you normally see.

  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen pepper stir-fry vegetable mix
  • 1 c frozen diced potatoes

Meal Plan Monday - September 15

Meal Plan Monday

This Week's Meal Plan
Crock Pot Fun!

I got a new crock pot and I am LOVING IT! I am expecting LOTS of leftovers this week since these recipes seem huge, so some may be repeated on next weeks MPM so I get to cook them :)

BBQ Rub Chicken & Rice
(About $4 with a whole chicken and instant rice)

Creamy Farmhouse Chicken and Garden Soup
($4 for recipe - 1 soup dinner + a soup/sammy leftover dinner - $2 per meal!)

Four Bean Chili (Mom's Diner Recipe!)
($6 for recipe/2 dinners - $3 per meal!)

Chuckwagon Stew
($4 for recipe.. 2 dinners! $2 per meal!)

Ropa Vieja
($6 for recipe - beef is expensive right now)

This week's Meal Plan

04 September 2009

Confetti Pasta Salad

My kids loved the corn chowder. I got sooo many veggies in them because I called it Confetti soup! SO today CONFETTI PASTA SALAD! As I type this they are scarfing it down!

Make it vegetarian by omitting the chicken.... if its for a hard core "no dairy" vegetarian... I dunno what to do LOL!

  • 1 lb tri-color (garden) pasta
  • 1/2 c seasoning blend
  • 1 bag frozen mixed veggies
  • 1 small cucumber seeded and diced small
  • 8 oz fat free plain yogurt
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1/4 c Italian dressing
  • 1 can chicken breast (12 0z) drained
  • Fresh and/or dried herbs and seasonings to taste
  • 1 cup cheese blend
Add-ins if you have/want it (we used all of this!):
  • 1 sm. zucchini, quartered and sliced thin (steam with veggies)
  • Grape/cherry tomatoes sliced in half (do not cook)
  • 4-5 small radishes grated
  • Raw shredded carrots for crunch

  1. Cook noodles, drain, and cool
  2. Saute seasoning blend and cool
  3. Steam mixed veggies and zucchini together and cool.
  4. Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix gently.

I'd say it was about.. $5?? Give or take a little, I had a lot of stuff hanging about ijn the freezer & pantry... and there is a bowl full left. I'll probably use it for a side tomorrow.

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This week's Meal Plan
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