Sunday, January 8, 2017

Slow Cooker Creole Jambalaya

  • 1½ pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breast, chopped
  • 13-ounce turkey kielbasa, sliced
  • 12-ounce bag of Cajun style mirepoix blend (or 1 cup each of chopped green bell pepper, onion and celery)
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1-3 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you'd like it!)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Creole seasoning
  • 1 tsp minced garlic


Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Serve over rice.

Freezer Directions:

This is a great recipe to freeze. In fact, I usually make one or two extra batches when I make it for dinner to freeze for later. For best results, combine all ingredients in Ziploc freezer bag, label and pop in your freezer (use within 3 months). When ready to cook, thaw in refrigerator and follow directions above.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

September 2015

1. Leftovers
2. Ham and Gruyere Quiche and fruit
3. Cheesy Oven Baked Tacos and green salad
4. Chicken Stuffed Poblano Chiles and Mexican-seasoned butternut squash
5. Tin-Foil Hobo Packets
6. Grilled Pizza and popcorn
7. Labor Day! BBQ Chicken Kebabs, potato salad and grilled corn-on-the-cob
8. Crock Pot Cheese Tortellini Soup and Cheddar Bay Biscuits
9. Breakfast for dinner! Fluffy French Toast, breakfast sausage and fruit
10. Turkey Chili and cornbread
11. Chicken Lazone over angel hair pasta with green beans
13. Crock Pot Korean Beef over rice with fresh, sautéed green bean
14. Sausage, Cabbage and Onions and Crusty Bread
15. Shepherd's Pie Casserole
16. Baked chicken thighs, easy boxed rice and green beans
17. Salisbury Steak Meatballs and steamed veggies
18. Chicken Saltimbocca, rotini pasta with marinara sauce and roasted asparagus
19. Leftovers
20. Chicken Fajita Quesadilla with homemade Fajita Seasoning
21. Pot roast with potatoes and carrots
22. Chicken sausage with roasted parsnips and carrots
23. Happy First Day of Fall! Sloppy Joe Casserole with steamed veggies
24. Italian Herb Chicken and green salad
25. Easy Sheet Pan Chicken, baked sweet potatoes and Roasted Brussels Sprouts
26. Ground Beef Chalupas and Guacamole
27. Cheese ravioli (store-bought) with marinara sauce and green salad
28. Rosemary Turkey Stroganoff and green beans
29. Potato & Ham Chowder
30. Leftovers

Monday, July 27, 2015

Shepherd's Pie Casserole


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups green beans (one can)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese (optional)
  • paprika to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium heat and sauté onion and garlic until soft. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Remove grease. Add rosemary, sage and beef broth to ground beef and simmer for 5 minutes (or until broth is almost gone). Salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into bottom of a 2-1/2 quart casserole dish. Spread green beans on top of ground beef.

While cooking the ground beef, peel and slice potatoes and boil in hot water (hint: you're making mashed potatoes!). Boil until potatoes are soft. Drain water and begin mashing potatoes, adding milk and the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Salt and pepper to taste. Add milk as needed for desired consistency. Spread mashed potatoes over the green beans evenly. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika as desired.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heated throughout. Serves 6.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Weekly Meal Planning {July 6-19}

Monday (6th) -- Potato & Ham Chowder
Tuesday (7th) -- Italian Herb Chicken and green salad
Wednesday (8th) -- Country-Style Pork Loin, mashed potatoes and green beans
Thursday (9th) -- Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas with homemade Fajita Seasoning
Friday (10th) -- Chicken Sausage with Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Saturday (11th) -- Grilled chicken thighs, corn-on-the-cob and green salad
Sunday (12th) -- Cream Cheese Chicken Bacon Wrap and roasted asparagus
Monday (13th) -- Turkey Chili and cornbread
Tuesday (14th) -- Spaghetti with meat sauce and green beans
Wednesday (15th) -- LEFTOVERS
Thursday (16th) -- Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes with cheese and chili, and green beans
Friday (17th) -- DATE NIGHT ♥
Saturday (18th) -- Grilled Pizza with green salad
Sunday (19th) -- TBD (family birthday)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rosemary Turkey Stroganoff

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 (8 oz) can sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup plain Green yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish
  • Egg noodles, cooked per package directions
Melt butter in large skillet or stock pot and sauté onion and garlic until soft. Add rosemary and ground turkey and brown. Add flour, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute. Add cream of mushroom soup and water. Simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered. Add Greek yogurt and serve hot over egg noodles, garnished with parsley. Delish!

I like to serve this dish with a side of green beans :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Weekly Meal Planning: Weeks 3 & 4

June is crazy busy in our house so I will be planning fairly simple meals two weeks at a time!

Monday (June 1) -- leftovers
Tuesday (June 2) -- Grilled burgers, baked beans and corn on the cob
Wednesday (June 3) -- Grilled pork chops, seasoned rice and grilled veggies
Thursday (June 4) -- Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken with asparagus
Friday (June 5) -- Tomato soup (canned) and grilled cheese sandwiches
Saturday (June 6) -- Spaghetti and meatballs with green beans
Sunday (June 7) -- leftovers
Monday (June 8) -- Chicken sausage, Noodles Alfredo and green peas
Tuesday (June 9) -- TBD 
Wednesday (June 10) -- Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes with chili and green beans
Thursday (June 11) -- Grilled chicken, seasoned rice and green salad
Friday (June 12) -- Tacos with tortilla chips and Guacamole
Saturday (June 13) -- Takeout
Sunday (June 14) -- Grilled pizza

Monday, May 25, 2015

Weekly Meal Planning: Week 2

So, my three-year-old oven is currently out of commission (and I'm not happy about it!), so for now all my meals will be stove-top cooked, grilled, slow-cooked or eaten out ;)

Monday  -- Memorial Day! Grilled burgers, potato salad, tortilla chips and Guacamole
Tuesday  -- Slow cooker green chili chicken over rice with sautéed bell peppers
Wednesday -- Grilled pork chops, seasoned rice and grilled veggies
Thursday -- Slow Cooker Baked Potatoes with cheese and chili, and green beans
Friday -- DATE NIGHT ♥
Saturday -- Greek Chicken Kebabs with Tzatziki Sauce
Sunday -- Grilled Pizza and green salad