Sunday, June 27, 2010

Menu Plan 6/27

If you already own Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker, you know what a treasure you have. If you don't own it, you need it! It is a goldmine of great recipes. It has tons of recipes for various cuts of meat (vegetarian options too, plus much more), so when meat--let's say round steak--goes on sale, there are at least twenty different ways of preparing it. You could buy a few packages and package up several different meal options in freezer bags on the spot and have dinner ready in the freezer to thaw and stick in the crockpot. How easy is that?! I really love this cookbook (almost as much as our church cookbook!).

So I'm excited to try a few new recipes from Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker, and then we'll be visiting my in-laws for the weekend.

Cream of Wheat, oranges
Leftover spaghetti, salad; or sandwiches
Tasty Drumsticks (from Fix-It and Forget-It)
Mashed Potatoes, Normandy blend vegetables

Tuesday:Scrambled eggs & toast
Grilled cheese, tomato soup
Spanish Round steak, rice (from Fix-It and Forget-It)
Blueberry muffins, strawberry-banana smoothies
Leftover lunch
Scalloped potatoes and pork chop casserole, green beans

Oatmeal, strawberries
Kids' pick for lunch (alternate baked potato bar)
Baked Potatoes, broccoli
Triple berry cobbler

Cinnamon rolls from the bread machine (maybe) :)
White chicken chili, tortillas
Pizza & salad

(rest of meals with in-laws!)

Smoothies, yogurt, fruit, homemade popsicles (will have to share a great recipe later!), granola, etc.

Don't forget about our once-a-month cooking festival right here on the 1st, which is Thursday, where we celebrate cooking of all kinds! (I missed my own party last month...oops! But I have a lot planned for this month's post. Stay tuned!).

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  1. Thanks for the cookbook recommendation. I also like the recipes at the "A Year of Slow Cooking" website. Either way, your idea to use the crock pot this week is a good one!

  2. Love the cookbook! We recieved it as a wedding gift and I use it all the time. It just makes meal time so easy. And sometimes I prep it the night before and stick it in the fridge, so in the morning it just goes straight into crock-pot ready to go.

  3. I love that cookbook too...especially for those days I know we'll be home late, I know that dinner will be waiting for us.

  4. If you've visited my blog, you know that I'm a crock pot lover as well. I have tons of great recipes. Come join me this fall when Crock Pot Wednesday returns. For now. come join me for What's On the Menu Wednesday this week. I'd love to see you there