Sunday, July 29, 2012

Free Printable of the Day

Free Printable of the Day

Martha Stewart has a free printable lunch planner. Print them off and attach them to magnets so kids can plan their lunches in advance.  My kids love this!!!  They can pick and choose their menu for the summer!!!!  Check it out here!!!

Meal Planning: 40 Recipes for Ground Beef

If you’ve been following my meal planning, then you know I have a different once a month cooking style than most. Rather than making the entire meal ahead and freezing it, I often just do the prep work. So if I want to have stir fry this month, I’ll cut the meat up, combine it with the marinade and freeze. When dinnertime arrives, much of the messy and time consuming part of the meal is done, but I have the advantage of a fresh tasting meal! Another advantage is that I can alter the recipe. With traditional once-a-month cooking, you often triple or quadruple a recipe and cook it completely. That means less work at mealtime, but you have to suffer meal-rerun-itis.

So today, I have compiled a list of delicious and mom-tested recipes that call for ground beef. During my once a month cooking sessions, I’ll be cooking loads of ground beef and freezing it in mealsize portions. Then each week I’ll take a look at this list to see what sounds appealing and/or calls for ingredients that are on sale! Imagine how smoothly dinnertime will go when the ground beef is cooked ahead for these recipes!

Here goes:
  1. Crock Pot Chili
  2. Taco Bagel Bites
  3. Crock Pot Cheeseburgers
  4. Microwave Mexican Manicotti
  5. Burrito Pie
  6. Szechuan Noodles With Spicy Beef Sauce
  7. Beefy Jalapeno Corn Bake
  8. Cheesy Burger Mac
  9. Easy DIY Sloppy Joe Sauce
  10. Pizza Bagels
  11. Taco Loaf
  12. Burritos
  13. Beef Casserole
  14. Beef Enchiladas
  15. Siesta Fiesta Pie
  16. 30 Minute Spaghetti Sauce
  17. Deep Dish Pizza Casserole
  18. Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup in a Crock Pot (Copycat)
  19. Make Ahead Southwest Cattle Rancher’s Pie
  20. Crock Pot Taco Soup
  21. Pizza Snack Cups
  22. Awesome Hot Dog Chili Sauce
  23. Easy Taco Casserole
  24. Pizza Roll-Ups
  25. Tijuana Train Wreck
  26. Deep-Dish Pizza Casserole
  27. Taco Casserole
  28. Mexican Stuffed Shells
  29. Hamburger with Mushroom Cream Sauce
  30. Crock Pot Stacked Enchiladas
  31. Taco Salad
  32. Cheeseburger Wraps
  33. Cheesy Mostaccioli
  34. Taco Spaghetti
  35. Mini Tacos
  36. Taco Junk
  37. Southwestern Baked Spaghetti
  38. Beef, Macaroni and Tomato Casserole
  39. Pizza Burgers
  40. Easy Pizza Pasta Casserole

Meal Planning: 40 Recipes For Shredded Chicken

Another way to make mealtime easier is to have a supply of cooked, shredded chicken frozen in meal size portions. HERE is the recipe I use (or if I’m planning on making chicken stock I use THIS one). Once you have your chicken ready to go, you can use this list of my 40 favorite recipes to make dinner a snap.
Here goes:
  1. Broccoli & Chicken Casserole
  2. Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole
  3. Country Farm Chicken Casserole
  4. Chicken Macaroni Casserole
  5. Chicken Tamale Casserole
  6. Chicken King Ranch Casserole
  7. Chicken Broccoli Cheesy Casserole
  8. Candaces Chicken Casserole
  9. Chicken Casserole
  10. Leftover Chicken Sandwiches
  11. Easy Chicken Pot Pie
  12. The Best Chicken Salad Club Sandwich
  13. A Famous Chicken Salad Sandwich
  14. Stuffed Chicken Sandwich
  15. Marshall Field’s Chicken Salad Sandwich
  16. Chicken Philly Sandwiches
  17. Thai Chicken Pizzas
  18. Chicken Wild Rice Soup
  19. Chicken Noodle Soup
  20. Salsa Chicken Soup
  21. Shredded Chicken Tacos
  22. Asian Shredded Chicken Coleslaw
  23. Shredded Chicken Sandwiches
  24. Chicken Enchiladas
  25. Shredded BBQ Chicken
  26. Cold Sesame Noodles with Shredded Chicken
  27. Shredded Chicken Enchiladas, Tostadas & Tacos
  28. BBQ Chicken and Chips
  29. Shredded Chicken Fajitas
  30. Stove Top Smoker Shredded Chicken With Peanut Sauce
  31. Mushroom & Shredded Chicken Salad
  32. Chicken Manicotti
  33. Chicken Potato Casserole
  34. Cheddar Chicken Spirals
  35. Chicken Broccoli Shells
  36. Baked Chicken Quesadillas
  37. Buffalo Chicken Pizza
  38. Chicken Salad Panini
  39. Chicken and Rice Casserole
  40. Favorite Chicken Casserole
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