Monday, September 1, 2014

September Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

I hope everyone has been enjoying this wonderful Labor Day weekend. I will keep this post short and sweet! Today I have my September Menu Plan for y'all. As usual recipes in red are linked recipes, and recipes noted with (New) are ones that I am working on and hoping to post in the future. I hope you find something you like.


September 2014 Dinner Menu

Ma maws Dorito Beef Casserole, Flour Tortillas & Fresh Cantaloupe
Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (New) & Cilantro Lime Rice 
Grilled Lemon Chicken (New) Baked Potatoes & Grilled Zucchini 
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Garlic Texas Toast & Salad
Chicken Ranch Tacos & Sopa De Conchas (Mexican Pasta)
Logan Country Hamburgers & Sweet Potato Fries
Barbecue Chicken & Bacon Pizza & Pepperoni Pizza Bites
Chicken Pot Pie & Salad
Fall Off The Bone Ribs, Baked Beans & Roasted Fingerling Potatoes 
Oriental Chicken Pasta  & Baked Crab Rangoon Wontons
Honey Pecan Pork Chops (New), Roasted Broccoli & Skillet Potatoes 
Friendship Casserole, Salad & Peas & Carrots
Red Beans & Rice & Cornbread
Amish Chicken & Rice (New), Roasted Veggies & Rolls 
Smoked Ham, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Grilled Corn & Watermelon (Labor Day)
Cheesy Hash brown Casserole W/Ham , (Leftover Ham)  Buttery Crisp Green Beans  
Ham Fried Rice (Leftover Ham) & Egg Rolls 
30 Minute Pumpkin Chili & Corn Muffins 
Teriyaki Meatballs (New), Brown Rice & Sweet & Sour Green Beans
Pasta Carbonara (Whole Grain Pasta), Steamed Carrots & Salad
Copy Cat Arbys Ham & Cheddar Melts, Tater Tots & Yogurt Fruit Salad 
All-In-One Crock Pot Pork Chop Dinner
Ground Beef Stroganoff, Brown Rice & Baked Acorn Squash
Breakfast Night (King Hawaiian French Toast, Bacon & Eggs)
Stuffed Bell Peppers, Salad & Fresh Fruit 
Pizza Skillet Bake , Green Beans & Salad
Not My Mama's Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes & Brown Sugar Carrots
Sticky Chicken FingersMacaroni & Cheese & Fruit Salad
Soup & Sub Sandwich Night 


Desserts: 
The Best Apple Crisp Ever
Apple Fritters

Crock Pot Chocolate Cake W/Vanilla ice Cream (New)
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Labor Day Recipe: Red, White & Blueberry Angel Fluff

Today is the first day of school for my kids, so summer break is officially over!!!! Growing up I remember our summer break started at the end of May, and we didn't return to school until after Labor Day. I always enjoyed getting three full months of summer vacation! For my kids they're in school until the first week of June and return by the end of August.

Throughout summer we always have celebrations for Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Most times it's a cookout, picnic or a barbecue with friends and family. Labor day is not only a national holiday set aside for working men and woman, but it also represents the end of summer and the beginning of fall. In Texas that calls for a celebration! It's still pretty hot, 
but fall is coming!!!!

As a family we look forward to the three-day Labor Day weekend. The kids have their first week of school behind them, and my husband and I look forward to time off from work. A cookout is usually on the agenda as well as some much needed family time. I always make a festive dessert in honor of the holiday, and it's usually a red, white and blue one.  

As a Walmart Mom I was asked to share a favorite Labor Day recipe with all of you. Since Labor Day is the Monday I thought I would share this fun and festive Red, White & Blueberry Angel Fluff. This dessert is perfect for any occasion, but especially yummy for patriotic holidays.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Apple Pie Egg Rolls W/Caramel Dipping Sauce

Summer is finally winding down, and back to school is quickly approaching. August has been unseasonably cooler in North Texas which has been a welcome relief. With all the rain and cooler temps (high 80's - Low 90's) I can't help but to think of fall.   

For Texas fall doesn't officially start temperature wise until late October, but apple season begins in August for most parts. We have a pick your own apple orchard, but picking doesn't begin until September, so I will be relying on store bought apples for now. Apples are one of my favorite fruits to bake with, because they're so versatile.

Last September I mentioned that I partnered with Marzetti to develop a few recipes using their products, and would be sharing them with all of you. Well, today is my last post and it's a doozie!!!!  Since fall will be here before we know it I made an easy fall inspired recipe! These Apple Pie Egg Rolls pictured above have been floating around Pinterest for quite some time now and I've been dying to make them. 

I used my own recipe for apple pie filling, and added Marzetti's® Old Fashioned Caramel Dip as a yummy dipping sauce. I think the addition of the caramel dip took these apple dessert rolls over the top!  This recipe is really simple to make. After the apple filling is cooked and cooled then comes the fun part of filling the egg rolls.