Mommy's Kitchen - Home Cooking & Family Friendly Recipes

Friday, October 2, 2015

October Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

The following meals will get us through most of the month. I have left a few spots open for last minute recipes or for eating out. Any recipe noted with {New} are recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope y'all find something you like.

October Menu Plan 

Hillbilly Spaghetti Pie, Rolls & Garden Salad 

Pork Chops & Rice O'le {New} & California Blend Veggies 
30 Minute Pumpkin Chili & Cornbread
Salisbury Steak W/Gravy, Whole Grain Pasta & Baked Acorn Squash
Taco French Bread Pizza  {Pizza Night}
Chicken Fajitas, Mexican Rice & Refried Beans 
Creamy Chicken & Noodles 
Honey Barbecue Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Steamed Carrots
Copy Kat Taco Casa Chilada's {New} 
Mummy Dogs, Skillet Macaroni & Cheese & Fruit {Halloween}
Breakfast Night - Pumpkin Patch Pancakes, Sausage & Eggs 
Crock Pot Beef & Broccoli, Brown Rice & Egg Rolls 
Grilled Chicken Alfredo Casserole & Garden Salad 
Barbecue Pork Roast, French Bread Rolls, Roasted Asparagus, Fresh Fruit 
Crock Pot Roast W/Gravy, Potatoes & Carrots 
Rotisserie Chicken Soup {New} & Honey Wheat Rolls 
Smoked Sausage W/Apples, Skillet Potatoes & Roasted Broccoli 
Creamy Italian Parmesan Subs & Yogurt Fruit Salad
Skillet Lasagna, TX Garlic Toast & Garden Salad
Crock Pot Chicken & Dressing, Sauteed Green Beans & Baked Sweet Potatoes 
Taco Cups & Sopa de Conchas 
Copy Kat Pizza Hut Pan Pizza  {Pizza Night}
Easy Peasy Chicken Legs, Rice Pilaf Grilled Zucchini 
Franks & Beans, Kenny Rogers Corn Muffins, & Fruit Salad 
Barbecue Chicken & Bacon Pizza  & Pepperoni Pizza Bread  {Pizza Night}
Red Beans & Rice W/Smoked Sausage  
Greek Chicken & Potatoes & Yellow Squash & Green Beans {New}

Crock Pot Pumpkin Apple Cake 
Candy Corn Cake {New}
Lunch Lady Brownies 

Minnie's Chocolate Pie {New}

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Chicken & Black Bean Burrito Bowls

Quick and easy burrito bowls consisting of brown rice, seasoned chicken, black beans, and a variety of taco toppings. #sponsored

If you've ever been to Chipotles chances are you've ordered one their famous burrito bowls. I know I've enjoyed my share of them a time of two, but having them too often can be an expensive habit. Basically a burrito bowl is just a regular burrito without all the fuss. I guess you can say it's really an deconstructed burrito in a bowl minus the tortilla.  

To make a burrito bowl you start by choosing a meat, chicken, beef or pork carnitas. Pick a rice (brown, white or cilantro lime), choose a bean variety, and finally add all your favorite taco style toppings. There are so many delicious toppings to choose from at Chipotles that it doesn't take much to go overboard. To maintain a little more control over my meal I love recreating my favorite restaurant dishes at home.    

Today's recipe for these Chicken & Black Bean Burrito Bowls is my way of saving a little money, while still enjoying one of my favorite restaurant dishes. These burrito bowls are super easy to make, and you can customize them any way you like. I love the simplicity of making my own burrito bowls, and how easily it is to control all of the toppings. 

My bean of choice is Bush's black beans, because they're crazy good, and packed full of protein and fiber. I've been working really hard on choosing healthier lunch options, and these burrito bowls are the perfect choice. I can easily get several meals out of just one recipe.   

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Mini Jalapeno Popper Muffins & {Giveaway has Ended}

Jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and cream cheese baked inside mini cornbread muffins. Everything you love about traditional Jalapeno Poppers in a corn muffin form. 
Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my second post for Martha White and The Country Music Association. I've been in a rush trying to get my latest post on the blog, because time is running out to enter their fabulous contest. Martha White wants to send one of you to the to the 49th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, TN. The CMA Awards air live from the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 4th at 8/7 CST on ABC. 

I'm so excited that in 45 days (not that I'm counting LOL) I will be attending the CMA Awards live for a behind the scenes look at Country Musics Biggest Night™.  I would love for one of you to join me, so stop by Martha White's Facebook Page and enter daily for a chance to win a trip for two.