Mommy's Kitchen - Home Cooking & Family Friendly Recipes

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Hi Everyone and welcome back to another Menu Plan Monthly. Today I have my July Menu Plan for you. 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 recipes noted with (New) are recipes I plan to make and will post in the near future. I hope you'll find something you like.

July Dinner Menu

Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Watermelon & Chips
Chicken Alfredo Pizza   (Friday Night-Pizza Night)
All-In-One Crock Pot Pork Chop Dinner 
Logan's Country Hamburgers  , Tator Tots & Fresh Fruit
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad & French Bread
Cheesy Spanish Rice Skillet & Homemade Tortillas
Chicken & Dumplings
Grilled Lemon Pepper Pork Chops, Calif. Blend Veggies & Rice Pilaf 
Open Faced Turkey Sandwiches (New), Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce
Crock Pot Chicken Pot Pie 

Stove Top Skillet Pizza  (Friday Night-Pizza Night)
Not My Mamas Meat Loaf, Mashed Potatoes & Steamed Carrots

Navajo Tacos
Chicken Lo Mein & Egg Rolls 
DIY Frozen Pizza  (Friday Night-Pizza Night) 
Salisbury Steak W/Gravy , Brown Rice & Buttery Crisp Green Beans
Easy Peasy Chicken Legs, Skillet Potatoes & Grilled Zucchini 
Crock Pot Hoe Down Chuck Roast, Baked Potatoes, and Garden Salad 
Steak Pizzaiola, Whole Grain Pasta & Roasted Asparagus
Grilled Chicken Bombs, Grilled Veggies & Baked Sweet Potatoes
Ham & Swiss Sliders, Veggie Sticks & Yogurt Fruit Salad
4th of July Cookout  (Out of Town)
Texas Chili Dogs (New)  & Sweet Potato Fries
Beef Ramen Skillet Supper & Egg Rolls
Skillet Chili Mac & Cornbread 
Breakfast Night - Toasted Pecan Waffles, Bacon & Scrambled Eggs
Copy Kat Stouffers Chicken & Rice Casserole, Garden Salad & Honey Wheat Rolls

Strawberry Pie 
Peanut Butter Cheesecake (New)
Mandarin Orange Cake
The Best Apple Crisp Ever

Monday, June 29, 2015

Barbecue Pulled Pork Spaghetti

An easy skillet meal made with spaghetti, pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and Bush's Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans.
Barbecue is the one thing that my family loves to eat. We're also huge spaghetti fans, so I decided to combine both flavors and came up with this Barbecue Pulled Pork Spaghetti. This is definitely not your normal spaghetti, but this dish is really good and packed full of barbecue flavor.  

I've had this recipe tucked in the back of my mind for quite a few years. I watched an episode of Down Home with The Neely's on the Food Network and they mentioned that they serve BBQ Spaghetti at their restaurant. I thought what a neat twist on a classic spaghetti dish as well as a great  way to use leftover pulled pork. 

We always have leftover pulled pork from barbecue sandwiches, so this is a win for me. I think leftover barbecue chicken would work with this recipe as well. If you don't have any pulled pork on hand you can always purchase store bought. The Neely's use homemade BBQ sauce, but I simplified the recipe and used our favorite bottled barbecue sauce, and the addition of baked beans. 

I know the combination sounds strange, but trust me all the flavors came together nicely. Last month I introduced you to Bush's Limited Edition Sweet Heat Beans with my Barbecue Chicken Cornbread BakeWell, this month I'm back sharing a simple pasta skillet recipe using Bush's New Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Patriotic Dessert: Red, White & Blue Pretzel Salad

A retro dessert salad with a crunchy pretzel crust, a sweetened cream cheese middle, and topped with a mixture of strawberry jell-o and fresh berries.     
4th of July is this weekend! Have you decided on what sweet treat you'll be serving to celebrate Independence Day?  I think these Red, White & Blue Individual Pretzel Salads are the perfect idea.  

A dear friend of mine introduced me to this yummy retro salad years ago and I was instantly hooked. The original recipe calls for just strawberries, but since a variety of berries are in full swing at my local Walmart, I decided to add a few blueberries, and turn this simple dessert into a red, white and blue patriotic treat.  

This red, white, and blue pretzel salad has three layers, a sweet-and-salty pretzel crust, a creamy sweetened cream cheese middle, and topping made with a mixture of strawberries, jell-o, and fresh blueberries.