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Showing posts with label Menu Planning. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Menu Planning. Show all posts

Easy Crescent Taco Bake: Delish & Easy!

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Easy Crescent Taco Bake-Pillsbury-

1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
3/4cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2 tablespoons Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
1cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
Shredded lettuce, as desired
Diced tomato, as desired

1.  Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Place in ungreased 9-inch square pan or 10-inch pie plate; press over bottom and up sides to form crust.

2.  In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in salsa and taco seasoning mix; simmer 5 minutes. Spoon meat mixture in crust-lined pan; sprinkle with cheese.

3.  Bake 14 to 17 minutes or until crust is deep golden brown and cheese is melted. Served topped with lettuce and tomato.

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Filling My Daughters Request: Granola Bars & Chewy Granola Bars Recipe

My daughter was supposed to working on her health schoolwork, but just came to me and said "Can we make our own snacks today". Well, how can I turn down a learning opportunity  So she is now banging around in the kitchen making sure we have everything we could possibly need. Which in turn has now roused the other two in joining her.

The first thing we will try our hand at making is granola bars. More her decision than mine, but than we do buy those a lot and they are not so cheap. This is the recipe we are going to use:


Granola Bars

4 cups oatmeal

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 Cup brown sugar

1/2 Cup honey

1 stick butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 and 1/2 Cups nuts, if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together oatmeal, salt, brown sugar in one bowl, set aside. In another bowl, mix honey, butter, vanilla, and nuts. Then combine the two mixtures. Pour into a greased square casserole dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool then cut into squares.

Suggestions: You can add marshmallows, any kind of nuts that you like, chocolate baking chips or caramels, coconut, chocolate,etc. Anything that your child likes in their granola bars. If your child likes the chocolate coating, just melt your chocolate then pour over the mixture in the dish. Then bake.


Chewy Granola Bars

4 1/2 cups Quaker oats

1 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of vanilla

2/3 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup honey

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, butter, honey, and brown sugar. Stir in chocolate chips. Lightly press mixture into lightly greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes and then cut into bars.


I was thinking if this turns out- what a wonderful way to cut down on our snack budget at the store and a great way for the kids to make snacks they really like, by adding their own choice of ingredients. I love that my kids enjoy cooking and creating culinary masterpieces. It really does seem like alot of this becoming lost in this day and age.

Rest of the Week Menu


Breakfast: Doughnuts, milk, and sliced up apples (we got free doughnuts yesturday so we have to use those up)

Lunch: Leftover Lasagna from last night, leftover rolls (also free from yesturday) juice, and banana

Dinner: Thin sliced Pork Loin, cubed hashbrowns(from scratch) w/green,red,&yellow peppers and mushrooms, canned corn, and homemade biscuits (my daughter is making those). For dessert I think we will just do a simple apple crisp (to use up the last of our apples). Milk to drink.

Breakfast: Strawberry Pancakes(from scratch) and a banana. With some sort of juice to drink.

Lunch: Leftovers from Wednesdays dinner.

Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie (from scratch, well except the chicken part) and another batch of homemade biscuits. For dessert we will make a yellow cake or cupcakes.( A project for the kiddos in the afternoon-they can decorate some the way they want). Milk to drink

Breakfast: Cereal, Milk, and toast.

Lunch: Leftover chicken pot pie and biscuits. Probably Lemonade to drink.

Dinner: Make your own pizza night! Each child gets 1 can of pop. No dessert. (which will be explained in a bit)


Breakfast: Eggs (everyones choice), bacon, and blueberry pancakes.

Lunch: Cold Sandwiches, chips, and some kind of fresh fruit.

Dinner: Its Leftover night... There are always plenty of left overs so this is the night we clear out the fridge. Dessert is chocolate pudding.


Breakfast: Cereal, milk, and toast

Lunch: Cold Sandwiches, chips, and some sort of fresh fruit

Dinner: Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas, and homemade bread. For dessert we will make apple pie (sad to say using a pre-canned filling)

Now for my side notes:

My kids do snack during the day on things I set out in a box on the table. That way I pre-approve what they snack on. So each day it is different but usually consists of crackers,granola bars, and things like that.

And now a bit about what happens here on Friday nights: Friday night is our designated movie night so everyone makes their own pizza (personal size) and then we snack on pretzles,crackers, and other stuff throughout the night. The kids love this night because they make their own meal and get to pick the movies to watch.

Lunch's and breakfast's on the weekends are always light-only because this is when we are out and about the most. Since this is my first menu blogged and I am working on organizing and economizing the way our menu will be will surely change. Except for Friday night - that is set in stone. I am hoping to add recipes in soon and maybe even some other stuff.