No Sew Pennant Banner (Just $7)

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No Sew Pennant Banner

I loved this project so much that I made one for my in-laws a few weeks ago, and had to come home and make one for our home too! It was so. easy. to do, and I used a few tricks the second time around that I didn’t see online, so I thought I’d share a quick tutorial with you.

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I have no sewing skills, so I wanted a quick and easy way to make mine without a whole lot of extra steps. This was so simple, and in less than an hour it was completed!

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Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • Burlap (I bought 1 yard – cost was $4)
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Jute string (I had this at home, you can find it at your local craft store)
  • Stencil kit (I found mine at Hobby Lobby for $2.99)
  • iron
  • glue gun & glue sticks
  • cardboard box

 

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And here’s how you’ll make it . . .

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  1. Create a template out of a cardboard box. (This is the hardest part ~ promise.) ;)  Using a ruler, create a triangle the size that you’d like your burlap pieces. (Mine measured 6″ long by 5″ wide.)
  2. Trace your template onto the burlap with your sharpie marker – but instead of just tracing the triangle, once you’ve done one long side flip the triangle over to actually create diamonds. (See the picture in step 2 above.) This will actually create the pennant shape to hang over your ribbon.IMG_9566
  3. Once you’ve cut enough letters for whatever word you’re using, use your stencil and Sharpie marker to trace each letter onto the bottom section of each diamond shape on the burlap. Then, just use the Sharpie to fill in your letter. IMG_9573
  4. After your letters are finished, fold the burlap in half with your letter on the outside, and use an iron to iron it down into place.IMG_9572
  5. Lay your word out in order over the jute (leave extra jute at either end so you have plenty of room to hang it with.) Leave about 1 1/2″ – 2″ inch of space between each letter.IMG_9574
  6. Once your letters are in place, use your glue gun to place a thin stream of glue between the burlap and jute to hold it in place. (I didn’t get a great picture of this – above is when I flipped it over to make it reversible, but basically you’re just going to open up the triangles and put a thin strip of glue between the jute and the burlap to make your banner stay in place.)
  7. Once the glue is dry, you may want to press it out with the iron again just to make sure the pennant stays in place. You can also flip it over and stencil another word on the opposite side to make it reversible!

 

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Looking for more frugal fall decorating ideas? Click the images below to see a few of my favorites:

 

Frugal Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Be sure to stop back next Friday when I’ll reveal my big piano painting project ~ I’m so excited about this one and can’t wait to share!

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I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)

 

See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!

 

 

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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

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 Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

I made this recipe a few weeks ago, and goodness there’s just nothing better on a busy night than to have Mrs. Potts cooking dinner while I’m running kids around town! It was so simple to throw together, and tasted just delicious. Everyone gobbled down dinner and I loved having dinner done. Success!

 

I used a pork shoulder roast (I’ve found that shoulder roasts always seem to cook best for me in a crockpot – I’ve tried just about every other type of roast but consistently come back to those!) Any time I see a beef or pork shoulder roast on sale I grab a few and put them in my freezer, which comes in handy when I need an easy meal. (You can also try out this recipe for Italian Beef using a shoulder roast – by far our favorite slow-cookin’-recipe ever!)  Here’s the recipe so you can get started ~

 

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

Ingredients

  • 4 lb boneless shoulder pork roast
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves (I didn't have these so left them out!)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • flour tortillas
  • taco fixings - lettuce, tomato, cheese sour cream

Instructions

  1. Mix spices in small bowl.
  2. Coat pork with the spice mixture, then place bay leaves in bottom of slow cooker and the pork on top.
  3. Pour the chicken broth around the sides of the pork, so that the spices don't rinse off.
  4. Cover and cook on low 10 hours. (If possible, turn meat over while cooking - I missed that step but it still turned out perfectly.)
  5. Once cooked, shred pork with forks in juice, and serve on top of flour tortillas
  6. Add additional toppings and enjoy!
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These are the best sales I see to watch for this week (as of 9/17/14):

  • Beef Shoulder Roasts are on sale at Kroger in the Southeast as well as Giant Eagle – I think the beef shoulder roast would work fine with this recipe!
  • Mission Tortillas on sale $1 at Kroger and Meijer
  • La Bandertia or Ole Tacos are $1.30 at Publix in the Grocery Advantage Buy Flier
  • Kroger Cheese $1.99
  • Progresso Broth $2 at Publix, use $.50/1 coupon from the 9/7 Smart Source insert

Recipe adapted from All Recipes. Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE

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Menu Plan: Week Of 9/14/14

The deals are a bit slow today, and my kids are home from school so we’re heading out jeans shopping. (Apparently in Ohio you need jeans in September ~ yikes!) If you missed this over the weekend, hopefully it will help you get on track for the week too. ;)

 

Here’s this week’s menu plan and grocery shopping list! Hopefully it makes getting dinner on your table a wee bit easier this week ~ I know sticking to a menu plan has helped our family eat at home and stick to our grocery budget so much these last few weeks.

 

If you’re hoping to get on track too, check out my Fall Menu Planning board on Pinterest where I’ve got all the links to the recipes we’re eating each week. Head on over HERE to check that out, and I’d love for you to join all the PPP boards on Pinterest too.

 

Shopping List
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 sliced Swiss cheese
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • eggs (enough for breakfast for dinner and 4 eggs for pumpkin bread)
  • bacon (will use for breakfast for dinner, and save a few slices for Red Robin Wraps as well)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (use fat free if you want to make Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup the “skinny” way)
  • pre-cooked & sliced chicken breast (I’ve used Tyson Chicken Strips before, or you can pre-cook your own for Red Robin Wraps)
  • salad
  • fresh fruit
  • lettuce
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 onions
  • 1/4 cup celery
  • green onion
  • 8 oz. package fresh mushrooms
  • bag red potatoes
  • green beans (fresh, canned or frozen – side dish on Tuesday)
  • 1 package flour tortillas (to make Red Robin wraps I use Mission Tortillas Spinach Wraps)
  • light ranch dressing
  • barbecue sauce
  • tortilla strips or French’s onions
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • tortilla chips
  • 15 oz can pumpkin

 

Pantry Staples

  • olive oil
  • salt
  • red wine vinegar
  • cajun-style seasoning
  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • oil
  • paprika
  • water

 

Do you have anything yummy on your menu plan this week?  I’d love to hear what you’re having, and if you have any great recipe ideas please leave a comment to share!  Here are a few previous menu plans that you can also try out:

 

 

Check out my recipes to try board on Pinterest, and see more penny-pinched recipe ideas.  This post is linked up to OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday where you can find lots more menu planning ideas! 

 

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How To Create A Command Center {For Free}

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As school’s back in session for the fall, I’ve been debating over what to do about creating a “command center” in our new home. I love this one (and this one and this one and this one), but the thought of using an entire wall was daunting.

 

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Because I hate clutter to be out where people can see it as well, I also wasn’t loving the idea of putting holes in the walls that I might not always want.  So last Sunday I started thinking about this little “butler pantry” area that sits right as you come in from our garage. It dawned on me that with a little work I could make what I already have useable, and not mess up a single wall! I can’t believe it didn’t dawn on me to get this project tackled sooner, and I’m so much happier with the results.

 

Success!

 

Here’s what we started with. (Don’t judge.)

 

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(I’d just cleared out the top of the cabinet to put the lightbulbs somewhere else, but then realized after de-cluttering I actually had room for them!)

 

And here’s the (free-other-than-my-time) after . . .

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My absolute favorite spot is that little area in the middle right hand corner which is for any paperwork that my husband wants to hang onto or bills he needs to keep up with. Paper clutter makes me nuts (and he’s a self-described-paper-hoarder), so this way he can keep any paperwork he wants to hang onto without fear of me throwing it away. (And I don’t have to look at it on my kitchen counters.) ;)

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Here’s what I used:

  • mason jars
  • a cookie sheet
  • burlap frame that I’d been looking for a place for
  • ribbon

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I considered ordering magnetic sheet adhesive paper or even chalkboard contact paper (like I’ve done before) because I would love for the inside of my cupboard doors to be more useful, however I wasn’t sure enough of about the reviews on these and I’m not really ready to make any major changes to our cabinets just yet. It dawned on me that I could just use an old cookie sheet that we already had in the back to hang things on, which worked perfectly!

 

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What I realized (and always seem to be reminded of), is that a lot of times I think I need lots of money to make something in our home better, when often just a little time and attention will do the trick. (Don’t believe me? See this and this.)  I’m not saying that this will be my favorite ever command center or that we’ll live with it forever (although we might!), but it is better. 

 

By just going through my house and finding a few things that I already had on hand to get things organized, I made this little area so much more useful to our family, and didn’t spend a penny. If you’ve got an area in your home that could use some tidying just to make it more useful, this weekend might just be the perfect time to get started!

 

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Here are a few more bits of our home you can also check out:

 
I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)  See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!

 

 

 

 

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Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

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Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

 

We made some yummy chicken enchiladas last night at our house, and while my kiddos complained a good bit about them, my husband and I enjoyed every last bite! On nights like these (when I know the recipe won’t be their favorite . . .) we make our children try a few bites, but I had extra cooked chicken, cheese and tortillas on hand in case it wasn’t their favorite.

 

(I absolutely hated trying new foods as a kid so I remember those days ~ I know they’ll survive and refuse to cook a completely separate meal for them, but I’m pretty sure there was no way I would have tried chicken enchiladas either as a kid, so I guess I have pity on them and it’s easy enough to put out some extra tortilas!)

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My husband raved about this recipe though (success!), and I loved that it was all made from scratch, without using any processed cream soups. It was pretty simple to throw together, and I’m tickled because we’ll have enough leftovers to enjoy it again tomorrow night for our weekly leftover buffet;)  Here’s the recipe so you can get cooking today too.

 

(By the way, have you checked out the new PPP menu plans over the weekend with grocery shopping list? I’m telling you what, having these ready to go ahead of time has made cooking at home so much easier each week! I just copy and paste the list into an email to myself, and dinner somehow miraculously gets served.) 

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Homemade Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken (I just boiled frozen chicken breasts)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup sour cream (I used fat free sour cream)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 8 10 inch flour tortillas
  • 12 oz jar taco sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook onion in olive oil over medium heat until translucent.
  2. Add in chicken, sour cream, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, parsley, oregano and pepper.
  3. Stirring constantly, let cheese melt, then stir in salt, tomato sauce, chili powder, green pepper and garlic.
  4. Add small amount of chicken mixture to each tortilla, roll up and place seam side down in 9x13 baking dish.
  5. Pour taco sauce over tortillas, then sprinkle with additional 3/4 cups Cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake covered 15 minutes at 350.
  7. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is bubbling on top.
  8. Cool 10 minutes prior to serving and enjoy!
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Here are the best sales I see to watch for this week (as of 9/10/14):

  •  Winn Dixie Sanderson Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.97/lb. or Meijer Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast 64 oz package $9.98 ($2.49/lb.)
  • Kroger Heritage Farm Chicken Breast $1.99/lb.
  • Or use Hormel Cooked Chicken Breast at Publix on sale $1.70, use $1/2 coupon from the 8/10 SmartSource insert
  • Onions $.99/2 lb bag at Aldi, Green Peppers $.99/3-pack at Aldi
  • Green Peppers $.59 at Kroger or $.99/lb at Publix
  • Kroger Sour Cream $1.25
  • Sargento Cheese $2.29 at Kroger after Mega Sale, use $1/2 Sargento cheese or $.50/1 Sargento Cheese coupon from the 8/24 SmartSource insert

 

 

Looking for more Mexican recipes? Here are a few of our favorites:

Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE

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Menu Plan: Week of 9/8/14

 

Here’s this week’s menu plan and grocery shopping list! Hopefully it makes getting dinner on your table a wee bit easier this week ~ I know sticking to a menu plan has helped our family eat at home and stick to our grocery budget so much these last few weeks.

 

If you’re hoping to get on track too, check out my Fall Menu Planning board on Pinterest where I’ve got all the links to the recipes we’re eating each week. Head on over HERE to check that out, and I’d love for you to join all the PPP boards on Pinterest too.

 

Shopping List
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 pound Italian bulk Italian sausage
  • hamburger meat for hamburgers
  • 1 lb dry navy beans
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (4 oz) chopped green chili
  • 2 cups cooked chicken (can substitute with cooked turkey)
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 small onions
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 29 oz can tomato sauce
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 14.5 oz can Italian style diced tomatoes
  • 14.5 can Italian style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 box spaghetti
  • hamburger buns
  • salad
  • green bell pepper
  • 1/2 pint sour cream + additional sour cream for topping chili
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (1 3/4 cups for enchiladas and additional cheese for topping chili)
  • 8 flour tortillas

 

 

Pantry Staples

  • olive oil
  • salt
  • minced garlic
  • cumin
  • oregano
  • pepper
  • carrot sticks (side for hamburgers)
  • chips (side for hamburgers)
  • Italian herb seasoning
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram (I probably will omit this from the spaghetti recipe)
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 2 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp chili powder

 

Do you have anything yummy on your menu plan this week?  I’d love to hear what you’re having, and if you have any great recipe ideas please leave a comment to share!  Here are a few previous menu plans that you can also try out:

 

 

Check out my recipes to try board on Pinterest, and see more penny-pinched recipe ideas.  This post is linked up to OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday where you can find lots more menu planning ideas! 

 

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Fall Football Fluffing

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My friend Staci sent over pictures of what she’d done to fluff up her home for football season (any Auburn fans will feel right at home in her house), and I couldn’t wait to share them with you! Here’s what she used . . .

  • Orange Rug- HomeGoods $12.99
  • Blue Rug – TJMaxx $9.99
  • Orange placemats – Home Goods $9.99 for package of 4
  • Coasters – Michaels’s previous purchase but 19.99 and then used a 50% coupon
  • Pillow – pillow cover from Cents of Style (a few weeks ago on sale) ~ instead of buying a pillow form I bought stuffing and stuffed 4 pillows into with one bag
  • Ribbon- $5.99 at Design World and used a 50% off coupon – was able to use on wreath and am going to weave it through my Southern Living plate
  • Platter – previous gift
  • Southern Living plate with slots so that you weave any ribbon through it to change it up, and will have my daughter Kaitlynn use dry-erase markers to draw a Toomer’s tree with toilet paper in it!
  • Made a burlap wreath, and purchased the monogram for it at Doodles in Madison, Alabama (love that store!)

 

 

See how to make the burlap wreath over HERE, and let us know if you’ve done any fun fluffing up for football season! 

 
Thanks so much Staci for sharing – this made my day!  I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)

 

See previous Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!

 

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Fun Friday Fluff Up: Updating My In-Law’s Hearth


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Oh my.

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I have been itching all week to share this Friday Fluff Up with you, because it’s just a little happy that (I think) brightened someone’s day! Last weekend we visited Western Kentucky (anyone know where Calvert City is?) to visit my in-law’s.
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As most of you know, my father-in-law became ill with West Nile Encephalitis five years ago (part of the reason that I’m here typing each day on PPP) and since then my mother-in-law Jennie hasn’t had a whole lot of time for fluffing up her home. She’s a wonderful decorator (and does a wonderful job choosing flowers and arranging them), but needless to say updating her home has been far back on her to-do list.

 

So, when we got there Saturday I told her I was in desperate need of a trip to their local Hancock Fabric in Paducah (they have a huge selection of fabric because of the annual Quilting Convention there), and when we didn’t find anything there I thought we might just need a trip to Hobby Lobby. (For my house, of course?)

 

We slowly muddled through the store, and I mentioned maybe we should look for a few items to fluff up her front door. 

 

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(It was time I think?)

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Jennie found some beautiful greenery that suited her home perfectly, and we easily tackled that updated basket. (I love what she did – so pretty and it’s just perfect for her!)

 

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Along the way somehow we decided that just maybe we should update her mantle (yes, those were their Christmas items from last year), and since fall’s right around the corner it was the perfect time to get started.

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So, we went through a jillion floral stems, tried really hard to settle on something to use as a focal point, and I kept mentioning that I wanted to make a burlap banner for our home. (She informed me that she hated burlap and anything rustic – I told her that was fine, I’d be taking it home with me.) ;)

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We picked up the blue tray for the center of the mantle (her sofas – that have held up amazing well for twenty years – are that shade of blue), as well as a few fall picks and stems, and headed home.

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Once we were there we did a little hunting in their barn and attic, and I knew we were set.

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(This was Don’s grandfather’s lantern that he used in their barn in Illinois as a kid. Perfect, don’t you think?)don
So we fluffed,

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and fluffed . . .

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and fluffed a bit more . . .
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and then it was just done.

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Goodness, I am so far from a decorator that I have no clue as to whether or not this is really “right” as far as interior design goes (I might just love to see that brick painted white though?), but I do think it’s better.  Don actually decided they needed to keep the Harvest banner (I’ll be making one for our house this weekend . . .), and I think they were pretty pleased with the end result.

 

(Y’all, I had to laugh at Jennie when she told me in Hobby Lobby she really didn’t like “rustic” stuff – her entire mantle is just as rustic as they come, but it’s perfect for them and delightful for fall!) ;)

 

I don’t know what’s going on in your life now, but if you have something that’s just so overwhelming that you haven’t taken time to “fluff” things up, it might be worth spending a few hours this weekend seeing what you can do. 

 

It just makes life feel a little better ~ a little more manageable ~ and a lot more fun. ;)


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(I’ll share more directions on how to make the banner next week, but basically I followed these instructions somewhat loosely and used a sharpie marker with a letter stencil to make it. Let me know if you have any other tips!) 
I’d love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!)  If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)

 

See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!

 

 

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Freezer Friendly Chicken Tetrazzini

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Freezer Chicken Tetrazzini

Looking for an easy meal to save the day on a busy weeknight? This recipe is a great way to use up what’s already in your pantry, and you can easily make a double batch and freeze one for later. It doesn’t use any cream soups (I’ve made another one that does use cream soup, so I was thrilled to have this option), and most kids love this one.

 

If you decide to make it to freeze, you can either split the recipe into two smaller pans of tetrazzini and freeze one, or double the batch and make two separate large pans. To freeze the recipe, just mix together the ingredients and freeze BEFORE baking (wrap it well with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil.) Then let it thaw in the fridge overnight before making it for supper, and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  It’s also great to make and take to another family if you want to help out with a meal, and is EASY to put together!

Freezer Friendly Homemade Chicken Tetrazzini

Ingredients

  • 8 oz spaghetti noodles
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 4.5 oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained (or 3/4 cup fresh mushrooms)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350, cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter over low heat in large saucepan.
  3. Add in flour, salt, pepper and garlic, and cook stirring constantly until smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and slowly add in chicken broth and half & half.
  5. Return to heat and bring to boiling.
  6. Boil for a minute, stirring constantly.
  7. Add in pasta and chicken, and top with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes at 350, until bubbling.
  9. Enjoy!
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Here are the best sales I see to watch for this week (as of 9/3/14):

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99/lb at Food Lion
  • Perdue Buy One Get One Free Chicken Breast at Kroger
  • Kraft Parmesan Cheese $2.99 after Kroger Mega Sale or Buy One Get One at Harris Teeter

Recipe adapted from All Recipes.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE

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Menu Plan: Week Of 9/1/14

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I am loving making my menu plan over the weekend so that I can shop before the week starts and stick to our menu!  Last week we ended up with a bunch of extra food after the first few days, so I was able to get an extra night off of cooking because we were just way ahead of things. Love that!

 

If you’re hoping to get on track too, check out my Fall Menu Planning board on Pinterest where I’ve got all the links to the recipes we’re eating each week. Head on over HERE to check that out, and I’d love for you to join all the PPP boards on Pinterest too.

 

Shopping List
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast (to cook for chicken tetrazzini – will need 1 cup cooked chicken)
  • 3-4 lb. shoulder pork roast
  • 8 oz package pasta
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 2 cups half & half for pizza recipe  & tettrazini (I’m substituting the half & half for heavy cream in the chicken tetrazzini recipe to lighten it up a bit ~ if you want it the way it originally is called for you’ll want to buy 1 cup half & half and 1 cup heavy cream)
  • pre-made pizza dough
  • package fresh mushrooms (using fresh mushrooms in the chicken tettrazini and pizza)
  • taco shells
  • taco toppings (optional – lettuce, tomato, sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • red onion
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

 

 

Pantry Staples

  • butter
  • flour
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • minced garlic
  • milk
  • cumin
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • garlic salt
  • coriander (I may omit this one from the slow cooker carnitas since I don’t have any)
  • cinnamon
  • sherry or cooking wine (can substitute with apple cider or orange juice
  • Parmesan cheese
Do you have anything yummy on your menu plan this week?  I’d love to hear what you’re having, and if you have any great recipe ideas please leave a comment to share!  Here are a few previous menu plans that you can also try out:

 

 

Check out my recipes to try board on Pinterest, and see more penny-pinched recipe ideas.  This post is linked up to OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday where you can find lots more menu planning ideas! 

 

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