Menu Plan Week Of 9/28/14


 

Here’s this week’s menu plan and grocery shopping list! I’m super excited because one of our family’s favorite recipe is this Best Ever Slow Cooker Roast (I promise, even though the picture isn’t all that pretty it is the best. ever.) and since I have an extra shoulder roast in the freezer it will make for such a yummy (penny pinched) meal this week.

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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
  • 2.5 – 3.5 lb shoulder roast
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 packages hot dogs
  • 2 onions
  • 3 carrots
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1/2 cup beef broth (for slow cooker roast)
  • 3 10 oz. cans beef broth (for pasta fagioli soup)
  • 1 can BEEFY Mushroom soup (NOT cream of mushroom)
  • 1/2 tbsp beef bouillon
  • 2 jars Alfredo pasta sauce (could also make this from scratch – I’ve tried this recipe before and been happy with it)
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 pints ricotta cheese
  •  2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz can red kidney beans
  • 1 15 oz can white kidney beans
  • 1 package lasagna noodles
  • 10 oz package frozen spinach

 

Side Dish Extras

 

Pantry Staples

  • flour
  • kosher salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • olive oil
  • water
  • corn starch
  • 2 packages yeast
  • sugar
  • milk
  • vegetable oil
  • salt
  • baking soda

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 Paint A Piano

 

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How To Paint A Piano

I don’t think I’ve ever (E.V.E.R.) been so excited to see what $100 can do, and am tickled to share this week’s Friday Fluff Up project with you!  

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Back when we were first married, my mom gave my husband and me a piano, and we were so excited to have one in our home. (I grew up playing the violin and piano, and couldn’t imagine not having something to plunk on!)

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And the piano was just perfect, even though it never looked exactly the way I’d hoped.  When we added built in bookshelves in our office in our last home the piano headed to our guest bedroom, and it was fine because I just never looked at it. (But, I always knew I wanted something different ~ I just wasn’t sure how to get there!)
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When we moved into our new home in Ohio I fell in love with the floor plan, but we were stuck (again) with no home for this little piano. In a perfect world it would march on down to the basement, however our stairwell isn’t very wide, and I’m not quite sure it could make the trip down the steps all in one piece. (I have considered taking it apart to get it down there though? Still a possibility.)
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We did have this very unused dining room though, and I kept thinking that just maybe it would work there. (Remember how I furnished our dining room for $150? Yup, everything just moved right with us when we headed North, despite a little wear and tear that’s finally been fixed on the table. Yikes!)

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After looking (and looking and looking and looking) through painted piano pins on Pinterest, I finally gathered up my courage to paint that little piano and oh. my. word. I am so glad I did.

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Literally, last Thursday night I decided to tackle it at 5:30 PM (when I should have been cooking dinner), and painting was done with two coats by 7:30 PM. I added some wax this week in about 30 minutes, and my project is done!

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I love it.

 

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 After seeing this “chalk paint” (not chalkboard paint like you might think) at the cutest shop ever in Westerville Ohio (Edwin Loy Home), I decided to try out their Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.IMG_9729

As y’all know, while I’ll pinch pennies on just about everything I don’t believe in penny pinching on paint (I promise, it’s worth it!), and I’m just so pleased with the results. I bought a quart of their paint, a small can of wax to finish it with, a paint brush, and some cheese cloth to rub in the wax in with, and for less than $100 this little piano has a new happy  home.

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Success!

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So, have I lost my mind? (Maybe?) I’m still debating if the piano’s going to stay there, but as I sit at my makeshift desk typing here each day I love looking across the hall at my fun fluffed up dining room. I’d love to hear your thoughts and if you have any other suggestions on where else this fun little piece can go!

 

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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!)

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

 

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Black Beans and Pork Chops

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I had pretty low expectations of this recipe, but goodness, we liked it so much! The best part was that it was easy to adapt for my picker eaters – I broiled their pork chops in just olive oil and a little pepper until they were cooked through, set them aside, and then added in the rest of the ingredients to make the way yummier (fiber packed!) pork chops for my hubby and me.

 

This was so good, and with a little rice and veggies on the side dinner was done. And, since all the ingredients are on sale this week at Publix or Kroger, you should be able to feed your family for under $8 easily!  Definitely fun to have a new simple dinner to add to our menu rotation, and even a little more exciting when you can do it for just a few dollars. Here’s how to make them so you can get dinner on the table tonight too . .

Black Beans and Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops (I used boneless, you could use bone in but would need to cook a little longer)
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 15 oz can black beans, with liquid
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (optional - I didn't have any so I skipped this one)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat and season pork chops with pepper.
  2. Cook pork chops in oil until brown, 3-5 minutes per side.
  3. Add in beans and salsa (and a little cilantro if you have it on hand), and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer covered for 15 minutes for boneless pork chops or 20 to 30 minutes for bone-in pork chops (or until cooked through.)
  5. Serve over rice ~ enjoy!
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Here are the best sales I see to watch for this week (as of 9/24/14):

  • Kroger Pork Chops $2.49 – $3.99/lb (will vary by area)
  • Publix Pork Chops $2.99/lb
  • Aldi Salsa $1.99
  • Tostitos or Pace Salsa at Publix $2.50 or Newman’s Own $2 (ends 9/27/14)
  • Private Selection Salsa $1.49 at Kroger when you purchase 4 participating items
  • Knorr Rice Sides $1 at Kroger
  • McCormick Rice $1 at Publix (ends Friday 9/27/14)

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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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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