Tuesday, March 25, 2014

"Take it Off" Tuesday - 3.25.14

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Monday, March 24, 2014

"Meal Plan Monday" 3.24.14

Meal planning Monday is here again...it comes so soon every week!  This weekend was my husband's 34th birthday, and we spent some time in Kansas City MO, just enjoying our little family.  I didnt have a whole lot of time to plan, since we were out of town all weekend, so this week is focused on simple meals.

Monday  - Easy Stuffed Shells
Tuesday - Chicken Enchilada Bake
Wednesday - Home-Style Stew
Thursday - Pizza Chicken Roll-ups
Friday - Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Chops

Monday  - Easy Stuffed Shells

Things you need: 36 uncooked jumbo pasta shells, 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce, 36 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each), thawed, 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.
    2. Spread 1/2 cup sauce into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Fill each pasta shell with a meatball; place over sauce. Top with remaining sauce and cheese.
    3. Bake, covered, 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 3-5 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.
Tuesday - Chicken Enchilada Bake 

Things you need: 4 to 1/2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken, 1 can (28 ounces) green enchilada sauce, 1 to 1/4 cups (10 ounces) sour cream, 9 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces, 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer half of the chicken, enchilada sauce, sour cream, tortillas and cheese. Repeat layers.
  2. Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 10 servings.

Wednesday - Home-Style Stew

Things you need: 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen vegetables for stew, 1 to 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes, 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted, 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted, 1 envelope reduced-sodium onion soup mix

  1. Place vegetables in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown beef on all sides.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over the top.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 5 servings.

Thursday - Pizza Chicken Roll-ups

Things you need: 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each), 12 pepperoni slices, 8 slices slices part-skim mozzarella cheese, 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Place three slices of pepperoni and one slice of cheese on each. Roll up tightly; secure with toothpicks. Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Spoon pizza sauce over top.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Uncover; top with the remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Friday - Sweet 'n' Sour Pork Chops

Things you need: 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained, 1 cup honey barbecue sauce, 1/3 cup finely chopped onion, 2 tablespoons chili sauce, 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)


  1. In a small bowl, combine the pineapple, barbecue sauce, onion and chili sauce. Pour half into a greased 3-qt. slow cooker. Top with pork chops and remaining sauce.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 4 servings.

Shopping List: 

о 36 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each), thawed
о 1 can (28 ounces) green enchilada sauce
о 1 to 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
о 2 tablespoons chili sauce
о 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce 
о 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
о 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 
о 9 corn tortillas (6 inches), cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces 
о 8 Slices mozzarella + 2 Cups mozzarella
о 8 slices slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
о 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
о 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
о 1 cup honey barbecue sauce 
о 1 to 1/4 cups (10 ounces) sour cream 
о 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen vegetables for stew
о 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
о 12 pepperoni slices
о 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
о 4 to 1/2 cups cubed rotisserie chicken
о 36 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
о 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
о 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
о 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
о 1 envelope reduced-sodium onion soup mix



Sunday, March 23, 2014


Helloooooooo! Long time no posting, eh? Thanks for sticking with me.  I've had a bit of a rough week I suppose, and am dealing with some health matters, so there was an unexpected pause in posting.  I will be posting like regular this next week!


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

'Wellness Wednesday' - 3.12.13 - Going green for St. Paddy's Day

So, when I was planning out posts for the week, I thought, St. Paddy's day week is perfect for our first wellness challenge.  Spring is in the air, there seems to be a break in the 340530959083405 feet of snow most of the US is getting this year, let's do some exercise.

Stop. Think about this. People are gearing up for a day of drinking. A NIGHT of drinking. A day AND night of drinking.  Y'all don't need an exercise challenge right now - you need hangover cures!

So, when you go out drinking - keep these things in mind:

1. WATER - try to keep up on it, but if you don't, drink 16-20 ounces before you fall asleep.  It will help IMMENSELY with the dehydration that alcohol causes.

2. Eat - BEFORE - you drink.  Having something in your stomach slows the absorption of alcohol.

3.  Grab a cup of coffee - caffeine *can* help headaches - so if that works, keep on with it but it can also cause more dehydration or cause headaches, so it may not be for everyone.

4. Pain meds - but stick to NSAIDs and avoid Tylenol, since you've already given your liver a workout.

5. Last, but not least, though certainly the least fun....don't drink yourself stupid!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

'Take it off' Tuesday - 3.11.14 - FREE Suave body lotion (CVS)

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Total: $12

Use 4 -$2/1 coupon from the 3/9 Red Plum insert ($8)
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