Sunday, September 06, 2009

menu planning monday: pretty printable grocery list & menu planner

this week, at the encouragement of, i'm sharing with you my grocery list and menu planning form in addition to this week's menu.

these are the actual forms i print out and use week after week, which is why i spent the time making them pretty. hey, if i have to look at it again and again, might as well be pretty, right? if you don't already have a system in place for grocery shopping or menu planning, i pray that these forms can help you get started. these are available for your personal use, and you are welcome to tell your friends! if you like and/or use my forms, please leave me some comment love :) happy list-making and menu planning!

click to enlarge & print each file, or right click, Save Picture As, then print from your saved file. they are .jpg 8.5x11.

this week's menu & recipes (i'm loving RealMomKitchen this week):
monday: Tex-Mex Beef BBQ, salad, homemade smashed potatoes
tuesday: crunchy tacos, corn
wednesday: crockpot creamy italian chicken
thursday: family night, dining out
friday: speghetti with meatballs, salad

Tex-Mex Beef Barbecues from
1 fresh beef brisket (3-1/2 pounds)
1 jar (18 ounces) hickory smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 envelope chili seasoning (i will skip this)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon lemon juice
14 hamburger buns, split

Cut brisket in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, onion, chili seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and lemon juice. Pour over beef. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
Remove beef; cool slightly. Shred and return to the slow cooker. Heat through. Serve on buns.

Creamy Italian Chicken (also from
4- 6 chicken breasts
1 dry packet Italian Dressing Mix
2 cans cream of Chicken Soup
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

Put chicken breasts in crock pot. Sprinkle with dry Italian dressing mix. Mix cream cheese and soup in separate bowl. Pour over chicken. Cook on low all day ( 8 hours). Serve over rice or noodles. (Add milk if needed to thin sauce.)
i'm linking up at OrgJunkie's Menu Planning Monday. check it out for everything menu planning, meal ideas, recipes and organizational.