Menu Plan Monday: February 2016, Part 2

The kids have made some executive decisions recently, looking for a bit more of a predictable dinner routine. They decided every Tuesday going forward shall be Taco Tuesday, followed by Waffle Wednesday (which may or may not include waffles, but must be a breakfast for dinner night). So we are in a bit of a lifestyle change at the moment.  It will be [...]

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Honey Chicken Sandwiches

3 tbsp honey 1/2 tsp dried thyme, crushed 1 small red onion, halved and sliced thinly 4 chicken breasts, grilled (you could also use 12 oz precooked sliced chicken) 4 [...]

Menu Plan Monday: April 13

This week, I'm trying a few recipes from a magazine that I snagged in the checkout aisle at the grocery store. Published by Better Homes & Gardens, it's called "5 [...]

Happy Easter!

Will try to take pictures of the ham later on, but I'm not doing anything special. Following the package instructions for the included glaze packet and roasting some [...]


When I make lasagna, unless I'm expecting company, I make several of them at a time in the disposable aluminum bread loaf pans. I've found that those are the perfect size [...]

Thai Peanut Burgers

recipe courtesy 1/2 cup Jif® Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter 1 tablespoon lime juice 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce 1/2 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger 1/2 tablespoon [...]

FFY buffet day substitute post: Things I Covet

Basically, once a week I try to have a "FFY Buffet" day, also known as fend for yourself, or leftovers night. So, I won't be posting a recipe that day.  Instead, lest you [...]

Crockpot Applesauce Chicken

recipe courtesy the crockpot lady. 4 frozen chicken breast halves or thighs 1 1/2 cups of applesauce 1 T dried onion flakes, or 1 yellow onion, chopped finely (I grate [...]


As a resource for MGCK's readership, I'll be utilizing the "tags" feature here as a searchable index of ingredients. For example, if I were to make Chicken Parmesan, I'd tag [...]

Shredded Beef Enchiladas

leftover chunk of crockpot roast beef, shredded (1 1/2 to 2 cups), and its juices (1 cup) 1 green chile  from can, diced finely 1/2 to 3/4 of a small onion, grated (depending [...]

Menu Plan Monday: April 6

Monday - marinated chicken club sandwiches Tuesday - shredded beef enchiladas Wednesday - crockpot applesauce chicken Thursday - FFY buffet Friday - thai peanut [...]