Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weekly Menu ~ Meal Plan

camp burger home

Oh my – the baseball/softball season is in FULL swing! We are actually lucking out with only ONE game each day this week… but we also have BABY GIRLS 13th Birthday and Mother’s Day to contend with… AND today was too beautiful of a day to spend inside making food for the week, so I need a really good plan!

We had dishes of beans and potatoes and those paired so well with fresh delicious burgers on the grill today!! Tasted just like the summer day it was!!

I also already prepped cubed chicken to make CASHEW CHICKEN this week and I am pulling the last of the FREEZER MEALS I have stashed out to make room for next weekend’s MEAL APPEAL workshop… Have you LIKED the MEAL APPEAL facebook page yet? PLEASE do and share all the event postings!!

Here are the dinners we are having this week:

  • BURGERS on the grill – camp burgers from a Meal Appeal workshop
  • Cashew Chicken from this recipe HERE
  • Beans and Wienies – throw them in the crock before baseball and its hot and hearty when we get home
  • Dinner out – Birthday Girl’s choice
  • Lasagna (Freezer Meal Stash) – perfect for a Friday NIght
  • Chicken Pot Pie (Freezer Meal Stash) and an awesome BREAKFAST CASSEROLE (Freezer Meal Stash) for BRUNCH
  • Sunday – Mother’s Day…. Donna’s Dip HERE and Veggie and Fruit Platters… Chicken BBQ with Sausage, Peppers and Onions, Big Ole’ Macaroni salad HERE and Desserts!!

And you…? What does your week entail? AND what are you cooking??


Donna’s Dip ~ FRESH with veggies!

Donnas Dip

My friend Donna makes this dip and for years I would wait to hook up with her at a party just to get some of this yumminess… until it dawned on me that I could actually make it myself… sometimes I am so brilliant that way!!

This dip is just FRESH… every bit of it bursts with flavor and using the requisite BLACK PEPPER Triscuits make it a complete meal!!


  • Block of Cream cheese
  • 3TBS sour cream
  • 3 TBS dry ranch
  • Tomato
  • Cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • 1 cup Italian dressing (ZESTY)
  • Black Pepper Triscuits!


  • Chop (finely diced) a tomato, a cucumber and a red onion and pour a cup of ZESTY Italian dressing over it… set aside while you prepare creamy layer
  • Blend a block of cream cheese with sour cream and dry ranch dressing… spread in 9×13 or on a serving platter with sides….
  • Pour chopped veggies over the creamy layer
  • Serve with the triscuits (or any cracker) and dig in!!!