On the Menu Monday #2

Round two for On the Menu Monday!

This week, I'm showcasing one of our new favorite meals...

Mexican Sausage Skillet.

It's from a Pampered Chef recipe book, so I can't share THAT recipe with you, but I did find one that was pretty close.

Check it out HERE

But, here's pretty much the recipe...

    1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
    1 1/2 cups corn (fresh or frozen) - I like fresh though, YUM!
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 lb smoked sausage (I think i used andouille and it was still yummy!)
    2 garlic cloves
    2 cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
    1 can black beans
    1 tbsp lime juice

    **** I added some southwest seasoning, to give it a little kick 

    Cook rice according to package directions

    Cut sausage into 1/2 inch pieces

    Lightly coat skillet with non stick cooking spray. Add Corn to skillet. Cook without stirring over medium hear 4 to 6 minutes or until carmalized on one side. Add onion, sausage and pressed garlic. (Here is where I also added the seasoning).

    Stir and Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender.

    Add tomatoes and beans bring to boil for 5 minutes

    Serve over 1/2 cup of rice

    Makes about 5 servings.

    Also, I have had many people ask about my menu... 

    It's something I've been making over the years... I'm still tweeking as time goes on though.

    I have two weeks worth of dinners planned (and on some of the lines, I just put PIZZA...or dinner out - so I do plan on those things.) And I write page numbers of the books I found them in, or put a  "P" if the recipe is on my pinterest board. Then I start writing all the ingredients I need and whatever odds and ends I need. When I go shopping, I have it tri-folded to where I see both of the shopping list sides, but I still have the menu list with me when I'm shopping so I can refer to it for whatever reason. Then, when I get home, I refold the paper, so the menu sticks out and I hang it on the fridge with the menu facing me. It works. I like it. haha.
    If you want the menu, click HERE

    Hope you like it, Happy Eating!


Halle said...

I've used your shopping list/menu two weeks in a row now! I love it. I wanted something organized but still simple, and yours fit the bill!

Thanks Jen!

Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Jessica said...

Love your organizer!! It has everything I try to plan out in one place.

Apples and Papers

Becky said...

You are so organized! I am so impressed! I am going to save this and make it a goal to use it when I have a family.

Compassionate Teacher

Unknown said...

mmm!! That looks delish Jen!! I love your planner, too! I've used every week!
Rowdy in Room 300

Jane said...

That looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe, and the planner, too!

Learning in the Little Apple

Meagan said...

Oh my! I wish I was that organized. When, I go to the store I wander around until I find something that looks good. My fiance doesn't eat dinner with me either, so it is hard to plan by myself. Thanks for the planner, I will have to try to be more organized. :)

Buzz Around in Second Grade

Kerri Buckner said...

Thanks so much for sharing your sheet. I can't wait to get it printed out and use it. It is just what I need.
Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Klass

Kathy D. said...

I love your planning/shopping list! I've never shopped two weeks at a time but I'm gonna try it. I HATE shopping (for groceries) so maybe this will help. Thanks for sharing it. :0)

Sara {Miss V's Busy Bees} said...

This is going to come in GREAT handy over the week! Right now, we're just writing down what we need, and it's difficult going through the grocery store from area to area and missing some things that were back at the beginning! I love the way this is organized so I can go from section to section in the grocery and not miss a thing.

Thank you!!

Miss V's Busy Bees

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