Meal planning Saturday..

Here’s what’s cooking this week::


I often go out of order 🙂


Planning dinners!

Every week I make two list my dinner menu:: (some of my planned meals from last week crossed over to this week!)


AND the grocery list::


But I have already been to the store, and I’m slightly OCD about things so everything has to be crossed off before I leave the store and in this case deleted. So my list is ready to be filled next Saturday!
Yes– I’m crazy it’s okay!

So what miss Lucy is cooking up this week::
Sunday:: crock pot chicken wings
Monday:: Italian chicken and pasta– yes crock pot again. (Trend?? Yes!!)
Tuesday:: BLT lettuce wraps
Wednesday:: crock pot cheddar chicken with stuffing
Thursday:: Monterey chicken
Friday:: leftovers/ eat out

Happy cooking!


Tea time!


Easy. EASY potato soup

I came across this recipe, it is one of the easiest meals to prepare and pretty tasty!

What you need:
1 package of hash browns (30 oz– I use southern potatoes)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 onion
1 block of cream cheese
32 oz chicken broth

What to do:
Throw it all in the crock pot. Cook on low 6-8 hours! Yes, that is IT!

**sorry no picture 😦

Menu time

Wow, it has been a while! My Lucy is ONE!

We moved to KC, started new jobs, survived Christmas, now– time to cook!!

Here’s my menu this week::
Goat cheese, asparagus tortilini
Buffalo chicken tacos (repeat)
Turkey meatloaf and potatoes
Potato soup
Crockpot chicken wings
We always have a leftover night… That is when the hubby leaves us some 🙂

Happy cooking, welcome 2013!!


Here’s what’s cooking this week..

I have some new things cooking this week! AND best of all a lot of it is pre made or put together so this week should be smooth sailing. Maybe even some leftovers! You see, I make more we eat more. That doesn’t help the leftover situation!
A lot has changed at Lucy’s Diner…. The short story: it has moved to KC. Yes we made it back home! New jobs, new yet familiar city. It’s home. But we still need to eat right?! Well here it is…

Sunday: Turkey-stuffin meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans

Monday: White chicken lasagna– which is already made and in the fridge waiting for tomorrow!

Tuesday: Pork green chili stew– this is a crockpot meal so if things need to be chopped I do so ahead of time, and place all ingredients together so you can easily throw it together and cook all day long!

Wednesday: Tacos– shouldn’t you always have a taco night??

Thursday: chicken and noodles. Yes home made noodles, best thing ever. You will see!

Friday: Leftovers

Kid’s food:
Oatmeal cups
Squash purée

Side dishes:
Best green beans ever.

Lucy and Luke… She is not much help today 🙂


A week behind. Life happens.

A week late, sorry for the delay. Last weekend was tax free weekend which meant my normal cooking day was moved and therefor a few days late which turned into a week behind. So yes, life does happen!! Here is the menu for this week. Next week: baby food!


Egg and Spinach Casserole


Chicken salad sandwiches


Buffalo Chicken Tacos (my husband’s fav!)

Macaroni and cheese–added spinach. This is my attempt to make mac and cheese healthy!

Green enchiladas

5 minute Italian Chicken

***Fun note: I bought one bag of frozen chicken tenders and used it for four meals! thrifty right??

Lucy watching me cook…and munching on a green bean 😉


Egg, Spinach and Egg Casserole

Great pre made breakfast! It is also good heated in a tortilla! Top with salsa or sour cream for a little more flavor.

What you need:
8-10 large eggs
1 package of baby spinach
1/2 package of shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 package of shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper

What to do:
In a greased baking dish place spinach as the bottom layer.
Next top with cheese.
Then add beaten eggs on top. Mix slightly.
Bake in oven @375 for 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked.



A little Italian on my mind..

Well Italian with a little Mexican that is… Here is our week!

Here is the menu:


Granola bars

Mini Quiche

Turkey and cheese sandwich– I premake about 5-7 sandwiches with turkey, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Leave the dressing off so it does not get soggy! Put them in baggies and they are ready to go for the week!
Old fashion PB&J– put in the freezer and by the time they are ready to eat, it is still cold but thawed!
Avocado & cranberry salad

Green chili burritos
Turkey meatball sandwiches
Baked ziti
A fun snack:

Corn chips

Grocery list:




half and half

cottage cheese


shredded cheddar cheese

crumbled goat cheese

crumbled feta cheese

lunch meat

sliced cheese

1 package shredded mozzarella cheese

parmesan cheese (fresh is the best)


1 potato



1 bag of spinach

1 yellow onion

1 small tomato

2 avocados

5 garlic cloves (I buy a jar of minced garlic so it does not go to waste)

dried cranberries

pine nuts

fresh fruit–always easy to cut up and add to each meal



bread crumbs

1 penne pasta


1 green enchilada sauce

1 Ortega chilies diced

1 refried beans

2 tomato sauce

1 diced tomatoes




peanut butter




1 package breakfast sausage

1 pork shoulder

1 pound ground turkey

1 italian sausage

chicken breast (if wanted for salad)





chocolate chips




Olive oil


garlic powder


red pepper



corn tortillas

flour tortillas

hoagie buns

Off to cook!

Lucy herself… She seems to be bored with cooking. Reading will do!