September Meal Plan

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Family
Dinner
2 BBQ Chicken
Quesadillas
3 Creamy
Fettuccine
ham and peas
4
Left Overs
5
Oven Baked
Tacos
6 Roasted
Garlic
Pizza
7
Left Overs
8
Family
Dinner
9
Chicken and
Dumplings
10
Baked
Mini-Corndogs
11
Left Overs
12 Chicken
and Spinach
Bake
13
Cowboy
Casserole
14
Left Overs
15
Family
Dinner
16 Slow Cooker
Italian Casserole
17
Ham Roll-ups
18
Left Overs
19 Chicken
and Black Bean
Enchilada
20
Stupid Easy
Chicken
21
Left Overs
22
Family
Dinner
23 Slow Cooker
Tomato Basil
Soup
24
Waikiki
Meatballs
25
Left Overs
26 Creamy
Chicken and
Rotini Primavera
27
Not Chicken
Pot Pie
28
Left Overs
29
Family
Dinner
30 Smothered
Chile Colorado
Burritos (SC)
         

Hey everyone! How did August treat you? My baby is already a month old. ahhh!! Slow down time!!  They grow up so fast. It’s been a little crazy over here trying to juggle 2 kids. My friend let me borrow her Moby wrap and it has been the biggest lifesaver when I’m trying to make dinner. I highly recommend it.

Anywho! Thanks for the feed back everyone! The most common comments I’ve received were that you all want more slow cooker recipes. Okey-dokey! I love them too! :) So this month I’ve included 6 new slow cooker recipes. On the calendar, you’ll find them on Mondays and Fridays. Those are 2 of my 5 crazy days ;) .  Like I’ve said before, change up the menu to suit your needs and your schedule! If you need slow cooker meals on Tuesdays, by all means, change it!

Hope this helps! Have a wonderful September!!

TIP: This month you need a total of 4 cups of cubed cooked chicken and 5 1/2 cups of shredded chicken. That’s a equals about 7 or 8 chicken breasts. Cook them all at the same time then shred 4 of them and cube 3 of them, Measure them out in 1 cup increments and freeze them in little baggies until you need them in a recipe! It saves a ton of time the day you need the meat!

September Shopping List

Here is the shopping list for all of the dinner recipes for September. This doesn’t include the ingredients for any of the snacks or desserts I’ve posted because those are just the “fun” recipes. It also doesn’t include breakfast or lunch items. This is just for helping you be prepared for a full month’s worth of dinners. If you’d like ideas for breakfast and lunch, leave a comment or send me a message and maybe I can include them in a future month!

  • Baked Beans, 16 oz can
  • BBQ Sauce, 1 c
  • Beef Bouillon Cubes, 2
  • Bisquik, 6 cups
  • Black Beans, 2 cans
  • Bread Crumbs, ¾ c
  • Chicken Bouillon
  • Chicken Broth, 3 cans
  • Cornmeal, 1 c
  • Cream of Chicken Soup, 2 cans
  • Crescent Rolls, 2 cans
  • Evaporated Milk 1 can
  • Frozen Vegetables: mixed 1 lb
  • Frozen Vegetables: peas 2 cups
  • Frozen Vegetables: Peas and Carrots, 2 cups
  • Frozen Vegetables: Spinach, 2 – 10oz pkgs
  • Green Chili peppers, 2 cans
  • Italian Dressing
  • Lipton Savory Herb & Garlic Soup Mix, 1 pkt
  • Optional: Mushrooms, 4 oz can
  • Pasta, 16 oz – whatever kind you want/have
  • Pasta, Fettuccine
  • Pasta, Rigatoni 8 oz
  • Pasta, Rotini 1 lb
  • Pasta: Bow Tie
  • Pineapple chunks, 1 can
  • Red Enchilada Sauce, 1 19oz can and 1 10oz can
  • Refried beans, 1 large can
  • Salsa, 1 c
  • Soy Sauce
  • Taco Seasoning, 1 pkt OR 2-3 TBS
  • Taco Shells, 12
  • Tomato Paste, 1 TBS
  • Tomato Sauce, 1 can
  • Tomatoes, crushed 2 – 28 oz cans
  • Tomatoes, Italian diced 2 cans
  • Tomatoes, Stewed, 1 can
  • Tortillas, burrito size 2 pkgs
  • Tortillas, corn 1 pkg 6-in

 

Meat

  • Beef, Ground 4.5 lbs
  • Beef, Stew Meat 1 ½ lbs
  • Chicken Breasts, 14-16
  • Ham, 1 lb
  • Hot Dogs, 1 pkg

Produce

  • Bell Pepper ½
  • Carrots 3
  • Celery 4 ribs
  • Garlic, 3 blubs
  • Green Onion
  • Onion, 5 medium
  • Onion, red, 1 small
  • Potatoes, 5
  • Optional: Cilantro 2 TBS

Dairy

  • Butter, 4 TBS
  • Cheese: Cheddar, 40 oz
  • Cheese: Mozzarella 24 oz
  • Cheese: Parmesan 1 1/2 c
  • Cream Cheese 4 oz
  • Margarine, 4 TBS
  • Milk, ½ gallon
  • Philadelphia Chive & Onion cream cheese, 8 oz
  • Sour Cream, 16 oz +

Common Pantry Items

  • Baking Soda
  • Brown Sugar
  • Corn Starch
  • Eggs, 2
  • Flour, 1 ¼ c
  • Honey, 1 TBS
  • Olive Oil
  • Vinegar
  • Yeast 1 TBS (1 pkt)
  • White Rice or Brown Rice

Seasonings

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf, 1
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Thyme

Stupid EASY Chicken (Crock Pot)

Ok forgive the name. I did NOT name it. But that being said, this is a really easy recipe!

IngredientsStupid EASY Chicken 1

  • 3-4 chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 – 14oz cans Italian diced tomatoes
  • 1 envelope of Lipton Savory Herb & Garlic Soup mix (next to onion soup mix)
  • Bow tie pasta, cooked
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
Mix soup mix and tomatoes into crock pot, add chicken and stir. Cook on low for about 6 hours. Cook bow tie pasta according to package. Serve over bow tie pasta; we actually just mix it all together. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Recipe from Crock Pot Divas < a really cool group I just found on facebook! You should check it out.

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup

Makes about 8 servings

Ideal slow cooker size:  5-6 quart

  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 (28 oz) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 tsp chicken bouillon granules (if you are vegetarian you can add in vegetable bouillon)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving if you desire
  • 1 1/2 TBS dried parsley
  • 1 cup Rotini pasta, optional
  • Salt and pepper

1.  Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it starts wafting smoke.

2.  Add in carrots, celery, onion and tomato paste.

3.  Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.  Transfer to a slow cooker.

4.  Stir the flour into the vegetables (it will be pasty).

5.  Add in basil, oregano, tomatoes, water, bouillon, honey and salt.  Stir a bit and cover.

6.  Cook for about 4-6 hours on LOW.

7.  Remove lid and stir in milk that has been warmed, Parmesan cheese and parsley.  Meanwhile, cook the pasta until al dente over the stove.  Add the cooked pasta into the slow cooker.

8.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Ladle into bowls and top with additional Parmesan.

Want to find this recipe plus more amazing slow cooker recipes? Check out 365 Days of Crockpot!