Monday, March 25, 2013

Mellow Monday & Menu Plan

So, this morning I got up, showered, took Daddy Goose to the doctor, we went on a lunch date and then I came home and put my pajamas back on.  At 2:30 p.m!  Really?!?  I dunno, it just felt like a pajama kind of day.  To make matters better...I am the only one awake in my house!  Woo-hoo!  Can you say, Momma Goose FREE TIME!  Yup, that's right!  Sooooo....I'll spend it with you. :)

I found this recipe on Pinterest and it took me to Tasty Kitchen - a community recipe site.  I decided to make it yesterday for our weekly Taco Sunday dish.  It was super yummy and my boys cleaned their plates like nobody's business.  But...wouldn't you know it, I forgot to take a picture of the finished product? So, I'm gonna have to rely on Pinterest for that.

  • 2 pounds of ground meat  (I used turkey, but you can also use beef)
  • 1 can of beef broth
  • 1 can of water (use the beef broth can)
  • 2 packages of taco seasoning (I made a homemade version from here.)
  • 1 cup of chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup of chopped green bell pepper
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 23 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 6 cups of medium sized shell noodles, cooked
  • 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese


Brown meat and drain.  Add to crock pot with beef broth, water, taco seasoning, onion, green bell pepper, garlic and tomato sauce.  Cook on low for 3-4 hours.  Add cream cheese and cook for 30 more minutes.  Cook your noodles according to package directions and then add to crock pot.  Add noodles and shredded cheese to crock pot and cook for 20-30 more minutes.

I also made a green salad and paired it with this spicy salad dressing...just to stick with our Taco Sunday theme. :)

Here's what else my family is eating this week!

Monday:  Leftover Taco Casserole
Tuesday:  Pastrami grilled cheese with frozen baked onion rings
Wednesday:  Bean burritos & quesadillas
Thursday:  Chili Dog Casserole
Friday:  Chicken Nuggets with green salad
Saturday:  Brother Goose's birthday pizza party
Sunday:  Taco Sunday

Do you see a theme in this week's menu?  Yup, just EASY!  Brother Goose is on Spring break and I am planning extra activities with him, a sleepover, friend time, naps, pajama days and birthday party we need easy.

 Do you meal plan?  I do because it saves me time, money, and answers the never ending "What's for dinner?" question.  After you've checked out my menu plan and then see others at

What are you eating this week?

Always ~ Momma Goose


  1. Your Taco Casserole last night looked just like the Pintrest pic! Good job Momma Goose! I will definately be stealing this recipe! :)

  2. Can I come over Tuesday for dinner LOL I love pastrami sandwiches :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words! I have a bit of a chalkboard obsession :)

    And I have to say Taco Casserole looks awesome - I am always looking for more slow cooker recipes that my house will devour!



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