Menu Plan Monday


Wow can you believe August is nearly over and we are going to be in the ninth month soon. Whilst I am looking forward to the Fall (one of my favorite times of year) I am not looking forward to this year being over. I don’t want to get older and I don’t want my kids to grow up………..on that note here’s my menu plan for the week.

All recipes are printed below. I find it easier to do this as I then copy this post and print and stick it on my fridge so we know what we having for dinner and I have the recipe to hand.

Monday – Crockpot Italian Chicken & Potatoes

Tuesday – Smoked Sausage in mushroom wine gravy

Wednesday – leftover day – my mum arrives from England late tonight HOORAH!

Thursday – Crockpot Cajun Beef & Potatoes

Friday – Pizza night

I have no idea what our plans for the weekend are yet so I am not going to even try and plan dinners.

Crockpot Italian Chicken & Potatoes


  • 1-1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I am going to use drumsticks)
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian salad dressing
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 potatoes, cubed


Combine all ingredients in a 3-4 quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked and potatoes are tender. Serves 4-6

From Busy cooks

Smoked Sausage in mushroom wine gravy


1 (.75 ounce) packet dry mushroom gravy mix

  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound smoked sausage, sliced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


In a saucepan, stir together the gravy mix, red wine, and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute. Mix in the sausage and mushrooms. Season with pepper. Continue to simmer until heated through.

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Crockpot Cajun Beef & Potatoes


  • 3 Tbsp. Caribbean jerk marinade
  • 1-1/2 lbs. round steak
  • 4 potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained


Trim excess fat from round steak and cut into 1″ pieces. Combine marinade and beef in a large glass dish and stir to coat. Let stand for 15-30 minutes.Place potatoes in crockpot. Add flour to marinade/beef mixture, mix to coat, and place on top of potatoes.

Add undrained tomatoes. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours until beef and potatoes are tender. 4 servings

From Busy Cooks

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Both of those crockpot meals sound like things my family would enjoy. Have a great week!

  2. Have a great week with your mum mate, know she is sooo excited about coming over!
    Oh and the meals sound great, really must give these a try.

  3. I might have to try Crockpot Cajun Beef & Potatoes. Sounds yummy!

  4. your recipes sound yummy! i’m trying that italian chicken one tomorrow 🙂

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