Tag Archives: Vegetables

Awesome and easy potatoes

As I have mentioned before, our Sunday School class eats lunch together once a month. For July I made an easy potato recipe that was a sure hit. In fact, I was not able to get a picture because they went so fast.

Maggie B’s Potatoes

10-12 red potatoes, boiled

Drain. You may leave the skin on or peel it off.

1/2-1 stick oleo or butter
1 pt. ranch dressing
6-8 green onions, chopped
1 lb cooked bacon, crumbled
8-12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and pour over diced (chunky) potatoes. Reheat at 350 degrees until the cheese melts and the Ranch dressing is warm. I used a 9×13 pan.

Everyone agreed that these were the perfect potatoes for a church potluck (or any potluck for that matter). I definitely will be making them again!

Back to school week


It’s back to school week at the Insanity Cooks household. My 8 year old will be starting third grade on Thursday and my baby girl (who just turned 5) will be starting Kindergarten on Friday. Time to get back in the swing of things and that means back to full time meal planning and all the ins and outs that go with trying to fit home cooked meals into our busy and hectic schedule. Combine the excitement preparing for school with the fact that it is going to be 100 degrees every day this week, and I am trying my best to get organized. My goals for the week are 1) to cook every night we are going to be home this week and 2) not have to turn on the oven.

My menu plan for the week looks something like this:
Monday- Hamburger stroganoff and veggies
Tuesday- something with chicken- looking for suggestions
Wednesday- dinner at church
Thursday- roast in the crockpot, rolls, veggies
Friday- penne pasta skillet

The weekend will have to take care of itself as I am still waiting to see what our plans are going to end up being. As hot as it is, we will probably just want to sit in the house and eat ice cream all day!!

For more great menu ideas check out Menu Plan Monday at Laura’s blog!

Menu Plan Monday


This is my first week to post my menu plan!! Since none of us eats lunch at home, I will just be posting dinners.

Monday- Tater Tot Casserole (recipe later in the week), zucchini corn saute

Tuesday- some sort of chicken in the crockpot- I will update when I find an inspiring recipe

Wednesday- Church

Thursday- Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, some green vegetable

Friday- Steak for the adults, chicken for the kids, grilled veggies, garlic toast

Hopefully, each day I will have a recipe posted for you along with pics, likes and dislikes, and the grade from the Insanity Cooks family.

For more great menu ideas, go check out Laura’s blog, the home of Menu Plan Monday