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What’s For Dinner This Week: Grandma’s Kitchen

Recently our family celebrated the 85th birthday of my grandmother (“Grams”).  So, this week we’re featuring our Weekly Meal Plan titled “Grandma’s Kitchen” as our menu from The Organized Cook.

Recipes inspired from Grams make up this week’s menu, so if you’re a subscriber to The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System, here’s what’s for dinner this week.


Ghoulash Recipe

Grandma’s Ghoulash & Bean Salad


Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup


Chili Recipe

Homemade Chili


Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie


Fish and Chips Recipe

Pub Style Fish and Chips


Meal Planning for Busy Families

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What’s For Dinner This Week- Eat. Live. and Be Well.

Family Dinner Meal Planning

This week is The Organized Cook’s first-ever Weekly Meal Plan from a guest chef.  I wrote about my day with rockstar chef, Adam Kaswinder, aka Chef Kas in “A Day with Chef Kas” where we cooked up some “awesomeness” in the kitchen.

Chef Kas recipes are super healthy with fresh summer ingredients, and- with a dash of “Organized Cook” to the menu to make it simple and easy for us busy moms- we appropriately titled this Weekly Meal Plan from The Organized Cook “Eat. Live. and Be Well”.

So if you’re a subscriber to The Organized Cook, a little awesomeness is what’s on your dinner menu this week.

Salmon Recipe

Day 1: Seared Soy Ginger Salmon with Vegetable Soba Noodles


Chicken Cutlets Recipe

Day 2: Chicken Cutlets with Whole Wheat Pasta and Tuscan Vegetables


Sesame Chicken Recipe

Day 3: Sesame Chicken with Noodle Salad


Turkey Recipe

Day 4: Mexican Black Bean Ground Turkey, Corn, Tomatoes and Pasta


Tuscan Chicken Recipe

Day 5: Rustic Chicken and Roast Vegetable Brown Rice Pilaf

To read more about my day with Chef Kas:

Chef Kas

A Day with Rockstar Chef Kas


Busy Moms Rejoice- Chef Kas Is In The (Organized) House

Chef Kas provides local custom cuisine consultation, cooking classes and meal preparation in the Las Vegas area. But busy moms and families can rejoice, because Chef Kas is teaming up with The Organized Cook for some custom meal plans as part of The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System.

In the meantime, to get your own taste of “awesomeness” from Chef Kas, visit his website at CustomCuisineLV.com:

Chef Kas and Toni Spilsbury

visit customcuisinelasvegas.com for more #EatYourLife



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Mashed Potatoes

Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed Potatoes are a frugal and versatile side dish.  This recipe will feed four people, so to cook for more or prepare extra mashed potatoes for freezing or using in other recipes, double or triple this recipe.  Read more about the Underestimated Mashed Potato.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes


  • potatoes- 2 lbs, peeled and diced
  • salt- 1 tablespoon
  • butter- 4 tablespoons
  • milk- 1/2 cup


  1. place potatoes in large pot
  2. season with salt
  3. cover completely with water
  4. boil until potatoes are tender, approximately 15 minutes
  5. drain potatoes and transfer to mixing bowl
  6. add butter and milk
  7. mash with a potato masher
  8. for creamier potatoes, use an electric mixer
  9. add more milk or butter as desired
  10. season with more salt as desired


mashed potatoes recipe

peel and dice potatoes


place in pot and season with salt


cover with water and boil until tender




add butter and milk


mash with a potato masher


whip with an electric mixer


Five Recipes To Make With Leftover Mashed Potatoes

Leftover Mashed Potatoes Recipes

Leftover Mashed Potatoes Recipes

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Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Wraps


    Buffalo Chicken Wraps are the perfect recipe to make with leftover Homemade Chicken Tenders or Crunchy Ranch Chicken Tenders
  • Chicken Tenders- 1 1/2 lbs
  • Buffalo hot sauce (like Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)
  • Iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • Blue cheese crumbles- 8 oz.
  • Flour Tortillas, large- 6


  1. Dice chicken tenders and place in mixing bowl
  2. Pour sauce over the top and toss to coat chicken evenly
  3. Spoon chicken (about 1/2 cup) onto center of a tortilla
  4. Top with some lettuce and cheese
  5. Fold tortilla over the mixture by folding up ends first then rolling- burrito style
  6. Slice in half before serving
  7. For more recipes using leftover Homemade Chicken Tenders, check out: What To Make With Leftover Chicken Tenders


Meal Planning

The Organized Cook Weekly Meal Plan System

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