Well hello again! I can’t believe it’s another new week and May already! We’ve been enjoying beautiful weather here for about the past week. I’m sure hoping that continues on into this week!

I think this week I’m going to try to create meals using the stuff I already have in the pantry and freezer! I’ve been feeling the need to do this for a while. As for groceries I’ll just pick up the basics: milk, fresh veggies and fruit, etc…

* Crock pot Cream Cheese Chicken (from the freezer)
* Easy Crescent Samosas
* Easy Chicken and Broccoli Divan
* Barbecue Beef (recipe below)
* Lemon Pepper Chicken pitas (I’m kinda making this up!)

Barbecue Beef:

2 lbs beef stew meat
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1 package onion soup mix
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp prepared mustard
1/4 cup vinegar
2 cups celery, diced

Place beef in the bottom of the crock pot. Mix the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Pour over the beef. Cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or high for 4 – 5 hours. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.