I love menu planning and seeing other's dinner plans! I'm weird like that ;) As I've shared before, being in the kitchen is my happy place so I love finding meals that are new but I also never forget our favorites! These will link to the author's original recipe unless it's my own recipe/creation that I don't have a link for... yet.
If you need some inspiration for how to create menu plans you can read here where I go into detail about how I make a plan for our food week and here to read how I create our grocery list.
This week I tried to make meals mostly out of items we already had on hand as well as getting some input from the kids. It looks like a yummy week!
Sunday: Burgers - I'm going to make some pretzel buns to go with these tonight as well as some waffle fries. Anyone else think waffle fries seem so much tastier than regular cuts of fries? Micah thinks I'm crazy but I think all the extra ridges make them significantly better.
Monday: Thai Chicken Pizza - It's been a few weeks so this favorite is back on the menu! I'm excited to make these in my new 15 inch cast iron pans to get that crispy but chewy crust.
Tuesday: Brown Sugar Ham Grilled Cheese - The kids can't seem to get enough of these which is fine by me because they are so easy! I can make the sauce hours or even days in advance and then throw the sandwiches together quite easily at dinner time. I like serving these with a side of fresh veggies like carrot sticks and pepper strips for an even easier meal.
Wednesday: Baked French Toast - I don't like regular cream cheese on it's own but bake it into a cheesecake or stuff it in sweetened bread covered with syrup and I'm all over it. The tang of the cream cheese cuts the richness of the rest of the dish perfectly. I'd love to throw in raspberries or blueberries but certain family members might revolt.
Friday: Homemade Pizza and Movie Night - you can find my pizza crust recipe here.
Saturday: Sweet & Sour Chicken and Fried Rice - It's been ages since we've made this at home... so like probably a month or two!
What's on your menu this week?