Weekly Menu Plan #24

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.

Due to being out of town last week we did our grocery shopping extra early. This also means that other than a few fresh ingredients I haven't gone grocery shopping in almost a week. We will be eating from the pantry and freezer this week so hopefully I'm able to pull together some good meals!

Sunday: Lo Mein - We've got some veggies to use up so I'm throwing together a stir fry of zucchini, mushrooms, and carrots. 

Monday: BBQ Pork Pretzel Bombs - We had Cuban sandwiches over the weekend and they were great but now we've got lots of pulled pork to eat as leftovers this week. I'm going to stuff a little pork and shredded cheddar cheese inside balls of pretzel dough and then bake them to create delicious stuffed pretzel bombs. I may include some pineapple in a few as well!

Tuesday: Salad & Sandwiches - It's going to be fairly hot this week so I wanted a meal or two that didn't require the use of the oven. 

Wednesday: Baked French Toast - It's been WAY too long since we've had Brinner (breakfast for dinner) so when a friend mentioned her dinner plan for the week I knew it needed to make an appearance again. Baked French toast with chunks of cream cheese scattered through it and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar is one of Parker's favorite meals. 

Thursday: Leftovers 

Friday: Homemade Pizza and Movie Night

Saturday: Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli - We tend to double or triple this recipe to get lots of leftovers. Or at least double the broccoli and the sauce to save on the cost of the meat. It's our favorite served over spaghetti or rice noodles but rice is good as well. 

 

What's on your menu this week? Are you able to plan meals to avoid the heat or do you just deal with the extra warmth?

 


Weekly Menu Plan #23

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.

Sunday: Pulled Pork sandwiches - It's a cook out with extended family. A good portion of my side of the family hasn't seen us in about a year! That means the last time they saw the little guys they were barely crawling let alone running around the yard. We are going picnic crazy with pasta salad, potato salad, fruit, and cupcakes. Yum!

Monday: Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers (Chili's Copycat Recipe) - We used the recipe for these chicken crispers a few weeks ago when we made Sticky Fingers Wraps. The breading is light and crispy while the chicken stays incredibly juicy. 

Tuesday: Burgers - I'm thinking of doing some gourmet style burgers topped with grilled pineapple or fried eggs. 

Wednesday: Pizza Quesadillas - We like to call these "Pizzadillas." These are a huge hit with the kids and they are perfect for letting them help in the kitchen. Sprinkle on a light layer of cheese on the tortilla, add your toppings, another sprinkle of cheese, and a second tortilla. Grill each side until toasted and the cheese is gooey. Serve it with a side of warm pizza sauce!

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Homemade Pizza and Movie Night

Saturday: Cuban Sandwiches - Micah discovered he LOVES Cubans a year or so ago and it's almost always what he orders when we go out. I realized that we have amazing pulled pork left from the Father's Day meal at our church so we are going to make our own Cubans at home! 

What's on your menu this week? Do you ever recreate restaurant favorites in your kitchen?