Monday, March 27, 2017

March 22-25, 2017

Hello!!  We are back from our travels, so here's our menu from half of last week.

Wednesday:  Breakfast for Dinner - Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, & Toast

When you've been out of town for 5 days, there's not much in your fridge when you return.  Thankfully, we have the chickens.  So, breakfast for dinner made for a simple meal for all 5 of us to enjoy around the table together.  We even brought the kids their own little jars of jelly from the hotel, so they were pretty excited about using it on their toast.  :-)

Thursday:  Grilled Chicken with Roasted Veggies

A delicious meal of grilled chicken and roasted veggies is perfect after eating out for so many days!

Friday:  Pizza & Movie Night

A family MUST!

Saturday:  Turkey Parmesan Meatballs with Spinach Salad

Meatballs are a pretty quick thing to whip up when you want a healthy meal.  For these, I used lean, ground turkey, an egg, seasonings, oatmeal, and parmesan cheese.  I baked them at 400 for about 30 minutes.  Then I topped them with a small slice of monterrey jack cheese and broiled them for just a minute or two.  I actually meant to thaw some marinara to pour over them, but I completely forgot!!  It was still delicious!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Just a Little Break...

Hi there!

Because of our schedule over the next few weeks, I'll be taking a little time off from posting our menus.  There should be a new post on March 26th...or a date around that!  ;-)

Happy March!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

February 26 - March 4, 2017

Sunday:  Chicken, Cheese & Spinach Omelettes

  We had some grilled chicken left over from the night before, so Chad made us some wonderful omelettes after church!

Monday:  Hot Dogs, Brussels Sprouts & Pineapple

 I'm really loving Brussels sprouts right now, so I roasted some with a little zucchini to add to our hot dog dinner.  Since I was feeling kind, I only gave the kids zucchini and left the Brussels sprouts for Chad and me.  And, I actually felt really hungry while I was preparing dinner, so I ate my hot dog bun (I did buy whole wheat for us on this night) with a little dipping sauce of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pepper while I cooked.  :-)  Our hot dogs were scrumptious and nitrate free.  

Tuesday:  Breakfast for Dinner - Crepes with Strawberries & Cream, Scrambled Eggs, & Bacon

  No picture...I'm pretty bummed because it looked gorgeous!  And, before you start thinking I'm amazing, the crepes were store-bought.  ;-)  I just added in fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Wednesday:  Chicken Nuggets with Fruit & Veggies

  Chad was gone, and I had exchanged Callen for my niece, Mabel, for a few days.  I made kid food for their dinner, and a salad for myself.

Thursday:  BBQ Sausage, Roasted Broccoli, & Sweet Potatoes

Turkey sausage with a little BBQ sauce & roasted veggies make for a simple, healthy, kid-friendly dinner.  All 3 kids cleaned their plates!

Friday:  Pizza & Movie Night

  It was our usual Friday night pizza and movie night, but I wanted to make my portion of our Costco pizza a bit healthier, so I added spinach and tomatoes and drizzled that with a little olive oil before baking.  I also take off about half of the pepperoni they add on because it seems a tad excessive.  The kids had their pizza with fresh fruit.

Saturday:  Sheet Pan Steak & Veggies

  Since Chad was home after being gone for several days, I wanted us to have a delicious meal that felt fancy without all the fancy work on my part.  ;-)  This recipe from DamnDelicious for Sheet Pan Steak & Veggies seemed like a good one to give a shot!  I actually really love her recipes, even though her blog name is a little crass.  I also truly love a meal where clean up takes less time than actually eating the meal.  :-)  And, it was quite delicious!  I still prefer my steaks grilled, but this is a fun change.