Sunday, May 7, 2017

April 23 - May 7, 2017

  Happy May, everyone!!  I never posted a menu last weekend, so I'll make up for it today with 2 weeks worth.  There won't be anything posted next week because it's Mother's Day, and this coming week we have a crazy schedule, and we won't be cooking many big meals at home.  


Sunday, April 23:  Sandwiches

  Chad was out of town, so after church, I made the kids sandwiches and a salad for myself.  Then, we rested!


Monday, April 24:  Breakfast for Dinner - Eggs, Bacon, & Pancakes


Tuesday, April 25:  Venison Tacos

  I don't intentionally always make tacos on Tuesday, but I really like it when it works out that way!  Having tacos, nachos, or quesadillas is a simple, healthy meal before heading to our small group at 6:30.


Wednesday, April 26:  Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli, & Homemade Marinara



  Wednesdays can be a little rushed in the afternoons, but a pasta dish is pretty easy to whip up.  I had some diced, grilled chicken in the freezer from a previous meal.  I thawed that chicken, along with some homemade marinara from the freezer, and I boiled some whole wheat pasta.  I also sauteed some fresh broccoli and mixed everything together.  Dinner was done!  I had a can of biscuits that I decided to cut up into small chunks and brush on a little melted butter with garlic before baking.  The bread was delicious!


Thursday, April 27:  Daddy Dinner - Grilled Cheese, Sausage, & Fruit on the Back Porch


  I was out for a girls night, and the kids always enjoy when Chad is in charge of dinner!


Friday, April 28:  Mommy Date Night - Chick-Fil-A


  Chad was gone for the night on a church men's retreat, so the kids and I had a date night.  Our first stop was Chick-fil-a for dinner and a little play time, and then we went and saw the Frisco Children's Theater production of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.  We all had a wonderful time!


Saturday, April 29:  Birthday Party with Friends


Sunday, April 30:  Lunch Out After Church

  And, for the life of me, I cannot remember what we had for dinner!  Ha!


Monday, May 1:  Simple Roasted Chicken Thighs with Roasted Veggies



  This recipe is from the Whole 30 Cookbook.  




It ended up tasting just like a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store!  I will make this again, but I will likely do boneless just to make it easier on everyone.  :-)  I roasted some zucchini and sweet potatoes to go along with the chicken.  Since everything was roasted on pans that I lined with foil, clean up was a breeze!

A bonus to this meal was the leftover chicken...I was able to use it on my salads for lunch this week.




Tuesday, May 2:  Subway

  We had two baseball games back-to-back, starting at 6:00.  So, I grabbed Subway sandwiches for everyone around 4:30, and then people could eat whenever they were hungry before, after, or during games.


Wednesday, May 3:  Kids - Hot Dogs & Hamburger, Me - Baked Sweet Potato & Hamburger Patty

  Chad was out of town for work, so I made a simple dinner for all of us.  I keep whole wheat hot dog and hamburger buns in the freezer so that I can easily thaw out a few whenever I need them.  I used my skillet to warm a hot dog each for Callen & Payton, and an Angus beef hamburger patty (frozen from Costco, and SO good!) for Ranger and another for me.  I rounded out the kids' plates with fresh fruits and veggies.  I baked a sweet potato to add as a side for my beef.  Everyone was full and happy!


Thursday, May 4:  Dinner with Nonnie


Friday, May 5:  Payton's Birthday!!!!!



  My sweet girl turned 5!!  So, we grilled out with family to celebrate her big day!  Instead of a cake, she chose cookies.  Love her!


Saturday, May 6:  Leftover Night



  After a busy day of baseball games, pedicures with my girl, and swimming with some neighbors, leftovers were the perfect meal.  Chad diced up the chicken leftover from the night before and sauteed it with a little BBQ sauce.  I made everyone a little salad and fruit, warmed up some mac-and-cheese for those who wanted it, and dinner was done!


Sunday, May 7:  Roasted Chicken & Veggies with Rice



  One more meal made of leftovers!  After church, I roasted some green beans, broccoli, and carrots.  While they were roasting, I cut up the rest of the leftover chicken and tossed it with a little olive oil and soy sauce to add some moisture.  Then, I tossed it together with the veggies to warm in through.  Adding a little brown rice rounded out our meal.


 And, now I don't think any of us will want chicken for a few days.  ;-)