Monday, August 28, 2017

August 20-26, 2017

  Well, school has started around here, so that means we have some semblance of a schedule again.  I am slowing finding my meal-planning rhythm again and my weekly posts should be regular occurrences once again.  :-)

Sunday:  Rotisserie Chicken with Spinach Salad, Macaroni & Cheese, & Fruit

  This is still an easy meal, but it's one that we all enjoy on a busy night!

Monday:  Chicken & Apple Sausage with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Green Beans

  We all love sausage, so when I find a good deal on a nitrate/nitrite free chicken or beef sausage, I always know it can be one of our dinners during the week.  I sliced this sausage and browned it in my skillet, adding in a little BBQ sauce right at the end of cooking.

Tuesday:  Chicken Soft Tacos with Roasted Broccoli

  Taco Tuesday!!  This week, I used some of the rotisserie chicken left over from Sunday night's meal.  Each of our plates looked a bit different based on how we wanted our tacos or nachos.  This picture above is my plate.

Wednesday:  Honey Lime Tilapia with Roasted Carrots, Zucchini, & Mushrooms and Brown Rice

Honey Lime Tilapia
  I haven't made this tilapia from Mel's Kitchen Cafe in a long time, but it is quite yummy and can be ready in no time.  The kids always eat this right up!

Thursday:  Hot Dogs & Fruit

  I had a meeting this night, so Chad made dinner.  :-)

Friday:  Pizza & Movie Night!

Saturday:  Dinner with Friends

Monday, August 7, 2017

August 1 - 9, 2017

Hello friends!  People keep telling me summer is winding to a close, but I'm not quite ready yet.  In fact, we have one more trip on the schedule to visit friends in Georgia!  So, I've included last week's menu, along with a few days I've planned for this upcoming week before we hit the road.

Tuesday, August 1:  One Pan Chicken with Potatoes, Green Beans, & Tomatoes

One Pan Chicken with Potatoes, Green Beans, & Tomatoes
I had chicken but really hadn't made a plan for it, and our day was packed full.  So, I found this simple, ONE PAN recipe on Pinterest, and dinner was ready in 30 minutes!  I do wish the chicken had browned up a bit more, so I would do something about that the next time, but this was so easy and delicious!  You can use any seasonings you like really.  Clean up was also a breeze!

Wednesday, August 2:  Dinner with Friends from Church

Thursday, August 3:  Taco Thursday

Friday, August 4:  Family Pizza & Movie Night!

Saturday, August 5:  Grilled Venison with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Zucchini

Sunday, August 6:  Lunch - Ground Turkey & Cheese Quesadillas
Dinner - Smoked Chicken Sausage, Small, Diced, Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, & Pineapple

Sausage is always a hit with my family, and Aldi had some wonderful nitrate/nitrite free chicken sausage that was delicious!

Monday, August 7:  Crockpot BBQ Pork Sandwiches with Fresh Fruit & Veggies

Tuesday, August 8:  Pork Quesadillas

Wednesday, August 9:  One Pot Spaghetti with Roasted Veggies

  I plan to use this recipe from Fantastical Sharing!  It's always yummy!