Thursday, July 14, 2016

July Meals 2016

Week one:

Grilled Chili-Lime Fajita Salad

African Chicken Peanut Stew

Dinner out at Uncle Peteza's

Roasted Veggie Pizza:

1. Make dough. (1.5 tsp yeast, 1tsp sugar, 1c warm water, 2.5 c flour, 2Tbsp oil, 1 tsp salt)
2. Saute 1 sliced zucchini, 1/2 red bell pepper, 1/2 yellow bell pepper, and 1/2 red onion. (You can use whatever kind of peppers you want. I think it's good with all of them.)
3. Season vegetables with 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and 1 tsp garlic powder (or you can saute a couple of cloves).
4. Sprinkle 1.5c of mozzarella cheese on pizza crust and cover with sliced tomatoes.
5. Spread veggies on top of tomatoes (it will be pretty thick!).
6. If you like feta and basil, sprinkle with both.
7. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes.

Week two:

Panchetta and Balsamic chicken pizza

Week three:

Portabello muchroom Ravioli

Pancakes for dinner

Quinoa Salad

Whole roasted chicken with creamy rice

Carmelized onion quiche

Out to eat at Chipotle

Week four:

Sweet potato burritos

Glazed Lemon Zucchini Cookies

Hawaiian Fried Rice

Saturday, April 2, 2016

April meals 2016

For the first time I tried meal planning for an entire month. It took way longer than I expected (lots of starting and stopping) but I'll let you know in the end of it was worth it. Here's what we are planning to eat!

Week one

Dinner at the Gilberts

Slow cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Spring Panzanella

Community Group Dinner

Easy Clam Chowder

Chicken Tostadas

Cheeseburger Soup

Week two

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Creamy One Pot Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Well Salad

Northern Beans and ham soup

Pulled Pork Nachos

Taco Salad


Week three

Pizza night

Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Spring Salad

Red Lentil Vegetable Soup

Pioneer Woman's Beans and Cornbread

Quick Asian Noodle Salad


Week four

BLT chopped salad

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps (doubled)

Angela's black beans and sausage

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Barbacoa Tamale Pie


Hoisin Beef Tacos

Week of March 19th, 2016

Another week of AWESOME recipes that were recommended by friends!!

Panera Copycat Broccoli Cheese Soup (recommended by Kristi)- no leftovers on this one!

Tomatillo Braised Chicken Thighs (recommended by Heidi)- I was able to find a roasted tomatillo sauce in the fresh deli section of Trader Joes and skip a few steps. The chicken was so tender!

Sweet Potato Burrito smothered in Avocado Sauce (recommended by Amy)- 5 stars! I think it was my favorite thing I've eaten this year

Thai Beef with Basil (recommended by Jentry)- we served this to company and it was a total hit

Darn Good Ham and Cheese Sliders (recommended by Tara)- we definitely should have doubled (or tripled) this one!

Pioneer Woman's Hamburgers (recommended by Nisha)- Yum! Mark was so excited about this meal

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Week of March 16, 2016

I made a call out on facebook for some tried and true recipes and my friends did not disappoint! These were all delicious!!!

Mexican Molletes (Recommended by Angela)- make the homemade bread- it's worth it!

Balsamic Pork Tenderloin (Recommended by Beth)- I only marinaded for about an hour and it was so juicy!

Korean Beef Bowl (Recommended by Amanda)- a perfect tasty, quick weeknight meal

Beef stew (Recommended by Laura)- crazy good in a bread bowl!

Spicy Honey Chicken Thighs (Recommended by Michele)- I've been afraid of thighs in the past (too many bones, fat, etc but these changed my mind. SO much flavor!!

African Peanut Stew (Recommended by Maran)- My kids hated it but Mark and I both loved it!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Week of February 21st, 2016

Happy Birthday Twinies!!!

Dinner out in Port Townsend at Waterfront Pizza

Tex-Mex chicken bake

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken and broccoli

Turkey Meatballs and Cesar salad

Date night

Ravioli and broccoli

Potstickers and salad


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