Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December Meals

Mozz sticks, chopped salad and smoothies (Yup, we had mozz sticks for dinner....mmmmm)

Copycat Chipotle rice and black beans

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells

Greek Meatball Stuffed Pitas

Pasta E Fagoli

Friday, November 18, 2016

November Meals

Shrimp in Coconut Lime Tomato Sauce

Harvest Pasta Sauce- I thought it was great but everyone else was gagging...

Bahn Mi Sandwiches

Smothered Pork Chops

Chili Dogs

Thanksgiving dishes
Pretzel and Sausage Stuffing

German Chocolate Cake

Broccoli Sausage Pasta

November Meal Swap with Angela

Angela and I did another meal swap which I LOOOOOOVE. It's so fun to try some of her families favorites and add new awesome recipes into our rotation. And I love having a week off from meal planning!

Cast-Iron Skillet Calzone- Like a giant pizza in a pot. This was our second favorite!

Steak and Potato Arugula Salad- The homemade dressing over the hot potatoes and steak...mmmm. This salad recipe would impress any "steak and potatoes" type of person!

Steak Meat Pie- AMAZING!!! 5 stars!!! Quite a bit of effort required so make it on the weekend with help but this will probably be my favorite recipe of the year!

Cauliflower Mac-N-Cheese- I loved this easy week night meal

Baked Cheesy Gnocchi- Super simple and kid friendly

Ravioli Lasagna with Baby Kale and Italian Sausage

1 5-to-6 oz package kale, coarsely chopped
12 oz. Italian-flavor cooked chicken sausage, chopped
1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese
½ cup snipped fresh basil (I used dried - probably 1 Tbsp?)
1 28-oz. Can crushed tomatoes
1 14.5 oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with garlic, undrained
1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
2 9-oz. Packages refrigerated cheese-filled ravioli

Preheat oven to 375F.  Grease 9x13 baking dish.  In a large bowl, combine kale, sausage, half of cheese, and the basil.  For sauce, in another large bowl, combine rest of ingredients besides ravioli.

Spread 1 cup of sauce in prepared dish.  Top with half of the ravioli and kale mixture.  Spoon another 1 cup of the sauce over kale mixture.  Top with remaining ravioli, kale mixture, and sauce.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Cover with foil.  Bake 30 minutes.  Remove foil, bake 25 minutes more or until heated through.  

Upside-Down Waffle and Egg Cups I couldn't find mini waffles so I cut up large eggos into fourths

12 frozen mini waffles, toasted
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 9-to-10 oz. package frozen cooked breakfast sausage links, thawed and chopped
6 eggs, lightly beaten
3 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp salt
Maple syrup

Preheat oven to 375F.  Grease muffin cups (I didn’t use the silicone muffin cups you gave me because the waffles wouldn’t fit).  Place mini waffles in prepared muffin cups.  Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheddar cheese.  Top with sausage and remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese.  

In a medium bowl combine next five ingredients (through salt).  Spoon over filling in muffin cups.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until set and golden brown.  Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack 5 to 10 minutes.  Remove.  Serve drizzled with maple syrup.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

October 2016 meals

Week One

Black bean burgers and roasted broccoli
Free Tacos at Taco Time (National Taco Day!)
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Leftover turkey meat cheese sliders
Pizza with the McFarlanes

Week Two
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Roasted Tomatillo and Mango Salsa

Best Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 2016 Meals

Week One

Zucchini Topped Pizza

Back to School BBQ

Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Saisha's birthday dinner request- Cucumber Sandwiches, blueberries and Cesear Salad

Dad's Green Chili

Week Two

Ham Bone and Navy Bean Soup

Grilled Kielbasa Sausages

Santa Fe Style Chicken Tortilla Soup

Taco night

BBQ at Makenna Place


Week Three

Lemon Ricotta Ravioli

Balsamic chicken with basic white sauce roux over spaghetti and peas

Slow Cooked Lemon Chicken

Chicken and Vegetable Dumpling Soup

BBQ Chicken Salad Rice Bowls

Skillet Chili Mac

Week Four

Teriyaki Bowls

Spaghetti witch Chicken Sausage

Thai Turkey Burgers with Broccoli Slaw

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August meals 2016

Week One

Zucchini Fries

Ham Lemon Egg Bread

Leftover Ham Bone Soup

Chicken Dumpling Soup

Pizza with the Nelsons

Hawaiian Fried Rice


Overnight Bananas Foster French Toast

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Banana Bread Waffles

Homemade Kettle Corn

Week Two

Breakfast for dinner- German Pancakes, sausage and homemade applesauce

Crockpot Sour Cream Pork Chops

Taco Night
Hot Dogs at Mullaneys

Fajitas at Lentzs

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos

Week Three

Trader Joe's Beef Bolognese ravioli

Bacon, chicken and cheese calzones (Pizza dough from TJs)

Greek Pitas at the Petersons

BBQ at the Louds

Pizza at the beach

Tender Grilled Pork Chops

Zucchini Cream Cheese Bacon Quiche with this crust

Week Four

Ham and Veggie Strata

Spicy Black Bean Tostadas

Jalapeno Turkey Burgers

Scalloped Potatoes and Ham


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