Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Top Recipes of 2016

Pesto Chicken Pillows- These are just fun AND delicious. How can you ever go wrong with cream cheese and crescent rolls??

Korean Beef Bowl- So easy and simple but tons of flavor. The perfect *QUICK* weeknight meal

Darn Good Ham and Cheese Sliders- If you don’t know what to make for your Superbowl party, make these. Sure to please a crowd and easy to make a bunch of!

Sweet Potato Burrito Smothered in Avocado Salsa Verde- I think this might be my favorite recipe of the year. MMMMM. I want to eat one right now. Even my anti-sweet potato husband agreed these were delicious.

Cheeseburger Soup- Big time kid pleaser!

Zucchini Crust Pizza- I was hesitant to try this one because we Heaviland’s love our fluffy pizza dough. But wow! It totally impressed us and this recipe certainly gets an award for the most surprising love of the year.

Hawaiian Fried Rice- I’ve repeated this one a couple time since making it earlier this year. It’s a great clean-out-the-fridge recipe!

Santa Fe Style Tortilla Soup- This awesome soup was like a cross between two other soups I love THIS one and THIS one. I loved all the additional veggies in it- corn zucchini, bell pepper, etc.

Bahn Mi Sandwiches- Time consuming to make the buns but oh so worth it! Super yummy!

Steak and Mushroom Pie- Oh wait. Scratch the note above about the burrito being my favorite meal of the year. This one takes the cake. If it wasn’t so labor intensive I would make this every week. Who wants to make this for my birthday next year??

February Meals

Week One

Roasted Chicken with yellow squash

Marinated Steak over salad

Pizza with Prosciutto and Mozz

Spaghetti with Sausage

Corndogs for Harper's party

Week Two

*Paleo Sweet Potato Chili- I loved this (especially day three of leftovers when I added corn chips and sour cream

Chicken and Dumpling Soup (Harper's birthday request)

French Dip Sandwiches- Made a big batch for our Superbowl party and they were a hit with all!

*Satay Chicken Noodle Salad- I LOVED this and ate it cold for lunch 3 days afterwards because it made a bunch

Kelsey brought us over a delicious soup on a night when Mark was out of town

Week Three

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

Hot dogs and salad

*Mediterranean Chicken Wraps

BBQ Chicken Pizza shaped like a heart for Valentine's Day plus Chocolate Fondue

*Shrimp and Mango Salsa Lettuce Wraps

Week Four (easy meals)



Teriyaki Bowls

Mac and Cheese

Out to Eat

Freezer Meal from Costco

*= new recipe

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January Meals

Week One

Spinach Artichoke Calzone

Oven Fajitas


Freezable Spaghetti Sauce

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars

Overnight Cinnamon Apple French Toast Casserole

Week Two and Three

2 week Paleo plan

Week Four

Pork belly from TJs crisped up over a salad

Pot pie from Costco

Ham and Bean slow cooker soup with cornbread

Pizza from Costco

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


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