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

Leftovers



Week three

Pizza night

Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Spring Salad

Red Lentil Vegetable Soup

Pioneer Woman's Beans and Cornbread

Quick Asian Noodle Salad

Leftovers



Week four

BLT chopped salad

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps (doubled)

Angela's black beans and sausage

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Barbacoa Tamale Pie

Goulash

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

Friday, February 19, 2016

Week of February 14th, 2016

For Valentines Day: Red Velvet Waffles, heart shaped pizzas and Fondue

Spaghetti and Salad at the Bleekers

Rotisserie chicken, carrots and berries- this week I bought the $12 pack of already pulled and shredded chicken from Costco. Their chickens have the best flavor and I was able to (easily) use it for three meals (see below). I loved the dded flavor it gave to meals and the ease of not having to remember to thaw and cook the chicken prior to a meal. I will be doing this again!

One pot creamy garlic noodles- Even without a lot of butter or heavy cream it was nice a creamy

Pesto Chicken Pillows- This seemed like it would be a complicated meal but with the chicken already cooked, it was a breeze to put together. A fun meal to serve to company!

Jalapeno Popper Chicken Taquitos- So yummy!

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