Saturday, June 9, 2018

Meal Planning {9 June-15 June}

Meal Planning {9 June-15 June}
We have a busy week, so I will try to get pictures of our meals to add to this post.  I get so much "in the moment" that I forget to snap a picture.  Or these teens of mine, swear they're starving, and they know they can't eat til we pray and I finish "hashtagging" as they call it! LOL
Saturday: Pizza!
Sunday: (We had dinner at a friends house)
Monday: Teriyaki Chicken, Rice and Broccoli. 
Tuesday: Pulled BBQ Chicken, Potato Pierogies and Mixed Veggies
Wednesday: Herbed Chicken Breast, Black Beans and Rice, and Green Beans
Thursday: Pork Chops, Sweet Potatoes, peas and biscuits
Friday: Shepards Pie and Corn

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Meal Planning {Week of 2 June-8 June}

Meal Planning {Week of 2 June-8 June}

This week had some of my favorite in it! 
Saturday: Chicken and Gravy over Mashed potatoes

Sunday: Bacon encrusted pork tenderloin, baked sweet potatoes, steamed broccoli, and dinner rolls

Monday: Salisbury steak in a french onion gravy, mashed potatoes, steamed peas, and croissants
Tuesday: Chicken and Rice peas and fruit
Wednesday: Spaghetti, Green beans and fruit
Thursday: Hot dogs, Mac N Cheese, TaterTots, and peas
Friday: {Breakfast Dinner, a Parker Favorite}Sausage Gravy and Biscuits, Sausage, Bacon, Hash Browns, Green Beans

Friday, June 1, 2018

Meal Planning {26 May-1 June}

Meal Planning {26 May-1 June}
Do you ever have one of those weeks where you are too "In the moment" and forget to take pictures?  That's where this week was.  It was the first full week off school, and we were just so busy having fun, and enjoying each other's conversation, that I didn't take pictures of our meals! But, I will post what we had for the week! 

Saturday: Flat Bread Pizzas
Sunday: Pork Roasts (doubled so I could use part of it for BBQ pulled pork) with Mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli
Monday: BBQ Pork, Baked beans, Mac n cheese, and Salad
BBQ meatloaf, roasted red potatoes, steamed green beans, watermelon, and rolls
Wednesday: Italian Sausage pasta, and salad
Thursday: Asian Chicken, vegetable fried rice, egg rolls, and fresh pineapple
Zuppa Tuscana soup, garlic bread sticks and salad

Do you know that you only have 18 summers with your children, and as they get older, they get busier, and then you find yourself with not as much time with them?  That's where I am at now.  Our baby is 9 and will be 10 this year.  They are all getting into friends, and sports, and taking extra classes for school, and camps, etc. It goes by so fast, and there are so many days I feel like I miss opportunities to slow down and spend good, quality time with them.  So, Before these days are gone, I try to be more "in the moment"! So be patient with me, and know that I am making memories! <3 a="" always="" and="" as="" be="" family="" friends="" great="" have="" make="" most="" nbsp="" needed="" of="" out="" p="" person="" self="" smile="" the="" time="" week="" with="" you="" younger="" your="">

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Meal Planning {Week of 19 May- 25 May}

Meal Planning 
{Week of 19 May- 25 May}
Saturday was Hotdogs, Mac n Cheese, Tator Tots, and peas
Sunday is Porkchops, Black beans and rice, Corn on the cob and Salad
Taco Tuesday on Monday! Why not? 
 Tuesday: Old Fashioned Goulash, Steamed Broccoli, and Rolls
Wednesday: Asian Chicken with Rice and Salad {not pictured}
Thursday: Chicken and Dumplings, Italian Bread, salad and Watermelon {mommy's favorites}
Easy Friday dinner: Italian Sausage and Pasta, mixed veggies and croissants

Friday, May 18, 2018

Meal Planning!

Meal Plans 
12 May-18 May

 We celebrate William's this Saturday, and he wanted Carolina Pork! So Dinner was Cesar Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad, Deviled eggs, Carolina Pork or Pulled Chicken, Baked Mac n Cheese, and Baked BBQ beans
Sunday was Chicken Gravy over Mashed Potatoes and peas
 Monday was Pork Roast a{not pictured} Tuesday was BBQ chicken, salad and Baked Beans

 Wednesday was Salisbury Steak in a mushroom and onion gravy, Sweet Potatoes, and Green beans
 Thursday was Chicken and Yellow Rice, Peas and Fruit
Friday was Spaghetti! YUM!  A good end to a long week!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Pasta Dinner Anyone?

Following a busy weekend, we needed a yummy Pasta dish that was easy to throw together, because Sundays are not for cooking the day away! This is our go to! 

Roasted Red Pepper and Italian Sausage Pasta

1 pound of Pasta (I usually go for a Fusilli or Penne pasta, but recently I have been loving the Lensi Red Lentil and Yellow Lentil pastas)
2 jars of Classico Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo sauce
1 can of GV brand fire roasted diced tomatoes with seasonings
1 package of Italian Sausage (sweet and hot)
1 stalk chopped celery
a handful chopped onion

How to make it:
1. Put sausage on a baking tray and place in oven on 400 degrees for 15 minutes, or until cooked thoroughly (internal temp of 160), turning the links once.
2. Boil Pasta according the box directions and drain once cooked to Al Dente.
3. Add sauce, tomatoes, celery and onion. 
4. Chop the Italian Sausage into bite size pieces and mix into Pasta.  Cook on low for until the sauce is warmed.
5. Serve topped with fresh shaved Parmesan cheese. 

This makes for a super easy, week night dinner! We have made our own sauce, but we like to keep jarred sauces on hand for busy nights. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cinco De Mayo TACO'S!!!!! YUM!

Tacos are Life! 

Did you know that, Cinco de Mayo officially commemorates the anniversary of an early victory by Mexican forces over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. ... It is also not, as is often assumed, the day of Mexico's celebrations of independence, which are actually held on September 16. 

So as we teach our kids the meaning behind Cinco De Mayo, we also EAT TACOS, because why not! We look for any reason to eat tacos! 

Have you ever had homemade taco seasoning? If not, you're missing out!

 What do you need?
2 Teaspoons dried Minced Onion
1 teaspoon course Sea Salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 pound ground beef (or turkey)
1/2 cup water (if using Turkey, cut water in half)

How do you make it?
1. Mix seasonings together in a small bowl, and set aside.  Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble ground beef into the hot skillet. Cook and stir until the beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
2. Return ground beef to heat. Pour seasoning mixture and water over the beef; stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook until the moisture absorbs into the meat, about 5 minutes.