Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Week of February 9, 2015

Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Sandwiches- always a hit

*BBQ Macaroni Salad- great for a bbq potluck side

*Baked Ham and Swiss Malibu Chicken with Green Bean Salad- the chicken was so moist!

*Amazing Romaine Salad

Baked potatoes

*Chicken and Vegetable Dumpling Soup- the kids DEVOURED this and I made it again 2 nights later it was so popular!

January 25th, 2015

This was an awesome week of meals!

*Skillet Creamy Lemon Chicken- love those one pot meals

*Chopped Thai Crunch Salad- 5 stars

*Tex Mex Enchilada Casserole

*Overnight Oatmeal Cinnamon Pancakes (breakfast for dinner)

*Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls-  5 stars

*Chicken Tikka Pizzas- 5 stars

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Week of January 19th, 2015

*Chicken, Bacon, Cheddar Sandwiches- thanks for the recommendation Kelsey! 5 stars!

*Creamy Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup- very yummy

*Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet

*Vegetable Pad Thai- the flavors were really close to traditional pad thai

*Spinach Salad with Avocado and Chicken and Goat Cheese- this turned into another salad bar night with the kids. I used sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts

*Sweet and Sour Meatballs- this made a lot!


*Whole Grain Honey Bran Muffins
NO Bake Energy Balls


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Week of January 12th, 2015

One Skillet Spicy Ranch Chicken- this was a very easy "throw everything in" type of meal


Burrito Pie- this recipe dates back to the beginning of our marriage

Grilled Pizza

Zucchini Bacon Quiche- I always wish there were leftovers of this quiche...

Monday, January 12, 2015

Week of December 29th, 2014

*One Pot Mexican Skillet Pasta- This was AWESOME. Every family should make this :)

Copy Cat Orange Chicken- Mark picked this week of recipes and I have to admit I wasn't excited about this recipe. I couldn't remember it and it didn't sound that great. But then we made it. And I remembered why I originally rated it 5 stars. SOOOO yummy.

Wet Burritos- A Mark menu wouldn't be complete without something beany and cheesy

Baked Potato Soup- Don't make this without doubling or tripling. You will not have enough. It's that good.

Balsalmic Grilled Chicken Salad- We did salad bar with the kids this night and I put out a ton of toppings in little bowls- carrots, snap peas, tomatoes, corn, sunflower seeds, chow mein noodles, etc. I thought it would be funny to put mini marshmallows out as a joke. The kids did not know it was a joke and when I told them I was just being silly and they couldn't actually put them on their salad, my oldest child started crying. Joke Fail.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Week of December 22nd, 2014

Costco Pizza

Bacon/cheddar burgers (mix from Double D meats)

*Kalua Pork- this was crazy easy (3 ingredients) and actually tasted like slow smoked meat. I was a little skeptical of the recipe and wondered if the liquid smoke flavor would take fake but it was really, really good. This would be a great thing to make for a summer party with a taco bar spread. It feeds a lot of people!

Christmas Eve dinner at my sister's

*Creamy Spinach Gratin- Very good and tons of flavor but TONS of work. If I didn't have to microwave each of the 5 boxes of spinach individually to defrost, then squeeze each one in a towel, then make a rue, etc I might think about making it again. Maybe I should have just left them in the fridge over night...just a thought.

*Sweet Potato Casserole- I loved the addition of the orange flavor and that it was completely pureed until smooth

*Mel's Kitchen Cafe Slow Cooker Chili- I think my dad's chili is better but this was nice for a quick throw in the crockpot meal. I used chunks of stew meat rather than ground beef.

*Cinnamon Roll Cake- for Jesus' birthday party!

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