Menu Plan Monday 8/14/17

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Welcome to week two of August! It is incredibly hot here in Florida and we are dodging tropical storms left and right, but so far, it’s been a pretty typical summer! My younger son and I are gearing up to start school in the next few weeks, so we are trying to squeeze as much fun as possible out of what we have left. My oldest starts back to college this week, so I let him pick a few family favorites to eat before he goes back. Meanwhile, here’s what’s for dinner in our house.

Monday: Chicken tamales (a family favorite)

Tuesday: Taco stuffed shells

Wednesday: Stuffed pork chops

Thursday: Chicken with rice and beans

Friday: family dinner out

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week!

Pan Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms

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I love mushrooms! I eat them in salads, spaghetti sauce, and even on sandwiches! My kids aren’t huge fans, but if I find a way to cook them with something else I can sometimes get them to eat them. This recipe includes roasted green beans for added flavor.

 

Ingredients:

1 lb. green beans, trimmed

1 lb sliced mushrooms

3 cloves garlic

salt and pepper to taste

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tbsp. Olive Oil

Directions:

1. Wash the green beans and mushrooms, chop the garlic.

2. Place all the vegetables in a large bowl.

3. Drizzle with olive oil and add the seasonings, mix together well.

4.  Roast in 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes until the green beans are crisp.

That’s it, an easy and tasty side dish! Enjoy!

Menu Plan Monday 7/17/17

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You know how when you get back from vacation and it takes you a while to get back into reality mode? That’s pretty much where I’m at this week. We had a great week in North Carolina last week, and here we are at home again, and I have loads of laundry to do and stuff to put away and I’m having a really hard time getting motivated to do any of it! At least I was able to get my dinner plans together for this week. Here’s what’s on our menu:

Monday: Crispy Chicken with Beans

Tuesday: Spanish Rice (crock Pot)

Wednesday: Mexican Pizza

Thursday: Baked Lemon Chicken

Friday: Buffalo chicken salad

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.

Menu Plan Monday 7/10/17

Happy July everyone! We have our vacation this month and I am so excited. Yes, I am one of those people who cooks while their on vacation. It saves us a lot of money when we travel. I try to keep it light with quick, easy meals so I don’t have to work too hard, and I make the kids clean up so, it’s not too bad! This is our menu for the week:

Monday: Italian Stuffed Peppers

Tuesday: Tacos

Wednesday: Spaghetti

Thursday: Mexican Chicken Salad

Friday: Cookout

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! See you next week!

Chicken Thighs with Bacon and Sour Cream Sauce

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So….chicken thighs were on sale at the store this weekend, and since we are on a tight budget, I bought a lot of them. Seriously, my family and I are going to be eating chicken thighs a lot over the next two weeks. This is something I threw together with some other on sale items and what I had in the fridge.

Ingredients:

4 boneless chicken thighs

1 bunch green onion

3 garlic cloves

salt/pepper to taste

8 slices bacon

1 cup chicken broth

1/3 cup sour cream

 

Directions:

  1. Heat some oil in a skillet and cook the bacon until done, you want it crispy, but not burnt.
  2. Dice the garlic and chop the onion
  3. Remove the bacon to a plate and drain off the grease, leaving 1 tbsp.
  4. Add some olive oil to the pan and season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides.
  5. Cook the chicken thighs in the oil over med-high heat for about 5 minutes per side, until browned.
  6. Remove the thighs to a plate.
  7.  Add the garlic and half of the bacon  to the pan and cook for about 1 minute.
  8. Add the chicken broth and sour cream and use a spatula to scrap up any browned bits on the bottom.
  9. Return the chicken to the pan, cover and reduce heat to simmer, cooking for about 10 minutes.
  10. Serve chicken with the sauce and topped with the additional bacon and green onion.

Enjoy!

Menu Plan Monday 6/19/17

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I love summer! It’s a time for barbecues and hanging out! With a more flexible schedule, we are even able to entertain on the weekdays now! This week, we are hosting friends for a cookout early in the week, and I am looking forward to it. Here’s what our menu for the week looks like:

Monday: Spaghetti

Tuesday: cookout! burgers on the grill with my bean salad

Wednesday: Crunchy Onion Steak with grilled veggies

Thursday: Greek Chicken Salad

Friday: Cheesy Tortellini (crock pot)

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday! Have a great week.

Menu Plan Monday 6/12/17

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Summer is in full swing here! We started things off with a fun graduation party for a friend at the end of May and now we are enjoying the relaxed schedule! Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Monday: Caprese Chicken

Tuesday: Beef Burgundy

Wednesday: French Dip Sandwiches

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: something on the grill

I hope your summer is off to a great start! Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday!