Menu Plan Monday 10/16/17



Welcome back to Menu Plan Monday! Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Monday: Chicken and Steak Fajitas

Tuesday: Grilled chicken with roasted sweet potatoes

Wednesday: Spanish Meatloaf

Thursday: Mexican Pizza

Friday: Chicken Quesadillas

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

roasted sweet potato


I love sweet potatoes as a side dish and this week they were on sale. We’ve already had mashed sweet potatoes, and I was going to bake these but then I decided to try something new instead. My husband absolutely loves these! And they are super easy to make.


2 large sweet potatoes

Brown sugar (1/4-1/2 cup)


cinnamon (1 tbsp)

chili powder (1 tsp).

olive oil

The measurements here are based on the flavor my family likes, which is sweet and spicy, but you should really season these to your personal taste.


  1. Wash the sweet potatoes and chop into about 1-inch rounds.
  2. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Drizzle the sweet potatoes with olive oil.
  4. Lay the sweet potatoes on the baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle the potatoes with the brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and chili powder.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees about 30-40 minutes until potatoes are tender.

Menu Plan Monday 10/2/17



We made it to October!! While fall isn’t exactly in the air here, I feel like I can see it coming around the corner and I am excited! I am excited to start adding more soups and stews to our weekly recipes. This is what I have for this week:

Monday: BBQ pork

Tuesday: Chicken thighs with fall vegetables

Wednesday: Creamy mushroom soup (my boys favorite!)

Thursday: Rosemary lemon baked chicken

Friday: Ribs on the grill

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Menu Plan Monday 9/4/17



Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend. Our plans for today include kicking back by the pool and cooking out with friends! Here’s our menu for the week:

Monday: Cookout, I am making my Corn and Black Bean Salsa since my friends asked me to!

Tuesday: Meatloaf

Wednesday: Chicken tostadas

Thursday: Spaghetti with my homemade sauce!

Friday: Dinner out.

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Menu Plan Monday 8/28/17

It may not feel like fall yet, but I am excited we are almost there! I’m ready to do some fall decorating and change out the pillow covers on my couch to some different colors. I’m also excited for all the fall vegetables I’ll get to cook with over the next few months. For now though, this is how we’re finishing up our summer:

Monday: Roasted Chicken Legs with Lemon Parmesan Broccoli

Tuesday: Italian Sausage and Veggie Casserole

Wednesday: Stuffed Zucchini

Thursday: Gooey Baked Grilled Cheese

Friday: Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

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Menu Plan Monday 8/14/17


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

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Pan Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms

green beans mushrooms

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.



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


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!