Menu Plan Monday 10/22/18

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks! On the positive side, fall has finally made it to Florida so I can actually make some soup! Here’s our menu for this week:

Monday: Tomato Soup and grilled cheese

Tuesday: Stuffed Acorn Squash

Wednesday: Chicken Lime Cilantro Soup

Thursday: Spaghetti

Friday: Dinner out

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

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Menu Plan Monday 10/8/18

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Welcome back to Menu Plan Monday! This is our menu for the week:

Monday: Stuffed Acorn Squash

Tuesday: Calzones

Wednesday:Chicken Fajitas

Thursday: Pork and Black Bean Soup

Friday : Dinner out

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week.

Menu Plan Monday 10/1/18

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Happy October! We had a really busy weekend. It was the second anniversary for our business so I’ve been working for about 7 days straight and I am finally catching up on all of our laundry. I hope I’m going to get it all done today but we’ll see. Anyways, I’m going easy on the menu this week to keep things simple:

Monday: Ribs with tomatoes and beans (recipe to come)

Tuesday: Mexican Pizza

Wednesday: Stuffed Squash

Thursday: Tostadas

Friday: Whatever is left!

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

Cheesy Acorn Squash

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One of my favorite things about the fall season is all the vegetables! While it’s still 90 degrees outside, I love to peruse the fresh produce aisles at the grocery store and check out the new options. This week there was a sale on acorn squash. I’ve already shared my recipe for stuffed squash, but this week I decided to make the squash as a side dish.

Ingredients:
1 large acorn squash (for two people, for four people you would need two)
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Wash the squash and use a sharp knife to chop the squash in half. Scoop out the seeds.
3. Rub the inside of the squash with olive oil.
4. Season the squash with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
5. Bake for about 20 minutes with the flesh side up, until sauce begins to soften.
6. Divide the heavy cream between the two halves of the squash and top with the Parmesan cheese.
7. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the cheese melts and the cream is absorbed and the flesh pricks easily with a fork.

That’s it, enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

Menu Plan Monday 9/10/18

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Ahhh September! Fall weather (not really!) hurricane prep, and the hope of cooler temperatures a few months down the road! That’s pretty much the description of early fall here in Florida. We are still pretty much pushing 90 degrees every day so it’s basically summer part 2, which is okay with me! I’ve got a fresh crop of key limes, and I just used them to make my favorite pie! We are still spending our afternoons swimming in the pool or hanging at the beach and weekends cooking out with friends, so aside from those ugly storms swirling out there, the lack of fall weather doesn’t bother me too much! Here’s our menu for the week:

Monday: Enchilada Casserole

Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken with Potato Bites

Wednesday: Stuffed Zucchini

Thursday: Polenta Casserole

Friday: Probably leftovers

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

Menu Plan Monday 8/27/18

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Is it starting to feel like fall where you are? It definitely is not here, but I am still excited to move on from summer into the fall season! I am looking forward to the Fall festivals and all the holidays, even if it is still going to be incredibly hot while they are going on! This is our menu for this week:

Monday: Garlic and Basil Chicken

Tuesday: Pork Ragu

Wednesday: Stuffed Shells

Thursday: Spanish Rice

Friday: Leftovers (in preparation for the Labor Day weekend barbecues!)

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

Menu Plan Monday 8/6/18

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So, the first week of August hasn’t been so great to us for many personal reasons, even though my birthday is today, but we are making the best we can of it. Here is our menu for the week:

Monday: my boys are cooking me dinner for my birthday!

Tuesday: probably enchiladas

Wednesday: spaghetti

Thursday: Ribs with mashed cauliflower

Friday: Rosemary baked chicken

Thanks for stopping by for Menu Plan Monday.  Hopefully next week will be better!