What’s for Dinner?!

I feel like some weeks are more meat heavy than others and I guess it really depends on what I grabbed at Costco.

This week I grabbed a pork loin, which can be cut into boneless chops or a roast.

I do my best to make healthy and well balanced meals for my family. Sometimes I come across a dish that sounds so good but is not good for you, so I see what I can do to change some of the ingredients. For example: switch out heavy cream for fat free half and half or skim milk, sub for lower fat cheeses, use nonfat plain Greek yogurt in place of sour cream…

So here are our dinner plans for this week!

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Sunday: Slow Cooker Cuban Pork and served with rice, black beans, and corn

(Can anyone guess what convo comes up every time the boys eat corn? 🙈)

Monday: Breakfast casserole (eggs, shredded potatoes, bacon or turkey sausage) served with arugula salad and fresh fruit

Tuesday: Beef, bean, and cheese enchiladas served with guacamole

Wednesday: Hawaiian Pulled Pork served with potato wedges and salad. This can be served using slider buns! (I’ve never made this and Matt is skeptical with having pineapple cooked with his pork but I bet it will be good!)

Thursday: Boneless Pork Chops with a garlic/spinach sauce served with Cous Cous and a veggie

Friday: MYO Pizza with non meat toppings (veggies, olives, cheeses)

Saturday: Homemade Mac & Cheese serges with fresh cut veggies and a dip (hummus or salad dressing)

Enjoy your week friends! Hard to believe it’s almost April! 🌷

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What’s for Dinner?!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! With my maiden name meaning Luck, you know I’m Irish! Anyone making anything special for today?! How do you celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day?

Here’s the line up for this week:

Sunday: Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, all the GREEN BEER.

Monday: Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies (potatoes, red onion, broccoli, tomato)

Tuesday: Avocado Caprese Salad with grilled chicken (I might make some baked avocado too!)

Wednesday: Pulled Tandoori Chicken (crockpot)

Thursday: Smashed Potato Burgers- smashed baked potatoes with a hamburger and all the fixings on top!!

Friday: PIZZA

Saturday: Lemon/Garlic Shrimp with Asparagus and Rice

I hope you all have a wonderful week! 🍀

What’s for Dinner?!

I had a hard time planning this week and I’m not sure why. So here it is:

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Sunday: Matt offered to make dinner so something with chicken but I have no idea what.

Monday: Salisbury Steak with Mashed Potatoes and veggies (thanks Erin for the recipe!)

Tuesday: Bruschetta Chicken served with pasta

Wednesday: Strawberry Pancake Poppers with fruit on the side

Thursday: Savory Oatmeal (egg, bacon, broth, parmesan)

Friday: Taco Night…I really just want some guacamole and homemade margaritas 😂

Saturday: Mini burgers with homemade fries and salad

Leave me some ideas for next week in the comments!!

What’s for Dinner?

Well we are back home and in meal planning mode. This week will be the last week that I just meal plan for dinner and I am going to give it a try at planning breakfast, lunch, and maybe snacks too!

Sunday: Crock pot pulled pork with slider buns, salad, coleslaw, and rice pilaf

Monday: Skinny Taste’s Corn Chowder, salad, bread

Tuesday: Steak! and potatoes wedges, salad.

Wednesday: Out to dinner with Family

Thursday: Pasta Night or Fish

Friday: TBD

What’s For Dinner?

Well, I should have thought about not starting my meal plan before the holiday season! This upcoming week and the following week are going to be so different with Christmas and New Years and our traveling! We will get back to normal once the New Year is here!

Sunday: Chicken Parmesan with homemade sauce, salad with a homemade lemon garlic dressing, and L requested mashed potatoes.

Monday: Christmas Eve Dinner with my in-laws. We will have prime rib, potatoes of some kind, veggies, etc… This dinner is always delicious!

Tuesday: Christmas Day! (Breakfast- egg bake and baked apples with cranberry mimosas.) Dinner will be a recipe from my friend Rana (rana.monet on instagram!) I will make the crock pot version of her Beef Daube Provencal and serve it with a spinach salad with a homemade lemon dressing

Wednesday: LEFTOVERS

Thursday: H’s second birthday! This kid loves to eat so tentatively we will have pizza and cotton candy for lunch and burgers for dinner! Of course we will have cake too!

Friday: Honestly, NO CLUE!

Saturday: Travel Day!

What’s For Dinner?

I’ve had a lot of inquiries as to what I do with my meal planning for the week. I’m not a “meal planner” but I do plan dinners for the week each week, and typically we stick to it unless I realize when I start to make dinner that I don’t have all of the ingredients that I need! 

They change every week, and I do my best to keep everyone happy and healthy! Friday nights tend to be our takeout night or our takeout fake-out night. 

Here is my dinner plan for the week of 12/16:

Sunday: Crock pot creamy ranch chicken with 2 ingredient biscuits and salad (the recipe is actually much healthier than it sounds)

Monday: Bacon, Garlic Chicken with Spinach served with rice and an additional vegetable

Tuesday: Baked Tilapia with riced cauliflower and homemade broccoli tots 

Wednesday: Homemade Mac and Cheese with riced cauliflower mixed in and a side salad

Thursday: Spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, and bread

Friday: Cheeseburgers with Matt’s famous fries and a veggie

Saturday: Breakfast for dinner

I usually try to make sure I have enough leftovers for Matt to take to lunch the following day and some to freeze for a leftover night or a freezer clear out night!

Please feel free to ask about these recipes and share your ideas too! I love adding to my recipe repertoire!