Our Easter 2018 Menu

Since I’m eating a vegetarian diet, coming up with a holiday diet is going to be interesting.

I went to Skinny Taste to try to find some vegetarian dishes that might be delicious.  I ended up finding all of my vegetarian dishes on her blog.  Not only will be my dishes will be vegetarian, they will also be healthy.

For the Meat Lovers in My Family:


Mashed Potatoes

Roasted carrots or Honey Glazed Carrots

The Vegetarian Part of the Meal

(All of the recipes come from Skinny Taste.)

Portabello Shepherd’s Pie (My main dish)

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Spiralized carrots with lemon and dijon

Brussel Sprouts and shallots with a balsamic glaze or makeover spinach gratin

Berry Salad

Shared Components of the Meal

Deviled Eggs

Easy Garlic Knots

Dessert – I haven’t decided on the dessert.


Happy Eating,




Mom, What’s for Dinner? – Week of March 12th

It’s been so LONG since I meal planned.  Between my gallbladder illness and then recuperation, it’s not been a priority.

My family and I are unique because the boys and Hubby are meat eating, gluten loving while I’m dabbling my feet back into the gluten waters and am currently a vegetarian.  So planning for suppers is difficult.

Here are my dinners for the week:

  • Sweet Potato Chili, Baked Apples, Cornbread
  • Red Beans and Rice, I think, and Roasted Veggies
  • Lentil Sloppy Joes on Baked Potato
  • Mushroom and Spinach Stroganoff over Mashed Potatoes

Here is what I planned for the gentlemen in my family:

  • Pantry Chili, Baked Apples, Cornbread
  • A freezer meal – I made up several before I could no longer eat meat.  I’ll randomly pick one of those out and cook it for them.
  • Sloppy Joes, Chips
  • Spaghetti

We will also have leftovers

I’ll have overnight oatmeal and smoothies for my breakfasts.  For lunches, I have leftover hummus tray and Hot Head Burritos from this weekend.  I will also make a blueberry, goat cheese, and almond salad with balsamic dressing.  Yum!


Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of February 19, 2018

It’s been a while since I menu planned.  With my gallstones, food has not been appetizing.  I create a menu but then decide I don’t want to eat any of the food on the menu plan.

Continue reading “Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of February 19, 2018”

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Menu Plan Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I have had my menu planned out for a while.  I just had not made a blog post with the menu for this week.

Sunday (1/14/18) –

Veggie beef soup (freezer)

Monday (1/15/18) –

Chicken Parmesan, Spaghetti or Spaghetti Squash, Green Beans

Tuesday (1/16/18) –

Balsamic Chicken Breast, Potatoes, Peppers, and Onions, and Cucumber Slices

Wednesday (1/17/18)

Peach BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches (freezer), Chips

Thursday (1/18/18)

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls, Rice

Friday (1/19/18)

Italian Sausage and Peppers (freezer) over left over spaghetti

Saturday (1/20/18)



Happy eating,

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – January 8, 2018 & Pressure Cooker Steel Oats

Last week was crazy.  I only worked twice during the week.  We had below freezing temps.  Extremely below freezing temps.  The wind chill on a couple of the days registered -20 or so below.

Continue reading “Mom, What’s For Dinner? – January 8, 2018 & Pressure Cooker Steel Oats”

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of January 1, 2018

Can you believe it is already 2018?  Neither can I.

For Christmas,  I got myself a meal planner.  As I mentioned in my review of 2017, I am going to begin a weight loss challenge/ fitness challenge at work starting on Friday.  I want to get a jump start on the challenge so I got myself a Skinnytaste Meal Planner.  Actually Mom and the Wee One got it me for Christmas.

It is neat because it has a spot for the meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and then an actually tracker of what you have eaten with a spot for calories or Weight Watchers points.  The planner also has a spot for a grocery list.

There is also a spot for an exercise tracker which is great.




I’m hoping this meal planner will help me with my goals.

Every year, we have sauerkraut and pork for dinner on New Year’s Day  so that is on the menu for Monday.

pork and sauerkraut

If you look at the planner, you can see what I have planned to cook for the week.

A couple of the dinners are from the freezer.  I made freezer kits for my slow cooker a few weeks ago so I’m going to utilize those for a couple times during the week.

Two of the dinners will be made in my instant pot while four of the meals will be made in my slow cooker.  I love using those two appliances to help me make sure dinner is on the table in a reasonable time.

After I planned the meal, I went to the Kroger Clicklist to order my groceries for the week.  With the cold weather we are currently having, it is easier to order the food.  Associates will then bring the food out to your car.  Convenient during these cold winter months.

So without any further ado, here is my menu for the week.


Pork and sauerkraut, roasted potatoes, honey glazed carrots


Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with black beans and rice


Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce


Taco Soup w/ Cornbread


Mexican Pinto Beans w/ Cornbread




Garlic Mint Pork – Sides to be determined


Breakfasts – Hard boiled eggs, fruit, baked oatmeal, omelet muffins

Lunch – Artichoke and shrimp quinoa bowl, Cobb Salad, Yogurt, Applesauce, Salmon Cakes

Happy eating,

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – December 2017

My family has been upset because I have not been cooking many dinners lately.  All of our meals have been on a whim or we have gone out to eat.

Since I had the long Thanksgiving weekend, I decided to make freezer crock pot kits so dinners will be easier for us. Continue reading “Mom, What’s For Dinner? – December 2017”