Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of June 10, 2018

I wrote down a list of possible meal ideas for this week.
Then I asked the Wee One his opinion on what we should cook for dinner. He gave me a few ideas – taco Tuesday in which I suggested he do a burrito Tuesday instead.
He also decided we should have a sausage and mac & cheese night. It’s one of their favorite meals. Quick and easy is the name of the game.
I gave him a choice of ravioli or spaghetti. I have a bunch of spaghetti sauce. He chose ravioli for one of the dinner.

He also suggested a leftover night.
I love getting the children involved with cooking in the kitchen.

Menu Plan Monday - June 10
The Wee One loves having a menu plan posted on the fridge so he knows what we are going to have to eat. He’s more willing to help cook dinner with the plan.
On Saturday, he helped with our breakfast for dinner. A few Christmases ago, he got a waffle and pancake cookbook. He pulled it off the cookbook shelf and chose a buttermilk pancake with a mixed berry compote recipe. I wish I had gotten photos of the process because it was so cute.

The Imaginative One had been at Boy Scout Camp last week so he had not had what he calls “real” food. While the Wee One was cooking dinner, he made sure his brother had chocolate chips in his pancakes. He also made sure he had some chocolate milk to drink. It was impressive that he cared so much.

At one point, the Wee One wanted to be a chef. I don’t know if he still wants to be a chef. However he does like being in the kitchen.

Mom, What’s For Dinner – August 6, 2017

This is my first week back at school so it’s going to be CRAZY.

The Imaginative One and I have a dental appointment on Monday morning.  The Wee One has a doctor’s appointment also on Monday morning.  (Hubby is taking him.)

I have a chiro appointment on Tuesday.

Then work on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Friday evening is our Open House so I will be coming home late.

I decided to shop my freezer for my meals this week.  All of these meals are going to be made in the slow cooker.  We are going to utilize leftovers for the majority of the week.

Sunday

Church picnic

Monday

Italian chicken over pasta for Hubby and the boys
I’ll eat my Italian chicken over zoodles.

Tuesday

White Chicken Chili with gluten free cornbread

 

Wednesday

Chicken and Peppers over rice

 

Thursday

leftovers

 

Friday

leftovers for Hubby and the boys
I’ll have a frozen dinner since I have to stay at work.

Saturday

To be determined

Happy eating,
Traci

 

Menu Plan Monday – Week of March 13, 2017 (Gluten Free)

sunday

Hubby and the Wee One ate at my mother-in-law’s.  I ate gluten free nuggets and fries.  The Imaginative One is sick with a double ear infection so he didn’t eat anything.

 

monday

Salmon, Rice, and Corn

 

tuesday

Marinated Pork Chops, Sweet Potatoes

 

wednesday

Pineapple Steak Bites, Rice, Veggie

 

thursday

Taco Chicken Legs, Baked Potatoes, Veggie

 

friday

Leftovers

 

For more menus, please visit Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

 

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Menu Plan Monday – Week of March 6, 2017 (Gluten Free)

sunday

Pot Roast, Roasted Potatoes, Roasted Carrots, Strawberries, and Whipped Cream

 

monday

Beef Hash

 

tuesday

Lemon Garlic Chicken

 

wednesday

Sweet and Sour Meatballs over Rice, Veggies

 

thursday

Spaghetti with meatballs

Spaghetti squash with pesto and Parmesan cheese for me

 

friday

Boys have activities that involve them eating out so Hubby and I are on our own.

 

For more menus, please visit Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

 

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Menu Plan Monday – Week of February 27, 2017 (Gluten Free)

sunday

“Fried” Chicken with gluten free baking flour, roasted asparagus, cauliflower mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, cooked carrots, salad, gluten free biscuits

 

monday

Tacos

 

tuesday

Sausage, Gluten free mac and cheese, Green beans made in the slow cooker

 

wednesday

Breakfast for dinner – Ash Wednesday

 

thursday

??? – To Be Determined

 

friday

You are on your own.

 

 

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Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of March 14, 2016

This is another weird week for our dinners.  Monday, Tuesday, and Friday are pretty normal dinnerwise.  However, Wednesday and Thursday are going to be different.  On Wednesday, we have Lenten soup supper at church so we are eating there.  On Thursday, we have pictures at church.  I won’t have time to go home and get supper on the table before Hubby has to go to work so we are planning to go out to dinner.

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Menu Plan Monday – October 19, 2015 (Day 19)

wpid-d01dc15e4b06d79f380093d68d66f9ab.jpgThis week is a crazy week.  I’ve got Parent-Teacher conferences on Tuesday and Thursday.   So having food in the crockpot makes sense.  Hubby will not have to worry about what to feed the boys.

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday

Monday – Stuffed Pepper Soup

Tuesday – Crock pot chicken, Leftover Mashed Potatoes and Macaroni and Cheese, Veggies

Wednesday – Spanish Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Thursday – Bramble Beans and Homemade Applesauce

Friday – Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup, Grilled Cheese

For a printable version of the menu, click here.

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Recipe from My Blog

Since it’s Monday, I’m going to share one of my recipes from my blog.  Did you know that you can cook a whole chicken in the crockpot?  It’s the only way I “roast” a chicken for the family.  In the mornings, I prep the chicken, place it in the crockpot, and then we eat it for dinner.

You can freeze the chicken for other meals.  So it’s a win-win!

Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the chicken.  Here is the link to the blog post:  Crockpot chicken.

So what can you do with the remaining chicken that you froze?  Here are a few recipes that use already cooked chicken:

Buffalo Wing Chicken Salad

Buffalo Wing Chicken Salad

Monterrey Chicken Quesadillas

Monterrey Chicken Quesadillas

Blog Spotlight

Here is another great blog that features crock pot meals – Recipes that Crock.  Cris has a lot of recipes that utilizes the crockpot.  She has breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes.  There are also recipes for desserts.

As I have done in weeks past, I’m going to feature two recipes that I would like to try from the blog.

  1. Crockpot Beef and Noodles – This sounds absolutely delicious!  I love beef and noodles so I can’t wait until I cook this.
  2. Crockpot Corn on the Cob – We love eating corn on the cob at our house.  Next summer, I will use this recipe to make the corn on the cob.  I won’t have to even heat up the kitchen with this recipe.  Maybe I would cook up some baked potatoes at the same time for a quick dinner.

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If you enjoyed this recipe, please share it on Facebook or Pinterest.  Here is a link to my Facebook page and my Pinterest page.

To check out the rest of the recipes I’ve shared during this challenge, click on this link.

Oh and please check back during the first week of November.  I’m planning a small giveaway.  No, it is not a crock pot.  More information will be forthcoming about the giveaway.

Happy eating,
Traci

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday.