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Weekly Menu Plan, July 27 – Aug 2

2014 July 28
by Alicia

What a whirlwind trip we had this last weekend… But what a fun time!  It had been 10 years since our last reunion, so it was about time :)  I’m still trying to ride out our schedule that’s moving us forward at a breakneck pace.  Maybe once school starts things will slow down?!

I realized that I forgot to report back about the shrimp salad from two weeks back… It was delicious!  I loved it.  I will be making it again when shrimp is on sale!

Dinners
Quesadillas, corn
BLTs, potato chips
Bean & cheese burritos, peas
Homemade pizza
Tortellini-Vegetable Bake (new recipe to us)
Dinner on the road
Dinner at our friends’ house

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 31 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, July 20 – July 26

2014 July 21
by Alicia

We are back from a great weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks!  The kids were swimming so well; I am so proud of them.  My husband was also quite the fisherman, and we will be eating from his catch this week!  Our garden is also starting to kick into gear, so I am excited to enjoy fresh vegetables again.  Our first tomato is a golden one, and I can’t wait to slice it up :)

Dinners
Pan Fried Fish, homemade tartar sauce
Spicy Green Beans, rice
BLTs, chips
Leftovers
Dinner out (x2)
Dinner at a family reunion!

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Week 30 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, July 13 – July 19

2014 July 14
by Alicia

We had such a great time celebrating Independence day with our friends and family.  Following that, my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary.  And the kids recently started swimming lessons, which meant I missed some work each day.  Last week was very challenging, and I made dinner only twice… Once was egg sandwiches and the other was sloppy joes.  I was quite far from super mom!  But there will be those times in life, and I just try to give myself a little grace and know that it doesn’t happen every week.  I’m hoping to start this week off better by having a plan!

Dinners
Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas, corn, chips & salsa
Shrimp, Avocado, & Roasted Corn Salad (new recipe to us)
Chicken, Bacon, & Ranch Wraps
Bean & Cheese burritos, peas
Dinner with our small group (we’re taking s’mores fixings)
Dinner on the road
Dinner at the lake

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 29 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Easy Pasta Salad

2014 July 3
by Alicia

This Easy Pasta Salad recipe is a great go-to side dish when you’re short on time, but still want something tasty for a barbecue or picnic.  This pasta salad is simple and can be put together in about 20 minutes or less.  It is also easy to customize, or just to put together with the vegetables that you have on hand.  After the pasta is cooked, it is a great recipe that your kids can help you make, too!

Easy Pasta Salad

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Weekly Menu Plan, June 29 – July 5

2014 June 29
by Alicia

Last week’s new recipe was good!  The kids didn’t care for the kick from the chipotle, but my husband and I liked it a lot.  We also ended up trying another new recipe, too:  Korean Beef Tacos. Both of these were keepers.  Because of this other new recipe, we did not get to the Pad Thai, but I will make it early this week, as we’ve been hungry for it!

Dinners
Pad Thai
Crispy Baked Ravioli, peas
Brats on the grill, corn on the cob
Quinoa Salad with spinach, strawberries, and blueberries (new recipe to us)
Proscuitto Peach, and Sweet Lettuce Salad (new recipe to us)
Tuna, Tomato, Red Onion, and Olive Pitas
Independence Day BBQ (my dad is smoking meats for us!)

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 27 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Sweet & Spicy Tilapia

2014 June 26
by Alicia

When I first made this Sweet & Spicy Tilapia recipe, my son went on and on about how delicious he thought it was. I was really surprised that a 5-year old would be so excited to eat fish.  He ate seconds, and I think if we would have had more, he would have had thirds!

Sweet & Spicy Tilapia

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Weekly Menu Plan, June 22 – June 28

2014 June 24
by Alicia

We had three new recipes on the menu plan for last week, and I am happy to report not only did I make all three, but we liked them all, too!

And, I already have pictures taken for this week’s recipe, so I’m aiming to get that ready for you all by Thursday or Friday!  I haven’t made blogging a priority lately (did you notice there wasn’t a new recipe last week?) and I am not happy about that.  Here’s to better planning and preparation :)

Dinners
Pad Thai
Spaghetti, garlic bread, corn
Ham & Cheese Quesadillas, peas
Walnut, Cranberry & Blue Cheese Salad
Frozen Pizza (It was just one of those Mondays!)
Chipotle Pork Soft Tacos with Pineapple Salsa (new recipe to us)
Dinner at our small group (we are taking potato salad and pasta salad)

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 26 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, June 15 – June 21

2014 June 16
by Alicia

We spent this past weekend at a family reunion, and had a great trip.  Saturday afternoon was spent making coffee breads with the girls, and we made enough for dessert Saturday night and brunch Sunday morning.  I was blessed with a new Italian cookbook written by one of the family members, and I’m trying one new recipe from it (garlic butter sauce) this week!

Last week, we liked the new recipes that we tried.  In fact, my husband enjoyed the chipotle chicken salad so much that he said, “You could make this again next week!” :)  We added fresh spinach in the pitas before putting in the tuna mix, and that was really good, too.  But, I didn’t end up making the tilapia last week (we had enough leftovers), so it is being bumped to this week.

Dinners
Garlic Butter Pasta with Chicken (new recipe to us)
Texas Caviar Rice & Beans (new recipe to us)
Roast Chicken with Grape & Blue Cheese Salad (new recipe to us)
Sweet & Spicy Tilapia, steamed broccoli, rice
Lettuce Wraps
Tacos, corn
Leftovers

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 25 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.

Simple Blondies

2014 June 13
by Alicia

Are you a fan of blonde brownies?  I am!  These chewy bars have the texture of brownies, but taste more like a buttery, chewy cookie than a chocolatey brownie.  This recipe for Simple Blondies is a great one to have on hand.  It takes about 30 minutes to go from, “Let’s make something” to actually taking it out of the oven!  And chances are, all of the ingredients are in your kitchen.

Blondies

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Weekly Menu Plan, June 8 – June 14

2014 June 9
by Alicia

My visit to Alaska last week was pretty nice.  I certainly ate well, that’s for sure!  This week, my husband and I agreed that we need to “detox” a little in the food department, and by that we mean try to eat a little healthier ;)  In an effort to do so, I’m planning to make things that are on the lighter side, and hopefully serving more fruits and vegetables.  I’ll get to trying to recreate a few meals from AK sometime soon!

Dinners
Sweet & Spicy Tilapia, rice
Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad (new recipe to us)
Tuna, Tomato, Red Onion, and Olive Pitas (new recipe to us)
Pasta with broccoli, asparagus, and carrots
Something on the grill (we’ll see what looks good at the store!)
Dinner at a family reunion
Dinner on the road

What’s on your menu plan this week?
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Week 24 menu plan: one year ago and two years ago.