Have you ever walked through the airport carrying a big box of doughnuts?
It’s amazing how many people commented as we carried our bright pink Voodoo doughnut box on the plane this past weekend. They are crazy good and it was definitely worth it to bring them to family. And, it made for such a funny traveling experience.
A long weekend always makes Mondays a little easier AND a little more difficult. It was so nice being home, but now it’s back to the grind. And back to the gym… and away from the doughnuts (at least for this week). Healthy, homemade dinners help with this transition!
Weekly Menu August 11
Monday: Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki
Tuesday: White Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Wednesday: Spinach and Bell Pepper Turkey Burgers with grilled corn
Thursday: Kung Pao Chicken Lettuce Wraps (recipe coming later this week!)
Friday: Ginger Garlic Steak Tacos with Pineapple Pico de Gallo
How perfect does this summer pizza look?
I want to make it every night this week… while drinking this Green Tea Peach Bellini. And then, I want to make this Ginger Peach Galette with Almond Crust.
It took so much restraint to keep from buying a giant carton of peaches at the farmer’s market yesterday. But, we’re going out of town this weekend and I couldn’t bare the thought of wasting any. So instead I just got a few (while huffing and dreaming of all of the peachy possibilities) and am saving the 5+ pounds purchase for next week. After I’m 25 (eek!).
Weekly Menu August 4
Monday: Tex-mex Chicken Tenders with Garlic Avocado Dipping Sauce and Baked Sweet Potato “Fries”
Tuesday: Crock Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos
Wednesday: Grilled Chicken with Ina Garten’s Panzanella Salad
Thursday: Spicy Shrimp and Veggie Skillet
Friday: Summer Pizza: Grilled Chicken, Peach, Blackberry + Basil
I really wish we were eating this PIZZA CAKE for dinner tonight.
I mean seriously… pizza cake?!
But it’s Monday, and I went to the Farmers Market yesterday, so the healthier veggie pizza below is probably a better choice.
That’s just my I’m-trying-to-be-a-grown-up side talking. If you decide to ignore my wannabe responsible persona and go for broke with the pizza cake, please let me know how it turns out! I’ll be over here dreaming and drooling over my veggies.
Weekly Menu: July 7
Monday: Farmers Market Veggie Pizza
Tuesday: Crockpot Tex Mex Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Wednesday: Spinach and Basil Stuffed Chicken
Thursday: Spicy Parmesan Shrimp Skillet
Friday: Beef Stew with Merlot
Happy Monday! I found this on Pinterest and LOVE it:
It’s amazing how creative you can be with food! Clearly, I need to step up my photography game.
Anyway, I am so excited for the Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps for dinner tonight. And, tacos and turkey burgers later in the week. I’ve been totally spoiled with fun “foodie” trips lately – and have another one coming up – so I’m trying to keep weeknight dinners a little bit easier and healthier.
To prep for the week, I made a batch of this granola last night. I want to make this homemade salsa again soon too – it’s so simple and delicious! Much better than store bought salsa. Pioneer Woman wins again!
Weekly Menu June 23
Monday: Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Tuesday: Creamy Mexican Chicken Pasta
Wendesday: Turkey Burgers with Mexican Street Corn Quinoa Salad
Thursday: Kung Pao Chicken
Friday: Thai Beef Tacos
After a weekend full of enchiladas, chips and salsa, pizza, apple crisp and wine, I’m in dire need of vegetables. So, we’re starting out Monday with spaghetti squash.
It took me a while to warm up to the idea of spaghetti squash. But, once I actually started cooking with it, I fell in love! It’s not exactly the same texture as pasta, but it’s a great lighter substitute. Since it’s a little bland on it’s own, the key is a good sauce! I love the meat sauce below, but it’s also delicious with this pesto sauce (or, on those busier days, a not-so-homemade jar…whatever).
Plus, I had to throw my pomegranate guacamole in this week. I’ve been craving it! And it will be the perfect Friday complement to a summer margarita 🙂
Weekly Menu: June 9
Monday: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Ragu Sauce + roasted broccoli
Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas + grilled corn
Wednesday: Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches + baked potato wedges
Thursday: Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Friday: Turkey Tacos with Pomegranate Guacamole