Hi everyone! It’s an exciting week around here, my second child is turning 16, whoot! Can’t believe it! He’s decided to take his driving exam right on his actual birthday so I hope it all works out for him lol. Also for those that remember, back at the beginning of August he broke four bones in his foot and just this past week was allowed to take the boot cast off and start putting a little bit of weight on it. Hopefully by his birthday he’ll be walking without the crutches :)
So the trick to successful menu planning is having a list of quick and easy meals ready to choose from. Whether you do that with Pinterest (here’s a board I created) or with a notebook, it’s a good idea to have a handy resource ready to go. Here’s a great post from the 10 Minute Dinner site on How to Create a Meal Solutions Notebook.
Recipe Highlight of the Week:
I made this Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread for our church potluck yesterday and it was a big hit. I made it at home in a 9×13 pan and then transferred it to my slow cooker, on keep warm setting, so it would stay warm until after the service was over. Worked great and from what I was told, it was delicious!
My Weekly Menu Plan:
Tuesday: Hawaiian Burgers
Wednesday: Creamy Caesar Chicken Pasta Bake (I’ll make two, one for my family and one for a friend who just had knee surgery). For me just plain chicken with veggies.
Thursday: Son’s 16th birthday!!! At his request we’ll be having –> Appetizer: Garlicky Lemon Cuban Chicken Wings, Dinner: Grilled Steak, Baked Potatoes and Corn on the Cob. For dessert we’ll have his favorite Gluten, Dairy and Egg-Free Chocolate Birthday Cake
Friday: Dinner club with a harvest theme. I’ll be bringing Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole
Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)
Have a wonderful week everyone!!
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