What’s For Dinner? May 12-18

The weather is warming up and I find myself slowly moving away from the comforting casseroles and making more simple food. I tend to make sandwiches or grill burgers and chicken then make some frozen fries or chips with vegetables on the side. It’s still a little chilly to eat outside, even though our deck is all set up and ready for it. Even though I don’t like it to be really hot outside, bring on summer!
Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Sunday – Two Timin’ Pasta Bake

Monday – Pretty Chicken

Tuesday – Patty melts

Wednesday – out

Thursday – out

Friday – pizza

Saturday – Hamburgers (lunch); Monterey Chicken Grilled Cheese (dinner)

Other things I’ve made: Chocolate Cream Cheese Surprise Cupcakes; My husband made Cinnamon Roll Pancakes for Mother’s Day – aaaahhmazing!!!

Things to make this week: Skor Squares;

What are you making for dinner? Have a great week!


What’s For Dinner? May 6-11

Monday – Meatballs and mashed potatoes from Ikea

Tuesday – Meatloaf

Wednesday – slow cooker ranch chicken pasta

Thursday – out (Going to Fenway!)

Friday – pizza

Saturday – TBD

Other things I’ve made last week: Skinny chimichangas, Sour cream rice, Unfried Ice Cream (Our Cinco de Mayo menu), Southern Sweet Tea, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes using this box cake mix method
What are you having this week? :)


What’s For Dinner? April 28 – May 5

Sunday – Baked Ravioli

Monday – Chicken Ranch Burgers

Tuesday – Hawaiian Fried Rice

Wednesday – Slow Cooker Creamy Chipotle Chicken Tortellini

Thursday – out

Friday – pizza

Saturday – Hamburgers (let’s get grilling!)

Sunday – some kind of enchiladas (Happy Cinco de Mayo!)

This past week I’ve made: Adult Root Beer Floats, Banana Coconut Bread
I hope to make: Glazed Lemon Poppyseed Muffins, Eggless Cookie Dough (yeah, it’s that kind of week!). My husband says he’ll either be trying cinnamon roll pancakes or cheesecake pancakes Sunday morning. Stay tuned for that.
What are you having this week?


A MONTH of Recipes?!?!

What is happening?! This post is worse than the one before it! I can’t believe I’ve let myself go this long without sharing with you what we’ve been enjoying for dinner. I hope I’ve saved all the links.
Now that spring is here (sort of) we’ve been outside a lot. We’re trying our hand at landscaping and have bought new patio furniture. I’m itching for it to be warm enough to be outside at dinner time. It’s still a little chilly at night. Last year we were outside everyday there wasn’t rain. I love eating outside. It’s so easy to clean up!
I’ll keep this post’s format the same as the last: List recipes with a little note after them. And HOPEFULLY I’ll have my act together Sunday or Monday with a weekly meal plan and a blog post for you! Here’s what WAS for dinner:

Ranch Crock Pot Pork Chops – easy and YUM!

Crispy Chicken Costoletta – another YUM!

Soft Almond Sugar Cookies – gimme more!

Slow Cooker Chicken Ranch Pasta

Chicken Bacon Alfredo Pizza – this changed up Friday’s usual pepperoni

The Amazing Amish Cinnamon Bread Alternative – not as good as the original, but much faster and smells great when baking!

Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin

Polka Dot Macaroons – a spring favorite

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Lemon Poppyseed Yogurt Pancakes – husband really enjoyed these

Slow Cooker Granola – this has great flavor, but really needs to be watched. It burned on me. :(

Southwest Chicken

Banana Cream Cheesecake – husband made this one because he loves banana cream. Neighbor needed the recipe!

That’s all for now! What are you having for dinner?!


3 Weeks of Recipes?!?!

How did I let myself get three weeks behind on sharing with you What’s For Dinner? I’m sorry! I’ve saved all my bookmarks of recipes and everyday I look at them and think “Yeah, I gotta blog that”. Then I don’t do it. I’ve pushed myself to the deadline. In a few hours, my son and I are flying to Arizona for a week to visit my sister’s family. So excited! But I’m worried that if I power down my iPad, I’ll lose all of the saved recipes. So, here we are. I’ll just share them with you in a list with some thoughts behind them. Deal? Good!

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert – this is a family favorite and sooo yummy. My husband made it for a March Madness party at work. The recipe calls for raspberries, which I prefer, but he likes strawberries. Both work equally as well.

Skinny Funfetti Cupcakes – these were ok for a low calorie treat. But not as good as the real thing!

Popovers – YUMMY with cinnamon honey!

Broccoli Wild Rice Soup – another family favorite that is LIGHT!

Creme Brulee French Toast – this makes it’s own syrup and is delicious!

Buffalo Chicken Dip – we can’t seem to get enough of this stuff. It was a great March Madness snack.

Crockpot Italian Chicken – easy and delicious

English Muffin Bread

Corned Beef Hash – I cook the corned beef in the crockpot all day then make this hash for dinner. Along with Irish Soda Bread from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, it’s the perfect St. Patrick’s Day meal. We finished it off with this rich Stout Cake.

Mocha Protein Smoothie

One evening my husband and I hosted a mac and cheese bar party. I used this basic recipe for the cheese sauce, switching out the cheese. We had cheddar sauce, pepperjack sauce, and a gouda sauce. Then the guests choose which meats, veggies, and toppings they wanted to mix in. The party was a hit and I think we’ll do it again!

There you have it, a brief roundup of what we’ve been eating the past few weeks. I’ll be taking this next week off, as I won’t be home to cook. Right when I get back, it’ll be Easter and time to get in the kitchen! Have a good week. What are you having for dinner? :)


What’s For Dinner? March 4-10

Monday – Garlic Butter Herb Spaghetti

Tuesday – out

Wednesday – Creamy Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup

Thursday – Microwave Mac and Cheese

Friday – leftovers

Saturday – Risotto with Brussels Sprouts and Leeks

Sunday – Baked Sunday Dinner

Things to make this week: Peanut Apple Butter Bites; Healthy Cookies (with added cinnamon and mini chocolate chips); Shamrock Protein Shake

Things I made last week: Strawberry & Dark Chocolate Chunk Scones


What’s For Dinner? Feb 25-Mar 3

Here’s what’s for dinner this week:

Monday – Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin; Cheesy Potatoes on a Diet; roasted broccoli

Tuesday – Garlic Butter Spaghetti with Herbs

Wednesday – Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Thursday – leftovers

Friday – out

Saturday – Lemon Chicken

Sunday – Tilapia Parmesan; Skinny Strawberries Romanoff

Other recipes to try this week:
Overnight Oatmeal; Oatmeal Pancakes; Strawberry Shortcake Muffins; Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt

Things I made last week:
100% Natural Pancakes

What are you making this week?


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