Weekly Meal Plan Week 42

Weekly Meal Plan Week 42 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 42 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

This week went by so quickly, I can’t believe it is Saturday again already!  Between my son’s birthday, after school stuff, work, the crazy weather, and everything else it went by in no time.  Hopefully the weekend doesn’t go by as quickly :)  Things have been busy lately, so I am looking forward to a relaxing and slow weekend.  With Mother’s Day around the corner, down time will be nice.

Are you ready for Mother’s Day next weekend?  I think you should make mom the Texas sheet cake skillet from this weeks meal plan.  At least, I am crossing my fingers that is what my family does!  I was a good daughter and sent my mom her Mother’s day present this week, so it should get there in no time! So make sure you are planning ahead and thinking about mom!

In the mean time, come up with your meal plan for the week!  Meatballs, sandwiches, french fries oh my!  A delicious week is in store.  Make that grocery list and get ready for a the week.

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Party Punch

Party Punch – Just 3 ingredients to make this easy sparkling punch.  Great for parties, showers, weddings, or any get together.  Plus you can spike it for the grown ups!

Party Punch - Just 3 ingredients to make this easy sparkling punch. Great for parties, showers, weddings, or any get together. Plus you can spike it for the grown ups!

So here is a question for you.  How do you find new recipes?  Obviously, you are here, and got here somehow.  I share recipes all the time on my Facebook Page.  But with the way Facebook works just because you follow a fan page, doesn’t mean you see everything.  So I got together with a few other really great bloggers and we formed a recipe group.  You can join, and Facebook should show you a lot more of the recipes than it normally does.  Plus you’ll get over 15 bloggers sharing recipes all in one place!  So join All The Best Family Recipes now and don’t miss out.

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi – You can not get any easier than this shrimp scampi recipe.  Ready in minutes, perfect dinner for any night of the week or even for entertaining!

Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi - You can not get any easier than this shrimp scampi recipe. Ready in minutes, perfect dinner for any night of the week or even for entertaining!

I officially have an 11 year old.  My little guy had a birthday earlier this week.  Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies were what he wanted for dessert, and they have been wrecking my diet all week!  Instead of a party this year he opted for a day of fun with the family.  So we went to Denver and played game at Dave & Busters and then did an escape room (Escape Works Denver). I think it was my sons dream day!

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Summer Entertaining Recipes

Over 25 recipes to get you ready for Summer Entertaining!  Everything from burgers to salads to desserts, we have you covered for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and every day in between!

Over 25 recipes to get you ready for Summer Entertaining!  Everything from burgers to salads to desserts, we have you covered for Memorial Day, Labor Day, and every day in between!

Summer is right around the corner.  What does that mean?  Lots of get togethers with friends and family, barbecues, and plenty of time around the grill.  Summer entertaining is my favorite.  The cooking goes on outside, less clean up, sun, friends, and fun drinks.  So today I am here with over 25 recipes to cover all your summer entertaining needs. So invite your friends over and get ready for a delicious weekend!

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 41

 Weekly Meal Plan Week 41 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 41 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Welcome to the weekend!  I hope it is a gorgeous spring weekend where you are!  It is sunny and in the 70’s here, which is just about perfect.  Today I am spending the day with a girl friend biking in this gorgeous weather and dining outside. Tomorrow we are headed to Denver to spend the day celebrating my sons birthday.  My little guy turns 11 on Monday.  He has always wanted to go to Dave & Busters, so we are heading to play games, go to the Lego store and then doing an Escape room.  Pretty much his perfect day.  If you could throw in a sporting event, it would be the best day ever for him.

Given the busy weekend, I am having to meal plan first thing this morning.  Gotta make sure we have something on the menu, or the week will go crazy.  Monday my son requested Stromboli for his birthday dinner and Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies for dessert.  Something I can definitely handle.

Pretty sure the Baked Halibut and Peri Peri Chicken from this weeks meal plan will make the menu.  They look amazing!  So get out your pen and make that grocery list for your weekly meal plan.

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Cheesy Sausage Wonton Cups

Cheesy Sausage Wonton Cups – Baked crispy wonton cups filled with a cheesy sausage mixture and baked until bubbly and hot.  Great for any party, get together, or just because!

Cheesy Sausage Wonton Cups - Baked crispy wonton cups filled with a cheesy sausage mixture and baked until bubbly and hot. Great for any party, get together, or just because!

What a busy week, I am so happy it is Friday.  I am pretty sure everyone says that on Friday, but you get the point.  This weekend will be a busy weekend with birthday celebrations though, so not much relaxing going on.  That is ok though, because fun with the family is still better than a busy work week!  The weather is supposed to be gorgeous here, so there will be biking, time outside, and just having fun.  What do you have planned?

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Sausage Pancakes

Sausage Pancakes – Make breakfast more fun by combining your sausage with your pancakes~  Super easy, and you get sausage and pancake in each bite!

Sausage Pancakes - Make breakfast more fun by combining your sausage with your pancakes~ Super easy, and you get sausage and pancake in each bite!

Life has been a little busy lately.  My little guy turns 11 next week.  Fine, he isn’t so little anymore.  We are moving closer to having a teenager, almost done with elementary school, and he talks about being ready for middle school almost every day.  Crazy how fast time flies!  This weekend for his birthday we are making it a fun family day.  He decided against a party, so we are going to Dave & Busters to play games doing an Escape Room and then out to dinner.  Should be an awesome day for him!  His struggle right now, is his birthday breakfast.  He already picked dinner and Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies for dessert.

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Strawberry Milkshake Pie

Strawberry Milkshake Pie – turn a classic strawberry milkshake into a creamy and delicious frozen pie!  Complete with a waffle cone crust!

Strawberry Milkshake Pie - turn a classic strawberry milkshake into a creamy and delicious frozen pie! Complete with a waffle cone crust!

It is warming up around here, and it really is spring.  Flowers are blooming, the grass is getting green, and you don’t have to wear a jacket every time you go out.  I love this season.  It isn’t crazy hot, so you can actually enjoy being outside.  This last weekend we broke out our smoker and smoked our first brisket.  The smell of the coals and the wood burning make me want to break out the marshmallows and make s’mores!  Instead we waited 12 hours and had an amazing beef brisket!  I can’t wait for more spring and summer!

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 40

 Weekly Meal Plan Week 40 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 40 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

This weekend is supposed to be crazy in Colorado.  We had 80 degrees and sunny this week, but this weekend….snow.  And feet of snow.  They aren’t quite sure how much.  I have heard everything from 4 inches of rain to 27 inches of snow.  And what it is in Fort Collins, is not the same 30 miles away.  So I think we will just plan on an indoor weekend, and hope it isn’t too bad.  The forecast is back up in the 70’s next week, so whatever happens will be short lived.  You can always count on the mountains to deliver the unexpected.

Good thing I thought ahead yesterday, and stocked up on stuff at the store for our meal plan for the weekend.  Not exactly sure what we are having, but I made sure we had a little bit of everything in the house.  All the time inside over the weekend will give me time to come up with a meal plan for next week.  I am eyeing the Potsticker soup on this meal plan.  I love potstickers, and have some in my freezer.  Might actually turn into dinner tonight!  And those strawberry peanut butter bars? How fun!

I hope the weather is better where you are this weekend, and you can enjoy spring!  Make time to get that grocery list made and check out the meal plan though, because we have one tasty week in store for you!

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Boston Cream Pie Ice Box Cake

Boston Cream Pie Ice Box Cake – all the flavors of the infamous Boston Cream Pie in a quick and easy ice box cake.  Great for those hot days when you don’t want to turn on the oven, or when you just don’t want to do all the work!

Boston Cream Pie Ice Box Cake - all the flavors of the infamous Boston Cream Pie in a quick and easy ice box cake. Great for those hot days when you don't want to turn on the oven, or when you just don't want to do all the work!

My blog turned 5 years old yesterday!!  I had no idea!  I knew it was coming up, but couldn’t remember what day I actually started.  Thanks to Facebook memories for pulling that up for me!  Do you ever look at your Facebook Memories?  I hardly ever do.  Every once in awhile a friend will share one of theirs, and I will click to see what my memories are.  Which is actually what happened yesterday. Usually when I check it is a picture I shared of my son when he was little, and it reminds me how old he is now. Actually kind of a fun way to look back and remember things. So let’s celebrate 5 years with cake!

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