Weekly Meal Plan Week 31

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 31 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 31 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Yay for the weekend!  It has been a long week, and I am pretty darn excited that we have a 3 day weekend here.  My son and husband both have off on Monday for Presidents Day.  So that means 3 days of sleeping in, being lazy, and enjoying time together as a family.  I think we may head up to the mountains to go snow shoeing, but we don’t have to leave first thing for that.  Plus, in my late 30’s with a 10 year old who has never liked to sleep late, sleeping in for me is 7:30.

Plus this weekend is Valentine’s Day!  Do you have plans?  We hardly ever do much to celebrate.  My husband used to buy me truffles each year from my favorite chocolate shop.  But then we moved, and are 800 miles away from it.  So that doesn’t happen anymore.  Thinking the double peanut butter molten lava cake from the meal plan this week might turn into our Valentine’s Day dessert.

So, the meal plan.  Looks like another tasty week.  Quick and easy one pot meals, crazy over the top chili dogs, and great side dishes.  A great meal plan this week, so get out that pen and make your grocery list!

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 30

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 30 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 30 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

 

Super Bowl weekend is here!!  Are you hosting a party, headed to a party, just eating snacks and watching the commercials, or skipping it all together?  We are headed to a friends house to watch the game.  And by watch, I mean I will hang out in the kitchen around the food, eat, and chat with friends.  It was requested I bring my Whiskey Sour Punch and something else tasty.  S o I am still trying to decide what I should make!  What is your favorite game day food?

Today we are headed up for our first trip skiing of the season.  My husband has not skied in 21 years.  And 21 years ago, he skied for 1 day in Wisconsin.  So this could be interesting.  I am excited, because by the end of last season my 10 year old was doing really well and ready to move up.  So hopefully after a couple runs this year he will be ready to go and tackling bigger runs.

So the meal plan.  My favorite Chicken Gnocchi Soup is on the menu this week.  I actually made this in real life last week, so good!  Plus fish tacos, baked chicken, and pork chops.  That sounds like a delicious meal plan for the week to me!  Hope you enjoy!

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Chicken Parmesan Calzones

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Chicken Parmesan Calzones – Just 5 ingredients until you have all the flavors of chicken Parmesan, but in a hand held calzone on a weeknight!

Chicken Parmesan Calzones - Just 5 ingredients until you have all the flavors of chicken parmesan, but in a hand held calzone on a weeknight!

Do you ever buy Rotisserie chickens?  They have them at all the grocery stores, and they always smell so darn good!  We don’t buy them often, but it is always a treat when we do.  For close to $5 we get 1 full meal, and usually lunch the next day.  Plus I then use the bones to make chicken stock.  Such a bargain!  Sometimes though, I want to do more than just eat the plain chicken.  So why not use it in a ton of recipes like these Chicken Parmesan Calzones!

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Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese

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Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese – homemade macaroni and cheese that tastes just like what you can buy at Panera.  Made on the stove top in just minutes!

Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese - homemade macaroni and cheese that tastes just like what you can buy at Panera. Made on the stove top in just minutes!

 

Well the snow came.  And it came in massive amounts.  I think we got around 14 inches.  School was cancelled yesterday, so it was a day at home playing with my 10 year old. Not that we would have gone anywhere, but my husband had to take my car into work to make sure he could actually get out of the neighborhood.  So we baked cookies, he played in the snow, and definitely made some hot chocolate.  I am kind of over winter, but an impromptu day off once in awhile is nice!

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Lemon Garlic Pork Chops

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Lemon Garlic Pork Chops – Thick pork chops marinated in lemon and garlic, and then seared to perfection.  Lots of flavor, and super juicy pork chops in minutes!

Lemon Garlic Pork Chops - Thick pork chops marinated in lemon and garlic, and then seared to perfection. Lots of flavor, and super juicy pork chops in minutes!

What a gorgeous weekend.  40’s and 50’s with tons of sun!  Tonight though, things are changing.  We are supposed to get 12-18 inches of snow over the next 24 hours.  I can’t imagine that my son will have school tomorrow, and unfortunately we are supposed to be cold for the foreseeable future, so it isn’t melting quickly.  Time to make a big pot of chicken gnocchi soup for dinner.  And I will be making rosemary focaccia today as well.  I stocked up at the store yesterday, so we should be good for a few days!

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 29

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 29 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Weekly Meal Plan Week 29 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

Do you have any fun plans this weekend?  We were thinking of heading up to the mountains to go skiing, visit friends, and see ice sculptures in Breckenridge.  But the weather kind of had other plans.  It is supposed to snow up in the mountains all weekend, and we are supposed to get a bunch of snow down here starting on Sunday.  So driving didn’t seem like the smartest idea.  We haven’t seen our friends who live up there in far too long though, so hopefully we can just move our plans by a week or two.

I guess this means we can have a quiet weekend at home.  If we are going to get a bunch of snow on Sunday and Monday I will do my meal plan today and head to the store to get everything we need.  Good thing we have such a great week with the meal plan below, because I could use some new ideas!  My 10 year old loves tomato soup, so definitely going to make that this week.  And those chicken wings?  Time to start thinking ahead to the Super Bowl next weekend!

So check out the meal plan below and make your grocery list for the week!
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Beef Stroganoff Ravioli Skillet

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This beef stroganoff ravioli skillet is a quick and easy weeknight meal. All you need is one pan and 20 minutes!

This beef stroganoff ravioli skillet is a quick and easy weeknight meal. All you need is one pan and 20 minutes!

Beef Stroganoff was always a favorite of mine growing up. My mom always made it with strips of steak (I have no idea what cut she used) and tons of mushrooms. We served it over rice and that rich sauce was so delicious. I can’t figure out why, but it has never been one of my husband’s favorites. So I almost NEVER make it. I am talking, I think I have made it two or three times in the 14 years we have been married. So I decided to try to compromise with this beef stroganoff ravioli skillet, because he is a big fan of ravioli.

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 28

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Weekly Meal Plan Week 28 – 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

 

Weekly Meal Plan Week 28 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!

What a week!  I am more than ready for the weekend, and hopefully a weekend that doesn’t involve much of anything.  This has been a busy, stressful and crazy week.  My son was in the school spelling bee this week and came in 2nd.  Very proud of him, that is a huge accomplishment.  At first he was really upset with himself, but by the end of the day he had come around to at least realize that he should be happy with himself.  Thankfully last night it was capped off with a couple glasses of wine and some relaxing on the couch.

One thing I need to do this weekend is meal plan.  I didn’t get a chance to last weekend, and our week was kind of a mess because of it.  This week I know I am adding the Taco Salad and the Lemon Fettuccine to our meal plan!  My family won’t touch broccoli, so I might have to see if I can swap that out for something else, because I love make your own take out at home, it is always so much better!

I hope you have a great weekend planned!  Get out your pen and make that grocery list and get a jump start on your meal plan for the week!

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Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

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Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese – a creamy, cheesy, macaroni and cheese that is made completely in the crock pot!

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese - a creamy, cheesy, macaroni and cheese that is made completely in the crock pot!

This last weekend we were at my son’s Lego Robotics state competition.  I have talked about it a few times before, so if you are a regular you know they were competing at the State competition.  Well, they did awesome!!!  They placed 4th in the robot games and 1st in robot design.  They worked so hard, so it was great to see them recognized for their hard work. They got to go to school yesterday and tell all of their friends and teachers how the competition went. Everyone was so excited!

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French Onion Pork Chops

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French Onion Pork Chops – all the flavors of french onion soup in a complete pork chop and stuffing dinner.  Quick, easy, and on the table in minutes! 

French Onion Pork Chops - all the flavors of french onion soup in a complete pork chop and stuffing dinner. Quick, easy, and on the table in minutes!

What a great weekend!  We spent Saturday in Denver watching my son’s team compete in the state Lego Robotics competition.  They boys did really well, and they got to see some other great teams compete.  I think they had a lot of fun, and are already talking about if they want to do it again next year in middle school.  Then we drove up to Estes Park and celebrated Christmas with my family.  We went sledding in the mountains, played in the snow, ate great food, played games, and spent time together.  Thankfully my husband and son have off today, so we don’t have to rush back to reality.

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