Menu Monday

Struggling to come up with dinner ideas as these winter days continue to drag on? Take a look at my menu for the week to help ease your planning process a bit!

MONDAYAvocado Black Bean Quesadillas served with roasted cauliflower — I am going to add some diced chicken to our quesadillas this week.

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Hawaiian Shredded Chicken — We like to eat this as a rice bowls instead of lettuce wraps.

WEDNESDAYItalian Orzo Spinach Soup — This is one of my favorite soup recipes! It will be perfect for the cold temperatures coming our way this week!

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THURSDAY – Spaghetti served with roasted asparagus — This is one of my favorite meals. I could seriously eat spaghetti every week and not get sick of it.

FRIDAYSloppy Joes served with sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli — If you have been following along for a while, you know I like my manwich sauce. However, this homemade recipe for sloppy joes is a pretty close second!

Happy Cooking 🙂

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Menu Monday

Need some help coming up with dinner ideas for your week? Take some inspiration from my menu for the week.

MONDAYPulled Pork served with asparagus — We like to eat the pulled pork on slider buns from Trader Joes.

TUESDAYPotato Soup — This is one of my favorite soup recipes! I like to use diced ham in place of the bacon (I just don’t like dealing with the mess of cooking bacon).

WEDNESDAYOven Chicken Fajitas served with broccoli — I like to make my own fajita seasoning using this recipe. I sprinkle 1-2 tbsp over the chicken, peppers, and onion in place of an individual store-bought seasoning packet.

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THURSDAYOne Pot Spinach and Tomato Pasta

FRIDAY – Slow Cooker Meatball Subs served with green beans and sweet potatoes — This recipe is so simple: pour about 1/3 of a jar of your favorite marinara sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker, place desired amount of frozen meatballs (I personally like to use Trader Joe’s frozen turkey meatballs) on top of sauce, and pour the rest of the jar of marinara sauce on top of meatballs. Cook on low for 6-8 hours and ENJOY!

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. If your schedule is a little full this last week before Christmas, let me offer some help! Take some dinner inspiration from my meal plan for the week.

MONDAYItalian Orzo Spinach Soup — This is one of my favorite soup recipes. I think I am going to try adding in some chickpeas this time and see how it goes!

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls — If you have family coming into town for the holiday, this is a great meal to prepare to feed a lot of people!

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WEDNESDAYMeatball Subs served with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans

THURSDAYChili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes — Chili is a favorite in our house this time of year, and combining chili with sweet potatoes makes it even better.

FRIDAYSlow Cooker Everything Beef served with rice and sautéed vegetables — This recipe is really versatile and super easy to make!

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Happy Monday, everyone! Sorry I have been MIA on here lately. Ryan and I took a trip to Rome over Thanksgiving and are just getting back into the swing of things. Be on the lookout for posts about our trip in the weeks to come! 😉

This time of year is so much fun, but it can also make your schedule seem even fuller than normal. Believe me, I am right there with you! Creating a meal plan for my week decreases my stress level tremendously, so I hope that my meal plan can help relieve YOU of some stress as well. 🙂

MONDAYBroccoli Cheddar Chicken Pasta — This is one of our favorite dinners! I especially love eating leftovers for lunch the next day. Feel free to add extra veggies in addition to the broccoli; that is what we have been doing lately!

TUESDAYCrockpot Sesame Chicken served with rice and sautéed vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, and edamame)

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WEDNESDAY – Sloppy Joe’s served with steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes — I love Manwich sauce myself and will probably never be able to give it up completely, but I have found this recipe for homemade sloppy joe’s that is a pretty close second 😉

THURSDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup — I like to make my own cream of chicken soup following this recipe.

FRIDAYSpaghetti Squash Pad Thai — I always add some frozen edamame to this recipe! This recipe is really easy to adapt to your specific taste.

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

This week I am teaming up with my sweet friend Emily of Everyday Emily to bring you not one but TWO menus for this week! Emily and I met in college and quickly became friends. She is a southern fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger based in Greenville, SC, and her enthusiasm to share her love of fashion and beauty is contagious! I love reading her blog because she inspires me to try new things! I know you will love her blog as much as I do, so be sure to check out her Menu Monday post to get even more meal inspiration for your week.

MONDAY – Trader Joe’s Cilantro Chicken Wantons served with cauliflower rice and sautéed veggies — Some of my favorite veggies to make with this meal are edamame, zucchini, yellow squash, red pepper, and spinach.

TUESDAYPotato Soup served with a salad and bread — This recipe is so good and comes together quickly! I like to use diced ham in place of the bacon.

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WEDNESDAYMeatball Subs served with steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes — If you are short on time in the evenings, make these in the crockpot! Pour 1/3 of the jar of marinara sauce in the bottom of your crockpot, place desired amount of frozen meatballs on top of the sauce, and pour the rest of the jar of marinara sauce on top. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

THURSDAYRoasted Chicken and Vegetables served over rice (or pasta) — Time Saving Tip: Taking the time to chop up the vegetables and chicken the night before will help this meal come together even faster! All you have to do is preheat the oven, place chicken, vegetables, and seasoning on your baking sheet, and cook!

FRIDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

Happy Cooking 🙂

 

Menu Monday

Feeling uninspired to come up with dinner ideas for your week? Believe me, I have been there! I hope my menu can give you some inspiration and eliminate some stress from your week.

MONDAYBanh Mi Flatbread served with asparagus — **New recipe for us this week! I am planning on changing this recipe up a bit. I am going to use this recipe for inspiration as well (I am planning on using chicken instead of meatballs and adding radishes). I am also planning on swapping out the mayonnaise for Greek yogurt or avocado. Can’t wait to report back and let you know how this tastes!

TUESDAYSloppy Joes served with green beans and Trader Joe’s frozen mashed sweet potatoes — The last time I made this recipe, I followed the instructions for cooking it in the crockpot, and it turned out great!

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WEDNESDAYBroccoli Cheddar Chicken — The last few times I have made this recipe, I have been adding in zucchini and yellow squash in addition to the broccoli. The extra veggies help fill you up faster!

THURSDAYEnchilada Skillet

FRIDAYCornflake Chicken Tenders served with steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Happy Monday! Your weekly dose of dinnertime inspiration is here. Enjoy!

MONDAYItalian Orzo Spinach Soup served with a salad and bread — This is my favorite soup recipe. I am sure this recipe will pop up on my weekly menus on a regular basis from now until spring!

TUESDAYSpaghetti Squash and Meatballs served with asparagus — I use store-bought spaghetti sauce to help this meal come together even quicker!

WEDNESDAYAvocado Black Bean Quesadillas served with roasted cauliflower — You can season your roasted cauliflower with taco/fajita seasoning to add even more flavor!

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THURSDAYPotato Soup served with a salad — This is another favorite soup recipe of mine! I swap out the bacon for diced ham when I make this recipe.

FRIDAYPulled Pork [after clicking on the link, scroll down to number 4 to find the recipe for pulled pork] served with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans — The frozen mashed sweet potatoes are back at Trader Joe’s! I am planning on enjoying these as much as I can all season long.

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Fall has arrived here in NYC! As much as I love the warmer weather, I am excited to start making my favorite soup and chili recipes again.

MONDAYOven Chicken Fajitas — This meal is so versatile and can be adapted to fit each person’s preference. Serve in a corn or flour tortilla, over rice, or on top of a big bowl of greens!

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Asian Turkey Meatballs served with rice and sautéed veggies — Subbing cauliflower rice for jasmine or brown rice is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies!

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WEDNESDAY – Chili served with Trader Joe’s corn chips and a salad — I always make my Aunt Anita’s chili recipe. I love that it incorporates a little pumpkin, because who doesn’t love adding in extra pumpkin this time of year?!

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 8 oz. can pumpkin
1 green pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
2 t. chili powder
2 t. honey
Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2 t. salt
Brown ground beef in a large pot over medium heat, stirring to crumble; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients; reduce heat to low. Simmer covered for one to two hours, adding water as necessary. Can also be combined in a crockpot and cooked on low for 6-8 hours.

THURSDAY – Frozen Pizza served with roasted cauliflower

FRIDAYSlow Cooker Chicken Gyros — Serve this in a pita or over rice and add your favorite toppings (cucumber, tomato, lettuce, red onion, etc.).

What are your favorite fall recipes? Comment below and share them with me!

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you have a great week and even better dinners 😉

MONDAY – Spaghetti served with steamed broccoli and Trader Joe’s garlic naan bread

TUESDAYHawaiian Shredded Chicken Rice Bowls — We like to top our rice bowls with purple cabbage, cilantro, shredded carrot, green onion, and avocado!

WEDNESDAYRoasted Chicken and Veggies served with sweet potatoes — To help cut down on prep time day of, chop up the veggies and chicken the night before. This recipe is very simple and delicious!

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THURSDAYAvocado Black Bean Quesadillas served with roasted cauliflower

FRIDAY – Breakfast for dinner — Scrambled eggs served with bacon and avocado toast. I love adding veggies to our scrambled eggs; some of my favorites to add are diced bell peppers, spinach, and green onion.

Happy Cooking 🙂

Menu Monday

Struggling to come up with meal ideas for the week? Take some inspiration from my menu!

MONDAYChicken, Green Beans, and Potatoes — This recipe calls for quite a bit of butter, but I only like to use 1-2 tbsp.

TUESDAYSlow Cooker Asian Sesame Chicken served with rice and sautéed vegetables (zucchini, red pepper, and edamame are my veggies of choice this week!)

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WEDNESDAYOven Chicken Fajitas served with steamed broccoli

THURSDAYOne Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes — This recipe is so quick and easy! It comes together in less than 30 minutes!

FRIDAY – Pulled Pork served with sweet potatoes and green beans — I am going to try something new this week and cook the sweet potatoes in the crockpot following this recipe!

Happy Cooking 🙂