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  1. Sunday, August 9, 2020

    Week 687 Weekly Menu

    Hey Guys! We took an impromptu weekend road trip, so I will create my menu tomorrow. But thought I’d at least put this post up in the meantime for those of you with your menus ready to go! Share in the comments below…and I’ll see you tomorrow! 


  2. Sunday, August 2, 2020

    Week 686 Weekly Menu

    Hello! Wow, I only have one carry-over idea from last week…I actually cooked! Woohoo! My first foray into Thai food was delicious, especially the Pad Thai. I’ll share the recipe soon! Still working on my curry recipe…it was good but needs some tweaking.

    Week 686 Weekly Menu: Monday - Chicken Parm; Tuesday - Frittata; Wednesday - Gumbo; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Caprese Paninis; Saturday - Takeout; Sunday - Island Pork

    MONDAY:

    • Chicken Parmesan, Pasta and Salad
    • A few quick notes: First, the recipe I linked to is old and before I knew how to write recipes, so, it’s a guide more than anything. One day I’ll have to do a legit chicken parm post. Second, due to my wheat allergy, I will be using Kikkoman GF Panko and Tinkayada Pasta Joy for my portions. Love both those products!

    TUESDAY:

    • Frittata because we have TONS of eggs from our chickens we need to use up! Will find ingredients at the store that look yummy to add to the frittata.

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout Night

    SUNDAY:

    Your turn! Share your menus in the comments below. Thank you and have a good, delicious, and safe week!


  3. Sunday, July 26, 2020

    Week 685 Weekly Menu

    A few more carry-overs this week. Right now I am sick of the kitchen, I’ll admit it! But the show must go on…wish me luck! (And sending luck back to you if you’re in my boat!)

    Week 685 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Enchiladas; Tuesday - Boursin Turkey Baguettes; Wednesday - Thai Chicken Curry; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Pesto Chicken Salad; Saturday - Takeout; Sunday - Island Pork with Coconut Rice

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Thai Curry Chicken & Rice

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    Thank you for sharing your menu in the comments below! As always, I am so grateful for all the menus to read through every week!


  4. Sunday, July 19, 2020

    Week 684 Weekly Menu

    Hey hey! Here we go!

    Week 684 Weekly Menu: Monday - Fried Rice; Tuesday - Thai Green Curry; Wednesday - Homemade Hamburgers; Thursday - Carnitas; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Turkey Boursin Baguettes

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    • Thai Green Curry Chicken with Rice (thanks for the idea, Allie T!)

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Homemade hamburgers

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    Please share your menus below! Thank you everyone who posts, it really is just the best thing and I am so grateful. Have a great week!


  5. Sunday, July 12, 2020

    Week 683 Weekly Menu

    Time for another menu? Really? Okay, here we go! I have carry-overs from last week because, well, I was lazy last week. 😉

    Week 683 Weekly Menu: Monday - Sweet Potato & Black Bean Rice Bowls; Tuesday - Salmon; Wednesday - Fried Rice; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Caprese Paninis; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Honey Goat Cheese Pizza

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    Your turn! Share your menus in the comments below! I know I’m a broken record, but thank you for sharing…I love reading your menus every week!


  6. Sunday, July 5, 2020

    Week 682 Weekly Menu

    Happy holiday weekend! I hope you are all having a safe, happy time with loved ones.

    Week 682 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Baked Potatoes; Tuesday - Salad with Grilled Chicken; Wednesday - Sweet Potato & Black Bean Rice Bowls; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Grilled Salmon; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Chicken Fried Rice

    I stole a bunch of ideas from Kim from PA’s menu last week…had to give a shout out since Kim basically did all of my thinking for me this week. Kim, your menu fit what I have in my freezer and cupboard perfectly, so my shopping list is short this week. Woohoo!

    MONDAY:

    • Baked Potato Bar

    TUESDAY:

    • Salad with grilled chicken, hot & sweet pecans from TJ’s, goat cheese

    WEDNESDAY:

    THURSDAY:

    • Leftovers

    FRIDAY:

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    Share your menus below! Also, last week I totally left this last line as “Orange Text. Black Text.” So thank you all who posted your menus last week for just knowing what to do. I guess I got caught up in making my grocery list and forgot to finish the post! Have a great week everyone!


  7. Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    Carne Asada Salad with Cilantro Crema

    Side view of carne asada salad topped with avocado

    As promised, I am sharing my carne asada salad recipe, although it’s more of a guide than an actual recipe. This salad is flexible. If you’re missing something, no worries. Really the only required attendees in carne asada salad are, well, carne asada, salad (you know, the greens) and my homemade cilantro crema. Beyond that, do what I describe below or get creative! The world (well, this salad) is your oyster (except there aren’t oysters in this salad, and, actually, as flexible as the salad is, I would skip the oysters).

    Top view of carne asada salad on a white plate

    This is a great go-to dinner option. The cilantro crema dressing is easy to make, the carne asada (which I get from the butcher at the store) grills up in mere minutes, and the salad is super easy to throw together. Also, all my kids like this meal so that automatically makes it my favorite. But, seriously, Nate and I do love it as well!

    Carne asada salad with cilantro crema dressing

    Carne Asada Salad with Cilantro Crema
     
    Author:
    Ingredients
    • Salad greens (whatever is your favorite!)
    • Sliced, grilled carne asada
    • Beans (black, pinto, garbanzo, whatever)
    • Fresh or canned corn
    • Chopped or sliced avocado
    • Chopped tomatoes (I usually forget these)
    • Fried tortilla strips or broken up tortilla chips
    • Cilantro Crema
    Instructions
    1. On a plate place your greens. Top with carne asada, beans, corn, avocado, tomato, then drizzle with dressing. Finish off with tortilla strips! Enjoy!

     

     


  8. Sunday, June 28, 2020

    Week 681 Weekly Menu

    Not only was I crazy late with my menu last week, I ended up not following it at all, except for the Indian food takeout for Nate’s birthday. Bravo, Jane! 😉 So, lots of carry-over from last week. That’s life!

    Week 681 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Carne Asada Salad; Tuesday - Pesto Pasta; Wednesday - Baked Potato Bar; Thursday - Bistro Chicken; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Local Takeout; Sunday - Caprese Paninis

    MONDAY:

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Baked Potato Bar

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Leftovers

    SATURDAY:

    • Local Takeout

    SUNDAY:

    Orange text. Black text. Update one week later: OH BROTHER. HAHAHAHA! I totally forgot to type my final message, but luckily you all still posted your menus below! 😉 


  9. Cilantro Crema Dressing Recipe (Also an Excellent Dip!)

    Carne Asada Salad served with Homemade Cilantro Crema Dressing

    This cilantro crema dressing recipe is divine. I first made up this concoction for carne asada salad (a salad we threw together one night that has since become a family favorite dinner) and have made it many times. Using crema Mexicana as the base, this sauce is a wonderful salad dressing but it is also a great dip for chips and raw vegetables. (Kettle crinkle-cut potato chips in the same room as this dip is my new kryptonite).

    Bowl of cilantro crema dressing

    We have also used this cilantro cream as toppings for other savory dishes, like baked potatoes and tacos. It would also be a great sauce to serve on top of a perfectly-cook steak. You get the idea, we’ve been using this stuff on everything.

    Top view of a cilantro crema dressing recipe

    If you’ve never had crema Mexicana, it’s used similarly to sour cream, but it is thinner in texture and doesn’t have a sour flavor. As a result, this cilantro crema dressing recipe makes for very fresh, light-tasting flavor, and the garlic and cilantro give it a nice brightness.

    Cilantro crema dressing recipe in a bowl with a spoon

    That’s about all I have to say about cilantro crema. Enjoy!

    Cilantro Crema Dressing and Dip
     
    Prep time
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    Can be used as a salad dressing, a sauce topping for foods like baked potatoes, steak and tacos, or as a dip for chips or fresh vegetables
    Author:
    Ingredients
    • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped finely
    • 1 cup Mexican crema (see note below for details)
    • ½ cup avocado or olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • Juice from 2 limes
    • 2 garlic cloves, through a garlic press
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
    Instructions
    1. Mix everything together and your done!
    2. The dressing is on the thicker side, but it still works great on salad!
    Notes
    Try to find crema Mexicana that is listed simply as "table cream." Sometimes crema Mexicana will be labeled "agria," or sour cream. While sour crema is still delicious, we like the dressing better when made with the plain, non-sour crema.

     


  10. Monday, June 22, 2020

    Week 680 Weekly Menu

    I’m late! Sorry! Father’s Day was fun and Monday was, well, Monday. Here we go! I’m not even going to bother with the graphic because, well, my menu is sort of not that inspiring this week. 😉

    Week 680 Weekly Dinner Menu

    MONDAY:

    • Leftovers

    TUESDAY:

    WEDNESDAY:

    • Leftovers (we have so many!)

    THURSDAY:

    FRIDAY:

    • Baked Potato Bar

    SATURDAY:

    SUNDAY:

    Your turn! I know it’s later in the week than normal, but we would still love to see your meal plans! Have a great week everyone!