Meal Planning: Week of Jan 30

Monday: Soup (free from Chick Fil A with our Calendar Cards!)
Tuesday: Honey Lime Chicken Tacos (new recipe – hopefully it will be better than the new recipes I tried last week)
Wednesday: Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice (our first time trying out Cauliflower rice – any tips for us?)
Thursday: Italian Beef Sandwiches and Kale Salad
Friday: Turkey Burgers
Saturday: Breakfast Burritos (our current favorite quick dinner – we’ll be getting back late from the San Diego zoo for an early celebration of Charlotte’s 2nd birthday!)
Sunday: Superbowl Party!

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Meal Planning: Week of Jan 23

Here’s what’s on the menu for this week – check out the link to a couple of new recipes I’m excited to try. #thankyouPinterest

Monday: Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Skillet and Corn (I’m using the recipe at the link for my inspiration but am putting my own twist on it based on our preferences and what’s in the pantry!)

Tuesday: Meatballs Subs and Green Beans

Wednesday: Family Night at Church (includes dinner)

Thursday: Hawaiian Chicken and and Broccoli

Friday: Sausages and Fries (planned for last Friday night but we had leftovers instead.)

Saturday: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Sunday: Blaze Pizza (one of our favorites!)

Meal Planning: Week of Jan 16

The days when I consistently posted our weekly meal plans on this blog feel like a lifetime ago- I don’t know why I stopped.  I still diligently plan and document (on an Excel spreadsheet that I’ve used since we got married) dinners for every night of the week.  But somehow posting on this blog seems so difficult.

So today, I take my first baby step to start posting them weekly.  Here’s what’s for dinner at our house this week.  Perhaps it will provide you a little inspiration if you’re struggling for ideas.  No beautiful pictures that will make your mouth water or links to all the recipes – after all, this is just me taking a baby step.  Hopefully in the weeks ahead I’ll be able to make it a little fancier.

Monday: Fish Tacos

Tuesday: Eggplant Parmesan

Wednesday: Salmon Ravioli and Sauteed Asparagus

Thursday:  Ranch Pork Chops (Crockpot Meal) and Roasted Broccoli

Friday: Sausages and Fries

Saturday:  Small Group BBQ – I’ll be taking corn salsa (seriously – check out this recipe, it’s so different from what you’re likely imagining).

Sunday: Turkey and Black Bean Chili

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

Recipe: Corn Salsa

We spent part of the holidays with my family in Indiana and my great-aunt brought over this delicious corn salsa that we just couldn’t get enough off.  Upon first glance it’s a pretty odd combination of ingredients – a few of which you may even wrinkle up your nose at. But I’m telling you, it is a MUST try recipe. The flavors and textures are just right and it is so simple to put together.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of white corn (drained)
  • 2 cups of black eyed peas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup green onions (diced)
  • 2 cups celery (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup italian dressing

Mix all together one day ahead of when you plan to serve it.

Serve with scoop tortilla chips.

Hello 2017!

There’s just something about the start of a new year…

A crisp new journal with empty pages just waiting to be filled.

Endless possibilities.

Fresh starts.

New habits.

Optimistic resolutions.

Longing for more of some things and less of others.

The excitement of the unknown.

In this new year I’m hoping to do more writing so watch this space for updates, stories of our adventures, parenting, cooking and who knows what else!