Cereal Bar

Cereal sounded good to all of us, so I pulled out all the boxes and let the girls choose. They made quite the concoctions! Reminded me of college when we used to mix up all the different kinds from those long tube things. Anyone remember that?  No shame in having cereal for dinner!!!

Weekend Wrap Up and Meal Plan 9/18/16

Long time since I have  blogged last. It has really been a big adjustment this year. Lots of cheer practices, games, work, and busy family stuff going on here. We actually have been eating, but just nothing really new or blog worthy. I am really missing being creative in the kitchen, so I am hoping that I can shake off all the craziness,  get back in the kitchen to relax, and create some fun new dishes!

This weekend the hubby and I went to what we call a Family Dinner with our best friends. It was my girl Jess’ birthday, so we did a lot of fun  “adulting” things😉 That is all I am going to say about that! The girls had fun at their grandparents house, and Brutus got some doggie play and spa time at Camp Bow Wow. A  fun time was had by all. Today we all chilled, mommy took a much needed nap, and then we shopped for dinners this week.

Here is what is on the game plan…

Tonight- Roasted Chicken Plain and Simple- salt, pepper, olive oil

Monday- Crock Pot BBQ Pork Ribs

Tuesday- Mushroom Risotto

Wednesday- Chicken Pesto Pasta

Thursday- Breakfast for dinner! Maybe french toast or pancakes with eggs?

Friday- Family Night Out- Probably Mexican or Sushi

Enjoy the rest of your night!

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Weekend Wrap Up

I hope everyone had an amazing long weekend. Our weekend was great…full of cheering, football., and yummy food. Here are just a few highlights! img_4918img_4948

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Chicken Tenders, baby! (chicken tenders with flour, egg, and panko bread crumbs fried in a bit of oil until golden brown (about 4 minutes per side).img_4963

Have a great night!

 

Sliders

Evening friends! Tonight I made these easy yummy sliders. The girls were in two different locations for cheer tonight, but luckily we have a carpool system going on. It is all good, but makes for a late dinner. 

I bought some premade beef sliders from Publix. I doused them with salt, pepper, and a bit of Worcestershire sauce. I cooked them in a cast iron skillet on high heat;  the first side for about 3 minutes. Then I turned them and cooked for 2 minutes.  I added small slices of Colby Jack cheese and a tablespoon of water to the pan.  I covered the pan and turned down the heat to low and cooked for one minute until the cheese melted. 


They were so yummy! We put them on Pepridge Farms slider buns, which are so soft and pillowy. I served with a side of fries and corn on the cob.  Everyone went nuts for these little burgers! Next time I will buy 2 packages! 

The rest of this week will be even crazier, so I’ll post when I can! 😘😘😘

Weekly Meal Plan 8/20/16

Hey guys! Hope your weekend is going well! Last night we all decided to go to Mexican for dinner. I got a steak quesadilla and a cheese stuffed poblano. Of course there was chips, queso,  and margaritas involved!img_4783

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Today has been pretty great! We had to wake up early and take Rebecca to her first game. It was long and hot and we lost in the end, but all the boys played well and the girls stuck with it and cheered with all their heart!040043041

We all came home sweaty and tired. The hubby went and got the two of us some Chinese take-out. The girls wanted Spaghettio’s and grilled cheese, so I made that for them.

The rest of the day has been pretty lazy; naps, lounging around reading and watching TV. Now I am doing some meal planning for the week. This week is going to be crazy! Cheer practice 3 nights as well as Curriculum night for the girls school as well as mine. We will make it through! Here is what is on the menu…

Sat- Chicken & Cherry Tomato Bolognese (Blue Apron Meal)…Super yummy!

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Sunday- Leftover Chinese (Shrimp Hibachi)

Monday- Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon with Brown Rice

Tuesday- Mini Hamburger Sliders, Fries, and a Veggie

Wednesday- Last week I was going to do Indian, but the girls wanted Pizza and wings, so we did that instead. This week I am getting my Indian (hopefully)!

Thursday-Clean out the fridge night/Pantry Raid

Friday- Family Night Out…this week it was Mexican, so I am thinking we may go to Greek. 

Chicken Pasta Carbonara

Hey guys! Here is what I made for dinner last night. The family loved it! Can’t go wrong with bacon and pasta, though! See ya back here later for an easy healthy lunch recipe!

Chicken Pasta Carbonara

Ingredients
2 chicken breasts, cut in to bite sized pieces
1 Tbsp olive oil or unsalted butter
1/2 pound thick cut bacon, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 cup frozen peas
1 container of mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup white wine
4 whole eggs
1 cup grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese
1 pound pasta
Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions
Heat pasta water. Put a large pot of salted water on to boil to cook pasta.

While the water is coming to a boil, heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy. Add the garlic and cook another minute, then turn off the heat and put the bacon and garlic into a large bowl.

Add in a bit more oil. Cook your chicken until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Take out the chicken and add in your onions and mushrooms. Cook for a couple of minutes and add in your wine. Cook down, about 3 minutes. Add in your frozen peas. Mix to combine.

In a small bowl, beat the eggs and mix in about half of the cheese.

When the pasta is finished cooking, strain the pasta and move it to the bowl with the bacon and garlic. I used one of those spider strainers to move my pasta. Reserve some of the pasta water.

Toss everything to combine, allowing the pasta to cool just enough so that it doesn’t make the eggs curdle when you mix them in.

Add the beaten eggs with cheese and toss quickly to combine once more. Add salt to taste. Add some pasta water back to the pasta to keep it from drying out.

Top with more cheese!

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Weekly Meal Plan 8/14/16

Hey friends! Back from the cabin and back to reality! Went to lunch at Mcalister’s Deli with the family then on to Publix for a massive grocery trip. Here is the plan for the week…

Sunday- Tacos

Monday- Chicken Carbonara- made it a few ways before, but I am going to test out a new recipe

Tuesday- Beef Stroganoff 

Wednesday- I have been craving Paneer Tikka Masala and Daal, so I think I will get some Indian takeout and see what spurge the girls want. I am guessing I can tempt them with some Spaghetti O’s and Grilled Cheese. They are pretty easy to please.

Thursday- Pantry Raid! I have some frozen chicken and will have some leftovers and veggies that I will need to use up.

Friday- Family Night Out- – – Maybe a local pizza joint or our favorite Mediterranean place? Only time will tell!

Check out these pretty flowers my parents picked out for Lizzie. I know she loves them!