Weekly Meal Plan 9/20/15

Happy Sunday, ya’ll! It has been a lovely weekend here in the ATL. Yesterday we spent time together with family and friends. A few weeks ago, I had a dream that my sweet Lizzie and I went to Outback Steakhouse. We ordered the Bloomin Onion, steak, lobsters, shrimp, dessert, drinks; a martini for me and a Shirley Temple for her. I decided that it would be great to go out and celebrate that dream and make it a reality! We went with a couple of dear friends and we had a great time!

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Today was also a great day. Got to sleep in some, spend some time with my family, go to the gym, and relax and be lazy on the couch. Soon, I am going to have to pry myself off the couch and cook dinner. Before I do that, I thought I would give you the run down on my menu for the rest of the week. I’ll check in later tonight or tomorrow with the outcome of my dinner ūüėČ

Sunday- Pan Fried Rainbow
https://funfoodiefamily.com/2015/07/24/fish-friday-cod-and-trout-cooked-in-herb-butter/

Monday- Lamb Chops- the girls went crazy for them last time, so I got some at the butcher shop yesterday. Thinking of a new recipe, maybe…https://funfoodiefamily.com/2015/09/10/cast-iron-lamb-chops/

Tuesday- Baked Ziti https://funfoodiefamily.com/2015/03/29/easy-baked-ziti/

Wednesday- Sweet Chili Chicken
https://funfoodiefamily.com/2015/06/27/sweet-chili-chicken-and-veggies-on-naan/

Thursday- Leftovers/Clean out the fridge

Friday- Date Night…Sushi?

Weekend Wrap Up

It has been a great weekend! Here are some fun pics from the weekend!

Katie being a diva…image

Pizza for lunch. Love pineapple on my pizza =)image

Finally a bottle of Coke with my name on it! It was sooooo good!image

I finally cleaned out and organized the “junk” drawer!wpid-20150801_171448.jpg Lots of fun at the pool!wpid-20150802_154401.jpg wpid-20150802_154359.jpg

A fun trip to the farmer’s market with the family. I made a little tomato art ‚̧


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Also got some pretty purple potatoes. Had them with some steak tonight. Everyone loved them! Just cut them thinly on a mandolin. Cooked them in olive oil and salt and pepper until crispy and tender, about 25 minutes.image

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Brutus does not like jewelry!wpid-img_20150802_194000.jpgBack to school tomorrow…my room is still all packed up, but I am not worried. It will be ready by the time the students show up.¬†wpid-img_20150801_214039.jpg I also got these cool pencils to make sure my 6th graders don’t forget theirs!¬†wpid-img_20150729_190556.jpg

Weekend Wrap-Up

Happy Monday everyone! Not a lot of new cooking going on here. My first week of summer has been pretty sweet. Lots of days hanging at the pool and being lazy. This weekend was pretty much more of the same. Saturday was a nice family day. We woke up early and went to the farmer’s market. The girls like to go with me because I always buy them a King of Pop Popsicle. Nothing like a yummy Popsicle for breakfast!

Later I went to a cool new exercise class at the Pilates place I go to. It is called Hubolates, which is a mix of hula-hooping, Pilates, and kickboxing. It was a great workout! Then we spent the afternoon at the pool. Love being lazy and relaxing in the sun! When the girls were begging for snacks, we came home and had leftover spaghetti and meatballs.

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While the hubby and a friend watched the Blackhawks move on to the Stanley Cup, I started binge watching Entourage. I watched the first season on Sat. and the second season yesterday. So funny! I have to watch them all so I can go to the movie that is coming out soon! Anyone else a fan?

Yesterday I started the day off right with a little Bodyflow (tai chi, yoga, and Pilates combo). I love the instructor who teaches this class. I think the teacher makes or breaks a class. I am so lucky that all the classes I take have great instructors!

After class, I came home and chilled for a bit with the family. Then we went to the grocery store; the clouds looked so ominious! I was worried that the rain would come while we were at the store. I was right! We could hear the rain pounding on the roof of the store. The ride home was crazy! We ended up sitting in the car listening to the hail. I haven’t seen it rain and storm like that in a long time!

After we dried off and put the groceries away, I made this family favorite.

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Well, I didn’t make the cornbread, but I did roast some green beans and squash in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes.

If the sun comes out, we will probably head to the pool later. Tonight I am making Gorditas and heading to another hula-hooping class. Hopefully I can watch another season of Entourage =) Have a marvelous day!

Weekend Wrap Up

What a great weekend!

We built a horse fort (fort out of Licorice and Butterscotch)

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We had a lot of fun at the pool!

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We snuck candy!

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And a few drinks here and there…

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We played some soccer.

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I found a sale on cheese…

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I made https://funfoodiefamily.com/2014/10/26/family-favorite-montery-chicken-and-skillet-potatoes/

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Hope everyone has a great holiday!

Weekend Wrap-up and Weekly Meal Plan

Hey guys! I hope you all had a great weekend. I know it has been a bit since I have checked in, We had some wild and crazy nights not conducive to cooking…

Wednesday night the hubby was out and the girls and I were craving pizza. Marco’s to the rescue!¬†Greek salad, cheesy bread sticks, and one thin crust pizza with mushrooms and black olives; on half I added pineapple and feta for me. It hit the spot! I even had a little left over for some breakfast. Who doesn’t like cold pizza?

Thursday Miss Mandy came over. Standard Chinese dinner =)  I ordered shrimp fried rice with broccoli. Enough for leftovers the next day. We shared a bottle of red wine, of course! But more than anything, I enjoyed the friendship and conversation.

Friday was dinner out with my parents. Katie’s turn to pick…she chose Opa, a favorite Greek restaurant. No objections! I¬†ordered the¬†falafel platter. Everything there is amazing; lamb, chicken, tilapia, moussaka, gyros, etc… You just can’t go wrong!

Saturday was pretty awesome. The girls decided to let me sleep in. They even went downstairs and made their own breakfast! Love that Becca can pour cereal and milk! Then I went to a Zumba party at my gym. 2 hours of Zumba fun! Well, 1 hour 45 minutes. a few breaks to drink water and make sure my thighs were still attached to my leg bones. Then the girls and I joined my mom for our pool opening! So nice and relaxing! Even better? My mom took the girls to spend the night. Hubby was out for the evening, so I ordered Indian food (Cheese Naan, Veggie fritters and Samosas, and Butter Chicken), and caught up on all my TV shows all while sipping on my favorite Red. Heaven!!!!

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Today was equally awesome. Woke up to an empty house. Serenity. ¬†I went to a yoga class, which felt so amazing after 2 hours of Zumba. Such an awesome stretch. Then I took a trip to the grocery store to get ingredients for this week’s meal plan.

Tonight- Chicken Thighs with Thai Curry Onion Gravy with Herbs

So I didn’t realize my chicken stock was actually Thai Curry chicken stock. No worries. It turned out AMAZING!

Ingredients- 4 chicken Thighs (or Breasts), 1 chopped onion, 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons flour, 3/4 container of Thai Curry Chicken Stock, fresh herbs, 1/2 cup chopped (basil, sage, oregano)

Directions- Heat cast iron skillet on high. Salt and pepper both sides of chicken. Brown each side in a tablespoon of olive oil, about 5 minutes per side. Take out chicken. Add in onions. Brown for 5 minutes. Add in about 1/3 cup of stock to deglaze pan. Add chicken back in and add in 1/2 herbs. Turn down heat to med.low. Cook for about 30 minutes until chicken is almost cooked through. Take out chicken.  Add butter and flour. Whisk. Add in stock a bit at a time until desired consistency. If you put in a spoon, the gravy should coat the back out it and look glossy. Add the chicken back in the gravy and simmer until done, about 5-10 more minutes.

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Monday- Pork Chops, Stove Top Dressing, veggie. Early dinner, late night yoga class.

Tuesday- Beef Enchiladas

https://funfoodiefamily.com/2013/07/05/beef-and-chicken-enchiladas/ Will all be assembled for Daddy to pop in the oven while I am shaking it at Zumba =)

Wednesday- Kielbasa, yellow rice, baked beans  Another easy early dinner so I can still make it to my yoga class

Thursday- ¬†Daddy night with the girls…probably Five Guys or Chick-fil-A. I’m taking a Barre class, so I will probably eat some leftovers of some sort when I get home.

Friday- ???? Family dinner night out! Becca’s turn to choose…

1 more week of school!!!!!!!!!