Well, it has been ages since I have posted a weekly menu for our family. Sadly we have just been too busy to have a regular menu. It seems like we are just going nonstop during the week, and my husband has an insane work schedule, so we haven’t been able to sit down for a family meal more than once a week.
Things have calmed down for this week, so I’m FINALLY getting a chance to put a menu together for the week! I’m even trying out a few new recipes this week. Woohoo!! I feel like I’m being a good mom and wife this week.
I’ve planned our menu around the produce that is still coming out of our garden in abundance, and the food that came with our Bountiful Basket. Hence, why everything seems to have a ton of veggies in it. So, if you are looking to get a few servings of veggies in, I highly suggest trying some of these recipes too!
I should also note that there is a 90% chance that a side of roasted or grilled zucchini will be served as a side veggie for most of the meals. Yet again, my husband insisted on planting 5 zucchini seeds, and he was oddly shocked that all 5 seeds produced 5 huge zucchini plants. Ugh.
Each day’s recipe title is linked to the website that has the recipe, so click away!
Saturday: Chicken, Jalapeno, and Cheddar Casserole
We absolutely love this recipe in our house, and it is a great way to use some of our peppers and onions we have a plethora of. My son even gobbles this down…Well, after he picks out the jalapenos. The only thing I did different from the recipe was to cover the top with queso cheese at the end when you add the cheese sauce you made. It is great served over rice. I highly recommend you check out this recipe at the KaoticKitchen’s blog.
Sunday: Cheater’s Spinach and Ravioli Lasagna
NEW Recipe!! I’ve had my mind set on making this recipe for awhile now, and it is in the oven as I type this menu up. I did make a few changes to this recipe. Instead of sausage ravioli, I used 4 cheese ravioli, and I replaced the chorizo with sweet Italian chicken sausage. I also topped the lasagna with fresh mozzarella and covered before putting it in the oven. My kitchen smells heavenly Italian as I type! Check out this recipe at Urban Country Style.
Monday: Slow Cooker Tosca Zuppa Soup
NEW Recipe!! My wonderful friend Natalie shared this Slow Cooker Tosca Zuppa Soup recipe with me. She swears it is the bomb, and I totally trust her opinion on anything food related, so I’m making this yummy looking soup for the first time this week. I plan on adding shredded cooked chicken breasts in place of the bacon, and some gnocchi I found hiding in our freezer.
I’m a little upset that this weekend was the first time that I was on the GetCrocked website. Jen’s recipes look so yummy and easy to make. I’ve already Pinned a few more to try out.
Tuesday: Leftovers…Something tells me we may have a few.
Wednesday: Baked Potatoes and Chicken Skillet
NEW Recipe!! Told ya I was finally getting to a back log of new recipes to try.
This is the day that I get to use up some of our garlic, red potatoes, and onions that have come out of our garden, and I have a ton of potatoes (so thankful they store well in a cool place). This was our first year planting potatoes, and we had a bumper crop! Totally planting them again next year.
On to the meal…I found this recipe on Pinterest (of course). I’m going to finally break out my cast iron skillet that is over a foot in diameter. Still not sure why I bought it a few years ago, but I’m gonna finally use the bugger. I’m planning on using chicken breasts and thighs instead of the chicken legs. We just need more meat in our house, and little chicken legs just aren’t enough sometimes.
Thursday: Breakfast for dinner or Leftovers. I’m leaving it up to my son and husband, since I’ll be teaching yoga during dinner time.
Friday: Seven Vegetable Minestrone Soup
If you have a garden you will totally understand why I’m making this soup. If you don’t have a garden…Make this soup anyway. It is super healthy and yummy! I came across this recipe last winter, and my husband fell in love with it. I’ve made it several times, and the last time I made it I added cooked shredded chicken breasts for extra protein. It was yummy! Check this recipe out on Mama Miss’s blog.