Monday, August 25, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: 8/25/2014

Oh, back-to-school is upon us at the moment. I've always loved this time of year even when I was a kid... yes, I was a nerd. Well, now that I've finished nursing school and seeing as we have no kids, I really don't get too excited  about this time of year. Even though, I would love to have an amazing excuse to just go buy school supplies! Anyways, those of you who do have kids in school or are in school yourself, good luck with the school year! Ok, let's see how cooking went last week for me!

Weekly Highs & Lows

Lows: Well, this is a first in that I have no lows for last week! Seriously, I cooked everything I planned and each dish was amazing!

Highs: Like I said above, every. single. dish. was. amazing! Seriously, I'm not sure that I can even pick one dish as our favorite. Ok, fine I'll choose... 

I chose this one because I've been working on the texture of this one and I finally got the right consistency and flavor!

Weekly Meal Plan

Like, I've mentioned in previous posts we loooove Indian food so I'll be trying out this recipe tonight!

Even though we won't be grilling these (the joys of living in an apartment), these are perfect to get in another grilling session this summer!

I found this one in the depths of my recipe index. I have no clue if we even like this one so we shall see!

Isaac is not a huge fan of red sauce so when we get pizza from our favorite joint we always get a pesto pie. Instead of ordering out, I'll be making the pie from scratch, oh and adding chicken!

Friday: ?????
We are going on a boat! No, seriously we are so I have no clue what we will be eating. I think we may be eating on the boat.

Saturday & Sunday: Mongolian Beef
{New Recipe!} I've made Mongolian Beef in the past, but it wasn't the greatest so I'll be trying out this  new one some time this weekend!

Check out OrgJunkie for more tips and inspiration for meal planning! Also, if you have any questions about meal planning, just leave them below in the comments.

What are you planning to cook this week? Trying a new recipe?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Coconut Chicken & Sweet Chili Sauce

Alright, it's getting towards the end of summer folks. Did you get to go on a spectacular vacation? Did you go the mountains? On a road trip? Or maybe to an exotic beach? Even if you did not get to go any where special for summer, this recipe will take your taste buds on a tropical vacation! Just close your eyes and let your taste buds take you away to paradise. You can just imagine the sand in your toes, a nice cool breeze, a cool, drink in your hand, and the smell of amazing food wafting pass your nose. Hey! Wait! Come back! We have to go back to my kitchen to learn how to make...

Coconut Chicken & Sweet Chili Sauce | Table for Two, please? Let your taste buds take you to paradise!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: 8/18/2014

I'm not sure if you meal plan, but I can honestly say it's one of the best things that has changed my life. First, I know exactly what we are eating for dinner each night and it's one less thing to think about. Secondly, it makes my grocery trips less of a hassle. Thirdly, it makes that grocery bill smaller. I highly suggest you start meal planning. I mean imagine how less stressful you would be. If you have any questions, just ask below in the comments and I'll do my best to answer them! Ok, let's see how my meal plan/cooking went last week.

Weekly Highs & Lows: 

Lows: It's kind of hard to pick a low this week since last week was great. However, I would say that I made the Chicken Tikka Masala too spicy because I really could not eat any of it. I think my last low would be that I did not make the Crockpot Chicken & Black Bean Tacos

Highs: Well like I said it was a great week for cooking at least for me. If I had to pick our favorite meal from last week, I think it would be the Thai Chicken Bites with Peanut Sauce!

Weekly Meal Plan

Like I said I didn't make this one last week so I'll be making it this week. I'm excited because we are making our own salsa to go on top of these!

This is one of our favorite dishes at any Thai restaurant. Also this is the only recipe I have found that comes the closest to tasting just like at any Thai restaurant.

I've made this once, but need to see if it was actually good.

This is an old recipe that I haven't made in forever. It's going to be like trying out a whole brand new recipe.

Friday: ?????
We are going to a concert this night so we will be eating out before.

Saturday & Sunday: Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
As usual, we just go with the flow on the weekends, but I'll at least have this ready for a nice lunch at home.

Have no clue where to start with meal planning? Like I said before, you can leave any questions or tips in the comments. Also, check out OrgJunkie for more tips and meal plans!

What do you plan on cooking this week?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ok, my friends do you love Mexican food? Yes. Ok, do you love bell peppers? Yep! Well, boy do I have a recipe for you today. I have combined the amazing goodness of Mexican food and bell peppers into one amazing dish. Ok, enough talking let's hop into my kitchen and cook up...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: 8/11/2014

Another week, another menu... This weekend was pretty busy for us so today I'm dragging. I've realized that in order for me to be productive during the week, I need to relax on the weekend. Anyways, I always like recapping last week's menu and seeing what we like and didn't like so much.

Weekly Highs & Lows:

Lows: Unfortunately, last week was not the greatest cooking week. First up,  Pad Thai with Chicken. This meal wasn't down right disgusting, but it just didn't taste like Pad Thai. I think it's time to look for another recipe. Second, Sesame Chicken. The sauce for the chicken was waaaaaaaay too sweet for us and I should have realized this as I was making it. Oh, well next time I'm just going to cut the sweetness factor a lot. Lastly, I did not cook all the recipes I planned so there will be some repeats this week.

Highs: So even though most meals didn't turn out great, one did turn out awesome! The Crockpot Chicken Verde Enchiladas were so delicious! I can't wait to make them again.

Weekly Meal Plan

Like I said I didn't make a few of the recipes and this  was one.

Another recipe that didn't get made, but definitely will this week!

A recipe that I'm rediscovering! Haven't had this one in awhile so need to see if we like it :)

We have had this recently, but I don't remember whether or not we liked it. We shall see!

Another favorite around here!

Most weekends we just go with the flow when we eat, but I usually plan a lunch and a breakfast. Both of these recipes are definitely favorites at our house!

Need help with menu planning? You can look back at my past meal plans by searching for meal plans and I have several tips there for you, as well! Also check out OrgJunkie for even more tips and inspiration!

Do you meal plan for your week? Does it help?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Menu Plan Monday: 8/4/2014

I just looked back and realized that I have not posted a new menu plan since January!?! I honestly could not believe it had been that long, but then again the last post I posted was back in February. Anyways, I have to come find out that a lot of people really enjoy my menu plans. Even when I was not blogging, people would constantly visit my menu plans and pin them, as well. So by popular demand, I'll be keeping up with these menu plans!

Weekly Meal Plan

We loooove Thai food and this is one of Isaac's favorite dishes!

Oh, did I mention that Isaac and I loooove Indian food, as well, and this is one our favorite Indian dishes!

Wednesday: Crockpot Chicken Verde Enchiladas
I've made these once and I need to see if we actually liked them. As far as I remember, we definitely liked them, but we shall see.

Thursday: Sesame Chicken
Again testing to see if we like this dish, but like before I do believe we did like it.

Oh man do we love some homemade pizza! Can't wait for this one!

Saturday and Sunday: Sausage and Veggie Scramble
Most weekends we just go with the flow and choose what we feel like eating. Every once in awhile I'll plan a breakfast or lunch and this weekend I plan on making this delicious scramble! It's sooo tasty and quite healthy.

Have no clue what menu planning is or need to find more recipes!? Check out OrgJunkie for some great tips and inspiration!

What do you plan on cooking this week?

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Find what TASTES good!

Man, have I missed this little sliver of the internet. I really am serious and I'm sorry for being gone for so long. I could give you a 100 excuses and beg for your forgiveness or we could just completely forget all that business and just start blogging again! Yes, I do believe I like that idea. So here we go...


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