Sunday, September 9, 2012

Busy Mom's Menu Monday 9/10

Welcome to Busy Mom's Menu Monday!  If you are looking for a weekly menu plan that is quick, easy, and delicious, you have come to the right place!!  Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board for more yummy recipe ideas!  Have a great week!!

Read More about the format of Our Menu Plans Here!

(Make mixture the night before)


(Prepare pasta in the morning)
Zesty Italian Pasta Salad
Rotisserie Chicken
Garlic Bread

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Oven-Baked Fish Sticks
Cole Slaw

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(25 minute dinner!)
Low-Cal Fettuccine Alfredo
Grilled Chicken

Go out to eat for a well-deserved break!!

Family Dinner!
Bring Dessert... I'm thinking {No Bake} Chocolate Buttercup Bars!

What is on your menus this week?  Let us know in the comments!!  

Check out our menu plan on Menu Plan Monday!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Ground Beef & Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

My husband's absolute favorite restaurant is P.F. Chang's.  He would eat there every day if he could.  Actually, there was a time when he DID eat there every day!  Several months ago, we were there eating, and he (reluctantly) got me to try their Lettuce Wraps.  I had always heard about how good they were, but they just didn't appeal to me.  OH MY.... they were fabulous!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Easy Spanish Rice

How many times have you been cooking up something for dinner such as tacos, burritos, or quesadillas, and realized you don't have any more of those yummy packets of Spanish rice (that go so perfectly with pretty much anything) left in the pantry??  I am the only one that this has happened too?  Ok, even if you have no idea what I am talking about right now, you should still keep reading to find out this EASY Spanish Rice recipe!! 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Chocolate Milkshake Overnight Oatmeal

Do you love oatmeal but don't have the time or energy in the morning to make it?  Are you looking for something healthy to feed your family for breakfast -- the most important meal of the day?  

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Busy Mom's Menu Monday 9/3

We've got another yummy week of recipes lined up for you this week!  Just looking at these pictures is making me really hungry!  I am especially excited that I have another excuse to make Crock Pot Peach Cobbler -- Labor Day Cookout!!!  It is seriously making my mouth water just looking at!  And how delicious does the King Ranch Chicken Casserole from Posed Perfection look?!! (I know, it's a REALLY bad idea to grocery shop/menu plan/think about food on an empty stomach!)  Ha!  Hope everyone enjoys their Holiday weekend!

Read More about the format of Our Menu Plans Here!

(Labor Day Cookout)
Hamburgers and hotdogs

(Dinner in under 10 minutes!)
Parmesan Pesto Pasta
Mixed Green Salad

(Fill your Freezer)
King Ranch Chicken Casserole - double batch

(Prepare everything in the morning/afternoon and stick in fridge)
Crab Cakes
Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce

(Dinner in 30 minutes or less!)
Pizza Night! Order in or store-bought
Brownies with Chantilly Whipped Cream

(Make butter ahead of time)
Steak with Herbed Butter Trio
Baked Potatoes

Dinner out!!!

What is on your menus this week?  Let us know in the comments!!  

Check out our menu plan on Menu Plan Monday!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Parmesan Pesto Pasta

Ok so this recipe is a complete pantry raid meal -- but we loved it!  We had pesto and red peppers left over from some sandwiches we made a while back and needed to use them up.  The elbow macaroni we also had on hand, but you could really use any type of macaroni noodles you like.  The chicken could also be left out if you are looking for a lighter lunch salad, quick appetizer or meatless meal.  I actually whipped up a batch of this a few nights ago without the chicken because I was looking for something quick and light, and my husband had already eaten...

This Parmesan Pesto Pasta is also super kid friendly too!  My 1-year old chowed down on it!!  I honestly could not believe how simple this was to make.  Add a mixed green salad and you've got a healthy, filling dinner in under 10 minutes!!

Parmesan Pesto Pasta Recipe

Prep Time: 2 minutes 
Cook Time: 6 minutes 
Total Time: 8 minutes        
Servings: 3

  • 1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup pesto (I used Trader Joes)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped (I used Trader Joes)
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces (optional)

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.  Strain and return to pot.
  2. Add pesto, cheese, red peppers, and chicken (if using) to macaroni and stir to mix.
  3. Serve warm or cold. 

To Freeze:
Let pasta cool completely.  Spoon pasta into freezer bag or container and freeze.

To Thaw:
Remove pasta from freezer the night before you wish to use it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Chantilly Whipped Cream

If you have ever had the desserts at Flemings Steakhouse, then you have probably had the yummy goodness that is the Flemings whipped cream.  They serve it in a bowl next to the dessert so that you can scoop the desired amount of cream onto your dessert.  My husband and I usually divide up the whipped cream equally among our plates, and then eat it all with a spoon (oh and if we have room we eat the dessert!) 

This Chantilly Whipped Cream recipe tastes JUST like the whipped cream that Flemings serves!!  This is delicious with just about any dessert, or eaten by itself with a spoon...

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