YUM! This is what I have to say about this week’s scrumptious menu plan! It’s definitely full of cozy recipes that will fill you up with warm flavors! And I’m using something new this week to make a couple main dishes! Come see what’s on the menu…
Happy new week! I’m thrilled you stopped by! Are you hungry? Me too!
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MONDAY- SLOW COOKER DAY
Monday’s are so super busy! My work week begins like I am shot out of a cannon! So today I’m getting up a bit earlier and putting this delicious soup in my slow cooker! YUM!
Thanks, Holly at Spend With Pennies!
The Tex-Mex profile is my favorite! And I could eat it a few times a week! Leftover soup makes a great, healthy lunch! I put leftovers in individual containers and keep them in the refrigerator.
- SLOW COOKER CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP
- CHIPS AND SALSA
This recipe is so tightly connected with my childhood memories. My grandmother, Nani, made “sau-teeeed” chicken. And I’m sure she learned this recipe from her mother. And one and on. I remember how safe and warm her house felt and how delicious it smelled!
I call dishes like this “peasant” food! Great food with inexpensive ingredients that are filling and delicious!
Let me know if you have made Nani’s sauteed chicken and how you and your family liked it!
I have a new air fryer!!!! I love my Cuisinart Multi-Purpose counter-top oven HERE but my sister convinced me to try a self-contained air fryer, so I got one! There are soooo many models on the market, and after lots of research, I decided upon THIS ONE. Its reviews are great and it has a larger capacity for air frying. If I don’t like it I can send it back. But I’ll cook in it a lot before I make the final decision!
This salmon recipe is my first air fryer attempt! I’m so excited! BUT… I really don’t like (I want to say h–e but I’m trying not to use that word) lots of gadgets. Mostly because I don’t know where to put them and secondly because I end up not using them often.
I’m very positive about this particular air fryer, though! I’ll let you know how I really feel after I break it in!
Do you have an air fryer? Do you like it? What is your favorite recipe? Do you have a favorite cookbook? I’d love to hear from you!
- EASY SWEET AND SOUR AIR FRYER SALMON
- MUSHROOM RICE
- ORANGE ALMOND SALAD WITH ORANGE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
Our family loves chili! And I love when it’s made in the slow cooker! So easy! I’ll get all the ingredients together early and let them marry together all day!
Tonight’s dinner is super easy because I am having a few blogging friends here to start a group that meets together from our area.
If you are a blogger near Lancaster Pa and would like to join in send me an email! We would love to have you come!
Fridays are fun days for Bobby and me! We like to kick back and relax. Maybe play a game or watch a movie! Just being together is the best way I can think of to end the workweek.
Friday night dinners are easy and also have a fun flair about them. I’m making a really easy and super delicious recipe so we can eat them while we play dominos! Yum and fun!
I’m also making THE DIP to go along with come crunchy veggies. It’s called THE DIP because it is the only dip you will ever need to make once you taste it! It’s best with potato chips but I can’t have them in my home because I can finish off an entire bag! Potato chips and THE DIP are my kryptonite!
I think if you try one thing this week, try THE DIP. I know you will love love love it!
SATURDAY- FAMILY MEAL
The best way to try out a new Air Fryer is by using it… a lot!
I believe there are certain foods that a proficient home cook should learn to make. Because once mastered there are so many meals that can be made from them.
Take breaded chicken cutlets! Once I learned the easy technique for making them I realized I could use them to make dishes like Chicken Piccata, Chicken Parmesan (Bobby’s favorite), Chicken Bruschetta, Chicken On Waffles. any number of great Chicken sandwiches and more!
Chicken cutlets are just begging for an easy pan sauce to be splashed over them and, WOW, they taste so good!
So now I’m learning how to make them in an Air Fryer! This is one recipe I want to be able to make in my sleep!
I’ll let you know how they turn out.
Spaghetti with pesto is also on the menu to go along with the Chicken Piccata. Emma Kate, my two-year-old granddaughter loves pesto.
I happen to be a “pesto snob”. I know how to make an awesome pesto. You can see it HERE.
I wouldn’t NEVER use store-bought pesto. It is horrible. Until… I found Costco’s pesto in the refrigerated section. It’s like they found my recipe and made little batches! It tastes exactly like mine!!!! Never say never, friend! Who knew you can have homemade pesto from a store-bought jar! Culinary miracles do happen!
SUNDAY- FAMILY DINNER
I love Sunday dinners! Now that our family is grown and left the nest traditional family dinners are fewer these days!
So when our gang comes home it is so much fun to make Sunday dinner and sit around the table to reconnect, reminisce and love on one another!
The rolled flank steak will be a big hit. It’s full of wonderful flavors and I’ll roll the steak up the day before so it’s just a matter of sticking it in the oven! Easy!
- ROLLED FLANK STEAK WITH SPINACH SUN-DRIED TOMATOES AND FETA
- CREAMY PARMESAN CHEESE POLENTA
- SCRUMPTIOUS ITALIAN SALAD
TREAT OF THE WEEK
Oh, I love a good blueberry muffin with a cup of coffee! I’m making a double batch this week because some of our family is visiting. I bet my sweet little Emma Kate will love them too!
Here are some of the kitchen essentials I’ll be using for the recipes on the menu …
Have a scrumptious week, friend!
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