How was everyone’s long holiday weekend? Did you get the day off or not? Because Josh works for a bank, he almost always gets the holidays off (like my dad did at the post office), which is nice, and we just spent the day getting a few things done around the house like cleaning out the fridge, putting together a bookcase, washing sheets…buying books…
To be honest, I struggled with the weekly menu this week. I just couldn’t come up with anything, which is why I deep cleaned the fridge. I really needed to see what I had to form a proper menu this week. Sometimes it’s that easy or simple. You take a few extra minutes in the short-term to make something a little bit easier in the end. I was able to make my menu after that and bonus – it all sounds good!
Here’s what’s on the menu this week:
Make this recipe when it's cold outside and you're hungry inside! Chicken Rigatoni is easy, quick, flexible to what you have on hand, and yummy!
This easy recipe for chipless nachos is a little healthier than the standard variety, and full of bright colors and smoky, fresh flavors!
Buttermilk Biscuit Ham Pot Pie
Have some leftover holiday ham in the fridge? This buttermilk biscuit ham pot pie is a great way to use it up - besides being warm, homey, & tasty, too!
Black Bean Salsa Chicken
This recipe for black bean salsa chicken is a slow cooker staple in our home! It's simple, uses pantry ingredients, and is easy to scale!
Crispy Fish Sandwich
Avoid the fast food drive thru with this buttery, flakey, and crispy fish sandwich. You’ll be surprised at how much healthier and better tasting this is and you’ll be wanting to make this at copycat version all the time.
Rosemary Sweet Potato Stacks
This recipe for rosemary sweet potato stacks is quick, easy, snacky, kid-friendly, and healthy! What more can you ask for in a side dish?
Strawberry Almond Streusel Muffins
Oregon berries brighten up the inside of these yummy, easy strawberry almond streusel muffins, while streusel & glaze topping adds texture and sweetness!
Cookie Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
Whether you call this recipe cookie butter chocolate chip blondies or just "cookie casserole," it's just plain addictive! Bake them up with the kiddos!
If you also need a little bit of extra meal inspiration this week, check out my meatless Monday board. I like to share this board because sometimes we have chicken and beef on our menus and we’re like, “what else can I make?” But oftentimes with a meatless meal we may have several of the ingredients on hand already and they can often be cheaper meals, so make sure you check it out!
I hope you all have a great week! :)