Monday, April 23, 2018

Menu Plan Monday - April 23, 2018

Menu Plan Monday for Apr 23, 2018 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

I'm looking forward to all the recipes this week and cannot pinpoint one that is calling out to me over any of the others. There are two favorite recipes being made that we actually do eat quite often. Then there are tons of new recipes that look so wonderful.

Monday - Creamy Spinach & Sausage Pasta
Tuesday - Mexican Chicken with Jalapeno Popper Sauce
Wednesday - Bloomin' Cinnamon Rolls // Skyline Chili
Thursday - Grilled Citrus Chicken with Strawberry Harvest Salad
Friday - Queso Frito Burgers
Saturday - Easy Hawaiian Sliders
Sunday - Cream Cheese Danish // S'mores Cookies

What are you having for dinner this week?
Feel free to leave a link to the recipe in the comments!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Muffins

Granola topping and a teensy bit inside the batter adds great texture to this breakfast muffin recipe!

Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Muffins #recipe #breakfast #banana #muffin #granola #chocolate

I'm not particularly fond of bananas by themselves, but I love bananas in bready type foods like bread (LOL) and muffins. I love banana pancakes. I also love banana pudding. But anyways, banana muffins are definitely an acceptable way for me to eat bananas and I had saved this recipe from one of my Secret Recipe Club assignment blogs to make at some point (not for reveal day). I loved the idea of using granola as a topping and I loved having chocolate in the muffins even more!

Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Muffins #recipe #breakfast #banana #muffin #granola #chocolate

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Throwback Thursday #58

Throwback Thursday No. 58 | Rediscovering Old Favorites in the Recipe Archive

I love recipes like these EASY CROCKPOT PORK CARNITAS where you just throw ingredients into the crockpot and hours later, shred, stir, and serve on a tortilla!

I also adore this PASTA PRIMAVERA that has loads of fresh vegetables and a little dill too :)

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts #FantasticalFoodFight

Welcome to another Food Fight! Fantastical Food Fight is a group of food bloggers who will get a theme or ingredient each month and make some sort of variation for it. It could be traditional or nontraditional and can be found in a cookbook, on a blog, or be a blogger's own creation! For more details, check out this page.

This month's Fantastical Food Fight theme is STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. I wasn't sure what I wanted to make for this month's food fight until I was meal planning. I was looking through my breakfast board on Pinterest and saw this recipe and knew it was the one. I was excited when I discovered it was an easy breakfast because I have not been very good at making breakfast recipes lately.

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts #recipe #breakfast #donuts #strawberry #FantasticalFoodFight

These donuts are basically like Chinese donuts. They are ridiculously easy to make and they are quick. All you need is a tube of refrigerated biscuits, cinnamon sugar, whipped cream, and strawberries. Plus oil to fry them in. The biscuit dough ends up light and fluffy. The strawberries and whipped cream were literally perfect with them. I could have eaten a whole batch by myself!

Strawberry Shortcake Donuts #recipe #breakfast #donuts #strawberry #FantasticalFoodFight

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad

Juicy, flavorful chicken nestled on top of an amazing corn, tomato, and chickpea salad

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad #recipe #chicken #salad #chickpea #corn #tomato #maindish

I have made quite a few fiesta salads but this is by far my favorite. The blackened chicken was wonderful on its own, but it was the salad mix that really blew me away. It's not a salad with lettuce or leafy greens. It's a salad with chickpeas, tomato, and corn. I think it was my first time using chickpeas and we really enjoyed them. The salad itself was even better the next day after the flavors had married a little more. 

Blackened Chicken Fiesta Salad #recipe #chicken #salad #chickpea #corn #tomato #maindish