Monday, July 16, 2018

Menu Plan Monday - July 16, 2018

Menu Plan Monday for Jul 16, 2018 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

This week is all about remakes and old favorites because I'm saving up all my cooking luck to make macarons for the first time! I'm excited and incredibly nervous, but I finally got around to trying them in the end of May and loved them so much. I just have to make them.

Monday - Pesto Chicken Caprese Pasta
Tuesday - Crunchwrap Supreme
Wednesday - Middle of the Cinnamon Roll Muffin // Egg Drop Soup
Thursday - Herbed Pork Chops
Friday - Kids Menu Burgers
Saturday - Cheese & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken
Sunday - Breakfast Scramble // Birthday Cake Macarons [link to video]

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, July 13, 2018

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Subwhales

Even if you haven't seen the movie, these Subwhales are an epicly cute way to make a sub sandwich!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Subwhales #sandwich #cloudywithachanceofmeatballs #copycat #moviefood #recipe #subsandwich #foodimal

During my husband's third deployment, I tried to make the time pass more quickly for my kids with a lot of activities. Our favorite thing to do was go to the movies and we had a blast seeing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, as the first one was one of our favorites to watch at home. The food creatures aka the foodimals were truly hilarious and even now that the kids are much older (how has it already been 5 years?!), we still adore the movie. We have made these Subwhales a number of times because they are an easy sub sandwich with some fun whale elements to them.

Even if you have a child who isn't familiar with the foodimals in the movie, this is such an adorable way to make a sub sandwich! I included a picture of the movie subwhales so you can see what we were going for!

via Google images

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Subwhales #sandwich #cloudywithachanceofmeatballs #copycat #moviefood #recipe #subsandwich #foodimal

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Simple Yogurt Parfaits

This is the perfect recipe for a parfait beginner - and also a wonderful recipe for kids to get involved in making a well-balanced breakfast or snack!

Simple Yogurt Parfait #breakfast #parfait #granola #yogurt #snack #recipe

Sure it's not the most mindblowing recipe in the world, but it's a great thing to have a base recipe to work off of. I, for one, can get pretty overwhelmed trying to come up with stuff and that's why I appreciate this parfait recipe. It's simple and it's a stepping stone for more complicated parfaits. The possibilities are definitely endless. There are tons of different granolas that can be paired with fruits and different flavors of yogurt. I personally am a huge fan of strawberry and strawberry banana yogurt and I love to eat it with cashew butter and cacao nib granola because you almost get a pb&j flavor profile with a chocolate covered strawberry flavor profile. I hope you all enjoy this super easy parfait recipe. It's also a great beginner recipe if you have kids who are interested in helping in the kitchen! My kids love parfaits and love being able to pick their toppings, so this is a hit with them too.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Caprese Grilled Cheese

These grilled cheese sandwiches are hands-down my favorite with loads of melty mozzarella cheese and fresh basil and tomatoes.

Caprese Grilled Cheese #recipe #maindish #sandwich #meatless

I don't make grilled cheese sandwiches often but I couldn't pass this one up! I love caprese anything. If a recipe says basil, I'm in, but I adore basil with mozzarella and tomatoes. I loved that this particular recipe was made on a griddle. It's so nice to be able to cook many sandwiches at a quicker pace. Serve these sandwiches up with a little balsamic vinaigrette for dipping and you have the perfect caprese flavor in every bite!