Monday, June 24, 2019

Menu Plan Monday - June 24, 2019

Menu Plan Monday for June 24, 2019 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

This week I will be attempting to make a copycat cobb salad because it's my favorite Chick-fil-A salad ever. We're also having my all-time favorite burgers on Friday. And spaghetti... so basically this is going to be the best week ever. All my favorites in one week :D

Monday - Spaghetti
Tuesday - Copycat Taco Bell Meximelts
Wednesday - Snickerdoodle Crumble Donuts // Italian Wedding Soup
Thursday - Copycat Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad
Friday - Italian Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes and Caramelized Onion
Weekend - Brinner: Cracker Barrel Pancakes with Hashbrown Casserole // Banana Pudding Cheesecake Blondies

What are you having for dinner this week?
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Friday, June 21, 2019

Ultimate Summer Salad

The best part of summer is all the fresh fruits and vegetables you can combine to make a delicious salad!

The first time I saw fruit in a salad, I was a little skeptical, but decided to try it. I am fully a fruit in savory salad supporter now. Honestly, just throw a bunch of veggies and fruits my way and I'm a happy camper. This particular salad has blueberries, strawberries, avocado, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, red onions, and radishes. I think it was the first time my family had had radishes, which is something I ate a lot as a kid because we had them in our garden. I served my salad up with an apple cider vinaigrette, but I'm sure you could use a wide variety of dressings and it would still be fantastic. I also served mine up with some grilled chicken to make it a main dish. Without protein, it would be a wonderful side salad.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Sourdough Coffee Cake #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 SOURDOUGH. I had this on my list of potential themes for a long time because I wasn't using my sourdough starter. I ended up starting a new starter and have high hopes that this one will go a little better. I think mine went south due to not using it and it needed to be cut down and fed instead of just fed alone. When I have sourdough on hand, it is used almost exclusively for the family recipe for sourdough coffee cake. I have found that it is actually quite similar to many recipes online, so I decided to make and share one that is similar, but not the same. To keep the family secret...well, secret.

This is definitely the very best coffee cake there is. Nothing to date has lived up to how good sourdough coffee cake is. I highly highly recommend trying it out for yourself, you will not be disappointed!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Menu Plan Monday - June 17, 2019

Menu Plan Monday for June 17, 2019 // What I'm making this week #menuplanmonday #mealplan

June is halfway gone already! I can't believe it. If you haven't noticed, we've been eating lots of old favorites lately - aka lots of recipes I've posted on my blog already. I have a lot of new recipes yet to try, however, a majority are pasta dishes and I try to minimize pasta to once or twice a week if I can help it.

Monday - Chicken Stroganoff
Tuesday - Taco Casserole
Wednesday - S'mores Baked Donuts // Unstuffed Banana Pepper Soup
Thursday - Crockpot Beef and Broccoli
Friday - Bacon, Pesto, and Chicken Pizza
Weekend - White Trash Hash // Cheddar Jalapeno Meatloaf // Blackberry Crunch Cobbler

What are you having for dinner this week?
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Friday, June 14, 2019

Greek Chicken Souvlaki with Lemon Rice

These chicken kabobs are perfect for spring and summer with lots of bright lemony flavor and a side of the most delicious lemon rice you'll ever have in your life!

I've been attempting to use the grill more often and that means I've been making loads of kabobs because apparently I have tons of kabob recipes saved. I was looking forward to this particular recipe due to the amount of lemon in it. I am hooked on lemon in savory dishes. I have tried it again in sweets and I'm still not a fan of just straight lemon desserts. It is what it is.

But bring on the lemon savory dishes! Especially this lemon rice recipe. I have made it multiple times outside of this particular recipe because I love it so much! I went very simple with our kabobs and did a few zucchini skewers and then I served the whole thing up with some diced tomatoes. Honestly, I wish I had had some tzatziki sauce because it would have been a perfect pairing!