Monday, August 19, 2013

Menu Monday

Chicken Tacos

No big recipe here. Just throw in  a crockpot: chicken breast, 1/2 jar salsa, and a can of Rotel tomatoes. Let it simmer all day and you have dinner! 

I also made homemade Pioneer Woman salsa, which is our favorite!

Spaghetti Squash

Tuesday night J didn't feel well and went to bed early. I tried to make spaghetti squash, but it didn't turn out too hot. Who knew you actually had to buy a certain type of squash called a "spaghetti squash" and couldn't just use a regular one. Yeah, I didn't.

Major fail.

Turkey Sausage and Peppers

Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers: delicious, hearty meal made in your #crockpot #dinner
I forgot a picture but ours looked close to this!

I thankfully had all of the ingredients to make this and it was so easy!

In a crockpot add your turkey sausage, green peppers, little onion (J doesn't like onion so I do very little--just for flavor), tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. 
{note: I left out the tomato sauce since there wasn't much meet. It was totally fine}

Let it cook all day and it's ready to eat! I bought some buns to make it more of a sandwich like you would find at the fair. J's brother joined us for dinner so we had some tater tots too.

Apple & Bacon Grilled Cheese

This is one of my favorites! But it is kind of rich so we don't eat it often. The great thing about this is not only is it easy but you can change up the cheese for different flavors. I love using gouda but this time we used pepper jack.


1) Bake 1/2 lb bacon in the oven--I put it in the oven then turn the oven on to 350*. Always start with the oven cold when making bacon.

2) While the bacon is cooking, cut up the apples in thin slices and cut up your bread (we used an italian loaf)

3) Set out all of your ingredients: butter, apples, cheese, bread, and bacon (when finished)

4) Start your sandwich just like a regular grilled cheese. I put down a slice of cheese, then the apple, then bacon, then another piece of cheese to keep it together.

5) Grill it up and enjoy!

Friday night we went out to dinner to enjoy what could be one of our last nice dinners together. We decided on Cameron Mitchel's Cap City Diner. One of our favorite places!

Saturday night was J's night to cook, since he wasn't working! He made some yummy waffles. Nothing too fancy!

I didn't make any freezer meals this week because it was my first week back to school to get my classroom ready. But I do have a few for next week.

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