It's a new and pretty big week, with the presidential election on Tuesday. I'll be glad when all the campaign commercials and political phone calls are done with for now! I invited my oldest son and his bride over for dinner on election night, and I'm going to have a Southwestern buffet with nacho, burrito and taco fixings. It's one of our favorite "family gathering" meals! 🙂 I like to cook up my chicken and ground beef ahead of time, in the crockpot (separately), freeze it in meal size portions, and then just thaw and warm it up, when I'm ready for it. It makes for quick and easy meals.
Here are my dinner ideas for this busy week:
Grocery list: Pasta, diced tomatoes, ground beef, pasta sauce, Italian seasoning, beef broth, Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese
Layered Taco Dip
Grocery list: Ground beef, taco seasoning, sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, tomato sauce and tortilla chips
Grilled Cheese with Tomato and Pesto
Grocery list: Italian bread, tomato, pesto and mozzarella cheese slices
Copycat Berry Almond Chicken Salad
Grocery list: Mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, Asiago cheese, almonds, grilled chicken breast and raspberry vinaigrette
Homemade Beefaroni with Sundried Tomatoes
Grocery list: Pasta or elbow macaroni, ground beef, sundried tomatoes, onion, garlic, tomato sauce and basil
Cashew Sesame Noodles
Grocery list: Angel hair pasta, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and cashews
My dessert choice for this week is hot cocoa with this cute little "soaking" marshmallow man.
Isn't he cute and fun, and perfect for cooler temps!
Finally, here's some extra help for you with meal planning and grocery shopping:
Here are my free printables that I use often, and you are free to use as well:
They work great on a clipboard!
Click on the links below for breakfast and lunch inspiration:
Or for TONS more dinner ideas, go to my menu bar and hover over “Recipes” to find specific categories that your family likes!
Hope you have a great week! 🙂