Whew!! It’s been a busy 9 days of vacation. We’ve climbed a 12 story outdoor tower, spent time at the pool, went to two movies, walked through acres of gorgeous gardens and across a swinging bridge high above the ground, played ping pong, basketball, video games, card games, did lots of window shopping, talked a bunch and eaten out lots. Now it’s back to reality and school and work…oh my! My two youngest kiddos start school in two days, so it’s time to pack the backpacks. 🙂
I’m also done with eating out for a while. It gets old after a bit, and my tummy and I are ready for some plain and simple home-cooked dishes.
So this group of ladies and I have some yummy dinner ideas for this week; be sure to check them out!
Baked Beef and Mushroom Rotini from New South Charm
Super Quick Salsa Soup from Jonesin’ for Taste
Vegetable Lasagna in Pumpkin Sauce from Tastefully Eclectic
Corn Chip Chili Bowl from Joyful Homemaking
Overnight Creme Brulee French Toast from Recipe Treasures
For dessert, doesn’t this cheesecake look amazing!?
Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake from Cooking with Carlee
These are a couple of free printables that I use often for menu planning, and you are free to use them as well:
Weekly Meal Planner
They work great on a clipboard!
If you’d like some meal ideas for earlier in the day:
(Any combination of the following)
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
Baked eggs and cheese casserole
Toasted peanut butter & banana sandwich
Coconut Quinoa Granola
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta (my kids love it)
Macaroni and cheese
Vegetarian corn dogs
Hot dogs (We like Hebrew National)
Chicken, turkey or ham sandwiches
Graham crackers and milk
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches
Whole wheat toast
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers
Hope you have a great week! 🙂