Monday, October 17, 2016

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

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Recipe from our neighbors, the Kenisons

1 lb. Italian sausage
3 russet potatoes, cubed (*maybe microwave for a few minutes first?)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lg white onion, finely chopped
4 c. chicken broth
2 c. kale, rinsed and chopped
1 c. heavy cream
Salt & pepper, to taste

1. Brown the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Drain and discard fat.
2. Combine all ingredients (*except cream and kale!) in slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.
3. Add cream and kale to slow cooker, stir, and cook until leaves are wilted and warmed through, 20-30 minutes.
4. Ladle into bowls, serve immediately and enjoy!

Monday, October 10, 2016

This Week's Menu: 10/10 - 10/16

Monday: Fried Eggs + Sweet Potato & Veggie Hash + Toast
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken + Baked Brown Rice + Pears
Wednesday: Crock Pot Minestrone
Thursday: {L's Bday} B: Egg-in-a-Hole + Bacon | L: English Muffin Pizza | D: Birthday Date
Friday: Easy -- Mac & Cheese
Saturday: Leftovers/Easy
Sunday: Pot Roast (start the night before) w/ veggies + Green Salad

Carrot Applesauce Muffins

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

This Week's Menu: 10/3 - 10/9

Monday: Oatmeal Pancakes
Tuesday: Chicken Noodle Soup  (*use half of rotisserie chicken)
Wednesday: Lentil Soup
Thursday: Power Enchiladas (*use other half of rotisserie chicken)
Friday: Out or Easy
Saturday: Quesadillas or leftovers
Sunday: Spaghetti + Green Salad

Pao de Queijo
Whole Wheat Carrot Applesauce Muffins

Thursday, September 15, 2016

This Week's Menu: 9/15 - 9/22

Thursday: Pizza (from freezer) + Veggies & Ranch + Grapes
Friday: Take-out/Easy
Saturday: Quick & Easy Black Beans & Brown Rice + Melon
Sunday: {Dieciocho} Completos on these buns + Slow cooker Lemon potatoes + Ensalada Chilena
Monday: White Bean Chicken Chili w/ trimmings (avocado, cheese, cilantro, tortilla chips)
Tuesday: Easy Prize-Winning Chili + Fritos + Cheese
Wednesday: Pesto Tilapia (from costco) + Slow Cooker Italian Potatoes + Fruit
Thursday: Easy (Quesadillas)

No-Bake Energy Bites
Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Flourless Pumpkin Muffins
Chewy Granola Bars
Pao de Queijo

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats *prepare the night before
Creamy Chia Pudding *needs to sit for 30 minutes
Hard Boiled Eggs
Shredded Sweet Potato for Breakfast Hash

Thursday, September 8, 2016

This Week's Menu: 9/8 - 9-14

Thursday: {Easy} Corn Dogs + Steamed Veggies
Friday: OUT
Saturday: Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup
Sunday: Easy {Prize-Winning} Chili + Cornbread + Green Salad
Monday: Quick & Easy Black Beans + Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Brown Rice (from freezer) + Fruit
Tuesday: BLT's + Sweet Potato Fries + Fruit
Wednesday: Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili w/ trimmings + Fruit

No Bake Energy Bites

Before-School Breakfast Ideas:
Scrambled Eggs + Zucchini Muffins
Green Smoothie + Toast
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats (make day before for easy breakfast)
Creamy Chia Pudding (let stand 30 min)
Sweet Potato Hash + Fried Eggs

Sunday, August 21, 2016

This Week's Menu 8/21 - 8/26

Sunday: Pesto Tilapia (costco) + Roasted Veggies (green beans, tomatoes, yellow squash, red onion)
Monday: Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad
Tuesday: Ravioli (costco) w/ Pesto + Fruit
Wednesday: Black Bean Soup + Fruit
Thursday: Quesadillas + Veggies + Fruit
Friday: easy/out

Before-School Breakfast Ideas:
Protein Smoothie + Toast
Fried Eggs + Toast + Fruit
Oatmeal Pancakes (mix in freezer) + Scrambled Eggs
English Muffin Egg Sandwiches (toasted eng muffin, eggs, cheese, avocado) + Fruit
Whole-Wheat Zucchini Muffins + Boiled Eggs + Fruit
Yogurt, Berries & Granola Parfait

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rosemay's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. flour
1 1/2 - 2 c. oats
2 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients (except for oats) then add to the butter mixture. Add oats and mix. Mix in chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.