Meals on Monday

Hey all :) Life is getting more hectic by the minute for me, so meal-planning has become much more important lately than it has been all summer. I love stocking up at the grocery store over the weekend and having at LEAST a week's worth of lunches and dinners all planned out. Especially with my schedule! Having everything planned out makes it easier for me or J to get dinner started; whoever gets home first!

Here are just a few yummy things I wanted to share today :)

Monday --- Sesame Encrusted Baked Chicken Tenders
via Skinny Taste
I may have shared this one before, but it's SO delicious, SO easy and quickly becoming one of our favorite weeknight meals. Just 5 minutes into baking, the oven and my house was already smelling like a Hibachi grill restaurant. Yummm!

Tuesday--- Evening Plans!
I have plans after work with my KBug, so J will be on his own.
He will likely eat something manly, like burgers ;)

Wednesday--- Taco Soup
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small yellow onion
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 can (15 ounces) whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can (15 ounces) beans in chili sauce, undrained
1 can Rotel chilis and diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can tomato soup
1 soup can of water

Place burger and chopped onion to Deep Covered Baker. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Remove and crumble. Cover and return to microwave for 2 minutes. Remove and drain. Add remaining ingredients, stir thoroughly and heat 10 minutes until hot. Serve with tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream, and grated cheddar cheese

Recipe came from my Pampered Chef lady's cookbook.
I purchased this
and it came with over 100 recipes to make in JUST this dish. You should probably get one too. 

 Thursday--- Easy Garlic Chicken
I'll be working late this night, but J plans on making a simple chicken recipe + veggies that he can eat and I can reheat when I (finally) get home. Here is a similar recipe to what we follow

Friday --- Dinner at the in-laws to celebrate an early Kbug's birthday

Saturday --- Hopefully a date night out ;)

Sunday --- Some version of chicken in a crockpot
J is always good at winging it. It's awesome to throw it all in, leave for church and come
home to a yummy lunch!

Sooo... an easy meal week, in that we have evening plans a few nights, but it works for us. A couple of these meals will DEFINITELY give us leftovers too which of course, make lunch more exciting.

What yummy things are you making this week?
What's your favorite site to find recipes?



  1. This all looks and sounds so yummy!

  2. This all sounds so delicious and I am always on the hunt for new ways to fix chicken. Thanks for sharing:-)

  3. You are so good with your meal planning. I need to get with it!

  4. That first recipe had my mouth watering! I love the idea of meal planning but living alone makes it kin of anticlimactic...haha! I'm excited to be able to try new recipes and get into this kind of routine with my boyfriend soon!

  5. what a yummy take on chicken tenders

  6. Oh yum! That first recipe sounds like a winner...I'm pinning it now so I can add it to one of my meal planning sheets. I do so much better with a plan too!!

  7. That first one has me drooling! P.S. come link up for my photo 411 :)

  8. I love that you plan the entire week's meals -- seems like it makes everything much easier! That sesame crusted chicken looks ahhhmazing!

  9. That all looks yummy! I love to plan my meals too. I find most of my new recipes on Pinterest and I also like to use because I love cooking things in the crock pot-so easy!

  10. Yummy! I love Pinterest for inspiration...but rely on Allrecipes for actual recipes. You can't beat the reviews on there.

  11. my mom sells Pampered Chef and that baker is AMAZING!!! i have it use it all of the time- for everything. did you know that you can use it in the microwave as well??

  12. oh my goodness, it all looks so yummy. Adore this post, hun. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post and guest post for Lauren Conrad. Thanks, love. xo

  13. I needed a dinner idea tonight so I'm SO glad I had time to check out your blog! I'm stealing your menu for the rest of the week... ha ha!

  14. I am so glad I found your blog today!!!
    Love meeting girls who love football as much as I do!!!

  15. I want to come to your house for dinner! Those recipes sound delicious!


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