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Family Dinner Guide – Week 3

14 Jun

Screen Shot 2013-05-24 at 10.03.06 AMBelinda is back with week 3 of her family dinner guide.  

Are you ready for another week of home cooked delicious family meals?

“What’s for dinner” – Week 3

It is 7:00 am, Friday morning. In order to plan out the week’s meals in a thoughtful, orderly way, my method is to take a few hours on Friday morning and knock it out. Today, however, life is interfering and I don’t have a few hours to spare. Since I know that this happens to everyone, not just me, you will appreciate the scramble of figuring it out anyway, just in a lot less time. This is when the real gratitude comes in for what we have prepared for previous weeks that we have in the freezer.

You will notice from this week’s menu, we are keeping the prep light to help us make it through the week with less time to plan, and we are throwing in a pizza night at the local pizzeria. After all, we have managed to make homemade, healthy meals on the table every night for three whole weeks, which is an accomplishment for any working set of parents with young children!

Enjoy dinner, and let us know if you want me to include any specific recipes that you like to prepare for your family in the comments below, or on facebook!

This week, our menu is:

4519568860_08a48e4898Monday: Fish tacos with guacamole and slaw

Tuesday – Kids’ Choice Night:  Mac n cheese, broccoli, chicken cutlets

Wednesday: Rice pasta with sautéed shallots, garlic, veggies and bacon (optional)

Thursday:  Panini night – your choice of ingredients and side salad

Friday: Let’s go out for yummy pizza!

This week’s Grocery List for a family of four is right here. Plan to have these items in the house by Saturday evening and you are ready to go. Planning – check. Groceries – check. What’s for dinner? – check.

Here is your personal Sunday prep for the week as well as your Nightly Prep Guide that will take the guess work out of every night.

Have fun.

Good luck.

And enjoy homemade meals every night of the week!

Photo courtesy of Stacy Spensley

10 father’s day breakfast ideas

14 Jun

4723553277_9684516e90This Sunday is Father’s Day!

What better way to say thank you than to cook him up a delicious and hearty breakfast!

To get you thinking, here are some fun ideas for breakfast:

  • Poached eggs with spinach and smoked salmon over crusty bread
  • Baked polenta with corn and chorizo topped with poached eggs
  • Whole grain blueberry pancakes with maple syrup or strawberry sauce
  • Oatmeal bar with fun toppings that he gets to pick
  • Tofu scramble with sweet potato hash
  • Almond butter filled fresh croissants with jam on the side
  • Oven baked frittata with fresh summer veggies topped with cheese and hot sauce
  • French toast with lemon and orange zest topped with sliced bananas and coconut shreds
  • Huevos rancheros with black beans, avocado, cilantro, sour cream, corn tortillas
  • Tortilla española with chorizo and peppers

Along with his favorite morning beverage, some great company, and a fun plan for the day, your celebration is bound for success!

Happy Father’s Day!

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