Monday, April 14, 2014

Menu Plan Monday - 4/14/14

Hello and happy Monday to you all!  In North-Central Arkansas, it has decided to turn back into Winter.  Tonight the temperature will dip below freezing and will be almost freezing tomorrow night.  Seriously?  Well, at least it's not snowing like in other parts of the country.  So, I have a few cold weather dishes on the menu for this week.  Which, is fine, because I love soups, stews and chili.


Pot Roast Mushroom Soup
Pot Roast and Mushroom Soup via Closet Cooking
Roasted Red Pepper and Italian Sausage Pasta | Cravings of a Lunatic | Easy recipe using homemade roasted red peppers.
Roasted Red Pepper and Italian Sausage Pasta via Cravings of a Lunatic

Chicken Mushroom Soba Noodle Soup | Kitchen Confidante
Chicken Mushroom Soba Soup via Kitchen Confidante

Thursday:  Veggie Burger sliders and a side salad.

Oven Baked Chimichangas
Oven Baked Chimichangas via Mel's Kitchen Cafe

My son watched a cake tutorial with me this past weekend and now he wants a rainbow cake, so I may attempt that on Saturday.  Here's the tutorial:

Doesn't that look like fun!  I ordered all natural food coloring to use.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Favs - 4/11/14

Today's finds are mostly inspired by my search for items to re-do my bedroom.  I want a peacock theme, but not necessarily the dark blues/greens/golds.  Here's what I have found so far:
Fowl Play Duvet Cover Set in Full/Queen

Furniture painted with a metallic finish, like these:

Modern decorative high quality Velvet fabric  throw pillow cases cushion covers 16'' / Animal/peacock/flower

I love the gray dresser with the gold mirror.
Bradbourne Farms
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!


Monday, April 7, 2014

Menu Plan Monday -4/7/13

Hello and happy Monday!  I kept to last week's menu plan fairly well.  I am SO out of groceries today and will have to go shopping after work today if we want to eat.

Here's the plan for this week:

Spinach Artichoke pizza (plain cheese for Jaxon):

Spinach Artichoke Pizza | Cooking Classy
recipe via Cooking Classy

Red Lentil Rice Cakes with Simple Tomato Salsa (served with a salad):

Red Lentil-Rice Cakes with Simple Tomato Salsa Recipe
recipe via Cooking Light

Spaghetti Carbonara:

Spaghetti Carbonara - The easiest pasta dish you will ever make with just 5 ingredients in 15 minutes, loaded with Parmesan and bacon!
recipe via Damn Delicious

Deviled Ham Sandwiches with pickle spears and homemade sweet potato chips:

Deviled Ham
recipe via Chow

Caprese Chicken with green beans and oven-roasted yukon gold potatoes:
Caprese Chicken via
recipe via The Novice Chef

I haven't made cupcakes in a really long time and these have been on my Pinterest board for a while:

Hazelnut Mocha with Coffee Buttercream via Epicurean in D.C.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Quesadilla Recipe Roundup {Or, My Obsession With Quesadillas}

I thought since I have been slightly obsessed with quesadillas lately, I would share some of my favorite recipes and also some I want to try.  I knew I had a problem when I saw how many quesadilla recipes are pinned to my Pinterest boards.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Quesadillas #15MinuteSuppers
Hawaiian BBQ via Around My Family Table

Kids' Favorite Pizzadillas
recipe via The Seasoned Mom

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas with Avocado and Pepper Jack Cheese ~ meatless dinner idea for Lent or any night |
recipe via Five Heart Home
(this seriously good eating)

Apple and Swiss Quesadilla
recipe via About A Mom

recipe via Six Sisters' Stuff
Avocado Cheddar and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadilla
recipe via Bake Your Day

How about breakfast and sweet quesadillas?

recipe via Hearts in My Oven
Breakfast Quesadillas
recipe via The Pioneer Woman

recipe via Dishing The Divine
Blueberry Breakfast Quesadilla
recipe via Daydream Recipe
recipe via The Cookin' Chicks
recipe via Modern Alternative Mama
recipe via lemon tree dwelling

You can put just about anything you want on a quesadilla.  What are your favorite fillings?

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Menu Monday - 3/31/14

I have to admit, I did not stick to the menu last week.  I was sick most of the week and just didn't feel motivated to cook.  I did have the Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Quesadillas and they were SO good.  That led me on an almost week long eating spree of quesadillas because they are yummy and easy.  I had black bean and cheese, plain cheese, cheese and mushroom.  They were all easy on the belly and Jaxon would eat them too.

Well, on to this week's menu.

A salad of honeydew melon, feta cheese, blackberries and greens.

the issue of taste

Grilled avocado tacos.

Grilled Avocado tacos, an absolute must this summer! They may not look like much, but trust me before you know it you'll be shoveling your 5th taco in your mouth ohsweetbasil.com_-2
oh, sweet basil

Poppyseed Chicken with Rice and green beans.

the girl who ate everything

Sliced deli ham with scalloped potatoes. (by Ree Drummond via Women's Day)  Served with carrots and leftover green beans.

Cream of mushroom soup (Amy's organic) with a side salad and garlic bread.

A few breakfast items I want to try this week:

Chewy Applesauce Oat Bars

Chewy Applesauce Oat Bars (gf, df) - These healthy treats remind me of Nutri Grain Bars
worth cooking

This overnight oatmeal.

Tropical Paradise Overnight Oatmeal  Parfait - Creme de la Crumb
creme de la crumb

What are you cooking up this week?

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