Weekly Menu~ April 14-20

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I hate to cook… there, I said it. Although I try to showcase my best here in blog-land I like to try to keep it real at the same time. And the reality of my life is that if it weren’t for an amazing husband who almost never says anything negative about my cooking (actually, I really can’t think of anything) I would probably just walk away from cooking altogether- is that even possible? Okay, I may be wearing my cranky pants tonight but I think you get my point. I tend to work best with some positive feedback and with three young kids in the house I don’t get much more than “I ate most of my food… can I be done? What’s for dessert?”.

So, where am I going with this? Oh yeah- this whole meal planning thing is making dinner time a little more bearable. This way I’m not bothering my pretty little head figuring out at the last-minute what to serve, hubby can look forward to knowing what’ll be on his plate and the kids can mentally prepare for the torture that lies ahead.  Win-win-win!

And although I may hate to cook, I do love to share. So, here’s this weeks menu… maybe, just maybe, I can help make meal time more bearable for you too!



Crock Pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken, carrots (we just had them raw but I think I will try these Ginger Glazed Carrots next time)

Monday: (game night)

Roast Beef sandwiches (we get the beef from Wegmans and then heat it in McCormick Au Jus Gravy served with Bloomin Onion sauce, french fries and carrots


Spaetzle with leftover chicken or beef, carrots

Wednesday: (Joey’s birthday)

Chicken and Dumplings, cucumbers

Thursday: (My attempt to lure college dwelling daughter home to eat this meal with me)

Grilled Marinated Shrimp for the adults, chicken tenders for the kiddos served with a side of Crash Hot Potatoes and cucumbers


Sausage Skewers (Dennis), farro, Summer Berry Sangria

Saturday: (game night)

Black Bean Enchiladas, mexi-corn and rice with the rest of Friday’s Sangria


Hope you can find some inspiration in this week’s menu! I would love to hear if you try any of the meals and welcome any suggestions to add to our menus as well!


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  1. I’m right there with you with cooking. When I search for recipes the first word is “easy”. I look forward to your posts about meals. I’m lost without them!