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  • SaraAnn Rasmusan

August 6 - 12

A week of meal plans for your convenience. These aren't always my own recipes, as I love to try others out and maybe even tweak them for my own spin. But I aim to have fairly easy, family friendly meals. A downloadable + printable PDF of plans are available below as well as links to all recipes.

Keeping this week super simple since we have a lot going on! School is around the corner and I won't be living between our house and the lake house anymore so life will be slower and on a schedule! So we will get back into some more cooking from scratch!

I also ordered a sourdough kit - super excited to start learning how to make homemade sourdough bread!

Meal Plans
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Waffles - We love to buy the premade Kodiak Waffles in the frozen section. They offer a few different flavors but chocolate chip and the cinnamon vanilla are two of our favs!

Banana Pancakes

3 ripe or overripe bananas

5 eggs

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup oatmeal

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Let batter sit for a few minutes as the oatmeal will thicken the batter over time. Thin with any milk of your choice if it's too thick. We like to stir in chia seeds and mini chocolate chips.

Banana Muffins - I make the muffin recipe on the back of the Kodiak pancake mixes, add in chia seeds & mini chocolate chips!

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs - place eggs on trivet and pour in 1 cup of water. Cook on manual for 5 minutes with a quick release. Then immediately place in an ice bath. This cooks the yolk through, reduce time for a less "hard boiled" egg.

Air Fryer Potatoes - Chop potatoes and season with olive oil, garlic salt + pepper. Air fry at 400 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Air Fryer Broccoli - I will generously season chopped broccoli with avocado oil, garlic salt + pepper and air roast at 375 for about 8 minutes or until my desired liking, which is pretty done!

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts - Toss in olive or avocado oil with garlic salt + pepper. Air fry at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until desired doneness.

Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot

2 cups jasmine rice

2 cups water

Spray your insert with oil, add in rice and water, stir & cook on manual for 4 minutes. Natural release for 10 minutes or more. Voila! The perfectly cooked white rice!

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Shredded Chicken


Thin Sliced Carrots

Chopped Tomatoes

Chopped Pepperoncinis

Sliced Red Onions

Blue Cheese Crumbles

Ranch Dressing

Buffalo Sauce

You can make this a couple ways... you can use shredded chicken and just top your salad with ranch and buffalo sauce. Or you can cook chicken in the instant pot with some buffalo sauce and butter, shred and top with all toppings plus ranch. Both ways are delicious!

Chicken Parmesan

Breaded Chicken - Panko Chicken from the frozen section at Costco

Jar of Carbone Sauce - I bought this online and have heard fabulous things!

Fresh Mozzarella Sliced

Cooked Linguine Noodles

Bake chicken according to package directions, halfway through, pull out and top with a spoonful of sauce and fresh mozzarella slices. If this doesn't brown, pop under the broiler.

Serve over cooked noodles.

**I will make this from scratch, however sometimes you need a quicker meal and since I have all these ingredients on hand and want to try out the new Carbone sauce, I am going to make this!

Click the buttons with the recipe title below to be taken to the link!

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