June 11th - 17th
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.
Busy week of baseball with the year end tournament - so easy dinners this week!
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!
3 ripe or overripe bananas
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!
1 1/2 lbs hamburger
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 tsp worcestershire
1 tsp liquid smoke
2 squeeze ketchup
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dry mustard
Brown hamburger and remove fat. Stir in garlic salt, salt + pepper, chili powder, onion powder, dry mustard. Then pour in tomato sauce, worcestershire, liquid smoke, ketchup, tomato paste and brown sugar. Bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or cook on low in crockpot all day.
BBQ Chicken Thighs - I am going to season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper and grill on medium high heat. After I have flipped once, I will start brushing them with bbq sauce. Repeating the process of flipping and brushing with sauce until cooked through!
Mandarin Orange Chicken - I order this from my local Alison's Pantry consultant. It's quick, easy and so good!
Make Your Own Pizzas - I like to get the naan breads in the deli section and let the kids top them with whatever they want. They love to make their own pizzas! Bake at 400 until cheese is melted and crust is crispy!
Cinnamon Roll Waffles - get a can of premade cinnamon rolls, like Pillsbury. squish them down a bit and place in a waffle maker and cook until golden! Drizzle with syrup and the icing included in the container. So good and so easy!
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Thin Sliced Carrots
Sliced Red Onions
Blue Cheese Crumbles
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!
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