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Menu Monday

Here is what we had for dinner last week! I love having these posts to go back and look on when I'm menu planning! I forget what I cook a lot! :-)

And also, my usual disclaimer: My pictures are awful! Don't judge the food on my pictures.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

 This recipe is from but I don't always follow the recipe completely so by the time my recipe is completed it's probably not as "skinny" as it could be. I served this over spaghetti (not the kinda she mentions in the post) with bread and green beans.

Oven Baked Tacos and Spanish Rice

This is one of those recipes I saw floating around on pinterest but never thought about trying until I saw girls on Twitter talking about how good it is. The taco recipe says to use refried beans, but instead I used a can of black beans and just mashed them with a fork. They were very good and I will just always use black beans in this recipe.

I made the Spanish Rice using this recipe:

1/4 white onion
1 cup instant white rice
2 cups water
1/4 cup rotel
1 T Knorr Chicken Bouillon
1tsp chili powder
cooking oil

1. in large skillet add a dash of oil, onion and the rice. Saute over medium heat until onion and rice begin to turn brown
2. .Add water, rotel chick bouillon and chili powder
3. bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally
4. Reduce heat to low and simmer 2-=30 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed 

Italian Mini Meatloaves and Skinny Baked Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

This is one of our favorite meals (also seen here)! Everybody gobbles it down. Even Eli! :-) It also makes great leftovers.

 Creole Sausage with Rice and Beans

I don't have a picture so I used the picture from Pearls, Handcuffs and Happy Hour. Be sure and check out this website, she has lots of good and easy recipes!

I was trying to decide what to fix for dinner one night this week and realized we had all the ingredients for this yummy meal! The only modification I make is I don't add the cajun seasoning and just add it to my own bowl. The rotel still makes it a little bit spicy for Eli. 

Tex Mex Chicken Chili 

I got this recipe off of Nina's blog and it is YUMMY. I am a BIG soup girl and this might be my favorite new soup! We serverd ours with shreded cheese and tortilla chips. The only modification I made was I left out the can of hominy (yuck)

Happy meal planning this week!

Also be sure and check out my garage sale post. All prices on remaining clothing have been lowered!!


  1. Yum! Thanks for posting those, I'm in a menu rut and have been looking for some new recipes. I've been reading your blog for a while and really enjoy it! Congratulations on becoming a SAHM! I had to wait almost 7 years, but it finally happened and I love it!


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