Every Monday, I share my family friendly meal plan from the previous week, with recipe links. If you need help meal planning, my system can be found here.
Happy Monday everyone! We had a crazy week– Tuesday was my husband’s birthday, and we had a blizzard. No school, no work (unheard of!) I’m so ready for the cold weather to be behind us and to bust out the spring clothes. With cold weather, though, it means that we’re still in comfort food mode! Here’s our family friendly meal plan from last week, with one recipe that completely wowed us.
This Buffalo Chicken Pasta from BruCru Life was AMAZING. We LOVE Buffalo Chicken in our house, especially buffalo chicken dip, and this recipe had that same feel. It was so good. Yes, my kids love buffalo chicken– they are good eaters!
Worcestershire Butter Beef Roast: This recipe really appealed to me because I feel like we make SO MUCH chicken. Problem was, I ordered my groceries from Amazon Fresh, and they sent me a flank steak instead of a roast. I used the same ingredients, but I cooked it for 40 minutes since the flank steak was so thin.
Snow day! I made stuffed chicken breasts. This is how I did it: flatten out chicken breasts, and spread Boursin Cheese on top. Roll up, secure with toothpicks. Roll in breadcrumbs (I seasoned mine with a little pepper and garlic salt) and bake in a 400 degree oven for 35-40 minutes. This is a super easy recipe that is completely flexible based on your tastes and what you have in your pantry!
It was a frozen food extravaganza in our house! I had planned something else but forgot to defrost one item that I really needed so it was frozen food cleanup! I always have quickie dinners in the freezer in case something doesn’t defrost in time (or I simply forget!) so I made some of those items. We had fries, frozen chicken fingers, and mozzarella sticks.
I made my mother’s baked haddock recipe, which is so easy. Not exactly super healthy, but you can sub olive oil for butter (or another heart healthy oil.) Melt one stick of butter in a frying pan, and add minced garlic (1-2 tsp.) and sautee until golden and fragrant. (Don’t let the garlic burn! Garlic can burn easily and gets very bitter when it’s burned!) Add plain breadcrumbs to the butter until all the breadcrumbs are moist. Make sure you do this slowly– it gets kind of pasty but that’s what you want for this. Lay your haddock on a baking sheet (I usually have 1 or 2 good sized fillets) and cover with the breadcrumb mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until the fish flakes with a fork.
If you have any family friendly meals you think I should try, please share them in the comments below!