Meet the Sullivans: Weekly Bites & Menu Monday

September 12, 2016

Weekly Bites & Menu Monday

Hello, and happy Monday! Sometimes Mondays are rough, but when I get to start the week feeling prepared the shock doesn't seem nearly as hard. We made it to Costco and Safeway this weekend, so I am more than prepared with dinners for the week.

 My menu plan for the week:

Italian Stuffed Peppers - This is a dinner that Keith and I love, and Luke can even eat bits of the filling. But Owen doesn't like it, so on these nights I usually make him something quick like grilled cheese.

Chicken Fajita Bowls - I saw this recipe on Pinterest when I was searching for some new, easy and healthy meals. I like that for Keith and I it can be broken down for the boys into what they can have, and fits with what Keith and I are eating too.

Mediterranean Lamb Roast - I've never cooked lamb before, and this recipe goes in the slow cooker, so I'm sure it will be easy. It comes from the Practical Paleo cookbook I have, and the recipes in the book are always good, so I will let you know if this one is too!

Broc-cauli Chowder with Bacon - This is another recipe from Practical Paleo that we love! I'm planning to serve it with a salad on the side and save & freeze any leftovers to keep for Luke since he can it it too -- it is essentially baby food!

Then by Friday I will be tired of cooking and cleaning up dinner, so we'll either order take-out or use on of our Dream Dinners.

And now, I want to share with you a few of my favorite dinners from last week or so... I love looking back through my pictures of things I've made over the years to get ideas to use for dinners. You can always see what I've been making by searching my #colleenskitchen16 hashtag on Instagram too!

This definitely doesn't look great, but it tasted amazing! We usually use slices of roasted sweet potato instead of a bun on our burgers. This night we had Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers with guacamole and sliced tomato. I also sauteed some shaved brussels sprouts and had a small handful of fries on the side.


We also had this Lemony Kale & Avocado Salad last week two times because it was so good! It was easy to put together and has so much flavor! I highly suggest you give it a try.

Now we're off to school! Luke and I are on a mission to get my new phone today since my screen is completely shattered. Wish me luck with the lines at the AT&T stores!

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