Happy Monday! I think fall is the best season for cooking. The temperature drops and you can start using the oven again. There’s soups and casseroles and holiday baking. Add a few quick and easy meals to your schedule this week to get started meal planning.
Drama of the week
Hubby and I have been sharing some of our favorite movies from when we were kids with our own kids. This has led to a discussion on the best Halloween movies. Of course, “Hocus Pocus” and “Nightmare Before Christmas” are at the top of the list.
My kids are 11 and 13. What would you add?
Here’s what we’re eating this week:
Monday – lemon broccoli pasta skillet
Broccoli is my favorite vegetable, so naturally, nobody else in my family likes it. I’m adding chicken to this recipe to make it more filling and I’ll season that with lemon pepper.
Tuesday – loaded oven nachos
All the yumminess of tacos and none of the hassle of trying to figure out how many tortillas to heat up.
Wednesday – slow cooker pork loin roast with onions, carrots, potatoes, and apples
I don’t have a recipe here. I’ll just put everything in the slow cooker with a few spices. I’ll probably add the apples just for the last hour of cooking.
Thursday – chicken stir-fry with carrots, green onions, broccoli, and pineapple
Stir-fry is the best way to get your kids to eat a lot of vegetables. The smaller you chop everything, the harder it is to pick out.
Friday – homemade chicken nuggets and french fries
Hubby is cooking.
Saturday – chicken green bean casserole
This is an easy family favorite. Canned green beans plus boxed stuffing mix makes this pretty fast too.
Sunday – grilled steak, mashed potatoes, and dinner rolls
My Aldi had all of their top sirloin marked at half off this week. I love being able to cook “expensive” meals while still sticking to my grocery budget.