Here is what's on the menu at our house this week. Items in BLUE are recipe links. We leave for vacation on Sunday, so these meals are for Monday-Saturday.
*Meal Planning Tip*: Make your family's menu with your calendar in hand. For example, this week I have a meeting on Tuesday night. Therefore, I needed a meal my hubby and kids could serve themselves. I also know this weekend we'll be busy getting ready for vacation, so I chose meals for Friday and Saturday that used up leftovers or were super quick to put together.
Take a look at your schedule for the week and decide if there are nights that a crockpot meal would work best (i.e. you'll be gone most of the day and you'll have no time to make a meal). Maybe you have lots of afterschool activities and something quick/portable like walking tacos or sub sandwiches would save your sanity. Sit down with your calendar and think about the week's schedule ahead of time for a less stressful, less take-out dependent (healthier!) menu.
Farmers' Market Butternut Squash
Baked Pears w/ Vanilla Bean Whipped (real) Cream
Crockpot Black Bean Chili Soup
Teriyaki Lime Chicken Kabobs (Chicken, Peppers, Onions, Mushrooms & Pineapple)
Farmers' Market Green Beans
*Drain leftover chili, reheat and serve over lettuce & tortilla chips. Top with cheese, salsa and sour cream.
Quinoa Pizza Bake ~ RECIPE COMING WED!
Raw Veggies w/Homemade Ranch
Baked Pears w/Vanilla Bean Whipped (real) Cream
I'm using a lot of farmers' market produce this week. What is your favorite fall fruit or veggie recipe? Leave a comment or link to your recipe in the section below. Have a great week!