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What's For Dinner? {Weekly Meal Plan}

A quick and easy recipe for everyday of the week. Main dishes, side dishes and desserts! Something for everyone on this meal plan!
A quick and easy recipe for everyday of the week. Main dishes, side dishes and desserts! Something for everyone on this meal plan!

I can't believe that it is already AUGUST!! Where did the summer go???

This week's meal plan is another good one! My favorite meal on the meal plan is Saturday night. It is better than any restaurant! I promise!! If you only make one recipe, make Saturday's recipe!!!

As always, I've got you covered for the whole week. A main dish for every night. I've also included side dishes and a dessert for the week. I hope you enjoy the recipes that you try this week!

Have a DELICIOUS week!

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Have you heard of Shipt? OMG! I am obsessed! 

Shipt is a grocery delivery service. You can order groceries from your phone or computer and get them delivered to your home in as little as an hour. 
The best part is that if you are a Shipt member, you get FREE shipping on orders over $35!

Shipt just announced that they have expanded to Piggly Wiggly in Birmingham,AL! 
I LOVE The Pig!! I am SO excited!

Piggly Wiggly makes it a priority to purchase as many local products as possible. Nothing is better than what you get in your own backyard! They work with several local businesses to select the areas freshest items to put on our shelves. Piggly Wiggly takes pride in their selections!

One of the reasons that I am so obsessed with Shipt is that it frees up my time!
I actually hate grocery shopping. It is ironic, because I am at the grocery store all the time!
I love that Shipt now takes that chore off my plate.

😻😻It gives me more time to snuggle with Jack! 😻😻

My usual routine is to plan my menu for the week on Sunday and schedule my grocery order with Shipt for Monday morning.
 I order everything from Shipt! Meats, produce, cereal, frozen stuff - everything. 
If I'm out of paper towels or ziplock bags, they can get that for me too!

Don't worry about ordering your produce from Shipt. Shipt Shoppers are EXPERTS at picking out produce. They can pick out the perfect tomato or avocado with their eyes closed. 

I usually schedule my groceries from Piggly Wiggly to be delivered once a week on Monday.
BUT if I am running low on something, Shipt can get me my groceries as soon as an hour after my order! That is a LIFESAVER when I am making a recipe and realize that I am low on something!


To celebrate the expansion into Piggly Wiggly, new members who sign up for an annual Shipt membership will receive $25 off their first order.
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Crack Chicken Spaghetti

Crack Chicken Spaghetti - chicken spaghetti loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This stuff is totally ADDICTIVE! We make this at least once a month. Everyone cleans their plate, even our picky eaters! Chicken, cream of chicken soup, velveeta, ranch dressing mix, bacon, cheddar cheese, spaghetti. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. A real crowd pleaser!

Crack Chicken Spaghetti - chicken spaghetti loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This stuff is totally ADDICTIVE! We make this at least once a month. Everyone cleans their plate, even our picky eaters! Chicken, cream of chicken soup, velveeta, ranch dressing mix, bacon, cheddar cheese, spaghetti. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. A real crowd pleaser!

We are totally addicted to this Crack Chicken Spaghetti! OMG! SO good! Chicken spaghetti loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. My all-time favorite flavor combination! Just in case you are new here, I came up with the Crack flavor way back in 2007. It all started with a dip made with cheddar, bacon and ranch mix. I made the dip for a tailgate and everyone went crazy for it. Nobody could stop eating it and they said it was like crack. Hence the name, Crack Dip. I now take those flavors and "crack out" all my favorite foods.

This Crack Chicken Spaghetti can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen until you are ready to serve. If you freeze the dish, make sure to thaw it in the refrigerator before baking.

We LOVED this Crack Chicken Spaghetti. I have actually made it a few times over the last month and it has been a hit every single time! It tastes great right out of the oven and reheated the next day. I used rotisserie chicken for the chicken in the casserole and it came together in a snap! I boil the noodles and get the sauce going at the same time. By the time the noodles are done, the sauce is ready. Just toss together and throw it in the oven. SO easy!

Crack Chicken Spaghetti - chicken spaghetti loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This stuff is totally ADDICTIVE! We make this at least once a month. Everyone cleans their plate, even our picky eaters! Chicken, cream of chicken soup, velveeta, ranch dressing mix, bacon, cheddar cheese, spaghetti. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. A real crowd pleaser!




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Toffee Streusel Coffee Cake

Toffee Streusel Coffee Cake - CRAZY good!! Our favorite coffee cake recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, tailgating, potlucks, and even dessert! Can make ahead of time and store in an air-tight container. Flour, brown sugar, sugar, butter, buttermilk, egg,  vanilla and chocolate toffee bits. YUM! Everyone RAVES about this yummy coffee cake!

Toffee Streusel Coffee Cake - CRAZY good!! Our favorite coffee cake recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, tailgating, potlucks, and even dessert! Can make ahead of time and store in an air-tight container. Flour, brown sugar, sugar, butter, buttermilk, egg,  vanilla and chocolate toffee bits. YUM! Everyone RAVES about this yummy coffee cake!

Everyone needs a good coffee cake recipe, and this Toffee Streusel Coffee Cake is my new go-to coffee cake recipe! OMG! It was incredibly delicious! We LOVED the chocolate toffee bits that were sprinkled all over the top of the cake.  This Toffee Streusel Coffee Cake is perfect for breakfast, afternoon snack or even dessert.

The batter of this cake is made with buttermilk. I love to make homemade cornbread and always have some buttermilk in the fridge. This cake is a great way to use up the leftover buttermilk! If you don't have any buttermilk on hand, you can make your own with 1 cup of milk and either a tablespoon of lemon juice or a tablespoon of white vinegar. Just combine the two ingredients and let it sit for 5 or 10 minutes. Boom! Buttermilk!

Toffee Streusel Coffee Cake is one of our favorites. It is great for overnight guests, potlucks, brunch, tailgating, really any meal! Give it a try ASAP! I promise you won't be disappointed.

Toffee Streusel Coffee Cake - CRAZY good!! Our favorite coffee cake recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, tailgating, potlucks, and even dessert! Can make ahead of time and store in an air-tight container. Flour, brown sugar, sugar, butter, buttermilk, egg,  vanilla and chocolate toffee bits. YUM! Everyone RAVES about this yummy coffee cake!

Toffee Streusel Coffee Cake - CRAZY good!! Our favorite coffee cake recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, tailgating, potlucks, and even dessert! Can make ahead of time and store in an air-tight container. Flour, brown sugar, sugar, butter, buttermilk, egg,  vanilla and chocolate toffee bits. YUM! Everyone RAVES about this yummy coffee cake!

Toffee Streusel Coffee Cake - CRAZY good!! Our favorite coffee cake recipe! Great for breakfast, brunch, tailgating, potlucks, and even dessert! Can make ahead of time and store in an air-tight container. Flour, brown sugar, sugar, butter, buttermilk, egg,  vanilla and chocolate toffee bits. YUM! Everyone RAVES about this yummy coffee cake!



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Crunchy Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad - seriously the best chicken salad EVER! SO different, but crazy good! Chicken, broccoli slaw, red apple, sunflower kernels, dried cranberries, green onions, red bell pepper, slivered almonds, ramen noodles, tossed in vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar and ramen seasoning. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes a ton - great for a party!

Crunchy Chicken Salad - seriously the best chicken salad EVER! SO different, but crazy good! Chicken, broccoli slaw, red apple, sunflower kernels, dried cranberries, green onions, red bell pepper, slivered almonds, ramen noodles, tossed in vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar and ramen seasoning. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes a ton - great for a party!

When I told Chicken Legs about this Crunchy Chicken Salad recipe to say that he was less than thrilled would be an understatement. He said it was weird and didn't want to eat it. I just ignored him and made it anyway. Once I had everything mixed together, I had him come over for a quick sample. He reluctantly took a bite and said "That is really good!". LOL!

The base of this Crunchy Chicken Salad is a bag of broccoli slaw. This was my first time using broccoli slaw, and I loved it! I found the broccoli slaw in the produce section near the other types of slaw. I couldn't find it at my grocery store, but Target carried the slaw in their produce section.

This recipe makes a lot. It is perfect for a crowd. I think this would be perfect for a bridal or baby shower or even tailgating this fall. It also keeps well in the fridge for several days. I actually like to make a batch and divide it into plastic containers for an easy lunch all week.

This recipe uses almonds and sunflower kernels. I bought both of the nuts at Trader Joe's. Nuts are SO stinkin expensive at my grocery store! They charge over $6 for a teeny tiny bag. Nope!The almonds and sunflower kernels are very reasonably priced at Trader Joe's. They are also pretty well priced at Fresh Market or Whole Foods.

Crunchy Chicken Salad - seriously the best chicken salad EVER! SO different, but crazy good! Chicken, broccoli slaw, red apple, sunflower kernels, dried cranberries, green onions, red bell pepper, slivered almonds, ramen noodles, tossed in vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar and ramen seasoning. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes a ton - great for a party!

Crunchy Chicken Salad - seriously the best chicken salad EVER! SO different, but crazy good! Chicken, broccoli slaw, red apple, sunflower kernels, dried cranberries, green onions, red bell pepper, slivered almonds, ramen noodles, tossed in vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar and ramen seasoning. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes a ton - great for a party!


Crunchy Chicken Salad - seriously the best chicken salad EVER! SO different, but crazy good! Chicken, broccoli slaw, red apple, sunflower kernels, dried cranberries, green onions, red bell pepper, slivered almonds, ramen noodles, tossed in vegetable oil, vinegar, sugar and ramen seasoning. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes a ton - great for a party!




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Mushroom Au Gratin Potatoes

Mushroom Au Gratin Potatoes - AMAZING side dish!!! Mushrooms, potatoes and a homemade Gruyere cheese sauce. Comes together in minutes! Great for a dinner party or potluck. A real crowd pleaser!!

Mushroom Au Gratin Potatoes - AMAZING side dish!!! Mushrooms, potatoes and a homemade Gruyere cheese sauce. Comes together in minutes! Great for a dinner party or potluck. A real crowd pleaser!!

These Mushroom Au Gratin Potatoes combine two of our favorite steakhouse side dishes - mushrooms and cheesy au gratin potatoes. We always get an order of Au Gratin potatoes and a side of mushrooms when we go to fancy steakhouses on our trips. I decided to combine the two into one dish. The result was one AMAZING side dish! OMG! SO delicious.

I used a mixture of white mushrooms, shiitake and baby portobello mushrooms in this casserole. To get the potato slices all the same width, I used a hand-held slicer. Make sure to use the hand guard when you are slicing the potatoes!

We loved these Mushroom Au Gratin Potatoes. We ate these for dinner and again for lunch the next day with our other leftovers. This casserole would be great for a party or potluck!

Mushroom Au Gratin Potatoes - AMAZING side dish!!! Mushrooms, potatoes and a homemade Gruyere cheese sauce. Comes together in minutes! Great for a dinner party or potluck. A real crowd pleaser!!

Mushroom Au Gratin Potatoes - AMAZING side dish!!! Mushrooms, potatoes and a homemade Gruyere cheese sauce. Comes together in minutes! Great for a dinner party or potluck. A real crowd pleaser!!




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What's For Dinner? {Weekly Meal Plan}

A quick and easy recipe for everyday of the week. Main dishes, side dishes and desserts! Something for everyone on this meal plan!
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A quick and easy recipe for everyday of the week. Main dishes, side dishes and desserts! Something for everyone on this meal plan!

It's that time again! It's time to start planning the week ahead. I am sharing lots of great recipes for your meal planning!! I am personally really looking forward to Thursday's dinner. It is one of the all-time most popular recipes on the website! SOOOOO good!!!


I hope you enjoy the recipes that you try this week!


Have a DELICIOUS week!



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Chicago - Weekend Getaway

Chicago Weekend Getaway - only have a few days in Chicago? Here is a list of things you MUST see and EAT! Plus a rooftop bar with the BESt view of Chicago! Add these places to your list!

Chicago Weekend Getaway - only have a few days in Chicago? Here is a list of things you MUST see and EAT! Plus a rooftop bar with the BESt view of Chicago! Add these places to your list!

At the end of June, we took a quick trip to Chicago. We haven't been to Chicago in about 7 years! I can't figure out why we stayed away so long? We had THE BEST time!  I am already planning on going back next year.

The main purpose for our trip was to see Hamilton. Have you seen it? O-M-G! AMAZING! We both absolutely LOVED it. I highly recommend trying to snag a ticket when it goes on tour. I'm dying to see it again. It was 1000% worth the trip to Chicago.

We did a little sight seeing and a lot of eating. We found a rooftop bar with THE BEST views of Chicago and ate at one of the best restaurants EVER! I am really anxious to get back to The Windy City!


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The Perfect Hamburger

The Perfect Hamburger - look no further! The recipe for the Perfect Hamburger is right here!! We ate these 3 days in one week! SO good!!! Great for a crowd. Can make patties ahead of time and freezer for later. Simply THE BEST!

The Perfect Hamburger - look no further! The recipe for the Perfect Hamburger is right here!! We ate these 3 days in one week! SO good!!! Hamburger, egg, chili sauce, horseradish, onion, Worcestershire sauce. Top with your favorite toppings - cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles. Great for a crowd. Can make patties ahead of time and freezer for later. Simply THE BEST!

We are always on the lookout for The Perfect Hamburger, and this just might be it! OMG! SO delicious! We've made these three times in the past two weeks. We just can't seem to get enough of these tasty burgers! The burgers are super easy to make and the patties freeze well too. We have some in the freezer ready for our next burger craving!

These burgers are seriously the best. They are great for all of you summer cookouts and upcoming tailgates this fall! I love how easy it is to double, triple or quadruple the recipe. You can adjust this to fit any crowd.

We topped the burgers with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayonnaise and mustard. I usually use American cheese on burgers because it melts beautifully. Feel free to use your favorite cheese though.  Next time I am going to add some thick sliced bacon on top of the burgers as well. I have a real weakness for a good bacon cheeseburger!

The Perfect Hamburger - look no further! The recipe for the Perfect Hamburger is right here!! We ate these 3 days in one week! SO good!!! Hamburger, egg, chili sauce, horseradish, onion, Worcestershire sauce. Top with your favorite toppings - cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles. Great for a crowd. Can make patties ahead of time and freezer for later. Simply THE BEST!

The Perfect Hamburger - look no further! The recipe for the Perfect Hamburger is right here!! We ate these 3 days in one week! SO good!!! Hamburger, egg, chili sauce, horseradish, onion, Worcestershire sauce. Top with your favorite toppings - cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles. Great for a crowd. Can make patties ahead of time and freezer for later. Simply THE BEST!

The Perfect Hamburger - look no further! The recipe for the Perfect Hamburger is right here!! We ate these 3 days in one week! SO good!!! Hamburger, egg, chili sauce, horseradish, onion, Worcestershire sauce. Top with your favorite toppings - cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles. Great for a crowd. Can make patties ahead of time and freezer for later. Simply THE BEST!




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Buffalo Honey Mustard Chicken

Buffalo Honey Mustard Chicken - only 3 ingredients! It sounds like a weird combination, but it is AMAZING! A real crowd pleaser. This will definitely be on our tailgating menu this Fall!

Buffalo Honey Mustard Chicken - only 3 ingredients! It sounds like a weird combination, but it is AMAZING! A real crowd pleaser. This will definitely be on our tailgating menu this Fall!

This is another recipe inspired by one of our favorite sports bars. We were sitting at the bar watching a football game and some ordered their wings tossed in honey mustard and buffalo sauce. We asked the bartender about it and she said the guy orders it every time he comes in. She said it was actually really good.

I happen to love both honey mustard and buffalo sauce, so I decided to give it a try with some grilled chicken. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it was DELICIOUS! We both ate every last bite. The honey mustard mellowed out the buffalo sauce. If you want the chicken to be extra spicy, just increase the buffalo sauce in the marinade.

This was a huge hit in our house. I can promise you that this will be on our tailgating menu this Fall!

Buffalo Honey Mustard Chicken - only 3 ingredients! It sounds like a weird combination, but it is AMAZING! A real crowd pleaser. This will definitely be on our tailgating menu this Fall!

Buffalo Honey Mustard Chicken - only 3 ingredients! It sounds like a weird combination, but it is AMAZING! A real crowd pleaser. This will definitely be on our tailgating menu this Fall!




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Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops

Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops - only 5 ingredients! SO tender and juicy. Packed full of amazing flavor! Better than any restaurant.

Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops - seriously delicious! Only 5 ingredients! Tastes better than any restaurant. Italian dressing, soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice and pork chops. SO tender and juicy. Such a quick and easy pork chop recipe!

These Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops were unbelievably delicious!!! We've been making lots of pork chops on the grill this summer, and these are some of the best! They are super simple to make and they are tender, juicy and packed full of amazing flavor!

There are only 5 simple ingredients in this recipe - that includes the pork chops! We used bone-in pork chops from our favorite butcher shop. You can definitely use the marinade on boneless pork chops or a pork tenderloin. We let the pork chops overnight and they turned out great. TONS of great flavor! These Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops were even great leftover for lunch the next day.

This recipe is definitely a keeper! Can't wait to fire up the grill for these Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops again!

Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops - seriously delicious! Only 5 ingredients! Tastes better than any restaurant. Italian dressing, soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice and pork chops. SO tender and juicy. Such a quick and easy pork chop recipe!

Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops - seriously delicious! Only 5 ingredients! Tastes better than any restaurant. Italian dressing, soy sauce, brown sugar, pineapple juice and pork chops. SO tender and juicy. Such a quick and easy pork chop recipe!




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Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler

Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler - heaven in a pan! CRAZY good!!! Super easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Peach pie filling, peaches, amaretto, sugar cookie mix, sliced almonds and butter. Ready to eat in 30 minutes! There are never any leftovers when I take this to a potluck. Such a wonderful and easy dessert recipe!

Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler - heaven in a pan! CRAZY good!!! Super easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Peach pie filling, peaches, amaretto, sugar cookie mix, sliced almonds and butter. Ready to eat in 30 minutes! There are never any leftovers when I take this to a potluck. Such a wonderful and easy dessert recipe!

OMG! I am in LOVE with this easy Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler! It is super simple to make and is CRAZY delicious! I served this at a little dinner party the other night and it was gone in a flash! Everyone cleaned their plate and asked for the recipe! We served the Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler with some vanilla ice cream and a sprig of mint from our little herb garden - perfection!

This Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler starts with some canned peach pie filling. I also added some fresh peach slices to the mix. If you don't have fresh peaches, frozen peach slices will also work great. Just make sure to thaw the peaches before adding them to the cobbler.

We absolutely loved this Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler - the cookie topping and almonds really put it over the top. I used some honey roasted almond slices from Trader Joe's. They were prefect! I seriously can not wait to make this again!!

Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler - heaven in a pan! CRAZY good!!! Super easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Peach pie filling, peaches, amaretto, sugar cookie mix, sliced almonds and butter. Ready to eat in 30 minutes! There are never any leftovers when I take this to a potluck. Such a wonderful and easy dessert recipe!

Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler - heaven in a pan! CRAZY good!!! Super easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Peach pie filling, peaches, amaretto, sugar cookie mix, sliced almonds and butter. Ready to eat in 30 minutes! There are never any leftovers when I take this to a potluck. Such a wonderful and easy dessert recipe!

Amaretto Peach Cookie Cobbler - heaven in a pan! CRAZY good!!! Super easy to make and a real crowd pleaser. Peach pie filling, peaches, amaretto, sugar cookie mix, sliced almonds and butter. Ready to eat in 30 minutes! There are never any leftovers when I take this to a potluck. Such a wonderful and easy dessert recipe!




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