What's For Dinner? {Weekly Meal Plan}

Sunday, December 31, 2017

What's For Dinner? Weekly Meal Plan

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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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!

Happy New Year's Eve!!! What is everybody doing tonight? We are having drinks and dinner in the safety of our own home. I've got a bottle of bubbly to pop open at midnight! I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year! Welcome 2018!

This week's menu is loaded with family favorites. I have an easy Black Eyed Pea recipe for you. You know you have to eat black eyed peas for luck in the new year. We never take any chances! I've shared our family cornbread recipe to go with the Black Eyed Peas. SO good!!! It is also a great way to use up any leftover holiday ham.


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Top 17 of 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Top 17 Recipes of 2017 from PlainChicken.com

Top 17 Recipes of 2017 from PlainChicken.com - out of the over 200 new recipes on the website, these are the best of the best of 2017. Casseroles, dips, soups, quiche, veggies, chicken and pork. You don't want to miss these delicious recipes!!! #bestof2017 #plainchicken #easyrecipes
Top 17 Recipes of 2017 from PlainChicken.com - out of the over 200 new recipes on the website, these are the best of the best of 2017. Casseroles, dips, soups, quiche, veggies, chicken and pork. You don't want to miss these delicious recipes!!! #bestof2017 #plainchicken #easyrecipes

2017 was a delicious year!! We made over 200 new recipes in 2017. 

Today I am sharing your top 17 of 2017. 
These are the 17 most popular recipes that we made in 2017. 

Y'all have really good taste!!! These are some of my favorite recipes too!!!! 

If you are new to Plain Chicken, make sure to save these recipes to Pinterest to try ASAP. 
These really are the best of the best of 2017.

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Antipasto Squares - FOOTBALL FRIDAY

Friday, December 29, 2017

Antipasto Squares recipe made with crescent rolls

Antipasto Squares recipe - SO GOOD!! Crescent rolls stuffed with ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, swiss, and roasted red peppers. then topped with a parmesan cheese, egg and pesto mixture and baked. These things are ridiculously good!!! There are never any leftovers when I take these to party! #appetizer #partyfood #crescentrolls
Antipasto Squares recipe - SO GOOD!! Crescent rolls stuffed with ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, swiss, and roasted red peppers. then topped with a parmesan cheese, egg and pesto mixture and baked. These things are ridiculously good!!! There are never any leftovers when I take these to party! #appetizer #partyfood #crescentrolls

We are on our last Football Friday of 2017. Where did the year go?!?! I hope everyone has a safe New Year! We will be at home watching all the football games. We will also be snacking on these Antipasto Squares. They are ridiculously good!!!

We had a version of these Antipasto Squares at a friend's house earlier in the year. I LOVED them!! It was almost embarrassing how many of these delicious squares I ate. ALMOST! LOL! I immediately went home and started researching recipes so I could make them myself.

These Antipasto Squares are crescent rolls stuffed with ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, swiss, and roasted red peppers. The crescent rolls are topped with a parmesan cheese, egg and pesto mixture and then baked. Let me tell you, these things are SO good! Perfect for tailgating or any New Year's parties you have going on this weekend. They taste great hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. I promise there won't be any leftovers!

Just a note - Feel free to leave out the roasted red peppers if you have picky eaters. They taste just as good without the peppers.

Antipasto Squares recipe - SO GOOD!! Crescent rolls stuffed with ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, swiss, and roasted red peppers. then topped with a parmesan cheese, egg and pesto mixture and baked. These things are ridiculously good!!! There are never any leftovers when I take these to party! #appetizer #partyfood #crescentrolls

Antipasto Squares recipe - SO GOOD!! Crescent rolls stuffed with ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, swiss, and roasted red peppers. then topped with a parmesan cheese, egg and pesto mixture and baked. These things are ridiculously good!!! There are never any leftovers when I take these to party! #appetizer #partyfood #crescentrolls

Antipasto Squares recipe - SO GOOD!! Crescent rolls stuffed with ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, swiss, and roasted red peppers. then topped with a parmesan cheese, egg and pesto mixture and baked. These things are ridiculously good!!! There are never any leftovers when I take these to party! #appetizer #partyfood #crescentrolls



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Champagne Chicken Piccata

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Champagne Chicken Piccata recipe ready in 15 minutes

Champagne Chicken Piccata - no one will ever guess how easy this is! With a few simple ingredients you can make a restaurant quality meal! Chicken, garlic, butter, lemon, champagne and capers. Ready in about 10 minutes! This is the most requested chicken dish in our house! #chicken #easychickenrecipe #chickendinner
Champagne Chicken Piccata - no one will ever guess how easy this is! With a few simple ingredients you can make a restaurant quality meal! Chicken, garlic, butter, lemon, champagne and capers. Ready in about 10 minutes! This is the most requested chicken dish in our house! #chicken #easychickenrecipe #chickendinner

What are you doing New Year's? We are staying in and making this Champagne Chicken Piccata. We love chicken piccata and this Champagne Chicken Piccata is THE BEST!!! It tastes better than any restaurant and is surprisingly simple to make. It seriously only takes about 10 minutes and you are ready to eat!

This Champagne Chicken Piccata is fancy enough to serve at a dinner party. All you need is some pasta and some garlic rolls and you are set! Oh, and maybe some more champagne. You always need more champagne! Just don't forget to spoon all that yummy lemon champagne sauce over the chicken and pasta. It makes all the difference!!! SO good!!

Champagne Chicken Piccata - no one will ever guess how easy this is! With a few simple ingredients you can make a restaurant quality meal! Chicken, garlic, butter, lemon, champagne and capers. Ready in about 10 minutes! This is the most requested chicken dish in our house! #chicken #easychickenrecipe #chickendinner

Champagne Chicken Piccata - no one will ever guess how easy this is! With a few simple ingredients you can make a restaurant quality meal! Chicken, garlic, butter, lemon, champagne and capers. Ready in about 10 minutes! This is the most requested chicken dish in our house! #chicken #easychickenrecipe #chickendinner

Champagne Chicken Piccata - no one will ever guess how easy this is! With a few simple ingredients you can make a restaurant quality meal! Chicken, garlic, butter, lemon, champagne and capers. Ready in about 10 minutes! This is the most requested chicken dish in our house! #chicken #easychickenrecipe #chickendinner



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3-Ingredient Spinach Dip Pinwheels

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

3-Ingredient Spinach Dip Pinwheels recipe made with puff pastry and store-bought spinach and artichoke dip

3-Ingredient Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pinwheels - ready to eat in under 20 minutes!!! Spinach and artichoke dip, parmesan cheese and puff pastry. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freezer for later. Great for parties and tailgating! There are never any leftovers!! #appetizer #puffpastry #spinachdip
3-Ingredient Spinach Dip Pinwheels - ready to eat in under 20 minutes!!! Spinach and artichoke dip, parmesan cheese and puff pastry. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freezer for later. Great for parties and tailgating! There are never any leftovers!! #appetizer #puffpastry #spinachdip

Do you need a super easy and delicious recipe for your New Year's celebration? Well, look no further! These 3-Ingredient Spinach Dip Pinwheels are so good and super simple to make. The secret is a tub of store-bought spinach dip. I used a tub of spinach and artichoke dip from Publix. I got it in the deli section next to all their prepared foods. If you want to make your own spinach and artichoke dip, go for it! I didn't want to take the extra time to make spinach and artichoke dip this time. PLUS Publix's dip is really good, and I could use any leftovers as a dip.

This recipe will make about 4 dozen pinwheels if you use the whole tub of spinach and artichoke dip. You can certainly make less or more, depending on how many appetizers you need. You can make these ahead of time and refrigerate or freezer for later. Just pop them in the oven when you are ready to eat!!

3-Ingredient Spinach Dip Pinwheels - ready to eat in under 20 minutes!!! Spinach and artichoke dip, parmesan cheese and puff pastry. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freezer for later. Great for parties and tailgating! There are never any leftovers!! #appetizer #puffpastry #spinachdip

3-Ingredient Spinach Dip Pinwheels - ready to eat in under 20 minutes!!! Spinach and artichoke dip, parmesan cheese and puff pastry. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freezer for later. Great for parties and tailgating! There are never any leftovers!! #appetizer #puffpastry #spinachdip

3-Ingredient Spinach Dip Pinwheels - ready to eat in under 20 minutes!!! Spinach and artichoke dip, parmesan cheese and puff pastry. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freezer for later. Great for parties and tailgating! There are never any leftovers!! #appetizer #puffpastry #spinachdip

3-Ingredient Spinach Dip Pinwheels - ready to eat in under 20 minutes!!! Spinach and artichoke dip, parmesan cheese and puff pastry. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freezer for later. Great for parties and tailgating! There are never any leftovers!! #appetizer #puffpastry #spinachdip



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Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe with sausage, cheddar cheese, green chiles and jalapeños 

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe - homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal
Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe - homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday! We are still relaxing and cleaning up all the decorations. I'm starting to plan our New Year's menu. Black eyed peas are a must for New Year's Day. Black eyed peas bring you luck in the new year. I never take any chances with luck in the new year, so we always have eat black eyed peas!

This Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole is loaded with all our favorites! Black eyed peas, sausage, jalapeños, green chiles, cheddar cheese and cornbread. It is ridiculously good! It does have a kick from the jalapeños and green chiles. If you are worried about the heat, I would suggest omitting the jalapeños. All you need is a side of greens and you are all set for your New Year's Day meal!

This looks like a lot of ingredients, but you are basically just making homemade cornbread and stirring everything else in the batter. You can make this Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole ahead of time and freeze it for up to a month. Bake the casserole and then freeze it. To reheat the casserole, thaw it and bake covered for 30 minutes at uncovered for 10 minutes. If you want to reheat this casserole frozen, bake it covered for an hour and uncovered for 10 minutes.

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe - homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe - homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe - homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread Casserole recipe - homemade cornbread loaded with sausage, creamed corn, cheddar cheese, black eyed peas, green chiles, and jalapeños. Perfect for your New Year's Day meal! Can make ahead of time and freeze for up to a month. Everyone LOVES this easy one pan meal! #casserole #cornbread #freezermeal


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Meowy Christmas!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Meow Monday - pictures of cute cats to start off your week!


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What's For Dinner? {Weekly Meal Plan}

Sunday, December 24, 2017

What's For Dinner? Weekly Meal Plan

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!
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!

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope everyone has been good little boys and girls this year and Santa brings you everything your heart desires. I already have my Norad Santa Tracker app pulled up ready to track Santa around the globe tonight! I am also ready to start watching A Christmas Story and eat our traditional Lasagna dinner tonight. There might also be a few holiday cocktails too! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!!

This weeks menu has lots of ways to use up that leftover holiday turkey and ham. I think the leftovers are actually my favorite part of the holiday meal. What about you? I've included a couple of recipes that you can make while watching the college bowl games next week too. Merry Christmas!!!!


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Top 25 New Years Eve Party Recipes

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Top 25 New Years Eve Party Recipes

Top 25 New Years Eve Party Recipes - easy recipes that are guaranteed to be a hit for your NYE party! Can make most of the recipes ahead of time and bake when ready! #newyears #NYE #partyfood
Top 25 New Years Eve Party Recipes - easy recipes that are guaranteed to be a hit for your NYE party! Can make most of the recipes ahead of time and bake when ready! #newyears #NYE #partyfood
I can't believe 2017 is almost over! The year just flew by!

Do you go out for New Year's or stay in?
We usually stay in and eat party food for dinner and watch football games.
We do our best to stay up until midnight, but we don't always make it! LOL!

Today I am sharing 25 of my favorite appetizers for your New Year's Eve party.
Most of the recipes can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you are ready to serve.

I hope everyone has a SAFE holiday!
I'm looking forward to what 2018 brings!!

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Ham Puffs - FOOTBALL FRIDAY

Friday, December 22, 2017

Ham and Cheese Puffs appetizer recipe with 5 ingredients

Ham and Cheese Puffs - CRAZY good!!! SO simple to make and they taste amazing!!! Only 5 ingredients - butter, cheddar cheese, ham, worcestershire and flour. These things fly off the plate at parties. You will want to double the recipe! A great alternative to our usual sausage balls. SO GOOD!!! #ham #appetizerrecipe #partyfood #quickappetizer
Ham Puffs - CRAZY good!!! SO simple to make and they taste amazing!!! Only 5 ingredients - butter, cheddar cheese, ham, worcestershire and flour. These things fly off the plate at parties. You will want to double the recipe! A great alternative to our usual sausage balls. SO GOOD!!! #ham #appetizerrecipe #partyfood #quickappetizer

I can not get enough of these Ham Puffs. They are CRAZY good!!! There are only 5 simple ingredients in these Ham Puffs, but they make a delicious treat. I ate WAY too many of these puffs. I just kept popping them in my mouth. I couldn't stop! They are surprisingly good.

This recipe makes about three dozen Ham Puffs. Perfect for holiday parties, holiday snacking and tailgating. They only take about 5 minutes to whip together and they are ready to eat in 15 minutes. They taste great hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. I am making a batch of these for Christmas snacking. These Ham Puffs are a good alternative to our usual sausage balls!

Ham Puffs - CRAZY good!!! SO simple to make and they taste amazing!!! Only 5 ingredients - butter, cheddar cheese, ham, worcestershire and flour. These things fly off the plate at parties. You will want to double the recipe! A great alternative to our usual sausage balls. SO GOOD!!! #ham #appetizerrecipe #partyfood #quickappetizer

Ham Puffs - CRAZY good!!! SO simple to make and they taste amazing!!! Only 5 ingredients - butter, cheddar cheese, ham, worcestershire and flour. These things fly off the plate at parties. You will want to double the recipe! A great alternative to our usual sausage balls. SO GOOD!!! #ham #appetizerrecipe #partyfood #quickappetizer

Ham Puffs - CRAZY good!!! SO simple to make and they taste amazing!!! Only 5 ingredients - butter, cheddar cheese, ham, worcestershire and flour. These things fly off the plate at parties. You will want to double the recipe! A great alternative to our usual sausage balls. SO GOOD!!! #ham #appetizerrecipe #partyfood #quickappetizer



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Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup - potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. 

Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup - potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This soup is SO addictive! I wanted to lick the bowl!!! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, ranch, cream cheese. Everyone RAVES about this easy soup recipe. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and dinner is done!!! #slowcooker #soup #cheddar #bacon #ranch #potatosoup
Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup - potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This soup is SO addictive! I wanted to lick the bowl!!! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, ranch, cream cheese. Everyone RAVES about this easy soup recipe. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and dinner is done!!! #slowcooker #soup #cheddar #bacon #ranch #potatosoup

Stop what you are doing and add the ingredients of this Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup to your shopping list. You must make this ASAP!! This soup is SOOOO good! I wanted to lick the bowl it was so good! Potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. I mean, how could this NOT be good! YUM!

This Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup is ridiculously easy to make. Just dump everything in the slow cooker and let it work its magic. We topped the soup with extra cheese and bacon because you can never have too much cheese or bacon. Am I right?!?!?! All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and you have a crazy delicious meal without any work.

This makes a lot of soup, so it is great for a crowd. We love it for tailgating or holiday get togethers. Just let everyone serve themselves straight out of the slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup - potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This soup is SO addictive! I wanted to lick the bowl!!! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, ranch, cream cheese. Everyone RAVES about this easy soup recipe. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and dinner is done!!! #slowcooker #soup #cheddar #bacon #ranch #potatosoup

Slow Cooker Crack Potato Soup - potato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch. This soup is SO addictive! I wanted to lick the bowl!!! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth, cheddar, bacon, ranch, cream cheese. Everyone RAVES about this easy soup recipe. All you need is some cornbread or biscuits and dinner is done!!! #slowcooker #soup #cheddar #bacon #ranch #potatosoup



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Coconut Pecan Chess Pie

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Coconut Pecan Chess Pie recipe

Coconut Pecan Chess Pie recipe -  two favorites in one dessert! Quick and delicious homemade chess pie loaded with coconut and pecans! Pie crust, sugar, eggs, butter, buttermilk, cornmeal, coconut extract, coconut, pecans. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with fresh homemade whipped cream. SO good! A MUST for your holiday meal!! #pie #dessert #dessertrecipe
Coconut Pecan Chess Pie recipe -  two favorites in one dessert! Quick and delicious homemade chess pie loaded with coconut and pecans! Pie crust, sugar, eggs, butter, buttermilk, cornmeal, coconut extract, coconut, pecans. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with fresh homemade whipped cream. SO good! A MUST for your holiday meal!! #pie #dessert #dessertrecipe

This Coconut Pecan Chess Pie deserves a spot on your holiday table. It is SO good!!! I love a good chess pie and this version with coconut and pecans is to-die-for delicious!

This pie combines two of my favorites into one - pecans and coconut. Not super sweet, just super delicious. This was so easy to make and can be made a few days ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to serve. It actually tastes better after it has been in the refrigerator overnight. As I said earlier, this pie is to-die-for! It is a must for your holiday meal. Trust me! All you need is a dollop of fresh whipped cream and you are set!

Coconut Pecan Chess Pie recipe -  two favorites in one dessert! Quick and delicious homemade chess pie loaded with coconut and pecans! Pie crust, sugar, eggs, butter, buttermilk, cornmeal, coconut extract, coconut, pecans. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with fresh homemade whipped cream. SO good! A MUST for your holiday meal!! #pie #dessert #dessertrecipe

Coconut Pecan Chess Pie recipe -  two favorites in one dessert! Quick and delicious homemade chess pie loaded with coconut and pecans! Pie crust, sugar, eggs, butter, buttermilk, cornmeal, coconut extract, coconut, pecans. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with fresh homemade whipped cream. SO good! A MUST for your holiday meal!! #pie #dessert #dessertrecipe

Coconut Pecan Chess Pie recipe -  two favorites in one dessert! Quick and delicious homemade chess pie loaded with coconut and pecans! Pie crust, sugar, eggs, butter, buttermilk, cornmeal, coconut extract, coconut, pecans. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with fresh homemade whipped cream. SO good! A MUST for your holiday meal!! #pie #dessert #dessertrecipe

Coconut Pecan Chess Pie recipe -  two favorites in one dessert! Quick and delicious homemade chess pie loaded with coconut and pecans! Pie crust, sugar, eggs, butter, buttermilk, cornmeal, coconut extract, coconut, pecans. Can make ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to serve. Top with fresh homemade whipped cream. SO good! A MUST for your holiday meal!! #pie #dessert #dessertrecipe



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The Ultimate Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own.

The Ultimate Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich with mayonnaise on the outside

The Ultimate Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich - perfectly crispy and delicious!!! Roast the veggies ahead of time for a super quick meal later!! The key to this sandwich is Hellmann's Mayonnaise on the OUTSIDE of the sandwich. It makes all the difference! I know it sounds strange, but it is AH-MAZ-ING! Eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, squash, bell peppers, onions, white cheddar, wheat bread and Hellmann's Mayonnaise. Seriously THE BEST! #strangewich #EatBetterLiveBetter #Walmart #ad
The Ultimate Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich - perfectly crispy and delicious!!! Roast the veggies ahead of time for a super quick meal later!! The key to this sandwich is Hellmann's Mayonnaise on the OUTSIDE of the sandwich. It makes all the difference! I know it sounds strange, but it is AH-MAZ-ING! Eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, squash, bell peppers, onions, white cheddar, wheat bread and Hellmann's Mayonnaise. Seriously THE BEST! #strangewich #EatBetterLiveBetter #Walmart #ad

We are in the final stretch of the holidays! I don't know about you, but I am all about quick and easy meals this time of year. This Ultimate Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich fits the bill! It is super quick and easy to make and it tastes DELICIOUS! Perfect for when you need a break from all the hectic holiday activities! You only need few ingredients (bread, cheese, roasted veggies, and Hellmann's Mayonnaise) and about 5 minutes for a super yummy meal!

The Ultimate Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich - perfectly crispy and delicious!!! Roast the veggies ahead of time for a super quick meal later!! The key to this sandwich is Hellmann's Mayonnaise on the OUTSIDE of the sandwich. It makes all the difference! I know it sounds strange, but it is AH-MAZ-ING! Eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, squash, bell peppers, onions, white cheddar, wheat bread and Hellmann's Mayonnaise. Seriously THE BEST! #strangewich #EatBetterLiveBetter #Walmart #ad
The main ingredient in this sandwich is obviously vegetables. I roasted some eggplant, zucchini, squash, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, onion and mushrooms. 

I sliced the vegetables, tossed them in some olive oil, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. I baked them at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes. Easy peasy! This makes a lot of roasted veggies. I like to use them in this sandwich and toss some in pasta. I love meals that do more!!

Sunday is my big meal prep day. I usually schedule my grocery pickup from Walmart on Sunday. Have y'all tried the Walmart Grocery Pick-Up yet? It is life changing - especially during the hustle and bustle of the holidays! It is SO convenient. I can get everything for this yummy sandwich with the click of a button.  I also LOVE that you get the same price with the grocery pick-up that you do in the store. 

The Ultimate Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich - perfectly crispy and delicious!!! Roast the veggies ahead of time for a super quick meal later!! The key to this sandwich is Hellmann's Mayonnaise on the OUTSIDE of the sandwich. It makes all the difference! I know it sounds strange, but it is AH-MAZ-ING! Eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, squash, bell peppers, onions, white cheddar, wheat bread and Hellmann's Mayonnaise. Seriously THE BEST! #strangewich #EatBetterLiveBetter #Walmart #ad
Now, here is where you have to trust me. Instead of butter on the outside of the bread, you use Hellmann's Mayonnaise! I know it sounds strange, but it is AH-MAZ-ING! The bread is perfectly crispy and perfectly delicious. This is the only way we make our grilled cheese sandwiches.

Hellmann's calls this sandwich the Perfectly Crispy Grilled Cheese and Veggie Strangewich. LOVE that name! Like I said, this is a strangewich, but it is the most delicious strangewich we've ever eaten!

The Ultimate Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich - perfectly crispy and delicious!!! Roast the veggies ahead of time for a super quick meal later!! The key to this sandwich is Hellmann's Mayonnaise on the OUTSIDE of the sandwich. It makes all the difference! I know it sounds strange, but it is AH-MAZ-ING! Eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, squash, bell peppers, onions, white cheddar, wheat bread and Hellmann's Mayonnaise. Seriously THE BEST! #strangewich #EatBetterLiveBetter #Walmart #ad
We got crazy and added a couple of slices of bacon to this grilled cheese and it really was THE ULTIMATE Veggie Grilled Cheese Sandwich. We will never go back to butter on our grilled cheese. The Hellmann's Mayonnaise makes the most delicious, crispy grilled cheese sandwich EVER! 

Try this with your leftover holiday ham and/or turkey!! Talk about great tasting leftovers! YUM!


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Meow Monday

Monday, December 18, 2017

Meow Monday - pictures of cute cats to start off your week!



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What's For Dinner? {Weekly Meal Plan}

Sunday, December 17, 2017

What's For Dinner? Weekly Meal Plan

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!
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!

I can not believe Christmas Eve is next Sunday! I hope everyone has all their shopping done and is ready for a relaxing holiday!! I'm sharing some easy recipes this week and our Christmas Eve Lasagna recipe. The lasagna can be made ahead of time and frozen for next weekend. I'm also firing up the slow cooker for some crazy good Pulled Pork Chili and Bacon Cheeseburger Potato Soup. I love cozy soup recipes this time of year!!


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Garlic Parmesan Butter

Saturday, December 16, 2017
This post is sponsored by Sister Schubert’s, but opinions expressed are my own.

Garlic Parmesan Butter

Garlic Parmesan Butter - only 6 ingredients. Butter, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, pepper and parmesan cheese. Perfect accompaniment to Sister Schubert's Dinner Yeast Rolls. Whip up a batch of butter while the rolls bake! Also makes a great homemade gift! #butter #garlic #garlicbutter #sisterschuberts
Garlic Parmesan Butter - only 6 ingredients. Butter, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, pepper and parmesan cheese. Perfect accompaniment to Sister Schubert's Dinner Yeast Rolls. Whip up a batch of butter while the rolls bake! Also makes a great homemade gift! #butter #garlic #garlicbutter #sisterschuberts

The holidays are all about family traditions. If your family is like mine, it just isn't Christmas without certain holiday traditions. Some traditions have stayed the same over the years - holiday baking (we've been making the same candy cane cookies since I was a little kid), watching Christmas movies, listening to John Denver's Rocky Mountain Christmas album (I still remember the exact spot the record would skip), my grandmother's cornbread dressing, and lasagna on Christmas Eve.

We have started a few new traditions in the past few years - we ditched my grandmother's giblet gravy for a packet of gravy mix and turkey drippings (don't knock it until you try it!), mimosa's while opening presents and Christmas breakfast at the Waffle House in our Christmas sweaters and Santa hats!

Garlic Parmesan Butter - only 6 ingredients. Butter, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, pepper and parmesan cheese. Perfect accompaniment to Sister Schubert's Dinner Yeast Rolls. Whip up a batch of butter while the rolls bake! Also makes a great homemade gift! #butter #garlic #garlicbutter #sisterschuberts

One holiday tradition that never changes is Sister Schubert's Dinner Yeast Rolls for our holiday meal. They are a MUST! Did you know that Sister Schubert's has been using the same recipe for five generations? If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Sister Schubert's Dinner Yeast Rolls are frozen to naturally preserve the homemade taste of real ingredients and finished off at home for that home baked experience to show that everyone can have real, homemade tasting rolls.

Garlic Parmesan Butter - only 6 ingredients. Butter, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, pepper and parmesan cheese. Perfect accompaniment to Sister Schubert's Dinner Yeast Rolls. Whip up a batch of butter while the rolls bake! Also makes a great homemade gift! #butter #garlic #garlicbutter #sisterschuberts

We LOVE Sister Schubert's rolls. Dinner isn't complete without a big ol' basket of warm rolls!! You can find the rolls in the freezer section at Walmart. The best part is that they are ready in about 5 minutes. Seriously can't beat that. We absolutely love them. They are great with our holiday meal and even better with the leftovers! My favorite is a turkey sandwich on a Sister Schubert's Roll - SO GOOD!!

Garlic Parmesan Butter - only 6 ingredients. Butter, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, pepper and parmesan cheese. Perfect accompaniment to Sister Schubert's Dinner Yeast Rolls. Whip up a batch of butter while the rolls bake! Also makes a great homemade gift! #butter #garlic #garlicbutter #sisterschuberts

Sister Schubert's Rolls are good straight out of the oven, but they are over the top delicious with this Garlic Parmesan Butter. We make this Garlic Parmesan Butter every year to go with our Christmas Eve Lasagna dinner. Butter loaded with garlic, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. YUM! It only takes a minute to make. I usually whip up a batch while the rolls are baking. Lasagna, warm rolls and Garlic Parmesan Butter are our Christmas Eve tradition.

Garlic Parmesan Butter - only 6 ingredients. Butter, garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, pepper and parmesan cheese. Perfect accompaniment to Sister Schubert's Dinner Yeast Rolls. Whip up a batch of butter while the rolls bake! Also makes a great homemade gift! #butter #garlic #garlicbutter #sisterschuberts

This Garlic Parmesan Butter also makes a great homemade holiday gift. The butter is super simple to make and everyone LOVES it! I like to put the butter in a pretty jar with a label and Christmas ribbon. The butter along with a pan of lasagna and a bag of Sister Schubert's Rolls makes a wonderful gift for teachers, friends and neighbors! It is a great way to share our holiday tradition with friends and family.




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Feta Squares - FOOTBALL FRIDAY

Friday, December 15, 2017

Feta Squares recipe on party rye bread with greek seasoning

Feta Squares - perfect party food!!! Feta, cream cheese, greek seasoning, tomatoes and basil baked on top of party rye bread. This is one of my most requested party foods!! SO easy and they taste great hot out of the oven or warmed to room temperature. Great for parties and tailgating!! #feta #partyfood #appetizers 
Feta Squares - perfect party food!!! Feta, cream cheese, greek seasoning, tomatoes and basil baked on top of party rye bread. This is one of my most requested party foods!! SO easy and they taste great hot out of the oven or warmed to room temperature. Great for parties and tailgating!! #feta #partyfood #appetizers

We have a saying in our house. "Everything is betta with feta!" Well, these Feta Squares are no exception. They are DELICIOUS!!!! Great for all your holiday entertaining. You can make the feta mixture ahead of time and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake the squares. LOVE make ahead recipes at the holidays!

I used a loaf of party rye bread. I buy it in the deli section at the grocery store. If you can't find the party rye bread, you can use a loaf of the party pumpernickel bread. Either will work fine in this recipe.

I love serving these Feta Squares at holiday parties and tailgates. You get about 45 Feta Squares with this recipe - perfect for a crowd! They are easy to make and they taste great hot out of the oven or warmed to room temperature.

This recipe uses Greek Seasoning - I always use Cavender's. It is with all the other spices in the grocery store. If you can't find it in the grocery store, Amazon carries it (get it here).

Feta Squares - perfect party food!!! Feta, cream cheese, greek seasoning, tomatoes and basil baked on top of party rye bread. This is one of my most requested party foods!! SO easy and they taste great hot out of the oven or warmed to room temperature. Great for parties and tailgating!! #feta #partyfood #appetizers

Feta Squares - perfect party food!!! Feta, cream cheese, greek seasoning, tomatoes and basil baked on top of party rye bread. This is one of my most requested party foods!! SO easy and they taste great hot out of the oven or warmed to room temperature. Great for parties and tailgating!! #feta #partyfood #appetizers

Feta Squares - perfect party food!!! Feta, cream cheese, greek seasoning, tomatoes and basil baked on top of party rye bread. This is one of my most requested party foods!! SO easy and they taste great hot out of the oven or warmed to room temperature. Great for parties and tailgating!! #feta #partyfood #appetizers

Feta Squares - perfect party food!!! Feta, cream cheese, greek seasoning, tomatoes and basil baked on top of party rye bread. This is one of my most requested party foods!! SO easy and they taste great hot out of the oven or warmed to room temperature. Great for parties and tailgating!! #feta #partyfood #appetizers



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Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars

Thursday, December 14, 2017

No-Bake Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars recipe with butterfingers

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars recipe - NO-BAKE treat!!! Chow mein noodles, peanuts, butterfingers, peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar,  and chocolate. These things fly off the plate! Great for parties, cookie exchanges or a homemade gift!! #dessert #nobaketreats #peanutbutter 
Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars recipe - NO-BAKE treat!!! Chow mein noodles, peanuts, butterfingers, peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar,  and chocolate. These things fly off the plate! Great for parties, cookie exchanges or a homemade gift!! #dessert #nobaketreats #peanutbutter

These Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars have all of my favorite things! Chow mein noodles, peanuts, butterfingers, peanut butter and chocolate. Sweet and salty in every bite!!! The best part about this recipe? It is NO-BAKE! Yasss!!!! No-bake recipes, especially at the holidays, are always welcome in my kitchen.

I took these Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars to a party and they were a HUGE hit! I didn't have any leftovers to take home. Dang it! LOL! The Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars are a little rich, so you can cut them into small bars and get a lot of bang for your buck with this recipe. These would be great for any holiday cookie exchanges, holiday party dessert trays, homemade gifts or a little snack for Santa.

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars recipe - NO-BAKE treat!!! Chow mein noodles, peanuts, butterfingers, peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar,  and chocolate. These things fly off the plate! Great for parties, cookie exchanges or a homemade gift!! #dessert #nobaketreats #peanutbutter

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars recipe - NO-BAKE treat!!! Chow mein noodles, peanuts, butterfingers, peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar,  and chocolate. These things fly off the plate! Great for parties, cookie exchanges or a homemade gift!! #dessert #nobaketreats #peanutbutter

Crunchy Peanut Butter Bars recipe - NO-BAKE treat!!! Chow mein noodles, peanuts, butterfingers, peanut butter, corn syrup, sugar,  and chocolate. These things fly off the plate! Great for parties, cookie exchanges or a homemade gift!! #dessert #nobaketreats #peanutbutter



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Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti Recipe made with string cheese

Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti Recipe - manicotti stuffed with cheese, ham and pepperoni and baked in a quick meat sauce. Super easy and DELICIOUS stuffed pasta casserole. Use string cheese to easily stuff cooked manicotti noodles. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. All you need is a salad and some garlic bread for a quick weeknight meal!! 
Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti Recipe - manicotti stuffed with cheese, ham and pepperoni and baked in a quick meat sauce. Super easy and DELICIOUS stuffed pasta casserole. Use string cheese to easily stuff cooked manicotti noodles. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. All you need is a salad and some garlic bread for a quick weeknight meal!! #casserole #manicotti #pastacasserole #bakedpasta #freezermeal #makeaheadmeal

We are in love with this Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti. It is manicotti stuffed with ham, pepperoni and cheese and baked in a quick meat sauce. If you are like me, the hardest part of making manicotti is stuffing the cooked noodles. Well, this recipe makes stuffing the the noddles a breeze! I used string cheese! Brilliant! I just rolled up the ham, pepperoni and string cheese and slid it right inside the cooked manicotti noodle. Super simple!

For the meat sauce, I used Italian Sausage. You can swap it out for ground beef if you aren't an Italian Sausage fan. Either way, this will taste delicious! I used my favorite jarred sauce, Trader Joe's Roasted Garlic Marinara, for the spaghetti sauce. I also love La Familia Delgrosso jarred sauce. Both sauces don't have chunks of tomatoes in them - that is very important to me!!

We absolutely loved this Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti. You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. We ate this for dinner and leftover for lunch the next day. I was just as good reheated. All you need is a salad and some garlic bread and you are set!

Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti Recipe - manicotti stuffed with cheese, ham and pepperoni and baked in a quick meat sauce. Super easy and DELICIOUS stuffed pasta casserole. Use string cheese to easily stuff cooked manicotti noodles. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. All you need is a salad and some garlic bread for a quick weeknight meal!! #casserole #manicotti #pastacasserole #bakedpasta #freezermeal #makeaheadmeal

Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti Recipe - manicotti stuffed with cheese, ham and pepperoni and baked in a quick meat sauce. Super easy and DELICIOUS stuffed pasta casserole. Use string cheese to easily stuff cooked manicotti noodles. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. All you need is a salad and some garlic bread for a quick weeknight meal!! #casserole #manicotti #pastacasserole #bakedpasta #freezermeal #makeaheadmeal

Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti Recipe - manicotti stuffed with cheese, ham and pepperoni and baked in a quick meat sauce. Super easy and DELICIOUS stuffed pasta casserole. Use string cheese to easily stuff cooked manicotti noodles. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. All you need is a salad and some garlic bread for a quick weeknight meal!! #casserole #manicotti #pastacasserole #bakedpasta #freezermeal #makeaheadmeal

Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti Recipe - manicotti stuffed with cheese, ham and pepperoni and baked in a quick meat sauce. Super easy and DELICIOUS stuffed pasta casserole. Use string cheese to easily stuff cooked manicotti noodles. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. All you need is a salad and some garlic bread for a quick weeknight meal!! #casserole #manicotti #pastacasserole #bakedpasta #freezermeal #makeaheadmeal

Easy Meat Lovers Manicotti Recipe - manicotti stuffed with cheese, ham and pepperoni and baked in a quick meat sauce. Super easy and DELICIOUS stuffed pasta casserole. Use string cheese to easily stuff cooked manicotti noodles. Can make ahead and refrigerate or freeze for later. All you need is a salad and some garlic bread for a quick weeknight meal!! #casserole #manicotti #pastacasserole #bakedpasta #freezermeal #makeaheadmeal



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