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Friday Food Round-Up!

This week was the return of the crockpot in a major way. Since we didn’t really cook over the weekend, I ran it and batch cooked soups so that we could restock our freezer and feed friends (I am a one woman meal train).

We are going to make this soup next week so feel free to cook along if you want. I will of course, be modifying it for the crockpot.

Sunday – Perfect Instant Ramen

This has just been such a perfect weekend lunch.

Tuesday – Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken, Coleslaw, Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread from Cravings


Wednesday – Italian Chicken Sausages with Buffalo Smashies from Cravings: Hungry for More and Garlicky Wilted Spinach

I LOVE these potatoes.

Thursday – Easy Slow Cooker Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken with Steamed Rice and Roasted Broccoli

We have not made this meal in a number of months nor have I roasted broccoli in a long time. It was great. We were hosting my brother-in-law and sister-in-law for dinner so this meal came together easily and with a minimum of dishes.


Friday Food Round-Up!

I forgot to snap the Hanukkah taco feast we actioned for dinner with our neighbors but I figured we would all survive this mystery.

Sunday – Perfect Instant Ramen

We’re on a kick here.

Monday – Chipotle-Honey Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa from Cravings with Sweet and Salty Banana Rice from Cravings: Hungry for More, Garlicky Wilted Spinach


Tuesday – Pork Beef Larb from Cravings: Hungry for More

So healthy.

Friday Food Round-Up!

Yesterday I very literally did not have a single minute to spend blogging. So we are having a Saturday-Friday Food Round-Up. I knew you would understand.

Marcus went straight from surgical recovery to being out of town Monday – Wednesday so I have eaten a lot of food from our freezer.

Sunday – Perfect Instant Ramen


Sunday – John’s Chili and Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Cornbread from Cravings

I made the chili in the slow cooker.

Wednesday – Turkey Tacos


Thursday – Sesame Chicken Noodles from Cravings, Steamed Broccoli

We’ll be eating these all weekend.

Friday Food Round-Up!

Coming back from Chicago and rolling into Thanksgiving (and Marcus’ surgery!), I set pretty low expectations and planned to mostly make stuff from our freezer. And some salad kits that we had to throw out and replace with spinach. THANKS ROMAINE. I did actually cook twice this week. Look.

Wednesday – Grilled Turkey Cheese Sandwiches and Garlicky Wilted Spinach

Not our wildest week.

Thursday – Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Classic holiday food.

Friday Food Round-Up!

TGIF. This week I finally got it together to spend two minutes making homemade salad dressing so we are back on that train and it tastes so good.

Saturday – Baked Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Roasted Potatoes

We topped the salmon with some smoked butter from Boss Mouse Cheese and this is THE WAY my friends. I think we also had a salad with this but I forgot to take a picture?!

Sunday – Chipotle-Honey Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa from Cravings and Texas Sweet Onion Casserole with Chipotle, Rice and Gruyere, Salad

New recipe from old Cravings! I have never made a mango salsa before and I doubled the chipotle marinade and froze it because this might be the first time I have used my immersion blender in a year. Also a regular reminder that this rice casserole is such a fave.

Monday – Grilled Turkey Avocado Cheese Sandwiches, Salad, Chips


Tuesday – Turkey Tacos

Make these little corn tacos. And then eat them x2.

Friday Food Round-Up!

Honestly, I don’t know how we ended up cooking so little this week. And yet there was so much food in our house? A mystery.

I also took some time to bake cookies with Critter on Tuesday and froze a few logs of cookie dough so I am looking forward to working my way through those.

Monday – Sesame Chicken Noodles from Cravings, Steamed Broccoli

As always, I made this with peanut butter instead of tahini.

Wednesday – Tuna Melts, Tots, Salad

I finally got the motivation to make salad dressing this week and that was a great life choice.

Friday Food Round-Up!

This week brought to you by the side vegetable, spinach. I also made a batch of chili in the slow cooker on Sunday so we would have a few extra lunches!

Friday – Spicy Chicken and Chips from Farmhouse Rules with Garlicky Wilted Spinach

Haven’t made this recipe in AGES. It is a good one.

Tuesday – Spice Rubbed Parmesan Chicken Breasts and Buffalo Smashies from Cravings: Hungry for More, Garlicky Wilted Spinach

I tried marinating the chicken this time instead of just topping it with the spice rub/paste and it turned out pretty good that way.

Wednesday – Black Bean and Mushroom Enchilada Casserole from Cravings: Hungry for More

So tasty, but I think we probably should have just ordered a pizza to make Halloween a bit easier.

Thursday – Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Potato Mash from Cravings: Hungry for More, Garlicky Wilted Spinach

Once again I made this in the crockpot with a chuck roast. YOLO.

Miscellaneous – Autumn “Dates” Night Bread from Farmhouse Rules

I made these with Critter. It is supposed to be a loaf but muffins were just faster.