Menu Monday

I would say this would be a weekly feature, but let’s be honest – I don’t really have it all that together.  However, I went shopping yesterday armed with a list and a menu, so I thought I would share.

Oh, and none of these are original. I am really good at starring my favorites.

Sunday Evening – Last night we had Tommy’s parents over for dinner. I made Spicy Chicken Quiche and a salad.  People who loved it – 3. People who didn’t – 1 (Tommy’s dad).

Recipe: Elefantita’s Alegres

I made this before, actually.  You can read about it here and here. Seriously, freaking awesome.

Monday Night (Tonight) – Chicken meatballs with spaghetti and mushrooms. I do have to tell you that I make amazing mushrooms.  I buy baby portabellas, sauté them in butter and garlic, add a bit of garlic salt and white wine – delish.

Tuesday Night – Orange Chicken with brown rice and broccoli.  Oh my gosh, you guys, this recipe is soooo good and soooo easy.  It tastes like Pei Wei’s or PF Changs’ Orange Chicken – only like a 100 times healthier.

I also have to tell you – I make some pretty good broccoli too.  I buy frozen, put it in a microwave safe container, add Brummel & Brown butter (if you guys haven’t tried it- you must- you will thank me), and garlic salt. I heat for about 4.5 minutes and it is perfect.

Recipe and photo: Iowa Girl Eats

Wednesday Night – Nacho Enchilada Casserole.  This is actually a new recipe for me. I have loved everything I have made from the Iowa Girl Eats site so far, so I am guessing this one will be a hit. I will keep you posted.

Recipe and photo: Iowa Girl Eats (Are you sensing a theme here?

Thursday – Chicken Parmesan with Orzo pasta and cauliflower.  This is a new recipe for me as well, but the ingredients look good.  Also, I have made Megan’s cauliflower before and it was so amazing that Tommy asked for it back as more than a regular. (Photo below of my first attempt. Yum.)

Chicken Recipe:

Cauliflower Recipe: Sugar and Spice…Cooking in this wonderful life

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I am always on the hunt for new cooking blogs/sites. Let me know your favorites! Bon Appetit!


  1. Katie,
    All of these recipes and photos look amazing!!! Your dad used to be great with mushrooms! I know he would be so proud of all your many talents.
    Love, Aunt Angie

  2. I love weekly menu posts. I need to try to make those mushrooms. Yummy!

  3. Looks so delicious. I am going to try out your orange chicken recipe this week. Very excited about that!

  4. Seriously, if you could post your meals on here every week, that would make my job MUCH easier! :). I plan to make ALL of these next week! Thanks!

  5. Katie
    Finally find someone that knows what Brummel and Brown Butter is. We have been using it for a couple of years and it is our favorite. I have 5 tubs in my fridge right now. I wish they would sell it in large containers and it never goes on sale around here. Ever.

  6. oh my goodness, everything looks and sounds so yummy! I have been wanting to try an orange chicken recipe lately! And I need to try more Iowa Girl eats meals too! I am so hungry now! ;)

  7. So fun to have your menu. thank you for sharing. I am inspired to cook, and try cauliflower.

  8. I made the Spicy Chicken Quiche tonight...SO GOOD! Thank you for posting;)

  9. These recipes are great! I am not a fan of eggs but I somehow really like quiche if it's done right. This one looks amazing.


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