English Muffin Pizzas -I wouldn’t usually add a link for this but just in case you have never made these before this gal makes them just like I do. We will use a ton of odds and ends from our fridge for the toppings. Fruit and raw veggies on the side.

Chicken Cordon Blue Roll Ups -Adding a little bit of light Alfredo Sauce  and steamed Broccoli to the roll ups. Serving with raw Bell Pepper Strips and fruit.

-Made this a couple weeks ago and really liked. I doubled recipe and froze the filling and defrosting and using this week.

Creamy Swiss Cheese Chicken Bake -Serving w/ Baked Brown Rice and Roasted Broccoli

-didn’t make last week again! Must make this week!



Creamy Swiss Cheese Chicken Bake -Serving w/ Baked Brown Rice and Roasted Broccoli

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps – Serving with cucumber slices and fruit.

Zucchini Pizza CasseroleTopping with mini pepperoni, diced ham, olives, bell peppers, spinach and maybe pineapple. Serving w/ Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins – since cutting out sugar this is the best “no white sugar” baked good I have had. So yummy and moist. I added frozen blueberries.

Homemade Valentine Trail Mix -Bringing for Gabriel’s soccer team Valentine snack.

Classic Strawberry Shortcake -I was stressing about what valentine dessert to make and then saw one of may favorite desserts on one of my favorite blogs. Why haven’t I ever made stawberry shortcake on Valentine day before??? Doing it this year!


San Francisco Chops (Slow Cooker) – Serving w/ Baked Brown Rice (variation #2) and Roasted Broccoli

Chicken Cordon Blue Roll Ups -Adding a little bit of light Alfredo Sauce  and steamed Broccoli to the roll ups. Serving with raw Bell Pepper Strips and fruit.

Taco Salad Dippers – I have a feeling this might make too much for our family even if we eat for lunch too, so I might freeze half for later.

Naturally-Sweetened Honey Popcorn Balls


Tender Pork Chops w/ Carmalized Apples and Onions - Serving w/Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes (reducing the amount of potatoes and adding cooked broccoli and mashing with potatoes. )

-This is an oldie but a goody.  I don’t think I’ve made this since we moved to TX. Pork Chops were on sale at Costco so it’s TIIIIIIIIIIME.

Burritos -Stuffing a flour tortilla with Madras Lentils, cheese, salsa and sour cream. Serving with tortilla chips and veggie sticks.

Sticky Garlic Chicken and Broccoli – Serving with rice.

Fruit and Oat Smoothie - I usually just make up our smoothie recipes but this one looks really good and we have all the ingredients.



We are back in town and ready to start meal planning again.  We felt so blessed to be able to spend Christmas with our family and friends in WA. It was a perfect trip.

Ham and Cheese Sliders (bringing to friends house for a pot luck) – Adding a little honey to the glaze. Have you tried these? I made theses a couple weeks ago and brought them to a Christmas party.  They were a huge hit and I could not stop thinking how tasty they were.  I feel a little guilty eating them b/c of the butter and am wondering if I should of “just not gone there” but I’m making them two weeks later, oh well….

Flat-bread Pizza -We will be using a classic marinara and topping with mozzarella, pepperoni, green olives and pineapple. We got the flat-bread from Costco.

BBQ Chicken, The Cornbread. and Broccoli with Cheese Sauce 

Crock Pot Italian Beef Sandwiches - Sliced cucumber and bell peppers on side.


This won’t be a typical meal plan but just a modge podge of recipes that I’ll be making leading up to Christmas. We leave for WA soon and going to make snacks for our travels.

Cheese Blintz Pancakes – we have made these little gems a couple times now and I think I will declare that they are our new favorite pancake recipe. I love cheese blintzes but they are too much work for just a normal weekend breakfast but these cheese blintz pancakes taste so rich and yummy and they are easy to make too.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread – Making into muffins.- We all liked these and didn’t miss the white sugar.

Baked Oatmeal Muffins -These have revolutionized our breakfasts! They are so tasty, healthy and easy to make. We look forward to breakfast each morning and after I make a batch or two at the beginning the week breakfast clean up is so easy.

White Chocolate Pecan Brownies -I made these for company and for a birthday treat at Kalebs work. They are sooooooooooo good. I just loved the texture and flavor. I think I like them better than the traditional brownie (gasp!). So good paired with a cup of hot tea or coffee!

Honey Carrot Cake Bars- Hoping to make before we leave to help clean out our fridge of yogurt and carrots. :)

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups - I hope I have time to make these and they turn out! I think they would make a nice treat on the plane ride.