Weekly Family Menu Plan - featuring 5 weeknight dinner recipes, a weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Happy weekend!

This week’s family menu plan is ready to go! A couple one pot meals, the most delicious looking salmon, some seriously comforting soup, and a quick tortellini dish! Plus, homemade fruit salsa, grape salad, and DOUGHNUTS.

Just print out the grocery list for these meals and head to the store!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts - homemade doughnuts in minutes! You won't be able to resist these fluffy doughnuts!

If you aren’t following me on social (WHY?! DO IT!), you may not know that I am beyond obsessed with doughnuts these days.

I plan my weeks around when and where I can get doughnuts. I went hiking the other day just so I had an excuse to hit my favorite drive thru doughnut shop on the way home.

It’s bad.

As you read this, I’m probably somewhere buying our weekend supply of those fried rings of deliciousness.

Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts - homemade doughnuts in minutes! You won't be able to resist these fluffy doughnuts!

But I thought for right now, I could show you my favorite cheater way to make doughnuts at home.

Yep, cake mix! All you need is cake mix and a doughnut pan.

Well, and all the other stuff but you probably already have oil and eggs and water.

You know I love the Pillsbury Moist Supreme cake mixes! They are my all-time fave cake mixes – cakes and cupcakes just turn out so moist and fluffy!

And doughnuts turn out moist and fluffy too! Woo!

So to make these Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts, you just mix the cake mix with oil, eggs, and water and then bake them for about 10 minutes. Let them cool and then cover them in my new favorite frosting: Pillsbury Fluffy Frost in Strawberry Marshmallow. And then put sprinkles everywhere!

(And of course, you could use a different flavor cake mix if you really wanted but why would you want to? The strawberry is pink! Pink doughnuts!)

Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts - homemade doughnuts in minutes! You won't be able to resist these fluffy doughnuts!

I’m obsessed.

If you’ve never had a baked doughnut, they’re really more the texture of a cupcake buuuuut, it’s more fun when they’re shaped like doughnuts, right?

I love these and I hope you love them too. Let me know what your favorite ways to use Pillsbury cake mixes and frostings in the comments!

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BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad - perfect for potlucks and barbecues! Pasta, chicken, cheddar cheese, bell peppers, corn, and bacon all tossed with barbecue sauce! So easy and so delicious!

Whyyy? Why does the weather do this to me? Yesterday I laid in the sun while my kids played in the sprinkler after school and today? I’m cold.

COLD.

What is this?! Texas, get it together!

Anyway, the brief moments of hot weather have me really looking forward to summer! And swimming! And beaching! And most importantly, grilling!

BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad - perfect for potlucks and barbecues! Pasta, chicken, cheddar cheese, bell peppers, corn, and bacon all tossed with barbecue sauce! So easy and so delicious!

I was so desperate for barbecue yesterday after all the fun that I tossed together this quick and easy BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad for dinner.

So it’s the pasta and some chicken (I used a rotisserie one from the grocery store to make life extra simple) with bacon, cheddar cheese, red bell pepper and corn. And then it’s all tossed with my favorite Heinz BBQ Classic Sweet & Thick sauce.

Heinz has been doing really cool things in the bbq sauce world recently. Have you seen their regional varieties? They have Carolina, Texas, Kansas City, and Memphis styles and they were all crafted with local Pitmasters. Seriously cool.

The Kansas City Sweet & Smoky is my favorite among the regional bunch and it would definitely be delicious in this pasta salad. I’ve already got a bottle of it waiting for my next bbq craving!

But yes, the Heinz BBQ Classic Sweet & Thick is just as the name suggests. It’s sweet and thick and everything I love about a barbecue. This is the one I buy for my kids to dip nuggets in, it’s what I use when I do crockpot barbecue chicken, it just works for everything. I definitely always trust the great taste of Heinz.

And it worked beautifully in this pasta salad!

If you need more BBQ inspiration, head over to the Heinz BBQ official site for so many delicious recipes!

BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad - perfect for potlucks and barbecues! Pasta, chicken, cheddar cheese, bell peppers, corn, and bacon all tossed with barbecue sauce! So easy and so delicious!

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Glazed Lemon Cookies - soft lemon cookies with a deliciously tart glaze!

Happy Monday! Errr… let’s try to make it a happy Monday!

I have cookies to make your Monday a little less horrible.

Yep, still really loving all things lemon right now. I don’t know what my deal is but I can’t get enough.

I made these Glazed Lemon Cookies yesterday and then ate 5 of them before I even took pictures. It’s a problem.

Glazed Lemon Cookies - soft lemon cookies with a deliciously tart glaze!

These cookies were really simple. One of my cookie pet peeves is finicky dough. Like, if you don’t chill it, they spread too much. If you don’t flatten them out, they stay in strange little balls. You know what I mean?

I just want cookie dough that I can put on the baking sheet and it does exactly what it’s supposed to do. Why is that so hard?!

Anyway, these cookies do exactly what they are supposed to do. I just rolled them into balls and placed them on the baking sheet and they spread out into perfect little cute cookie shapes.

And they’re so soft and amazing! The glaze is just the right amount of tart.

You see why I had 5 of them?

Yeah.

Glazed Lemon Cookies - soft lemon cookies with a deliciously tart glaze!

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Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 weeknight dinners, a weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Happy weekend! I hope you have lots of fun stuff going on!

This week’s menu looks really delicious, as usual. Pasta, quesadillas, dumplings, and a quinoa bowl for the day you feel like being a little extra healthy. Plus, salsa and cake for breakfast times 2!

You could find the grocery list here – just print and head to the store!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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