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

Happy weekend! Better yet: Happy long weekend!

My husband has a 4-day for the first time in forever so we actually had the day all to ourselves yesterday. We had coffee (my first PSL of the year!), lunch, and then he took a nap in the parking lot while we waited for the kids to get out of school.

What did I do while he napped? Watched youtube videos comparing iPhones to Androids because I have once again dropped my dang iPhone and shattered the screen. Second time in 6 months! I’d been considering making the switch and I’m taking this as a sign to just go for it. And I’m pretty excited.


The family menu plan for this week looks super delicious! We’ve got a few pastas, a pizza, a crockpot meal, quiche for breakfast, and fruit salad for dessert! Let me know if you end up adding any of these to your weekly plan!

Have a great weekend, guys!

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Heeeeeey guys! Happy almost Friday!

I cooked dinner last night. Like, a real dinner. Not putting random blog things on a plate and calling it dinner.

And then I went to Whataburger after the kids were in bed because I am 100% totally absolutely going to eat healthy starting today and I had to have one more burger. And fries. And maybe some Cadbury Crunchie Biscuits. Now I’m ready to be healthy!

I give it 3 days before I’m in the In-N-Out drive thru at midnight.

But whatever.

So anyway, dinner! I made this Cashew Chicken Cassrole for the kids and they loved it! (I had a few bites too and it was definitely delicious.)

Cashew chicken was my go-to Chinese food order in Colorado and I think I had it at least once a month for all 4 years we were there. It was so good there. Packed full of veggies – I mean, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, celery, peppers, and even water chestnuts.

I wanted to make something kind of like that but a little more kid-friendly so I left out the mushrooms and the zucchini (because my kids won’t eat them) but feel free to add them or any other veggie! The sauce is delicious and tastes just like the one from my fave restaurant and my kids loved all the crunchy chow mein noodles and cashews on top.

This is a easy, healthy meal that the whole family will love.

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Homemade Apple Cider Doughnuts will have you wishing for fall! These cake doughnuts are full of apple cider flavor and coated in cinnamon sugar. 

Apple Cider Doughnuts - yummy cake doughnuts made with apple cider and covered in cinnamon sugar!

Good morning guys! (Or afternoon! Or evening!) I made doughnuts!

Last year I was super excited because I realized we had an apple farm, like, 15 minutes from our house. Yep, took me 4 years to realize it.

The website advertised apple cider doughnuts and I was sold. Sure, picking apples and pumpkins sounds like fun but doughnuts? I will go pretty much anywhere if doughnuts are promised.

I’m very motivated by food.

Just like my dogs.

Anyway, we got there and the doughnuts were baked.

I know.

The kids took one bite and said, “Nope.”

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Chex cereal, crackers, and pretzels are coated in a delicious parmesan and ranch seasoning in this Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix. It is seriously addictive! 

Heeeeey guys!

I am highly caffeinated and ready to take on Tuesday.

Today’s a good day. September 1st means so many great things! I mean, the Dairy Queen Pumpkin Blizzard is back. The Pumpkin Spice Latte is right around the corner. Bath & Body Works is releasing even more pumpkin candles next week. I am SO EXCITED for September.

The only way September could be better is if we were back in Colorado. *grumble grumble*

September also means football. I’m stupid excited for football. You already know this.

And with football comes yummy, snacky food.

My Ranch Goldfish Snack Mix has become a favorite among our friends so I’ve been looking for other snack mixes that don’t involve the fish. This one is so yummy. It’s got the Chex, pretzels, and cheese crackers and then it’s all coated in a buttery parmesan and ranch sauce and baked until extra crispy and delicious.

I’m obsessed.

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Apple and Brie Quesadillas – easy and delicious meatless meal! Crisp apples with melty brie and peppery arugula. 

Apple and Brie Quesadillas - easy and delicious meatless meal! Crisp apples with melty brie and peppery arugula.

Is it really Monday again? How did that happen so fast?

Well how was the weekend? I hope it was fantastic!

Ours was good. It is still so stupid hot here in Texas that I kind of didn’t want to do anything. Like even running to Walmart (as I’m doing every other day right now to look for new pumpkin goodies) seemed too difficult.

I keep reminding myself of our Christmas roadtrip last year and how we had to drive through snow in Dallas.

C’mon cold weather! C’mon 1/8″ of snow!

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