These Weekly Menu recipes allow you to get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try some delicious and easy dishes! This week I highly recommend making the One Pot Cheesy Chili Beef Mac, Double Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, and my Gochujang Sticky Chicken Breasts!
Happy Sunday and Happy Valentine’s Day TKW Family! How are you spending your puffy heart day? We’re not spending it quite as I had hoped but I can’t be too disappointed.
I had hoped a month into our relocation that we’d be all settled in and finally “enjoying” our house and the area. We are doing that but it’s really limited. We still have a bunch of boxes to go through and furniture to buy for the outside.
Today I hoped we could have gone up to the mountains for a picnic and enjoy the weather. But priorities first – get this house in order.
Seriously, I can not believe how much stuff we have! But I have to keep in mind that we not only moved the stuff from our home but also 2 companies and the stuff that goes with it.
Local Foodie Friends
So I did get to do something that I rarely got to do while in Pittsburgh – meet up with local food blogger friends. Living where I lived it was either super far from everything and I knew of no one else near me that also ran a food website. Luckily here I already had a girlfriend that I met a few years ago at a food conference that lives here. She, I, and 3 other ladies met up for lunch and it was such a great time!
If you’re local to the East Valley of Arizona and are a foodie, food blogger, and or Chef, let me know! I’d love to set up something for us to meet up and help support one another!
Gardening & Grass Cutting in FEBRUARY!
Seriously my mind is still blown that I’m actually growing herbs and veggies right now in my garden. AND that we (Mr. Fantabulous that is) are cutting grass now! This does NOT feel real!
Like I have full-blown peas growing that I harvest every day! Crazy, right?! Yesterday we also planted hot banana peppers, spicy bell peppers, orange pepper tree, red bell peppers, oregano, thyme, 3 types of tomatoes, and seeds for microgreens.
TKW On YouTube
As I mention every Sunday, I have a YouTube channel. I’d LOVE and appreciate it if you subscribed there. I’m brand spanking new there and with the millions of TKW Family members out there, I really need to build up my subscription base there.
Not only am I creating videos for my newer recipes but I’m also going back and creating them for my most popular recipes.
Since I have 1000+ recipes posted, it’ll take me a little bit to get them all done but I’ll get there.
My goal is to do more longer-type 10-15 minute cooking videos where I talk to you while cooking – think TV-show but candid.
Candid in the sense of – I scrape the whole bowl out (no, we don’t waste stuff in my house), I’ll get batter on my face, flour on my chest, and laugh at myself because I dropped/tripped/or just messed up what I was trying to say.
You’ll get me as me – true authentic Lori
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Highlighted Recipes of the week!
Recipes that are tried and true but ones that you may have forgotten about.
- Homemade English Muffins– All the nooks and crannies you want! The hardest decision is choosing how to top them!
- Dill Pickle Cheeseball– Chopped dill pickles mixed with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and seasonings make this dish the life of any party!
- Crispy Coconut Chip Cookies– When you just NEED a delicious cookie!
- Mac ‘n Cheese Pizza with Kielbasa – Pizza night just got a whole lot cheesier! This Mac’n Cheese Pizza is loaded with lots of gooey cheese, pasta, and topped with smoked kielbasa. Carbs on carbs never tasted more delicious!
- Hearty Chicken & Rice Soup – This Instant Pot Hearty Chicken, Veggies, and Wild Blend Rice Soup recipe is done in minutes. Ladle up a bowl of this rich, flavor-packed soup today! It’s the perfect comfort food! Also included, crockpot instructions!
- Browned Butter Broccoli Pecandine – One of the easiest and most delicious side dishes!
Weekly Dinner Menu – What to cook this week
With that guys, I’m getting this off to you all. Stay tuned for your newsletter AND your bonus recipe! Have one fantabulously amazing day!
Below I’ve put together some easy and delicious meal prep recipes that can help with dinner or lunch for the week. Plus dessert as well, you always have to have dessert! Is your favorite recipe listed below?
With that, have one fantabulously amazing week!
♥ Monday – Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps
♥ Tuesday – Creamy Mushroom Pasta with Bacon and Peas
♥ Wednesday – Gochujang Sticky Chicken Breasts
♥ Thursday – Meatball Stuffed Manicotti
♥ Friday – French Bread Garden Pizza with Herbed Oil
♥ Saturday – Thai Peanut Shrimp Summer Rolls
♥ Sunday – One Pot Cheesy Chili Beef Mac
♥ Dessert of the week – Double Chocolate Dipped Strawberries