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 Pork Ragout, Crack Chicken Casserole, and the Mom’s Classic Pot Roast with Savory Onion Gravy!
Sun… Monday TKW Family! OMGosh your girl here is BEAT! Like every part of my body hurts to the point putting on shorts and having to bend to put them over my feet hurts. Good lord. So…let’s chat about why my weekly menu is a day late.
As you may recall, we relocated to Arizona back in January. I drove through hail, hundreds of miles of pure darkness and zero cellular services, and a blizzard in Texas and New Mexico but I made it to gorgeous AZ.
Now we’ve been coming to AZ for about 14+ years before moving here so we kind of had a good idea of what to expect heat and weather-wise…or so we thought.
…and then all hell broke loose
Friday night we went to our neighbors to play some cards. Mr. Fantabulous had been going stir crazy since his surgery and needed for us to get out of the house for something other than PT. Well about an hour into it we get an alert that 1″ size hail was due to hit our area. I drove my car back to our garage and went back to my neighbor’s house. We then got the alerts that a Dust Storm and Rain were quickly approaching. Now calling it a dust storm is mild. They are technically called a Haboob. It’s an asthmatic and clean freak’s nightmare!
This thing was like something out of The Mummy movie only accompanied with lightning, monsoon rain, and 60+ mph winds that lasted for a good hour or so. Thankfully our house wasn’t damaged other than one tree that had a huge limp twisted in half and then split, about 1.5″ of sand and dirt EVERYWHERE and our pool trashed.
That beautiful blue pool water is now filled with branches, 2-3″ of sand, and muck. So Saturday morning I got up and went outside to start cleaning. It took me 45 minutes just to do sweep our vestibule out and almost 7 hours to sweep off our back patio. Yes, 7 – I have the blisters to prove it. We spent 5 hours getting the gunk out of the pool, taking apart the filters, cleaning them, and repeating.
and then it happened…
“Go inside immediately. A Dust Storm with Monsoon rains and winds will be in your area within 10 minutes. If you’re driving, pull off the side of the road immediately.”
I literally burst into tears at that point. All that hard work, sweat (I kid you not, I lost 9 pounds on Saturday from all the work I did outside, and the blood – I was so cut up from branches and crap in the pool), all for nothing as Mother Nature decided to kick our butts while we were down.
So we went into the house and I was a hot mess. I was probably the most exhausted I have ever been in my life and physically drained. I just hurt all over.
Sunday I got up, well I tried too as the physical soreness was tough, and went outside to assess the situation. Thankfully the dust wasn’t too bad as I was able to use the backpack blower on the patio. The pool, however, yeah – hot mess. So we spent all day outside yesterday trying to get that vacuumed. Poor Mr. Fantabulous was beside himself as he’s still on crutches, can’t put any weight on his leg, and still in the long brace.
Even as injured as he was, he still sat in chairs around the pool and manually swept it for 5 hours.
So that, my dear family, is why I didn’t post yesterday.
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.
- Crispy Potato Cake Stacks– Cheesy, Creamy, Crunchy fried mashed potato cakes
- The Best Mac ‘n Cheese– Truly the cheesiest, creamiest mac ‘n cheeses you’ll ever have!
- Crispy Crunchy Fish Sticks – These crispy crunchy fish sticks are super easy, baked so they are healthy AND seriously delicious! Whether you a little kid or a big kid, you’ll fall in love with these! High in protein and low in fat, since they are baked to crispy perfection, these fish sticks are a must-make!
- Honey Mustard Dip/Dressing Only 6 ingredients are needed to make this sweet, tangy, and perfectly balanced sauce. Hands down THE BEST Honey Mustard Dressing and Dipping sauce you’ll ever taste!
- Corned Beef Hash Breakfast Bagel– Guinness corned beef made into a breakfast paddy on top of a delicious bagel!
- Dad’s Ham Salad – A Pittsburgh classic spread that is perfect for crackers, veggies, and sandwiches!
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 – BBQ Meatloaf Stacks
♥ Tuesday –Mom’s Classic Pot Roast with Savory Onion Gravy
♥ Wednesday – Crack Chicken Casserole – Tots, Crispy Bacon, Cheese, and BBQ Ranch Sauce!
♥ Thursday – One Pot Cheesy Chili Beef Pasta
♥ Friday – Ultimate Pittsburgh Steak & Fries Wedgie
♥ Saturday – Pork Ragout
♥ Sunday – Ultimate Oven Roasted Chicken
♥ Dessert of the week – Double Chocolate Flourless Brownies