Monday, March 14, 2016

Monday Meal Planning

When I was a teacher, I worked with a girl who told me that she had never made the same meal for dinner twice.  Wait, what?  Let me just tell you that she was cooking only for herself and the hubs.  Now that she has had two kids, I wonder if she has changed her tune?  As I think back about this teaching friend and her lofty dinner goals, I can't help but wonder why I always seem to want to reinvent the wheel when it comes to dinner.  I've made plenty of healthy meals my boys have scarfed down.  So I searched my recipe book for favorites when I was planning for this week...


My boys LOVE this meal.  It is one that has them coming into the kitchen asking, What is that amazing smell?  Makes my day every time.  I made a few tweaks this time.  I cut the sweet potatoes into smaller pieces and baked them at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time.  I had cooked the chicken the day before, so all I had to do was toss it all together with the sauce, heat it through and it was done!  I also added sesame seeds and served the mango on the side.  Our boys prefer the mango cold, instead of warmed and mixed with the rest of the flavors.  I will have to say, my boys are not big potato fans, but they LOVED the sweet potatoes cooked this way.


Chick-fil-a Night!  Our school sponsors restaurant nights where a portion of the food sales go toward Stallings Elementary.  I am excited about surprising my boys with dinner out on a Tuesday night.  I am even more excited about not cooking. ;)


(packed with veggies--usually made in a campfire, this time in our oven)


(I use homemade waffles for this recipe.)


I usually hate to cook on a Friday, but when dinner is this good and this easy, it's no problem!

What's for dinner at your house?

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