Plan family friendly meals this week with Monday Menu! Crock pot BBQ chicken, homemade macaroni & cheese with broccoli, pizza stuffed pasta shells are just a few of the family-approved recipes you’ll find, not to mention easy breakfast, dessert and game day snack recipes to make sure every day is yummy!
This week’s two menus won’t disappoint. With classic flavors and easy prep, these easy recipes make great meals you’re sure to have on repeat!
Menu 1- Family Classics
Who can resist juicy, tender BBQ boneless, skinless chicken thighs cooked with the ease of the slow cooker? Hands-off cooking has never been so easy or delicious! Coated with a simple rub then bathed in your favorite sauce with just a few tweaks, fabulous fall-apart BBQ chicken with layers of flavor is served.
Creamy Broccoli Mac & Cheese is made on the stovetop in just one pot and is the ultimate in comfort food side dishes. With lusciously melted cheddar, cream cheese, fresh chopped broccoli and elbow pasta, this is one homemade macaroni and cheese recipe that gets to the table in less than 30 minutes!
Layered Strawberry Jello Salad with its dreamy sour cream layer surrounded by crushed pineapple, bananas, pecans and, of course, loads of strawberries has made its required appearance in a 9×13 glass baking dish on our family tables for as long as I can remember.
Menu 2- Pizza Pasta
Turn pizza into a fun comfort meal for your family with Pizza Stuffed Pasta Shells! This easy recipe combines everything you love about your favorite pizza with the comfort of pasta in one easy dish. Your family is going to love filling their bellies with delicious shells bursting with pepperoni, sausage and a mixture of ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses all topped with a tangy marinara!
Soaked in olive oil that’s been infused with loads of garlic, lemon, herbs and a red pepper kick, these easy homemade Italian marinated olives make for a wonderful appetizer or addition to any cheese board. Looking for something scrumptious to take to the next cookout, holiday party or potluck? This simple no-cook recipe has you covered!
Sometimes a simple green salad is the only partner you need for your favorite dinner recipe. When that’s the case, top your salad with this simple, 1-minute Creamy Mayo Vinaigrette to create a classic house salad that is sure to become your signature dish!
Dessert This Week!
Is it fair to say that maybe this week ‘s dessert might come from your kids’ trick or treat bags? Nonetheless, here’s a lovely comfort dessert alternative that could just easily fill in for breakfast- Old Fashioned Rice Pudding. Quick, easy and made with panty staples with options for add-ins to make it just the way your family likes it, this classic recipe is one you’ll turn to when a little cozy is needed!
Here’s What We’re Snacking On
Dips are still ruling the roost when it comes to football game days. This week, Ultimate Creamy Chicken Dip is it’s all about! Shredded chicken, cream cheese, Parmesan, pecans and spices come together to make a deliciously addictive dip that’s served hot and has your friends and family coming back for more!
Making Breakfast Easy
This is the best pumpkin muffin recipe! Light and tender with warm spices, these soft muffins are full of real pumpkin with an easy streusel topping of brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon and pumpkin seeds for a genuine bakery/coffee shop experience at home!
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