Monday, August 5, 2013

meal planning monday.

confessions of a crappy mom: my meal plan this week is probably not the healthiest meal plan in the world in terms of everything homemade, pasta rolled out in my kitchen, and all that jazz. I'm talking jarred Alfredo sauce and other joyous additions that make a busy mama a happier mama.

It's August! Menu

Monday: Roasted Sausage, Peppers, & Potatoes (Thanks, Pinterest!)
Tuesday: Spicy Chicken Broccoli Mushroom Alfredo (see below for recipe!)
Wednesday: Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops, Zukes, and Sweet Potatoes
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Breakfast for Dinner (Biscuits and Gravy!)
Saturday: Burgers and Dogs on the grill, homemade potato salad
Sunday: No idea! No, seriously. I have no idea. Suggestions?

So how about a super easy recipe to spice up an easy go-to pasta?

Spicy Chicken Broccoli Mushroom Alfredo

  • Your fave pasta: I had rigatoni in the cabinet
  • Jar of Alfredo sauce (Or you could be super mom and make your own! I've had luck with this recipe)
  • Your choice of veggies: I used frozen broccoli & mushrooms
  • Diced chicken
  • Diced tomatoes and jalepenos
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili powder
  • 1 tsp. Garlic salt
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese
It's super easy-- while your pasta is cooking and your broccoli is steaming, chop up your chicken to your desired size. I prefer slightly larger pieces. Toss the chicken, cooked broccoli, drained mushrooms, and diced tomatoes and jalepenos (drained) into a pan. Pour the jar of alfredo sauce over the mixture and add pepper, 1 tsp. garlic salt, and 1/2 tsp. chili powder to pan. Heat up until bubbly. Toss in your shredded Parmesan cheese and cook through until heated. Drain your cooked pasta, toss with sauce, and sit down and listen to your family exclaim how tasty it is. Honestly! I about keeled over with the number of compliments I received. 


BerryMorins Bits & Tips said...

Don't you just hate eating the same thing everyday? I know I certainly do.
This is a wonderful time of year when many bloggers are sharing their summer harvest.
My husband and I will be heading to the farmers market in a couple of weeks. He actually wants to try his hand at making pickles. It should be fun for both of us.
Have a delicious week.

Megan said...

I HATE eating the same thing every day! I try to recreate my leftovers into a new meal... sometimes I'm successful, sometimes not so much :)

disorganizedmusings said...

Delicious menu! I've made the peppers, sausage and potatoes before...soooo good!

Megan said...

The amazing recipes you CAN find on Pinterest! It's a mind suck that you can spend hours on, but the recipes are amazing.