Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Menu - Menu Plan Monthly

Spring is finally here! The days are getting longer and the weather is finally starting to warm up a bit. I'm looking forward to getting outside and starting on our vegetable garden for the upcoming year. Warmer weather also means more meals cooked on the grill which is always a plus. I will keep this short and sweet, so today I have my April Menu Plan for you. Easter is this weekend, so I've included our Easter menu as well. I hope you enjoy this months menu.    


April Dinner Menu 

Smoked Sausage W/Apples & Onions, Scalloped Potatoes & Fruit 
Spaghetti Alfredo W/Grilled Chicken {New}, Salad & Fresh Green Beans
Chicken Fajita Tacos & Pineapple Salsa {New}
Homemade Sloppy Joe's {New} & French Fries 
Skillet Cheese Ravioli, TX Garlic Toast & Salad
Oven Baked Hoe Down Chuck Roast, Baked Potatoes & Baked Beans & Corn
Chicken Enchilada Bake & Salad
Crispy Homemade Fish Sticks, Mac & Cheese, Tater Tots & Fruit Salad
Salisbury Steak W/Gravy , Whole Grain Egg Noodles & Steamed Carrots
Smoked Barbecue Ribs, Grilled Vegetables, Pasta Salad & Baked Sweet Potatoes
Lemon Pepper Grilled Pork Chops, Potato Packets, Grilled Zucchini 
Home Style Chicken & Noodles
Steak Pizzaiola, W/Whole Grain Linguine & Roasted Broccoli

Barbecue Chicken & Bacon Pizza {Pizza Night} 
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Texas Garlic Toast & Green Beans & Corn
Tater Tot Casserole, Peas & Carrots & Honey Wheat Rolls 
Crock Pot Northern Beans & Ham {Leftover Easter Ham}Skillet Cornbread 
Ham Fried Rice {Leftover Easter Ham}
Mom's Meaty Cornbread Casserole, {New}, Salad & Fresh Fruit
Easter Dinner: Honey Baked Ham, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Honey Glazed Sweet Potato's, Sweet & Sour Green Beans, Rolls, Deviled Eggs, Potato Salad, Lime Jello-O Salad {New}Moms Strawberry Cake 


Desserts for the Month: 
Snowball Brownies 

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Friday, March 27, 2015

White Bean Chicken Chili W/Hominy

This comforting White Bean Chicken Chili comes together with minimal ingredients and under 30 minutes! Serve with a variety of tasty toppings for additional flavor.  
Winter is officially over and our North Texas weather is finally changing over into more spring like temperatures. This month we've had a mix of weather patterns everything from snow, sleet, ice, freezing rain, fog to torrential downpours. This weekend the sun is finally making an appearance after 6 long weeks! I'm definitely ready for more spring like temps.  

With all the cold-wet weather we have pretty much stayed indoors and hibernated for the most part. I've been cooking up a storm and preparing all of our favorite comfort foods, chicken and noodles, homemade soup. chicken stew, and chili.   

We've actually enjoyed chili twice over the last month. One was was a regular red based ground beef chili and the second variety was a White Bean Chicken Chili! My husband prefers a red based chili with ground beef or ground venison, but I love both.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lemon Cream Cheese Easter Buns

These cute little Easter Buns are a cinch to make with frozen dinner rolls. Each bun is filled with a lemon-cream cheese filling, and finished off with a simple vanilla icing, and festive sprinkles. 
 
Good morning everyone! I'm back sharing another fun and festive recipe perfect for Easter. St. Patrick's Day is behind us and Easter is just around the corner. I was trying to think of a new and yummy way to celebrate Easter and these Lemon Cream Cheese Easter Buns came to mind.  

I adapted my Super Easy King Cake recipe into these festive Easter buns. I think they turned out fabulous! Homemade bread is definitely my weakness, but I don't always have the time to bake rolls from scratch. This is where frozen bread and roll dough comes into the picture. 

With Rhodes Frozen Bread  products I can have homemade bread and rolls in no time. What I love most is how versatile and forgiving their dough is. You can make just about any bread recipe imaginable (bubble breads, monkey bread, sweet rolls, cinnamon bread) and more.