Plan: Dec. 17-23, 2017

Sunday: Baked Chicken Legs and Steamed Green Beans
I spent a ton of time on the weekend sorting Legos.  My kids haven’t played with any of them since we moved into our current place almost two years ago, so I decided it was time to pack them away for a while.  I’m still not done, but my hours of obsessive sorting and matching pieces to instructions meant I wanted a SIMPLE dinner.

Monday: Spicy Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry
I don’t know why I don’t do stir-fries more often.  My family really loved this one, so expect to see it pop-up regularly on our menu from here on out.

Tuesday: Omelette
I like to make omelettes with onions, bell pepper mushrooms, tomatoes, and a sprinkle of cheese.  I served some bacon on the side.  I precook the onions and the mushrooms to release the water so the omelettes don’t get soggy.

Wednesday: Slow Cooker BBQ Meatloaf  and Slivered Brussels Sprouts
Just so you know, I totally cheat and buy BBQ sauce. I just look for the one with the least amount of sugar.

Thursday: Paleo Chicken Nuggets, Beet Salad with Orange Vinaigrette, and Home Fries
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been eating beets less than a year (see my post from January where I state my loathing for the root).  We tried them in February and I was hooked!  I had originally tried a different recipe, but this one is my favorite.  My son requested it for his birthday dinner and when I served it this week, he said it was his favorite.

Friday: Cevapcici and Roasted Broccoli
I bought the Cevapcici (a kind of sausage) premade at the grocery store.  I had been sick all week, so the house was a disaster and our accumulated boxes from Christmas packages was driving me nuts!  Cleaning days require dinners that take only 20 minutes of work time.

Saturday: Creamy Mushroom Bacon Cauliflower Rice Risotto
No rest for the weary!  We never eat a whole head of cauliflower when I rice it, so I’ll freeze the extra for another day.  

*I have to plan really well since grocery stores will be closed the 24th, the 25th, and the 26th here in Germany.  Stay tuned for my Christmas dinner plans, which are coming as soon I can get them typed up!  Today is my last day to pick up everything I need for our fancy dinner and two extra days!

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