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Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken

This was a wonderful chicken recipe that I made on a night that my non-vegetable eating son was gone. ;) It is a company-worthy recipe that will make it into my regular rotation.

FOR THE CREAMED SPINACH: 1 large bag of spinach leaves 2 ounces reduced fat cream cheese 1/8 C shredded parmesan cheese 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 T onion, minced olive oil in a mister bottle Salt and pepper to taste FOR THE SAUTEED MUSHROOMS: 8 ounce package of mushrooms, sliced 1 T butter olive oil in mister bottle 1/2 C white wine 2 cloves garlic, minced Salt and pepper to taste FOR THE CHICKEN: 4 boneless chicken breasts, sliced in half horizontally to make 8 thinner breast portions 2 oz slices shredded Mozzarella garlic powder seasoned salt pepper Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with no-stick spray. Sprinkle the garlic powder, seasoned salt, and pepper on both sides of the chicken.  Bake for 16 minutes. Meanwhile, make the creamed spinach.  Spray a non-stick skillet with ol…

What's for Dinner Meal Plan

Happy Palm Sunday! Even though it is officially spring, we in southwest Missouri are facing a second blast of winter. We ended up with a snow day from school last Friday, and got 4 inches of snow - our biggest this year! It snowed again all day today, but the temps were just warm enough that it didn't stick to the ground.

This week we will also get a three-day weekend because of Good Friday. Here's this week's menu - short and simple. :) Enjoy and have a great week! Be sure to follow me on Facebook to get fast updates from the blog. :)

Sunday - Leftovers

Monday - Baked Ravioli (place 1 pkg. frozen ravioli in the bottom of a 9x13 pan, cover with a jar of pasta sauce, and top with mozarella, bake covered at 400 for 30 minutes, remove foil and cook for 10 more min.), Broccoli, Salad, Peaches

Tuesday -Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken (new), Roasted Asparagus, Salad, Strawberries

Wednesday - Eat out

Thursday - Corey's birthday - his choice, just waiting for him to make h…

What's for Dinner Meal Plan

Happy St. Patrick's Day (and last day of spring break)! We don't really do anything to celebrate this holiday at our house, but it's fun seeing photos on Facebook of those who do. I often make corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, but because it's not a favorite of my son, I'm skipping it this year. We start back to school tomorrow, so I'm keeping my menu pretty simple. You'll see lots of grilling again (which requires no recipes) and some easy casserole options.

Here's this week's menu. Enjoy and have a great week! Be sure to follow me on Facebook to get fast updates from the blog. :)

Sunday - Grilled pork tenderloin salads, Broccoli, Strawberries (and I did make fresh chocolate chip cookies today)

Monday - Grilled Chicken Bruschetta, Green Beans, Salad, Strawberries

Tuesday - Tuna Noodle Casserole, Broccoli, Salad, Applesauce

Wednesday - Hot Dogs (had some left from grilling week), Baked Beans, Salad, Blackberries

Thursday - Creamy Chicken…

What's for Dinner Menu Plan - Spring Break

This week is our spring break, and we've been busy taking our son to college scholarship interviews. It's hard to believe that very soon he will be an adult in college! With all of our travel and activity this week, I planned a very easy menu to make sure we would eat well, but oops! I forgot to go post it.

This week is Grilling Week at our house. No fancy recipes - just making sure that we have meat thawed and ready to go on the grill each night. I love grilling and how easy it makes getting dinner on the table. All you have to do is grill up your favorite meat, throw together a salad, heat up some frozen or canned veggies, and cut up some fresh fruit (and of course, canned works in a pinch).

Here's this week's menu. Enjoy and have a great week! Be sure to follow me on Facebook to get fast updates from the blog. :)

Sunday - Eat out (got back too late from interview)

Monday - Grilled Burgers (make patties from lean ground sirloin and just season with pepper and garlic a…

What's for Dinner Menu Plan

One more week until spring break! It's hard to even think about spring right now since it has been so cold lately. But, I'm looking forward to a few days to relax, and hopefully the temperatures will start to rise before then.

Here's this week's menu. I'm keeping it simple this week. Enjoy and have a great week! Be sure to follow me on Facebook to get fast updates from the blog. :)

Sunday - Roast Beef, Oven Roasted Veggies, Salad, Strawberries

Monday - Southwestern Beans with Saffron Basmati Rice, Salad, Strawberries

Tuesday - Chicken Enchiladas, Salad, Applesauce

Wednesday - Meatball Subs, Green Beans, Salad, Blackberries

Thursday - Grilled Salmon, Broccoli, Salad, Oranges

Friday - leftovers

Saturday -  Eat out to celebrate the start of spring break

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