Weekly Meal Plan #23

April 29, 2017
Weekly Meal Plan #23

Happy weekend guys!

Welcome to this week's meal plan. As usual, we have some delicious and amazing posts for you to check out. 

Simple dinners, a quick breakfast idea and a sweet treat are all included. 

Have a great week-




Monday:
Baked Mac n Cheese with Chicken

Tuesday:
Beef Lettuce Wraps from Dinner at the Zoo

Wednesday:
Creamy Ham and Noodle Casserole from Mostly Homemade Mom

Thursday:
Minnesota Wild Rice Burgers from Cooking on the Front Burner

Friday:
Pizza Boats

Saturday:
Kitchen Closed!

Sunday:
Mexican Stuffed Shells



Breakfast and Dessert Ideas:
Chocolate Chip Muffins with Ricotta Cheese
Sugar Rolled Clementine Cookies


  • Breakfast Pizza
  • Breakfast Pizza

    April 28, 2017

    Start your day with pizza! Loaded with eggs, bacon and cheese.


    Meet your new favorite way to eat breakfast...pizza!  Yeeesss, my friends. Pizza. 🍕

    Here is the thing about this dish....the recipe below is how I made it for my family.  Yours could be totally different. You see, it's really the concept of making a pizza for breakfast that is the great thing here. If you make this particular breakfast pizza, you will not being disappointed. At all.  But, being that it is pizza, changing it up is always possible too. 

    My family likes things simple, hence, ours pizza is pretty simple. Bacon and cheese on the top and just some salt/pepper in the scrambled eggs. Your pizza could eliminate the bacon,  and add ham or breakfast sausage. Skip the meat altogether and add veggies. Dress up your scrambled eggs with hot sauce or fresh herbs. Go crazy and make it your own.

    It's so good and so easy. Make it for breakfast or it makes a perfect dish for dinner too!


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    Breakfast Pizza

    by Table for Seven
    Prep Time: 00:30
    Cook Time: 00:20
    Ingredients (Serves: 8)
    • 1-11 oz tube refrigerated pizza crust
    • 6 eggs
    • 1 TBSP milk
    • black pepper, to taste
    • onion powder, to taste
    • 8-10 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
    • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    Instructions
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    Line a flat rimmed baking sheet with foil. Then, spray foil with cooking spray. Dust foil lightly with flour.
    Spread pizza dough evenly on top of foil. Then, bake for 5 minutes, by itself. Set aside.
    In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk.
    In a skillet, over medium heat, cook eggs and scramble to desired consistency. Adding desired amount of onion powder/pepper while cooking.
    Spoon eggs on top of pizza crust and spread out to cover crust.
    Sprinkle top with cheese and bacon.
    Bake an additional 7-9 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is brown.

  • Simple Baked Cake Doughnuts
  • Simple Baked Cake Doughnuts

    April 26, 2017


    Delicious and versatile! Skip the bakery and make these baked doughnuts at home instead.


    Doughnuts are something that we love to eat at my house. Myself included. I know, not a healthy option. But, I just can't help myself sometimes!

    Instead of running to the bakery when a doughnut craving hits however, I like to make them homemade. Don't get me wrong. I love a good bakery-made doughnut, but, these involve very little work and a less guilt. 

    This recipe was originally shared here at Table for Seven waaayyy back in 2011 and it's been my go-to doughnut recipe ever since.  They are delicious and incredibly simple to make. 

    Not to mention..versatile!

    Check out these topping ideas:   simple powdered sugar glaze-chocolate glaze-cinnamon sugar- double glazed-chocolate butter cream- Nutella glaze...the options are endless.

    A few side notes:  
    If  you don't have a doughnut pan, no fear! Check out this link to convert your muffin pan into a doughnut pan.  I've never used this method, but, it looks pretty basic. 

    You can also make these in your mini doughnut pan. Just reduce your baking time by about a minute or two.

    Enjoy-


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    Simple Baked Cake Doughnuts

    by Table for Seven
    Prep Time: 00:15
    Cook Time: 00:07
    Ingredients (12-18 doughnuts)
    • 2 cups flour
    • 3/4 cups sugar
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2 TBSP melted butter
    Instructions
    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease doughnut pan.
    In a mixing bowl, sift together, cake flour, sugar, baking powder and nutmeg. Add buttermilk, eggs and butter. Mix until combined.
    Fill doughnut pan cavities about 2/3 full.
    Bake 7-9 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched.

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

    April 24, 2017

    The classic combo of peanut butter and jelly packed into a fudgy brownie.

    You guys know that I never met a cake mix that I didn't like.  Well, I guess you could say that about any kind of box-baking-mix.  I do love a good baking shortcut.

    I know. Homemade is best. No question.

    But, if you take your box mix and dress it up a little bit, what's the harm every now and then?


    That's what we did today.

    You start out with a basic box of brownie mix, add some peanut butter to the batter and top it off with a swirl of strawberry jelly.  Plus, they have a cup of chocolate chip stirred into the batter.  Ah..yum. 😋

    My boxed mix was the chocolate fudge variety, and jelly of choice was strawberry.  But, go with your favorite kind with either.  Just be sure it's for a 9 x 13 baking dish.

    Happy Monday friends and enjoy!

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    Peanut Butter and Jelly Brownies

    by Table for Seven
    Prep Time: 00:15
    Cook Time: 00:20
    Ingredients (approx 15-18 brownies)
    • box of brownie mix for 9 x 13 baking dish
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick), melted
    • 1/3 cup strawberry jelly
    Instructions
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
    In a bowl, stir together dry brownie mix, peanut butter, eggs and melted butter until combined.
    Stir in chocolate chips.
    Spread batter into prepared pan.
    Drop jelly by the spoonfuls on top of batter. Gently swirl with knife for a marble effect.
    Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  • Mini Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce Muffins
  • Mini Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce Muffins

    April 21, 2017

    Soft, sugary, moist muffins in perfect bite size.
    Hello to you all on this lovely Friday!

    Let me start things off with a quick question:

    What do you guys think of food videos? You know the ones...step by step instructions of a recipe set to music. Like them? Hate them? Indifferent?

    Could you let me know what you think? It's just one question and it will only take about a second to do! I appreciate your response on this one.  Simply click here to give an answer. Thank you 👍



    For today, we have muffins. Mini muffins. Goodness, we love these muffins. 

    Easy, quick, delicious and my kids just really like the fact that they are mini. These are great for breakfast or a snack. Made with really simple ingredients that are probably in your pantry as we speak!

    Give them a try and if you aren't able to make them mini, making them regular size will work fine too. Just increase your baking time a few minutes.

    Enjoy-


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    Mini Cinnamon Sugar Applesauce Muffins

    by Table for Seven
    Prep Time: 00:15
    Ingredients (24 mini muffins)
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup Sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    • 1 3/4 cup Flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    FOR TOPPING
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
    Instructions
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 24 count mini muffin pan or line with cupcake liners.
    In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
    In a mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Then, add in eggs, vanilla and applesauce. Mix until combined.
    Gradually, add flour mixture in and mix until just combined.
    Spoon batter into mini muffin pan evenly and bake for 12- 15 minutes.
    When muffins are cooled, dip top of each one in melted butter, then, in sugar/ground cinnamon mixture.
    Adapted from The Taylor House

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Bacon and Sea Salt
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies with Bacon and Sea Salt

    April 19, 2017

    Chocolate chip cookies with the added bonus of bacon!
    It just seems like a perfect day for chocolate chips cookies and bacon. Don't you think?


    I got to be honest with you guys, this post has stumped me.  It's been sitting in my draft folders for a while now and every time I start to write something, a total blank takes over my brain.  A bit frustrating. 😒

    So, I suppose, keeping it simple would be the way to go....

    Chocolate chip cookies, stuffed with bacon and topped with sea salt. They are just good. Really, really good.  Like, amazing good. Also, the sea salt is optional.  If you don't want to, don't use it on the top. They are still really good, amazing good, without it. 

    Get to bakin' these and soon-


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    Chocolate Chip Cookies with Bacon and Sea Salt

    by Table for Seven
    Prep Time: 00:20
    Ingredients (Approx 30 cookies)
    • 2 1/2 cups flour
    • 1 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup white sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 1/2 cups cooked and crumbled bacon
    • 2 cups chocolate chips
    • coarse sea salt, for topping
    Instructions
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or slip mats.
    In a bowl, whisk together, flour and baking soda. Set aside.
    In a mixing bowl, beat together coconut oil and sugars. Then, add in eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
    Gradually add in flour mixture and beat until combined.
    Fold in bacon pieces and chocolate chips.
    Roll batter into approx 1 inch balls and place onto prepared cookie sheet. Lightly flatten dough.
    Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
    Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are browned.
    Let cookies sit on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing.
    Then, cool completely on wire rack.