weekly dinner menu

Good Morning Loves! We had such a fabulous weekend. My in-laws came to town and we made the most of the 24 hrs. we had them. I have the best in-laws! They brought gifts and special treats for us all. We made many happy memories that we will cherish forever.

Without further delay here is my menu for this week. As a reminder menu is in no particular order. I look at my dinner list every morning and plan for dinner based on the evening’s activities, commitments, etc.

Dinner Menu 10/14 – 10/20

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Funeral Potatoes  (These are 2 separate dishes. both really simple to make and are definite fam favs. I also make a nice dinner salad to go with this.)…. yes I know it was on last weeks menu, but we went out to eat an extra day, so back on the menu it goes!

Chunky Cheese Potato Soup & Salad Bar (This Soup is hearty, a family favorite and insanely easy to make. Served with a fav crusty bread and it can stand on its own, but I love any excuse to create a salad bar.)

“Life. of. a. Sisters” Chicken Enchiladas (These are DIVINE and very easy to make. Got the recipe from their Instagram stories. FYI I always leave out the corn and rotel this recipe calls for and it’s still a fav.Recipe found HERE)

Trader Joes Chicken Parm and Costco 5 Cheese Tortellini (Busy night? This dish is so easy to throw together and your family will thank you for it. Get Trader Joes Breaded Chicken Tenderloins and cook according to package. Top With T.J’s marinara and mozzarella and serve over Costcos 5-cheese tortellini cooked according to directions (get it in their fridge section, comes in a 2 pack, so easily get 2 meals out of it.)

Trader Joes Chicken Fried Rice and 10-minute Won-Ton soup with Shrimp (Another easy T.J. dinner. easy when you’re busy. Recipe found HERE  FYI…I also add 1 lb. raw, peeled and deveined medium shrimp to the broth right before adding the won-tons and spinach.)

**Recipes:**

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sandwiches 

2-3 lb. pork roast

2 c. BBQ sauce (I love Sweet baby rays)

1/4 c. Italian dressing

2 TBS Worcestershire sauce

hamburger buns

In a crockpot add Pork, sauces, and dressing. Cook on low for 8-10 hrs. or High 6-8 hrs. once done, shred the pork and serve on buns. Add more BBQ sauce if it seems a little dry.

Funeral Potatoes a.k.a. Hashbrown Potato Casserole 

26-30 oz. bag frozen hashbrowns/shredded potatoes

1 stick of butter (melted)

10.5 oz. can cream of chicken soup

16 oz. sour cream

2 c. shredded mild cheddar cheese (divided)

salt n pepper to taste (I probably add a tsp of each)

Remove potatoes from freezer at least 20 min. before prep.

Preheat oven to 400. In a large mixing bowl combine potatoes, butter, soup, sour cream, half the cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well. Spread mixture evenly in a greased 9×13 pan. Top with remaining cheese. Cover with tin foil and bake for 35-45 min. until casserole looks bubbly and fork test in the middle is nice and hot. Remove foil and continue cooking another 5-10 minutes until cheese is totally melted. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!

Chunky Cheese Potato Soup

2 C chicken broth or vegetable broth

2 C diced peeled red potatoes (i never peel mine for this soup)

½ C diced carrot

½ C chopped celery

¼ C chopped onion

1 ½ tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 C cubed cooked bacon (or ham)

1/4 C butter

1/4 C flour

2 C milk

2 C grated cheddar cheese

In a pot combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add cooked bacon or ham. In a saucepan, melt the butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese until melted; add to the soup. that’s it ENJOY!

Have the best week ever and thank you for stopping by!

XoXo, Tiff.

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