October 4, 2012

Meal Planning 101

 Alrighty then...welcome to Meal Planning 101. And when I say 101 - I mean REALLY- like the basic skills of cooking, here, you guys.
Because a cook/chef---I am not. If I'm being completely honest, I MAYBE make dinner once or twice a week. I'm talking like when I actually get out my huge recipe book (that my Martha Stewart-esque Mom put together for me) and MAKE something from it. Instead of eating cereal, or making my hubby stop & get some crappy fast food on his way home from work. I know...shame shame. 

Now, I can make a mean Mac & Cheese - but as we all know, that is not all that hard.
Confession--it used to be super hard for me...I burned the noodles all the time :)

So, last week, I thought to myself, "Self...you need to make some actual dinners this week." So I set a goal for myself to cook 4 WHOLE DINNERS. And I did it!!! I actually cooked FIVE!! 

Where's my applause, people!? :) 

Well, the dishes turned out SO GOOD..that I thought..maybe there are some less-fortunate-in-the-kitchen-abilities-area like me that want some good, easy and yumm-o dinners! Eh? Yes?!

I have NEVER made a roast before on my own. Never. This was SO EASY and my hubby raved and raved about this for days. 

Such a good & simple recipe. Can't go wrong with pesto!

This is one of our go-to meals. I make this a lot -- and I still love it every time. 

 I just bought one rotisserie chicken and used it for Thurs & Fridays dinners. 

I can't say enough about this yummmmmy soup! It is the epitome of FALL & WARMTH.
This stays good for like two weeks if you put some in a container in the fridge. Or you can freeze it and it'll stay for about a month. 

So there you have it!! 
If you make these..let me know how they turned out!

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  1. ooo yum!! Thanks for sharing girl! I really want to try that white chicken enchiladas recipe!

  2. Way to go, Jenna! You totally rocked it out in the kitchen!

  3. I made the pesto chicken tonight and Mike was so impressed he took a picture of it! Thanks :)

  4. Hi Jenna, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  5. yay! love simple recipes. i made what i like to call, lazy green enchiladas tonight. i'm all about simple! i'll have to try out that creamy white chili! sounds delicious!

  6. That soup sounds deelish! Great job!

  7. Yummm those recipes sound so delish! Can't wait to try some of them out...thanks for posting them, dear! Happy Friday!

  8. I am impressed! Now let's see if you can keep this meal planning thing up. I think I planned like...3 days in a row once, and it was exhausting. Hahaha

    Also, coca-cola in a roast? Say whaaaaaaaat?

  9. Wow now I really want a roast. The weather's right for it too. Yea, that's totally happening this weekend... :)

  10. love the sound of all this comfort food--all i need now is for someone to come round and make them for me ;)

  11. these sound yummy! good job momma for cooking!

  12. You have now made me hungry! I want the meatballs right.this.minute. One of my favs!

  13. Each one sounds better than the one before! I am going to have a hard time deciding which to start with!

  14. i'm stealing these recipes because they are super easy and have barely any ingredients! you're a lady after my own heart! i've been using my crockpot more and it's pretty much amazeballs! lurrv you!


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