22 May 2017

Meal Plan Week #34

Happy Monday before Memorial Day!

For us, this is our last week of school before we take a two week break. YES!!!🌞

And come Friday, because we're officially celebrating the start of summer around here, I've decided to take a break from posting my meal plans for the summer, too. I'll continue to occasionally share some of our favorite meals and recipes (like I've always done) and perhaps I'll have more time to post fun happenings around here or topics of interest. Either way, it's summer so a break from the norm sounds good!

Our stand out last week:

Hawaiian Sweet & Sour Meatballs.

This was a simple slow cooker twist on the grilled meatball kabobs we usually have. Just add all the ingredients to your crockpot and you'll have a delicious family friendly meal waiting for you.  

Ingredients:
  • 32 oz. package of precooked frozen meatballs (we use Aidell's Chicken Pineapple)
  • 13.5 oz. can of unsweetened pineapple chunks (put juice aide)- I used fresh pineapples this time (approx. 8 spears)
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 large red pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 T low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 T corn starch
Directions:
Place meatballs in crockpot and top with chopped green & red peppers and pineapple chunks. In a separate bowl, mix reserved pineapple juice, brown sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, and soy sauce. Pour sauce over meatballs, peppers, and pineapple. Give it a stir and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Serve over rice and garnish with fresh cilantro and Sriracha sauce (if you like it spicy).

Ok, so here's my last meal plan for a while... Welcome, SUMMER!!

Meal Plan Week #34
  • Fish Tacos
  • Chicken Alfredo Shells
  • Black Bean Burgers
  • Shrimp with Roasted Tomatoes and Feta
  • Carnitas with Roasted Corn


21 May 2017

Our Happy Place

I'm still smiling from our trip to the beach!


These two love to comb the beach for shells.


 Happy boy.


Sorting her treasures.




 Little boys in straw hats. 😍


 Keeping busy.




 My beach babes.


Kisses for my Grace.


 Hanging out in the shade with mama.


 Low tide and soft little waves made it great for Zach to play in the water.






 Our preferred beach snack is always baked Cheetos!


 He had to pet all the dogs.






 Weren't the girls just this little? 😂😂


 Our beach splurge is always ice cream at the snack bar. 🍦🍦
Zach was busy drinking his ice water since he detests ice cream. 😜


Happiness = the BEACH!

We could not have asked for a more perfect day!

Bring on summer!

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