Weekly Menu #8

We are going out of town next week so this menu is planned around that. Lots of left overs, mostly trying to use up basic ingredients. Simple.

Monday Bean and Cheese Enchiladas  Oh Sweet Basil
Tuesday One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta Yankee Kitchen Ninja
Wednesday Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup  Cooking Classy
Thursday Simple Sesame Noodles and Pot Stickers  The Pioneer Woman
Friday Left Over Enchiladas
Saturday Vegetable Sandwiches and Left Over Soup  Martha Stewart
Sunday Cobb Salad  Damn Delicious

Momsters Munchables: Healthy dishes with an occasional indulgence on the side

Turkey Fajita Burgers

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup jarred salsa
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow or orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Whole-wheat tortillas or burger buns
  • Mayonnaise mixed with a bit of Siracha
  • Guacamole or sliced avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Salsa


  1. In a bowl, gently mix together the seasonings, ground turkey and salsa.  Form into burgers and grill, outside or in, on an oiled griddle.  Keep warm.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the peppers, onion and garlic and cook till slightly softened.
  3. Warm the tortillas, spread with mayo and guacamole, add the burger, onion and pepper mixture, lettuce, salsa and any other desired toppings.  Wrap and serve.

This is kind of like a homemade “Turkeyburger” Helper

Russ absolutely LOVES this recipe. I was never a HUGE fan of hamburger helper so it’s not surprising that I have less of a craving for this dish. But it is quite tasty. And simple. And WAY better for you than that boxed junk they sell in stores. So try it out! You just might start craving this as much as my husband!

Turkey Bow Tie Skillet

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 tsp. oil
  • 3/4 c. celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped
  • 1.2 c. green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 2 c. bow-tie pasta, uncooked
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 T. Vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 T. grated parmesan cheese


  1. Brown turkey in oil. Add celery, onion, peppers, and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add broth to the pan and bring to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes, or until tender.
  3. Reduce heat, stir in all but the cheese. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Want a twist on a classic?

We used to do semesterly get togethers with my dear friend Justine and we always made yummy food to share. (mostly Justine, she invited us over a lot of the time!) One time Justine made us “Aussie Burgers”, she’s from Australia by the way. And they were seriously SO GOOD. What really made them unique was the lack of a hamburger bun. She served them on buttered toast instead! Other than that they’re similar to the loaded burgers you can find at Red Robin nowa days. They are still one of our favorite fall-backs!

Aussie Burgers

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 8 slices of bread
  • butter
  • 1/2 small onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4-6 lettuce leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 1 can beets
  • 4 slices pineapple, canned or fresh
  • 4 eggs
  • 5-6 mushrooms sliced, optional


  1. Cook the hamburger patty however you like it. You can add chopped up onion, garlic powder, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper… Whatever you like. And cook it through.
  2. While the meat is cooking, fry up your eggs to desired hardness adding a dash of salt and pepper to each.
  3. If using mushrooms, melt 1 T. butter in a pan. Add mushrooms and saute until softened. Set aside.
  4. Toast the bread and spread some butter on top. You can put mustard, ketchup, mayo, bbq sauce, whatever you like on the bread as well.
  5. But the hamburger together and enjoy!

I love that my husband can cook

Seriously, being married to someone who not only cooks but is always making up new recipes, most of which are fantastically delicious is. the. best. I definitely married the right man! This garlic bread is just plain yummy. It was one of the first foods russell made for me and I’ll admit, i was a bit impressed 😄

Cheesy Garlic Bread

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 loaf of french bread
  • butter
  • garlic powder, to taste
  • onion powder, to taste
  • basil, to taste
  • seasoned salt, to taste
  • ranch dressing, to taste
  • mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Slice the french bread in half lengthwise. Open up the loaf.
  3. Spread each half with butter. Sprinkle the seasonings evenly across each half.
  4. Layer with ranch dressing and spread evenly across the top. Cover with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Pop in the oven and bake until golden brown on the edges.

Weekly menu #6

Monday Philly Cheesesteak BlogChef
Tuesday Quick Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry (leave out beef and add extra veggies like onions, bell peppers, pea pods, etc if prefer vegetable stir-fry)  Damn Delicious
Wednesday Chicken, Chipotle, and Avocado Soup  Mexican by Marlena Spieler
Thursday Black Bean Burgers and Fries  thepioneerwoman

annies eats

Friday Pizza  chef in training
Saturday Fondue  michs menu menagerie
Sunday Grilled Tilapia Bowls with Chipotle Avocado Crema  joyful healthy eats