Grilled chicken thighs

5/5 STARS. So good, and super easy.

We grilled these chicken thighs for Memorial Day and they were legitimately the most delicious thighs I’ve ever eaten in my life. Seriously. They were so freaking good, and just as good the next two days as my lunch.

The recipe said to marinate them for at least 30 minutes, but I did about 5 hours, just FYI. They were so flavorful and juicy and incredible. Try these!

Served with watermelon and corn on the cob.

Easy homemade French onion soup

5/5 STARS – incredible and way easier than I expected.

I’ve never made French onion soup at home – only ordered it at a restaurant. But it’s one of Philip’s very favorite soups, so when he found this recipe we had to give it a try.

Whoa, it was so good. Sanny didn’t love it (he doesn’t like anything right now), but the other boys loved it and Philip and I devoured it. Seriously, it was so good and much simpler than I expected. It tasted just like a restaurant!

Served with fruit and extra bread for dipping.

Creamy Cauliflower Pasta Carbonara

3/5 STARS – simple and lots of veggies

This recipe is a great way to sneak a ton of veggies into your kids food. The sauce tastes and looks like alfredo sauce, but it’s made of cauliflower!

I also added crispy salt pork and asparagus for a little more hefty meal. It was good, but not life changing.

Served with crusty bread

Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks

4/5 STARS – delicious!

My sister in law lived in Philadelphia for a few years, and we visited a few times. We always tried a different Philly cheesesteak spot when we visited and we fell in love with them. So of course we had to try them at home when Philip found this recipe!

I didn’t cut the meat quite thin enough, so it was more of a steak sandwich, but the flavor was so good and the boys all loved it.

Served with watermelon and french fries

General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken

2/5 STARS

No one was a huge fan of this recipe. The flavor was good, but the recipe called for the chicken to be browned before putting it in the crock pot, and it didn’t get crispy like I expected it to – it all just kind of fell apart and started shredding. It was fine, but not like the good chinese food that I get from local places and I love.

I served it with white rice and strawberries

Green Chicken Chili

4/5 STARS

After eating green chile a few weeks ago, we’ve been in a green chile mood. This recipe was super good. I wanted it to be super flavorful and didn’t want to use canned green chiles, so I roasted tomatillos, poblano peppers, yellow onion, and jalapeno at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they had charred, then I blended up these roasted veggies and put them in the soup where it called for “green chile.”

We topped with cotija cheese, the crispy tortilla strips, and avocado. It was delicious!

served with fruit and chips and salsa

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Weekly Menu, May 24-June 5

kid friendly dinner ideas

Philip joined Pinterest a few weeks ago and has been pinning dinner ideas like crazy. We’ve been trying so many new recipes, like grilled chicken thighs, green chili soup, and more.

 

Need some dinner ideas? These are a few recipes we used this week.

This was our weekly menu for the last two weeks (I missed posting last week, sorry!) and we tried so many new recipes that were so good. Get ready for some amazing dinner ideas.

 

Here’s what I cooked this week:

grilled chicken thighs

Grilled chicken thighs

5/5 STARS. So good, and super easy.

We grilled these chicken thighs for Memorial Day and they were legitimately the most delicious thighs I’ve ever eaten in my life. Seriously. They were so freaking good, and just as good the next two days as my lunch.

The recipe said to marinate them for at least 30 minutes, but I did about 5 hours, just FYI. They were so flavorful and juicy and incredible. Try these!

Served with watermelon and corn on the cob.

 

french onion soup

Easy homemade French onion soup

5/5 STARS – incredible and way easier than I expected.

I’ve never made French onion soup at home – only ordered it at a restaurant. But it’s one of Philip’s very favorite soups, so when he found this recipe we had to give it a try.

Whoa, it was so good. Sanny didn’t love it (he doesn’t like anything right now), but the other boys loved it and Philip and I devoured it. Seriously, it was so good and much simpler than I expected. It tasted just like a restaurant!

Served with fruit and extra bread for dipping.

 

cauliflower pasta carbonara

Creamy Cauliflower Pasta Carbonara

3/5 STARS – simple and lots of veggies

This recipe is a great way to sneak a ton of veggies into your kids food. The sauce tastes and looks like alfredo sauce, but it’s made of cauliflower!

I also added crispy salt pork and asparagus for a little more hefty meal. It was good, but not life changing.

Served with crusty bread

Homemade Philly CheeseSteaks

Homemade Philly Cheesesteaks

4/5 STARS – delicious!

My sister in law lived in Philadelphia for a few years, and we visited a few times. We always tried a different Philly cheesesteak spot when we visited and we fell in love with them. So of course we had to try them at home when Philip found this recipe!

I didn’t cut the meat quite thin enough, so it was more of a steak sandwich, but the flavor was so good and the boys all loved it.

Served with watermelon and french fries

General Tso's chicken

General Tso’s Slow Cooker Chicken

2/5 STARS

No one was a huge fan of this recipe. The flavor was good, but the recipe called for the chicken to be browned before putting it in the crock pot, and it didn’t get crispy like I expected it to – it all just kind of fell apart and started shredding. It was fine, but not like the good chinese food that I get from local places and I love.

I served it with white rice and strawberries

 

green chicken chili

Green Chicken Chili

4/5 STARS

After eating green chile a few weeks ago, we’ve been in a green chile mood. This recipe was super good. I wanted it to be super flavorful and didn’t want to use canned green chiles, so I roasted tomatillos, poblano peppers, yellow onion, and jalapeno at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they had charred, then I blended up these roasted veggies and put them in the soup where it called for “green chile.”

We topped with cotija cheese, the crispy tortilla strips, and avocado. It was delicious!

served with fruit and chips and salsa

 

see all my weekly menus here

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