Some great dinner ideas from this week’s menu. The delicious frittata you all asked about, our favorite chili (that my kids love), and a fun weekend breakfast idea!

Need some dinner ideas this week? Here’s our weekly menu?

We had family come into town this weekend, plus Philip had a work dinner one night (I made grilled cheese sandwiches with white bread and pre-cut American cheese. Glamorous). So this weekly menu is a little lean on the recipes.

These were some other recipes we made this week though when I was actually cooking dinner!

Tomato Spinach Sausage Pasta

This was a huge hit in our family. My husband especially raved about it. And it was so easy to make!

I omitted most of the hot peppers, and let people add their own, just so it wasn’t super spicy for tiny mouths.

Definitely recommend!

Potato, Kale, Bacon Frittata

I made a frittata years ago before we had kids and burnt the bottom to a crisp. Of course it happened to be when we had my brother in town (he was like 14 at the time) and I’m sure he thought his sisters cooking was very unimpressive.

This time it turned out much better. The potatoes added a heartiness to it that filled everyone up!

Adjustments I made: 

  • I added jalapenos because I had some I needed to use (I took out the seeds so it wasn’t spicy for my kids)
  • 8 eights from the recipe instructions didn’t feel like enough when I poured it over the potatoes, so I added 4 extra
  • Cooking time was more like 15 minutes for me, rather than 5 minutes. It could have been because of the extra eggs. But I kept jiggling the pan in the oven and it took almost 15 minutes before it was finally firm all the way through the middle.
  • We agreed we should have made this with apple chicken sausage — it would have been more flavorful!

All American Chili

This is the best chili! I’ve been making it for about a decade and it’s the best.

Serve it with freshly made cornbread (you know, the kind that comes in a box…)

See all of my weekly menus right here!

What I Cooked for Dinner This Week (Weekly Menu)

collage of recipes

Some great dinner ideas from this week’s menu. The delicious frittata you all asked about, our favorite chili (that my kids love), and a fun weekend breakfast idea!

 

Need some dinner ideas this week? Here’s our weekly menu?

We had family come into town this weekend, plus Philip had a work dinner one night (I made grilled cheese sandwiches with white bread and pre-cut American cheese. Glamorous). So this weekly menu is a little lean on the recipes.

These were some other recipes we made this week though when I was actually cooking dinner!

 

chicken parmesan

Baked Chicken Parmesan

I used to make chicken parmesan all the time. Now I haven’t made it in years! This recipe comes from Skinny Taste, so it’s a little less heavy, and the kids loved it.

 

frittata in a dutch oven pan

Potato, Kale, Bacon Frittata

I made a frittata years ago before we had kids and burnt the bottom to a crisp. Of course it happened to be when we had my brother in town (he was like 14 at the time) and I’m sure he thought his sisters cooking was very unimpressive.

This time it turned out much better. The potatoes added a heartiness to it that filled everyone up!

Adjustments I made: 

  • I added jalapenos because I had some I needed to use (I took out the seeds so it wasn’t spicy for my kids)
  • 8 eights from the recipe instructions didn’t feel like enough when I poured it over the potatoes, so I added 4 extra
  • Cooking time was more like 15 minutes for me, rather than 5 minutes. It could have been because of the extra eggs. But I kept jiggling the pan in the oven and it took almost 15 minutes before it was finally firm all the way through the middle.
  • We agreed we should have made this with apple chicken sausage — it would have been more flavorful!

 

german pancake recipe

Baked German Pancake

I made this giant puff pancake on Saturday morning because we had family in town. They’re so easy to make and are a total show-off. They get so big and puffy and are great served with homemade syrup, honey, maple syrup, or yogurt and jam!

 

 

bowl of chili

All American Chili

This is the best chili! I’ve been making it for about a decade and it’s the best.

Serve it with freshly made cornbread (you know, the kind that comes in a box…)

 

tomato spinach sausage pasta

Tomato Spinach Sausage Pasta

This was a huge hit in our family. My husband especially raved about it. And it was so easy to make!

I omitted most of the hot peppers, and let people add their own, just so it wasn’t super spicy for tiny mouths.

Definitely recommend!

 

 

See all of my weekly menus right here!

 

2 Comments

  1. Darryl Hicks says:

    wow this is really amazing post

  2. We do not often cook delicacies, so if there are guests in the family, it will be difficult to make delicious and nice rice dishes.

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