This was our weekly dinner menu this week! It includes Sanny’s strawberry birthday cake, my kids’ favorite dinner, and a favorite soup for a rainy day.

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

It’s time for another weekly menu! Here are some dinner ideas if you’re feeling stuck in a rut. This week I made easy chicken roll ups (my boys’ favorite!), a classic soup, and the best strawberry cake ever for Sanny’s birthday.

Chicken roll ups

These are a really simple and easy recipe. It’s very similar to THIS ONE, but I’ll quickly outline what I do.

  1. Start with Rotisserie chicken or 2-3 shredded chicken breasts (I put them in the Instant Pot to cook).
  2. Add 1/2 cup of plain cream cheese. Use an electric beater to mix. Add salt and pepper to liking.
  3. Wrap chicken mixture in crescent rolls.
  4. Sprinkle half with smoked paprika, dip the other half in breadbrumbs (you can dip in butter first, but I usually skip that step cause they stick fine without and have less calories this way).
  5. Cook according to crescent roll instructions.

Typically we serve with brown gravy and mashed potatoes and a green veggie of some kind, but Philip was out of town the night I served these, so I just served them plain with fresh blackberries. Easy, peasy.

Homemade hamburgers

I’m sure you all know how to do hamburgers at home, but our homemade hamburgers have to be done a certain way and they’re THE BEST.

The key is the buns. We get hard rolls with sesame seeds on top from the grocery store. You’re not allowed to do regular cheap hamburger buns – gross.

Toppings:

  • grilled onions or mushrooms
  • bacon
  • lettuce
  • dill pickles
  • pepper jack cheese
  • ketchup
  • mustard

We usually cook them on the BBQ, but during the winter I cook them inside on a skillet.

Serve with tater tots or waffle fries!

Chicken Noodle Soup

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When Sanny was born, my friend brought a pot of this chicken noodle soup to our house. It was AMAZING. She shared the recipe with me and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s a little more complicated that your typical recipe since you use an entire chicken, but trust me — it’s worth it.

This time I was in a hurry so I used rotisserie chicken meat I had in the freezer and chicken stock, but it wasn’t as good as it could have been!

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Frosting

Sanny’s birthday was this week and he requested a strawberry cake with strawberry frosting for his birthday. As I was searching for a recipe, I ran across Sprinkles’ famous recipe. The strawberry cupcakes from Sprinkles are literally mine and Philip’s favorite thing ever. They’re like biting into a fresh, sweet strawberry…but in cake form.

The original recipe is for cupcakes, so I doubled it to make two 9″ round cakes. I split each of those round cakes in half to create a four layer cake, and then doubled the frosting recipe to frost the cake.

You MUST try this cake recipe!

What I Cooked for Dinner This Week (Weekly Menu)

collage of menu recipes

This was our weekly dinner menu this week! It includes Sanny’s strawberry birthday cake, my kids’ favorite dinner, and a favorite soup for a rainy day.

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

It’s time for another weekly menu! Here are some dinner ideas if you’re feeling stuck in a rut. This week I made easy chicken roll ups (my boys’ favorite!), a classic soup, and the best strawberry cake ever for Sanny’s birthday.

 

these are my kids' favorite dinner!

Chicken roll ups

These are a really simple and easy recipe. It’s very similar to THIS ONE, but I’ll quickly outline what I do.

  1. Start with Rotisserie chicken or 2-3 shredded chicken breasts (I put them in the Instant Pot to cook).
  2. Add 1/2 cup of plain cream cheese. Use an electric beater to mix. Add salt and pepper to liking.
  3. Wrap chicken mixture in crescent rolls.
  4. Sprinkle half with smoked paprika, dip the other half in breadbrumbs (you can dip in butter first, but I usually skip that step cause they stick fine without and have less calories this way).
  5. Cook according to crescent roll instructions.

Typically we serve with brown gravy and mashed potatoes and a green veggie of some kind, but Philip was out of town the night I served these, so I just served them plain with fresh blackberries. Easy, peasy.

hamburgers

Homemade hamburgers

I’m sure you all know how to do hamburgers at home, but our homemade hamburgers have to be done a certain way and they’re THE BEST.

The key is the buns. We get hard rolls with sesame seeds on top from the grocery store. You’re not allowed to do regular cheap hamburger buns – gross.

Toppings:

  • grilled onions or mushrooms
  • bacon
  • lettuce
  • dill pickles
  • pepper jack cheese
  • ketchup
  • mustard

We usually cook them on the BBQ, but during the winter I cook them inside on a skillet.

Serve with tater tots or waffle fries!

best chicken noodle soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

(image via)

 

When Sanny was born, my friend brought a pot of this chicken noodle soup to our house. It was AMAZING. She shared the recipe with me and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s a little more complicated that your typical recipe since you use an entire chicken, but trust me — it’s worth it.

This time I was in a hurry so I used rotisserie chicken meat I had in the freezer and chicken stock, but it wasn’t as good as it could have been!

strawberry cupcakes

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Frosting

Sanny’s birthday was this week and he requested a strawberry cake with strawberry frosting for his birthday. As I was searching for a recipe, I ran across Sprinkles’ famous recipe. The strawberry cupcakes from Sprinkles are literally mine and Philip’s favorite thing ever. They’re like biting into a fresh, sweet strawberry…but in cake form.

The original recipe is for cupcakes, so I doubled it to make two 9″ round cakes. I split each of those round cakes in half to create a four layer cake, and then doubled the frosting recipe to frost the cake.

You MUST try this cake recipe!

 

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