The funny thing about life is you can plan, and you can plan, and you can plan...and no matter how much you plan...life just happens. Last week, I was pretty much run over by life. And nothing went according to plan, but you know what? We survived. We may not have had a home cooked meal on the table every night, but we are still here.
I do wish, though, that my 2014 self had listened to my 2011 self when I said "No big life changes next time you have a baby!" Did I listen? Of course not. Instead, I start a new job and we decide to renovate our basement. Now, these are both really good decisions, just additional stresses when you are adjusting to having two kids instead of one. I forgot how hard it is to have a baby, event when your baby is a rockstar and sleeps through the night. It is still hard.
The other thing that is throwing me off, is that with this renovation, I can't use my slow cooker because you never know when the power is going to get turned off. This is hard for me, because as we all know...I LOVE MY SLOW COOKER. But we will survive. I know we will!
So here is our menu for this week, with no slow cooker recipes in sight! These are all tried and true...and delicious! I hope you enjoy.
Monday, September 8
Roasted Pork Tenderloin (recipe courtesy of Weight Watchers)
Pasta Roni Garlic and Oil Vermicelli
Momma Aimone Note: This roasted pork tenderloin is a-w-e-s-o-m-e. I've been making it for a long time, and it is a crowd pleaser. It is great for company, and you can even freeze it. I should know because I made it and froze it on my maternity leave, so all I had to do was throw it in the oven. Delicious!
Tuesday, September 9
Oven Baked Fajitas (recipes courtesy of realmomkitchen.com)
Rice-a-Roni Spanish Rice
Momma Aimone Note: These oven baked fajitas have become a staple in our house. I add additional peppers, I buy the stoplight package, and use two cans of Rotel instead of one can of diced tomatoes. Turns out amazing every single time.
Thursday, September 11
Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Roasted Brussels Sprouts (recipe courtesy of gimmesomeoven.com)
Momma Aimone Note: I have a new found love for brussels sprouts. This is a fantastic weeknight meal. So quick, easy, light and delicious. I know pasta and light should not be in the same sentence, but just try it!
Friday, September 12
Lemon Chicken Parmesan (recipe courtesy of recipegirl.com)
Momma Aimone Note: This is good. Really, really good. My friend Nikki pinned it to our Recipe Swap board, and all of us girls loved it. I made it for my mom, and she loved it. You will too!
Saturday, September 13
Hamburgers (recipe courtesy of allrecipes.com)
Chicken Feta Burgers (recipe courtesy of Weight Watchers)
Momma Aimone Note: Remember when I said life ran us over? We were supposed to have these two weeks ago, but I forgot to defrost them two weekends in a row. Oops! These are Momma Aimone tried and true recipes, they do not disappoint!