Summer Menu

Hello!! I promise I haven’t stopped cookin’ 🙂 We have just been busy, (but eating well) and now I think I should be all clear to start sharing menus again! Wooo!

I stopped meal planning for about a month. Mainly because we had a lot of traveling to do, but also I just needed a break. A break before summertime– Tripp is eating a lot more and David is home this summer. Therefore, the need for a food plan is STRONG.

We just got in from a family wedding this weekend, so it will be an easy week (kitchen wise) ahead.

Here is what I got down for us:

  • Pork chops, cauliflower rice, and salad
  • Chicken thighs, roasted purple potatoes + brussel sprouts
  • Spaghetti Bake with cold veggies
  • Sausage, cauliflower rice, and salad + cucumbers
  • Hamburgers, sweet potato fries, and cold veggies (paleo Ranch for dipping)

I am planning on using leftovers from the night before for lunch the next day. We will see if this happens or if I am going to need to increase the food HA!

And guess what? We have a new animal to join in on the fun. Lola! She’s a Great Pyrenees and we plan on having her stay with the goat and sheep 🙂 She’s a beauty!

Recipe Recap #1: Squash Boats

A couple of weeks late, but I still remember how yummy this dish was!! Ha.

So confession. Yellow squash just isn’t my thing. It is not my favorite… I like zucchini better. I will eat yellow squash, but it always seems too mushy or the skin too tough (I promise I am not picky!!).

When David shopped for this particular week’s meals, he came in with a bag full of yellow squash. He is great at shopping those deals, but MAN, I was not excited about it. He on the other hand was so pumped at the money he saved (lol). I started googling around and finally decided it would be my main ingredient in a cookbook special (hence the series…).

I actually waited around and almost let these go BAD!! Ugh. I hate when that happens! I already had some shredded chicken prepped and came across these boats in the cookbook, Fed and Fit. I knew I had to whip them up.

I love this cookbook and it has quickly hopped to the top 3 I recommend when people ask me how to go about eating more real food.

Why didn’t I think of this?? SQUASH BOATS. Filled with taco-seasoned chicken. This was SO EASY. And tasty and I actually enjoyed the squash 🙂 WIN!!!

Do you like squash? Or are you also leaning heavier on the team ZUCCHINI side?