Food

may meal plan

Another quarantine meal plan under my belt and I’m starting to feel like a pro. We STILL have only gotten takeout twice through this ordeal and I’m pretty proud of myself for that. It helps when you’re capable of cooking super tasty food! 😉

I technically only meal plan for a family breakfast on Sundays – the rest of the week is leftovers or other regular breakfast food (ie: bagels, cereal, pop tarts, etc.) We do weekly meal prep for lunches on Sundays – enough for five weekday lunches for two adults. Recipes marked with an asterik are recipes that I have made before and my family has deemed delicious! 🙂

BREAKFAST
Sausage and Ranch Quiche*
Carrot Cake French Toast Casserole*
Copycat IHOP pancakes* (the BEST pancakes – recipe to follow), Bacon + Sausage
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

LUNCH
Italian Grilled Chicken* (recipe to follow) + Coleslaw
Cuban Roast Pork*, Sweet Potato Wedges* + Cilantro Lime Rice*
Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry + Fried Rice*

DINNER
Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli*
Cuban Sandwiches* (use pork from the roast pork recipe from lunch)
Boneless Wings* + Fries
Pork Chili  + Cornbread*
Steak Sandwiches + Fries
Bacon Cheeseburger + Philly Cheesesteak* (recipe to follow) Pizzas
Korean Pork Chops + Kimchi Fried Rice* (my toddler LOVES this!)
Chicken Enchilada Chili + Jalapeno Cheddar Bread

DESSERT
Mallo Cup Cupcakes* (changed frosting to this Marshmallow Buttercream)
Island Pecan Pie
Blueberry Muffin Cookies
Churros w/ Nutella dip (from this recipe, but I don’t care about trying to stuff them!)
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Pretzel Treats
Milk + Cookies Layer Cake
Salted Caramel PB+Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Ice Cream Sundaes (!!!)

IHOP PANCAKE RECIPE
I don’t know where I found this – I tried and couldn’t find it again, but this is the ONLY buttermilk pancake recipe I use. It’s soooooo good!

1 1/4 cups flour
1 egg
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 pinch salt

Preheat griddle to medium heat. (I own a Cuisinart Griddler and I LOVE it!)

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and vegetable oil. Pour into flour mixture and stir until just combined.

Drop by 1/4 cups onto hot griddle and cook until golden brown on both sides.

PHILLY CHEESESTEAK PIZZA RECIPE
I use this dough recipe for ALL my homemade pizzas. So start with that. Then I add white American cheese, provolone cheese, precooked Steak-umms (fancy, I know – do remember to PRECOOK these prior to adding to your pizza) and sliced green peppers and onions. Bake at 450 F for about 10 minutes. I treated myself to this pizza stone and this pizza peel and it 100% makes a difference in your pizza baking/eating experience! Bonus retro points if you serve it Pizza Hut style on a pan with a server!

ITALIAN GRILLED CHICKEN
Literally the easiest recipe ever and super tasty in salads or on its own!

Chicken breasts and a bottle of Italian dressing. Combine in a Ziploc bag and let marinade for a few hours. Drain and grill the breasts and enjoy!

Don’t want to use the whole meal plan? Only have time for a few recipes? My top three must makes are: Copycat IHOP Pancakes, Boneless Wings and Philly Cheesesteak Pizza.

Tried a few? Let me know what you thought!

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