Make My Menu Monday~ 11/26/18

Well Happy week after Thanksgiving!! It’s been quite the eventful past week!  A few highlights…

I got engaged on the beach in Mexico!!!

We decorated for Christmas

Christmas puzzles and hot chocolate

Zip-lining over a jungle in Mexico

Our Ziiplining group brings us a sweet and short Affirmation:

Difficult roads lead to Beautiful Destinations…




Cool Ranch Tacos (I make a few edits to her recipe)

These are super, super easy & here is what you need~


  • Chicken Thighs
  • 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Taco seasoning packet (or click here for a homemade version)
  • 1 Ranch seasoning packet (or use a homemade version-1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt)

*Throw everything in the crockpot, Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours

Holy Cow- it doesn’t get much easier than that!


Honey Balsamic Crockpot Pork chops- click here for the full recipe

AuthorJ+E | Real Simple Good
    • 2 thick cut pork chops
    • 1-2 tbsp honey
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
    1. Add the pork chops to your crockpot
    1. Drizzle on the balsamic vinegar, then the honey.
    1. Sprinkle on the garlic powder, salt and pepper.
    1. Cover and cook on high for 2 hours or until the juices run clear. This will result in a traditional pork chop that you’ll eat with a fork and knife.
  1. Alternatively, cook on low for 6-8 hours. This will break down the pork chop in its own juices and it will shred apart easily with fork. I like doing this for leftovers that that can go on a salad, mix with eggs, etc.


Chicken Thighs, Sweet Potato hash and broccoli

For the chicken (I cooked up a batch of these this weekend)

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

In a skillet just heat up olive oil. Salt & pepper the chicken thighs and cook for 10 min approximately on each side until they are slightly crispy and done throughout.

Sweet Potato Hash

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper

Dice sweet potatoes

Heat olive oil in a pan & throw in the potatoes

Add diced garlic and salt & pepper

Cook until potatoes are tender


Eating at a show (My son is in a musical and dinner is provided- so yay for me 🙂


Spaghetti Squash Pizza-  by Katie Lee (click here for the full recipe)

While watching one of my favorite shows over the weekend- The Kitchen,  Katie Lee made a pizza using spaghetti squash for the crust!  We tried it and pizza & the guess what- it worked AND it was really yummy!!  Crazy- right? Well I have the pictures to prove it :


    • 1 small  spaghetti squash
    • 1 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
    • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 tsp basil
    • Nonstick cooking spray
    • 1 small jar of your favorite spaghetti squash
    • 1/2 cup Pepperoni


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  •  Cook spaghetti squash until tender.

***There are multiple ways to prepare the spaghetti squash.

My favorite way is:

Did you know you can cook Spaghetti squash in the crockpot? Here are the steps:
*Wash the spaghetti squash (obviously)
*Pierce with a knife 8ish times
*Place in a crockpot
*Put about a cup of water in the crockpot
*Cook 5 hours on low
*It will be HOT when you take it out- be careful please!!

  • Scoop out the seeds and shred the flesh to make noodles
  • Wrap the squash in a clean dishtowel and squeeze out all the excess water. (There will be quite a bit of water in the squash. It is important to squeeze out as much as you can so that the crust will have a better texture.) I went through 3 dishtowels squeezing out the excess water. There will be more than you think!

  • Whisk the egg  together with the shredded cheese and garlic salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the spaghetti squash until well combined.

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer the squash to the center of the baking sheet and spread into a circle.

  • Bake about 20 minutes.

  • Spread the pizza sauce on the crust and top with the desired toppings.

  • Bake  an additional 10 minutes.


BLEATS- if you don’t know what these are you are truly missing out.  Imagine a  traditional BLT’s but you add an egg(fried) and avocado. They are pretty much one of the most amazing things you’ll ever have, so you should definitely try it if you haven’t.

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Thanks for stopping by & Happy Meal Planning!! Don’t forget to check out Organizing Junkie for more meal planning ideas!!

Faith ♥

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