What’s for Dinner? Week of October 20, 2013

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My husband celebrated his birthday last weekend, and we were able to spend the entire day with his family. The weather was gorgeous. We played outside with his 3-year-old nephew, watched football, ordered a “fancy” take-out dinner and then sat around the fire pit. Although food is my passion, the family decided it was easiest to get some good old take out for dinner. And sometimes, it really is the easiest. It was fast, delicious, and the clean-up was a breeze. It really gave us time to hang out together as a family. Fortunately, we are only about 1 and 1/2 hours away from my in-laws so we get to see them lots throughout the year. Obviously a birthday is always a little more special, especially when it’s my husband’s birthday. 🙂 We did have birthday cake afterwards with some delicious snickery-doodle cookies that I made from one of my favorite baking blogs, Sally’s Baking Addiction. They were delicious, and if you are looking for a tasty dessert to make for a party or just to make for a hang-out-and-stuff-your-face Sunday, I highly recommend her website for all types of sweet goodies.

Anyway, so last weekend was a blast. We got to celebrate my husband’s birthday with his family and really just relax and enjoy the weekend. Needless to say, the meals that followed for the week were based on my husband’s cravings and ideas. Since it was his birthday, I gave him as much input as he wanted into the menu. Chicken Marsala is one of his favorites, so even though you may have seen that on the menu before, I couldn’t tell him no. And even though it is a little more work for him, he loves the grill, so with the weather still nice, we added the Turkey Burgers to the menu as well. The other two dishes are thrown in there for a little variety but also things I know my hubby enjoys. So create your menu, make your shopping list and off to the grocery store you go for the one-stop shop for the week. Make the first bite count!

MENU

MondayChicken Marsala with pasta | Roasted Parmesan Broccoli

TuesdayMonterey BBQ Turkey Burgers | Onion Rings

WednesdayBowtie Pasta with Chicken and Spinach

ThursdayPulled Pork Chili

FridayLeftovers!

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