Tropical Depression

We have been trying to spend as many evenings outside as possible; floating, fishing, swimming and relaxing. Trying to take it all in before the tight school schedule forces us back indoors. When it’s January, and freezing cold, these are the summer moments I will miss the most.

Our fam of four will be hitting the road, for one last mini vacation, trying our hardest to squeeze as much out of this dwindling summer break as possible. Please send me your food pics, and feedback, as I won’t be doing any cooking after Tuesday!!


Sunday, August 11th – Naan Pizza Party – In the spirit of summer, I wanted to throw in a fun, grilled, family recipe. Naan on the grill is about as delicious as it gets. If you aren’t familiar, naan is a type of flatbread, similar to pita. It’s soft and very accepting of all things yummy.

What You Need:

  • Naan – one piece per person or if you are Patrick, at least two
  • Olive Oil
  • Toppings – get creative. Arugula, Prosciutto, Mozzarella Tomato & Balsamic. Avocado, BBQ Sauce, Red Onion and Rotisserie Chicken.

What You Do:

  • Pre-heat grill. Brush both sides of naan with olive oil. Grill bread for about two minutes a side. You can place something heavy on the bread for better grill marks.
  • Place the ingredients you need to be warmed/melted on the grilled bread and bake in a 400Ā° oven for ten minutes. Remove and add additional toppings.

Monday, August 12th – Instant Pot Greek Chicken & Rice – Monday is my first, official, day back to work. I’ve been on a shortened schedule since June and come Monday, I will need to be in my office by 7:30. I’m not a happy camper. Thankful to have my instant pot to come home to so dinner will be a dream. Dump dinner, ready in 15. Thank you instant pot gods.

Tuesday, August 13th – Creamy Tomato Artichoke Chicken – No spice here, unless you want to add, so a great family friendly option. KID TIP – don’t add the artichokes if your kids are weary and, serve over egg noodles. Low Calorie Tip – use reduced fat coconut milk.

Wednesday, August 14th – Zucchini Taco Casserole – My kids don’t even notice the zucchini in this dish. A pretty simple, dump and bake recipe here y’all. Perfect for busy nights. You can absolutely prepare this ahead of time.

Thursday, August 15th – Unstuffed Pepper Skillet – I accidentally sent this recipe to Patrick, last week, to make instead of the meal plan hamburger/zucchini. Luckily, we had everything on hand. (This is why keeping your pantry stocked with staples is key!) I think he subbed brown rice for the cauli – regardless, it was scrumptious.

Friday, August 16th – Instant Pot Italian Beef – Just the picture of this Italian beef with the banana peppers on top had me drooling. I can’t wait to put this on yummy bread and devour. You will have plenty leftover for Saturday sammies!!

There you have it. Meal plan for the week. Head on over to your online shopping platform and get to ordering. Oh – I’ve had multiple requests for my grocery budget. I will work on this tomorrow. I do plan to make a big trip to Costco so I will share my haul from there as well. Seriously helps with keeping cost down.

Happy, Healthy Eating Friends.

XO ~ Kelly D.

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