Friday, May 3, 2013

I'm No Barefoot Contessa {IV}

I'm meal planning for next week and not much in my repertoire sounds good at the moment.  I hate when I dread grocery shopping before I even make the list!  Just in case you are in the same boat as me, here are a few recipes I've tried that were hits are my house!  This post is a little heavy in the mexican category, but I guess that's fitting with Cinco De Mayo on Sunday.

(All pictures are mine, but the recipes are found at the corresponding websites)

Baked Crunchy Taco Casserole
This recipe is great because you could make the filling the night before or earlier in the day...just reheat and assemble.  Delicious!

These were delicious, there was a little more effort involved...but worth it.
The kids weren't a fan, so if I make again I could do a simple quesadilla for them.
I followed the recipe exact too.

Thai Chicken Naan Pizza Recipe with Peanut Sauce, Red Pepper & Carrots
Another Jocelyn find.  This pizza is a great mix up to your traditional cheese and pepperoni.  I did follow the recipe and made the homemade sauce, but there are a lot of bottled peanut sauces out there if you want to save a step.  The sauce is AWESOME!
I made it once with fresh pizza dough and a second time with a naan.  Both are delicious.
The kids loved too!

Coconut Chicken
Everyone enjoyed these homemade chicken nuggets.  It was one of those weeks where I couldn't think of anything but wanted to keep us somewhat healthy...vs the nuggets that come in a box.  The kids weren't a fan of the sauce.

Mexican Stuffed Shells
I think there are about twenty blogs out there with the same recipe for these delicious stuffed shells.  They are easy and so yummy.  My kids ate them up too!

Lemony Spinach Hummus
I had to throw this in too.  It was a recipe I saw on pinterest and went out to buy the ingredients the next day.  I served it with part of our lunch one weekend and it was gone.  The entire batch gone!  Another success!

If you've tried anything delicious and kid friendly lately, please email or leave me a comment!  I need some help this week:)  Have a great weekend!




  1. I found your post If you give mrs. mouse a cookie on Pintrest. I was wondering if you happen to have the name/formula of the green paint you used for your daughter's room. I love it and all I have found are too bright. Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Julie,
      Thanks so much for the comment. The color was a Benjamin Moore that was lightened with a little white. The can was mistakenly pitched, so I'm at a loss for the color. Sorry.

    2. That's ok, The Brand of the paint gives me a starting place. Thank you for responding!