So I’ve been completely slacking on the menu planning lately.  I’ve been making excuses like crazy and we’ve been eating out way too much.  But I’ve promised myself that after this week the menu planning starts back up again!  I honestly feel a little lost when I don’t have my weekly menu in place by Sunday evening.  It’s helped us in so many ways: we’ve had cheaper grocery bills, healthier meals, a less stressed out mama at dinner time, and we’ve tried so many great new recipes.  Hopefully some of my readers have enjoyed the recipes I’ve shared as well.  I take the time each Monday to share them in hopes that someone out there will be inspired.  And I’ve enjoyed reading other fellow-blogger’s menu plans.  I’ve definitely found inspiration through the Menu-planning Monday project on
So I’ll be back soon with more menu planning, but for this week I give you a list of my family’s favorites.  These are some of the things I’ve been cooking in the past couple weeks.

Family Favorite Recipes ::pesto

Slow Cooker Chicken Burritos
Skillet Red Beans and Rice
Make Ahead Muffin Melts
Homemade Pizza
Chicken Caesar Pitas
Chicken Pesto Pasta
Easy Bruschetta Dip
Slow Cooker Italian Meatsauce
Easy Homemade Granola
Basil Pesto Rounds
Crunchy Slaw
Pull Apart Coffee Cake
Sundried Tomato and Basil Warm Cheese Dip
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

What have you been cooking?