Easy Weekly Dinner Menu #112: Recipe Facelifts

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June 3, 2016
Andi Gleeson

This week’s dinner menu features old favorites and two recipe revamps: Layered Pasta Casserole and Spicy Rice Noodles!

This week's dinner menu features old favorites and two recipe revamps: Layered Pasta Casserole and Spicy Rice Noodles!

Hi! It’s Friday the 13th today. Didn’t we just have one of these last month? I’m not particularly superstitious, so that’s fine by me. Do you care much about Friday the 13th, broken mirrors, black cats and ladders, or that sort of thing?

Ooh, I have something to tell you that is 100% random. Yesterday when I was reading the news about the heartbreaking situation in Ferguson, I saw an ad about something much happier. Have you heard that there is a Marvel Universe Live SHOW? If not, let me sum it up for you as Disney on Ice for boys (and nerdy girls like me). I found out about it just in time because it’s coming to our area next weekend. Needless to say we are going! I just need to spend 3-4 hours agonizing and price checking seats because that’s how I operate.

We’re keeping this a secret from our boys until the morning of, not because we are fun parents but because we can’t deal with the anticipation. If we let this cat out of the bag now, it would be a week of “Is today the Marvel Universe show?” and “When are we going to the show?” or “How much longer until the show?” My the time next weekend rolled around, I would go from amped to weary of the whole idea. Instead, we’ll wake up next Saturday, tell our kids to put on their Marvel costumes (doesn’t everyone have those on hand?) and get in the car. They won’t even know what hit them!

Until then, we’ll just go on about our business, going to school, writing software (in Matt’s case), writing blog posts, and cooking dinners. Dinners like these, for example. This week I have a dinner menu for you that you are going to be excited about I’m sure. Two of the recipes (the layered casserole and rice noodles) are technically old recipes, but I rewrote the posts, improved the recipes, and took new photos. With all those changes, I’m treating them like new. I hope you enjoy them! xo

  1. Spicy Rice Noodles with Shrimp – Quick, healthy, and tasty!This flavorful rice noodle recipe with shrimp and cabbage is a very easy, healthy dinner.
  2. Sloppy Joe Potatoes – Great for sloppy joe lovers who hate getting messy (like me)!Not Too Sloppy Joe Potato - This hearty dinner is big on flavor and low on gluten or mess!
  3. Favorite Layered Casserole – This is seriously so good. You have to try it!Dig into this delicious Layered Casserole with creamy pasta, savory sausage, tender spinach, and plenty of melted cheese!
  4. 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pork Ribs – You can’t beat how easy this dinner is to throw together.5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ribs #crockpot #pork
  5. Easy Southwest Chicken Rice Bowls – This one the whole family loves.5-Ingredient Southwest Chicken Rice Bowls: An easy dinner the whole family will love!
  6. Chicken Dinner Salad with Gouda and Grapes – Salad is always better when it has cheese, meat, and fruit.Chicken Dinner Salad with Grapes and Gouda #salad #healthy
  7. Cornbread Casserole with Chicken (serve it with Southern Lima Beans) – You’ll love this hearty meal.Cornbread Casserole with Chicken (or not!)

Have a nice weekend, and I’ll talk to you next week when I bring more new recipes!

Andi Gleeson


Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
9 years ago

Love your new photos! And those potatoes are right up my alley…I hate getting messy too! And that chicken and grape salad sounds amazing!

9 years ago

Thank you, Meg!

Heather / girlichef
9 years ago

That show sounds like it would be a blast! I’m loving this whole menu…but I’d like to start with those fall-apart ribs, please.

9 years ago

Thank you, Heather. We’re excited about the show!

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
9 years ago

those sloppy joe spuds have my name on ’em!

9 years ago

Those make for a fun dinner. Thank you, Dorothy!

9 years ago

Hi Andi! All of these recipes will make for a good dinner! My boys and I love slow cooker ribs; they come out perfect every time.

9 years ago

Thank you, Joanne! I hope you had a good weekend.

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