My husband, Will, and I celebrated 10 years of marriage this weekend. We didn’t think we were that young when we married at 22 and 23, but now I look back and see babies.
In many ways, we have grown up together, learned how to pay bills and do home repairs and raise kids and run a business together. We’ve each changed a lot in the last decade, but I’m so grateful I’ve had a faithful witness to all my growing pains.
We celebrated with a long, leisurely dinner at a local restaurant, an absolute luxury when you have young children. This week, we’re back to life as usual–the chaotic dinners, the loading and unloading of the dishwasher (again), the bedtime routine that seems to always take 30 minutes longer than it should. It’s the mundane, exhausting, sweet, funny work of life and marriage, and it’s a job I’ll happily keep as long as the good Lord lets me.
Monday: Green Chile Chicken Mac and Cheese - Diary of a Recipe Collector
This hearty all-in-one macaroni and cheese dinner idea is filled with chicken, green chiles, corn, and of course all the creamy cheese!
Cheesy ground beef empanadas are the perfect hand held dinner or lunch. Serve with a side of sour cream and salsa for a family friendly weeknight meal.
This 20 minute Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is a super quick and delicious dish that is perfect for busy nights. Everyone will be coming back for seconds of this creamy pasta
Thursday: Slow Cooker Spicy Orange Chicken Drumsticks- Little Dairy on the Prairie
Slow Cooker Spicy Orange Chicken Drumsticks – These babies are falling off the bone when they come out of the slow cooker, then they get basted with a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce…grab a napkin they are messy in a good way!
This Turkey Meatloaf takes just 10 minutes to prepare, yet will have you coming back for seconds (or thirds). This beef alternative meatloaf is anything but bland thanks to being seasoned with Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil and garlic.
This Creamy Orange Julius Recipe is a quick, refreshing beverage that's perfect for summer time!
Broccoli Bacon Salad is the most delicious way to eat broccoli! This broccoli salad is loaded with bacon, cheese, dried cranberries, red onion, and sunflower seeds, all tossed in a sweet creamy dressing. Everyone will be going back for seconds!
Breakfast: Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole - Little Dairy on the Prairie
Make Ahead Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is a hearty casserole that’s sure to make your mornings run smoother! You’ll need simple ingredients to make this casserole; frozen hash browns, diced ham (or any other breakfast meat), eggs, milk, and grated cheese! Assemble it the night before and all that’s left in the morning is popping it in the oven!
This Double Chocolate No Bake S’mores Pie is filled with chocolate ganache before being topped with a torched cloud of marshmallow fluff.
Dessert: Easy Peach Pecan Skillet Cake- Diary of a Recipe Collector
A simple and comforting peach dessert with some surprising ingredients in the batter that make this cake divine!