Monday, August 29, 2016

Italian White Bean, Cabbage, and Sausage Soup

Italian White Bean, Cabbage, and Sausage Soup (ready in 30 minutes or less!) recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Today, I'm giving you the first soup recipe for the fall and I couldn't be more excited about it. This hearty soup is full of flavor and it's filled with far more vegetables and meat than broth. Best of all, this soup comes together in under 30 minutes. I am so very ready for cooler weather and this is my wishful thinking for more of the rain that we were lucky enough to see here in the Arizona desert this week.

This was a dinner that I pulled together without any advance planning at all. (The ingredients were about all we had in the house after a couple weeks of travel!) This soup turned out so well that my husband commented twice about how much he liked it, so I decided to photograph my dinner before sitting down to eat it!

If your weather is cooling off and you're ready for even more soup recipes, here are some of our best soups that go from start to finish in less than 30 minutes:


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan August 29 - September 4

10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes 
including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!Weekly Meal Plan featuring recipes for Asian Steak Bites, Easy Oven Braised French Onion Pork Chops, Tailgate Approved Chicken and Bacon Sandwiches, Grilled Pork Tenderloin in Foil, Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken, Taco Stuffed Avocados, Caesar Pasta Salad, Peach Lava Flow, Caramel Apple Brownies, and Selfish Bars!

Happy Saturday, friends! This week's meal plan features recipes for Asian Steak Bites, Easy Oven Braised French Onion Pork Chops, Tailgate Approved Chicken and Bacon Sandwiches, Grilled Pork Tenderloin in Foil, Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken, Taco Stuffed Avocados, Caesar Pasta Salad, Peach Lava Flow, Caramel Apple Brownies, and Selfish Bars.

Today's Little Things Newsletter should already be in your inbox. (Here's the link for the super easy sign up, if you aren't already getting my emails. I don't want you to miss out.) If you're on Snapchat, come say "hi" over there this week. I love connecting with you.

I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pineapple Orange Julius

Creamy, frothy Pineapple Orange Julius - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
Creamy, frothy Orange Julius drinks are a fun food memory that most of us share. No food says 'I'm awake!' quite like the iconic combination of orange and vanilla. My kids were thrilled when I introduced them to this fun memory from my childhood.

I’ve added pineapple to our version, because in my world, pineapple makes everything even better. The pineapple adds a little tropical flair that makes your taste buds wake right up.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

{Better Than Take-Out} Fried Rice with Ham and Vegetables

{Better Than Take-Out} Fried Rice with Ham and Vegetables - get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com
Jasmine rice is fried in a hot skillet along with soy sauce and sesame oil, then mixed with peas and corn, plenty of ham, tender eggs, and a generous handful of mushrooms to make this Fried Rice with Ham and Vegetables. When I tell you that this recipe is "Better Than Take-Out," I'm not exaggerating. This wound up being our favorite meal all week.

As this rice was cooking, every single one of my boys wandered into the kitchen and asked what smelled so good for dinner. I let each of them "taste test" for me and they all rated it two thumbs up. My family polished this rice off at dinner without hesitation.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan for August 22 - August 28

10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes
including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Weekly meal plan featuring recipes for Grilled Steak Fusion Tacos, Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Beans, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi, Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets, Steamed Blue Crabs, Barbecue Ribs, Lightened Up Broccoli Pasta Salad,Green Chili Guacamole, Chewy Coconut Bars, and Strawberry Popsicles - get the recipes at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Happy Saturday, friends! This week's meal plan features recipes for Grilled Steak Fusion Tacos, Slow Cooker Breakfast Baked Beans, Cilantro Lime Shrimp Scampi, Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets, Steamed Blue Crabs, Barbecue Ribs, Lightened Up Broccoli Pasta Salad,Green Chili Guacamole, Chewy Coconut Bars, and Strawberry Popsicles.

BIG NEWS this week! The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook is officially in stores!! I shared a preview of one of my favorite dinners from the book on the blog this week.

These sweet treats are a new favorite for snacking over here. I recommend only making them if you have plans to share them though, because I managed to eat way more than my share in just a couple days. My sweet tooth and I are tight like that.

Today's Little Things Newsletter should already be in your inbox. (Here's the link for the super easy sign up, if you aren't already getting my emails. I don't want you to miss out!) If you're on Snapchat, come say "hi" over there this week. I love connecting with you!

I hope that these recipes inspire you, as you answer the never-ending question, "What's for Dinner?" I would love to know if you try a new recipe this week!