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Real recipes for the real girl

Our meals from these meal plans over the last few weeks!

Monday

L: cold cuts
S: Veggie Lo Mein Recipe — I‘m going to use stir fry mixed veggies instead of what she uses.

Tuesday

L: Apricot Chicken and Garlic and Parmesan Roasted 
For the apricot chicken, it’s as easy as it sounds! Just prepare the chicken as directed on the packaging and before cooking top with as much apricot jelly as you desire! Bake as directed and serve hot!
S: Hamburgers with a side of fruit

Wednesday

L: Baked Spaghetti 
S: Leftovers with frozen cherries as dessert

Thursday

L: Egg Salad Sandwiches with a side salad
S: Chicken & Broccoli with Shells and Cheese/Mac n cheese meal

Friday

L: Leftover apricot chicken sandwiches and fruit
S: Pizza bites with dipping sauce & peanut butter cookies for dessert! Personally, I’m simplifying the pizza bites by not including the herbs on top, not including pepperoni  and using shredded mozzarella cheese, but you can add them if you want/if you have them on hand!

Saturday

L: leftover shell, chicken & broccoli Mac n cheese
S: Mini chicken pot pies & leftover cookies!

Sunday

L: Egg Bake or brunch out
S: Oven baked salmon, mixed veggies, and a buttered baguette or bread.
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Update: please add mayo, mustard, and celery to the shopping list below if you don’t already have them. They are for the egg salad on Thursday!
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Real Recipes (4th of July Week)

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Hello Lovelies,
Since this is a holiday week in the USA (& Canada), I decided to forgo my usual weekly meal plan and instead give you a list (with recipes as needed) of my favorite all-American food!
A little research, including a visit to some sketchy Wikipedia pages and a number of blogs proclaiming to be food historians, went into this post because I wanted to bring you the most American foods I could.  As you have probably guessed, a lot of American food is derived from recipes brought here from other places, but as with most things, we manage to put our own (sometimes more caloric) twist on things. I know quite a few of my readers are not in the USA so if you’d like to try some of our crazy American recipes, this week is the perfect time! 🙂
I’m going to split these foods into Main Courses, DessertsSides, and Drinks because that makes the most sense if you’re lookin’ for meal ideas this week!

Main Courses

  1. Pigs in a Blanket on a stick
  2. Sloppy Joes (aka bbqs)
  3. Reuben Sandwiches (if you are not from the USA have you had this before?)
  4. New England Clam Chowder
  5. Goulash (the delicious sister to hot dish)
  6. Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
  7. Hotdogs
  8. Hamburgers

Sides

  1. Corn on the cob (this cooking method takes LITERALLY 3 minutes!!!!)
  2. potato salad
  3. Pasta Salad with Peas and Bacon
  4. Red, white, and blue fruit tray
  5. Patriotic fruit salad
  6. Watermellon
  7. Fruit on a stick

Dessert

  1. Apple pie with a flag or try making this star design… because there’s nothing more American than apple pie!
  2. Patriotic fruit pizza
  3. Angel food cake with with berries and whipped cream
  4. Patriotic lasagna cake
  5. All American Malt

Drinks

  1. Sangria— looks good, but I can’t have any so enjoy it for me if you can!
  2. Captain America Kids Drink with cherry grenadine, blueberry koolaid, and, Pina colada mix, and cherry sprite.
  3. Berry drink that looks DELICIOUS!!!
  4. Red, white, and blueberry smoothies 

You can follow me on Pinterest to see all of the recipes, home decor, and outfits I’m loving lately!
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In case the above link doesn’t work for you here’s the direct link! https://pin.it/svj5lqqfnuuagp
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xo,
Kellie

This Week: Real Recipes for the Real Girl

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Tuesday

L: French onion soup with baguette & side salad
S: Calzones (use store-bought crust) & fresh fruit

Wednesday

L: Cobb salad, leftover soup, and fruit
S: Subway-style sandwiches with a parfait for dessert

Thursday

L: Fried egg sandwiches and fruit
S: Healthy chicken parm and fruit salad

Friday

L: Egg salad sandwiches with fresh fruit
S: Sloppy Joes (super easy), pasta salad, and homemade apple crisp for dessert!

Saturday

L: Leftovers and a side of fruit or veggies (whatever you’re feeling’ today).
S: Tacos, fruit salad, and leftover dessert.

Sunday

L: Leftovers
S: Chili Corn Carne with (box mix) corn bread and fruit.

Monday

L: leftovers or cold cut sandwiches
S: Spaghetti with meat sauce and leftover sides/fruit.

6.25.18 Free Shopping List for The Classy Artist Budget-Friendly Meal Plan

Guys, I used the Walmart pickup service this week and it was super slick &&&& I only had to spend $66 on groceries because this meal plan uses a lot of the same base ingredients all week and helps eliminate waste from one week to the next. PLUS, it’s cheap and you don’t need to buy everything new each week– which is why I’m using it for our family!
See part of my cart below:
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Xo,
Kellie

Real Recipes for the Real Girl: this week in meals

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Monday

Lunch: Avocado Toast – Just make toast, fry an egg, butter the toast, cut up an avocado, and put it all together. It’s amazing!!!
** This post is coming at you a little late today so skip the lunch idea or substitute it for another lunch later in the week.
Supper: Follow the directions on the packaging to bake the chicken. Also add any leftover corn and bean salad from last week’s meal plan. If you didn’t see that recipe, here it is again.
Make brownies for dessert. I don’t see anything wrong with box brownies, but if you’re looking to make them from scratch, this is a recipe I pinned and would love to try! I’ll let you know if I do 🙂

Tuesday

Lunch: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup, side salad, and apples.
Supper:Homemade fried rice and yummy beef dumplings (aka pot stickers) with leftover brownies for dessert.

Wednesday

Lunch: Loaded spinach with fruit, cheese, and your favorite dressing.
Supper:Lasagna (I leave out the fennel) with leftover brownies and fresh fruit.

Thursday

Lunch: easy peasy! Leftover lasagna, veggies with dip, and fruit.
Supper: Follow the directions for preheating and timing enough frozen chicken for your family (or just you). Then pour in rice, 2 parts of water for each part of rice you add, and that apricot jelly from the shopping list. Cover and bake it as directed (until a food thermometer says it’s ready too)! It turns out to be a very yummy meal without a lot of prep time.

Friday

Lunch: Sandwiches made your way with whatever toppings you like. Just be sure to heat the lunch meat in the microwave until it’s sizzling if you’re pregnant!
Supper: Baked Mac n cheese with Rice Krispie bars for dessert.

Saturday

Lunch: Leftovers
Supper: Seared steak (cooked medium-well) with rice and broccoli. I like to make my rice and broccoli in my rice cooker/veggie steamer combo. Otherwise you can make the rice and broccoli together in a pan following the directions for rice on the package.

Sunday

Lunch: Leftover steak with a side salad.
Supper: Brats and fixings. Layered peaches and cream jello for dessert!
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Shopping List

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I planned to make the jello to show you, but this weekend was so busy with my cousin’s wedding, family, and a Father’s Day lunch that by the time we got home last night I couldn’t get myself to do any cooking whatsoever!
On another topic, here are two adorable pictures from my weekend:


How was your weekend?! Did you do anything fun?
Xo,
Kellie