Weekly Menu Round Up: September 28-October 2

To be blatantly honest, I did not make ANY of the recipes that I had on this week’s menu. Reason being, I went to Trader Joe’s on Monday and totally got sidetracked from my list and decided to cook what looked amazing on the shelves, especially all of the Fall stuff. At the same time, I was craving Shrimp n’ Grits Wednesday evening, so I somehow managed to whip up a bunch of cheesy grits, which was an unexpected plus to this week’s menu! That being said, I do plan to make each of the items on last week’s menu again, plus a few more special dishes!

Monday: Pepperoni Pizza

Homemade pizza is a favorite of mine, especially in my kitchen! Last Monday, I picked up some pizza dough from Trader Joe’s, so I will be trying that. I will also be topping it off with some pepperoni, which is a childhood pizza topping favorite of mine! Fun fact: my mother used to have us make homemade pizza’s and I ALWAYS topped mine off with pepperoni. It’s most definitely a tradition in the kitchen that I want to pass onto my future children as well!

Tuesday: Pasta with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Since Fall is *finally* here y’all (!!!), I will be making pasta with noodles in the shape of pumpkins brought to you by Trader Joe’s with a homemade Pumpkin Alfredo sauce from Delish, as listed in last week’s menu. Funny enough, I got SO sidetracked from my menu planning that I never picked up some pumpkin puree which is required for this recipe, so this week I promise I will! I will be serving my pasta with a Caesar salad, as I will be trying a new Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing from Trader Joe’s and a baguette with olive oil!

Wednesday: Butternut Squash Soup

Just like the Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce, I will also be making my Butternut Squash soup from Allrecipes this week. I am SO excited for this soup, as it is a favorite of mine! At the same time, I will be serving it with roasted carrots and my favorite side dish green bean casserole. To allow for some dipping in the soup and as an appetizer, I will also be serving my baguette toasted and with olive oil and rosemary as well!

Thursday: Leftover Butternut Squash Soup

I plan to cook a lot on Wednesday, which will minimize my cooking come Thursday. Also, Butternut Squash soup is a favorite of mine, so I am looking forward to having it a lot towards the end of this coming week!

Dessert: Pumpkin Cookies

Who doesn’t love the Pillsbury Pumpkin cookies?! I have a BUNCH in my fridge and I cannot wait to bake them! Fun fact: I suck at baking cookies, so Pillsbury will have to do!

I am SO looking forward to this week’s menu. Luckily, I have been able to keep it simple yet practical and delicious. Here’s to our first full week of Fall y’all!!!

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