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Lemon Shrimp Linguine Recipe

We are a family who loves our seafood and shrimp is a favorite! This recipe is one of my go-to’s that we eat at least twice a month! I always serve it with a veggie and some garlic bread. The kids have been known to actually lick their plates clean because the sauce is so yummy!


Lemon Shrimp Linguine





  • 1 lb frozen shrimp, thawed
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 4 T lemon juice
  • 1 packet Zesty Italian dry seasoning
  • 1 box linguine noodles, cooked
1. Mix melted butter and lemon juice in baking dish.
2. Lay thawed shrimp on top of mixture.
3. Sprinkle dry Italian seasoning on top of shrimp.
4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes and serve over cooked linguine noodles.



This recipe is so easy! I use the small salad shrimp because the kids love them and I also used Fettuccine noodles instead of linguine because I grabbed the wrong box at the grocery store. Whoops. It didn’t matter, this dish is so delicious!



What’s for Dinner: Weekly Menu

Monday– Crockpot Tangy Meatballs over White Rice, Sugar Snap Peas

Tuesday– Bacon Ranch Chicken, Corn

Wednesday– Leftovers

Thursday– Italian Baked Shrimp Linguine, Roasted Cauliflower

Friday– Pizza Night

Saturday– Spaghetti, Texas Toast

Sunday– FFY (Fend For Yourself)

Crockpot Tangy Meatballs

1 bag (2lbs) frozen meatballs
1 jar grape jelly
1 jar chili sauce

Combine jelly and chili sauce in bottom of crockpot until smooth (heating if necessary to smooth it). Add meatballs. Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Serve over rice.

Italian Baked Shrimp Linguine

1 bag frozen shrimp, thawed
1/4 cup oil
1/2 T garlic salt
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1 pkg linguine noodles

Rinse shrimp and pat dry. Pour oil in baking dish. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and garlic salt. Add bread crumbs and toss to coat evenly. Bake at 475 for 5 minutes. Turn gently and bake another 8-10 minutes. Serve over linguine noodles.

Shared with Menu Plan Monday.

5 Ways to Make Your Morning Easier



It’s well established that I am not a morning person. Not even a little bit. If I had my choice I would not even crack open an eyelid until well after 10am. Unfortunately that is not an option. We are always on a time crunch in the mornings so I’ve had to find ways to save time and still make sure everyone is ready to go.



5 Ways to Make Your Morning Easier

1. Have outfits laid out beforehand. I lay out clothes for the week, not just the next day. Every Sunday I pick out clothes for the entire week- and not just for the kids. I lay my clothes out too. This saves me so much time in the mornings! I don’t have to scramble to find something clean to wear or battle with Maia over her outfit.



2. Gather supplies the night before. Every night I go through the kids backpacks and make sure they have everything they need. I check homework, sign agendas and permission slips, return forms, etc the night before so I know I’m not missing something in the morning rush. Backpacks are placed on the hooks in the front closet along with jackets and shoes are on the shelf below. We can just grab and go in the morning.



3. Set a lunch schedule. Maia likes to take her lunch to school a couple of times a week and Mase has to take his lunch to preschool 3 days a week. I put them on alternating schedules. Mase takes his lunch Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Maia takes her lunch Tuesday and Friday. When I’m doing my weekly menu plan I also plan lunches. That way there is no scrambling for lunch materials in the morning. Lunch items are grouped together in the fridge and anything non-perishable is packed the night before.



4. Give a time warning. I give the kids a 10 minute warning and then a 3 minute warning every morning. The 10 minute warning means they need to start wrapping up what they are doing and brush their teeth, put shoes on, use the restroom, and be ready to go. The 3 minute warning means we are leaving in 3 minutes so you better be heading for the van.



5. Limit distractions. There is no TV, no iPods, no video games in the morning. Period. It’s too easy for the kids to get distracted and then they move slower than molasses! So we just don’t turn those things on and it’s not an issue. This is the first year we have employed this rule and I cannot even tell you how much easier our morning are this school year.




What’s for Dinner: Weekly Menu

Monday– Mexican Cowboy Casserole

Tuesday–  Baked Ham & Cheese Croissants, Sweet Potato Fries

Wednesday– Leftovers

Thursday– Easy Cheesy Chicken Bake, Steamed Asparagus

Friday– Pizza Night

SaturdayCheeseburger Cups, Corn

Sunday– FFY (Fend For Yourself)

Mexican Cowboy Casserole

2 lbs ground beef
1 pkt taco seasoning
2 cans Fiesta Nacho Soup
1 bag frozen corn
1 bag Crispy Crowns Tater Tots
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese

Brown ground beef and add taco seasoning as directed on packet. Stir soups and cooked corn into meat mixture. Line bottom of ungreased baking dish with tater tots. Spread meat mixture over top of tater tots. Top with another layer of tater tots. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Top with shredded cheese and continue baking for additional 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Bake

2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
1 box chicken flavored stuffing
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup of milk
1 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese

Prepare stuffing as directed. Mix chicken, soup, milk and cheese in baking dish. Top with stuffing. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes.

Shared with Menu Plan Monday.

Easy Meatball Bake Recipe

I’m taking a break from making desserts for awhile, you can thank my ever expanding waistline for the impromptu break. Since Fall is coming and school has started back I thought it would be a great time to share some of my go-to weeknight dinners. Our family is so busy once school starts back and I’ve accumulated a great list of fast dinners and crockpot meals to help make sure we’re not picking up fast food every other day during the week. Last week I shared my Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie. This week I’m sharing a Layered Meatball Bake that the whole family enjoys. I serve it with a side of veggies and call it a night.

Easy Meatball Bake


  • 1 bag frozen meatballs
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 pkg chicken flavored stuffing
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1. Prepare stuffing as directed on package; set aside.
2. Combine soup and milk in bottom of baking dish.
3. Add meatballs and stir to combine.
4. Sprinkle with cheese.
5. Top with prepared stuffing.
6. Bake at 400 for 25 minutes.

Everyone enjoys this meal and it take minutes to toss it together. It makes a great choice for those nights when I have to throw something together fast.