Weekly Menu {8/8–8/12} | Cassia & Co

Hi all. It’s been a while. We’ve been busy over here, but I hope things will be settling down a bit. How have you been? I hope well. I’ll get right to it, here is what’s on the menu this week.

MondayItalian Salad Sandwiches. These seem like the perfect flavorful yet easy to put together sandwiches for a weeknight meal.

TuesdayChicken & Spinach Enchiladas. A recipe for enchiladas keeps popping up in my Pinterest feed so now I am craving them. I will likely pick up a rotisserie chicken and use the meat from that to save a little time. Plus, Dylan likes to take the extra meat for lunch during the week.

Wednesday—Dinner with friends

ThursdayPenne Rosa with Breaded Chicken

FridayHoney Mustard Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes. We have some pork chops left over from last week that I stuck in the freezer. I may bake the pork rather than grilling it, but we shall see.

Have a great week!

{Image via Crate & Barrel}

S'mores Bars | Cassia & Co.

I made a batch of S’mores Bars earlier this month as my birthday dessert. They were perfect! Sweet, crunchy, marshmallowy. I think they would be a great dessert for a Fourth of July party, and I may just whip up a batch for our own barbecue.

S’mores Bars

Ingredients

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 bag (around 6 cups) miniature marshmallows

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 box (around 8.5 cups) Golden Grahams cereal

1/2 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chunks*

*Note: At Target, I found a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chunks by Nestle Tollhouse. The pieces were a little bit bigger than chocolate chips. In a pinch, just use chocolate chips. The bars will look slightly different, but it won’t affect the taste.

Directions

Butter a 9 x 13 baking pan to help prevent sticking.

In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add the 5 1/2 cups of marshmallows (it ends up being most of the bag) and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Gradually add the Golden Grahams cereal to the saucepan. Stir until well coated.

Fold in the remaining marshmallows. Then, fold in the chocolate chunks.

Using buttered spatula, press the mixture into the prepared pan. Cool in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.

To serve, cut into squares and enjoy!

{Recipe adapted from My Baking Addiction}

Rosé Cocktails via MyDomaine

Rosé continues to be a favorite wine varietal of choice, and I think for good reason. It is light and lively and a versatile option to pair with just about anything. I want to sip each and every one of these 7 rosé cocktails from MyDomaine. Go check them out and add the ingredients to your grocery list for happy hour!

P.S. If you are new to rosé, I wrote a whole post about it—So, Let’s Talk about Rosé.

{Images via MyDomaine}

 

Weekly Menu {6/13–6/17} | Cassia & Co

Did you have a nice weekend? Mine was a lot of fun. In between normal life things, we did a few things to celebrate my birthday (which is on Tuesday). It was hot, hot, hot here on Saturday so we went out to a lake west of the city. It is a man-made lake that is filtered and chlorinated. The great thing about it is that it isn’t very deep. It was perfect for Finn to be able to walk and splash around. Then, on Sunday, Dylan made us ribs, mashed potatoes, and salad for dinner. The ribs were so good! It was a great way to close out the weekend.

Without further ado, here’s what’s on the menu this week.

Monday—Leftovers

Tuesday—Ordering pizza from Pizza Luce to celebrate my birthday.

Wednesday—Dinner at a friend’s house

ThursdayMediterranean Tuna Sandwiches

Friday—Breakfast tacos. I like to use scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, red pepper, cilantro, and avocado. We make these for breakfast a lot on the weekends, but it seems like a fun, easy option for a Friday night.

{Image via 100 Layer Cake}

Monthly Moodboard: Gateway to Summer | Cassia & Co.

Maybe where you live summer is well under way. Here in Minnesota, June always feels like the gateway to summer. Memorial Weekend has set things in motion. The days are consistently warmer. Summer thunderstorms roll in periodically. We aren’t quite in the thick of it yet, though. So this month’s moodboard is all about the things that reflect the start of summer—new sandals, ice cream, watermelon on the patio (or maybe sipping watermelon mojitos on the patio), colorful sunglasses in a bunch of styles, and enjoying some time by the water—pool, ocean, lake, doesn’t matter.

{Image sources—mojitos, watermelon, beach scene, neon ice cream cone, black sandal, suede sandal, sunglasses}