Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Happy Monday! We had a crazy busy weekend but it was wonderful. We officially launched our son Leo at Notre Dame. Even though he has been on campus all summer for football, this weekend was freshmen orientation for the class of 2026. Notre Dame does a lot of things well, but few things top freshmen orientation. I wrote down a few quotes that really got me.

  • “Notre Dame is more than a university, it’s a way of life.”

  • “We won’t educate the mind at the expense of the heart.”

  • “Happiness is fleeting, joy is abiding.”

As you can tell, I’m totally drinking the Kool-Aid that Notre Dame is serving up. We are beyond lucky that our kids have found their place there.

But enough of that, on to this week. As we’re having new carpet installed upstairs, I’m downstairs making plans for the week. Here’s what dinners will look like this week in the Scheidler house.

Monday: One-Pot Italian Sausage & Orzo

Tuesday: Easy Mississippi Pork Tenderloin Tacos

Wednesday: Chicken Parmesan Meatballs & Arugula

Thursday: Chili and Corn Muffins

Friday: Pizza before a little high school football. Our team kicks off their season this weekend!

Let’s have a great week!


Photo by Jenn Marie Creative

My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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  1. […] Delicious dinner in 30 minutes or less: This week, I made one of our favorite dinners of late and a bunch of you said you did the same. If you didn’t get to make this sausage and orzo number last week, be sure and add it to your list. It took less than a half hour to make and was a total hit. For non-carb lovers, I suggest putting a small scoop over a dish of arugula or spinach. The flavors are great! […]

    Posted 8.29.22 Reply