Two New Recipes….Only One Keeper

Lets see, this week started out rough….it’s hard when something so bad actually is really a good thing in the long run. I know, vague…. but that’s where I am right now in my life. Anyhow, back to the week….it all sort of balanced out this week. Some bad, some good, and there you have it, a perfect balance of life in general.

On the menu this week were two new recipes. One a complete flop and one a keeper for sure. Here is peek at our meals for the week.

Saturday: BBQ chicken pizza

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Sunday: chicken pad thai (new recipe)

***This recipe was not a keeper for us. It was easy and fast but was lacking in flavor. We found ourselves doctoring it up with hot sauce,hoisin sauce, and soy sauce just to add some flavor. IMG_0491

Monday: slow cooker garlic chicken with green beans, carrots, and potatoes (new recipe)

***This one is a new favorite of the entire family. So tasty, and super easy. IMG_0492

Tuesday: leek, bacon and mushroom saute with eggs and biscuits (recipe here) IMG_0026

Wednesday: turkey sloppy joes, roasted potatoes, and green beans

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Thursday: grilled cheese and tomato soup

Friday: out

That’s it for today. Let me know if you see something you want the recipe for…I will be glad to share it.

 

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Going Meatless Is Getting Easier

I don’t know if my family is just agreeing with me to shut me up or actually converting over to meatless meals because I will not give up on this mission. However, I am happy to report that so far they have been very agreeable to what I have been trying. Since they ultimately are my guinea pigs at dinner time, I try and keep my new meatless recipes to our weekend dinners so we always have the option of ordering out if they fail. So far, we have never ordered out…success!!! And I am still getting over the shock of my son trying my veggie burgers and eating two of them without complaining, gagging, or throwing them out. I even got a,”hey mom, you can make these again.” YEEEHHHH!!!!!

So once again, here is what we enjoyed for meals this week.

Saturday: homemade veggie burgers and side salads (meatless)

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Sunday: pita chicken and veggie sandwiches, side salads

Monday: beef stroganoff over pasta with roasted green beans and carrots

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Tuesday: roasted seasoned pork tenderloin, corn, and roasted potatoes IMG_0313

Wednesday: ground turkey and pasta stove top casserole and sauteed zucchini and onions

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Thursday: grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade tomato basil soup (meatless)

Friday: out

Sunday meal prep for the upcoming week included:

A new banana muffin recipe and I also threw together Sunday nights meatballs so I would not have to prepare them later that evening.

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I pre chopped all our veggies for the week, cooked up chicken breast for wraps which my son takes for his lunch, and made up 6 veggie egg cups for a fast breakfast before I head to the gym at 4:45 a.m..

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The only thing I did not do for the upcoming week is make something for my lunches but I know the menu I have planned will offer plenty of leftovers and this is what I plan to eat during the week.