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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week of: April 29th

  • Sunday:  We went out to dinner to use a coupon at what used to be one of our favorite restaurants.  The food and the service sadly has gone down hill. 
  • Monday: Steak, Asparagus and Chimichurri Pasta
    • We didn't have asparagus because our grocery store sent their asparagus delivery back because it wasn't good.  So, we used zucchini.  It was yummy!!!! You could do away with the red pepper flakes. 
  • Tuesday: Turkey Burger
    • DH always makes the best burgers! 
  • Wednesday: Jamie's Huevos Rancheros
    • These were yummy!  I forgot (OPPS) to buy chorizo.  I thought we had some.  My sous chef DH helped make the sauce a lot better with lime juice, garlic, pepper and other things.  It was way tooo tomatoey for me.  
  • Thursday: Ground Turkey with Pasta sauce  
  • Friday: Ordered pizza because it was late by the time we go to dinner. 
  • Saturday: Southwestern Stuffed Peppers
    • These were really yummy & very easy!  We decided to spice them up a bit with some chorizo, which we really enjoyed!  DH also added more spiciness to his pepper.  We loved the ease of filling & eating the peppers since they are cut in 1/2 instead of filled from the top.   It was also nice to precook the peppers a little while I was making the filling.  Same amount of cooking time as normal, but we were able to make the filling while it was precooking.  

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Week of: April 22

  • Sunday: Spanish Chicken with chorizo and potatoes
    • Oh my gosh, this is cooking and it smells so yummy delicious. 
    • DH made this a little different than the recipe.  He sprinkled some salt & pepper on the chicken as well as some paprika.  Next time he will also had some salt & pepper to the potatoes.  He also just put everything in one pan and stirred it at the 1/2 way point.  
    • NOTES:
      • gas mark 7 = 425 degrees
      • 750 g = 1.5 pounds of chorizo
      • 1 kg = 2.2 pounds
  • Monday: Pesto Pork Chops and orzo
    • It was yummy!!!!
  • Tuesday: Green Chili Turkey Burgers
    • DH made his own version of green chili turkey burgers.  So, sadly I cannot  comment on how good/bad this recipe is. 
  • Wednesday: crunchy garlic chicken
    • DH made this for us since I'm still dealing with allergies and in no mood to make dinner.  Thank goodness I was blessed with a man who can and likes to cook!
  • Thursday: Restaurant Style Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Guacamole and Corn
    • This was good.  
  • Friday: Baked Sausage, Peppers and Onions with Orzo 
    • This was good also.  I did modify because we didn't need all this would make.  So I halved the recipe and did it in the skillet. I mixed everything together except the cheese and let the chicken stock cook out.  Then I added the cheese to the top and let it melt on the stove and voila - NO oven!
  • Saturday:  Pizza!!!!!  with Trader Joes Pizza Crust - MMMM
    • We made a Sundried Tomato and Basil Chicken Sausage (Trader Joes) with Pesto on Herbed Crust (Trader Joes)  Pizza.   It was yummy! 
Don't forget to also visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu plans.  Enjoy your week, Be thankful for your blessings both big and small, Love your family, and don't forget to play with your food!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Week Of: April 15th

  • Sunday: We ate Easter BBQ at my Mom's.  I made our favorite Poblano Potato Salad.  DH was hoping no one would eat it so he could have the leftovers.  Unfortunately, there was only 1 small spoonful left. My sister doesn't like mayo, so instead of the may I added an additional 1/4 cup of sour cream.
  • Monday: picked up food on the way home from St. Louis
  • Tuesday: Michael Symon's Mac and Cheese with Roasted Chicken, Goat Cheese and Rosemary with spinach salad.
    • This was delicious.  I think  next time I will leave the goat cheese out.  It seemed to heavy.  I used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of the heavy cream.  It took a little longer to reduce, but it was still worth it!
  • Wednesday: Maple-Bourbon Grilled Thick-Cut Pork Chops with baked sweet potatoes
    • Absolutely yummy delicious!
  • Thursday:  Turkey Burgers with sweet potato fries
  • Friday: Basic Pancakes with a twist....I separated the yolks & whites and then whipped the whites then folded in the whites.  This will be the way we make from now on!  Little Man ate 8 silver dollar pancakes.  This is the most he has ever eaten.  He asked for more, but there weren't any.  DH said these are the best he has eaten minus the crispy edges you get at restaurants.  
  • Saturday:  Grilled Chipotle-Rubbed Steaks with Lime Butter with garlic and caramelized onion mashed potatoes.  
    • This is yummy and will be added to our family favorites.  Thankfully, we only put the rub on 1 side of the steak.  
Don't forget to also visit I'm an Organizing Junkie for more menu plans.  Enjoy your week, Be thankful for your blessings both big and small, Love your family, and don't forget to play with your food!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Week of: April 8th