Sunday, March 27, 2011
What's Cookin' This Week (Mar 28 - Apr 3, 2011)?
Where did the week go? The days passed by so fast and I spent time away from my computer. I visited a few preschools that I'm considering for the fall for my daughter Vivian. We also spent a lot of time outside playing at the park and walking in our neighborhood. I love, love all this spring weather we're having! I'm also reading a ton of books lately too. I discovered the "Good Reads" site and I can track what I'm reading and review them in addition to seeing what my friends are readig too.
As far as cooking - I had a few flops in the kitchen last week - two disappointments that aren't even worth sharing here. Not total failures but not great tasting either! I finally tried cooking with quinoa and I must be honest - I did NOT like it! The texture was different than I expected and I didn't much care for it. Perhaps it's an acquired taste? I did make two great desserts though so I will post those recipes later this week along with my family's favorite pizza too. I also have some tips for stretching barbecue foods too for your upcoming grilling this spring and summer. Stay tuned for those!
Here's what I have lined up for our meal plan this week - two comfortable stand-by favorites and a few new ones too:
Monday, Mar. 28 - Better for You Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs with green beans and bread - I'm going to make a double batch of this and freeze half for later. I portion these out into small sizes for my daughter to eat for lunches and dinners too~!
Tuesday, Mar. 29 - White beans and turkey sausage over rice with side salad and bread - I use a can of Blue Runner beans for this. We love this brand. And since I'm taking a day trip to Alabama, this will be an easy meal I can throw together!
Wednesday, Mar. 30 - Vegetable Tamale Pies - a new vegetarian meal that I'm trying!
Thursday, Mar. 31 - Leftovers
Friday, Apr. 1 - Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche with grilled hashbrowns - Looks good!
Saturday, Apr. 2 - Glazed Balsamic Chicken with steamed veggies over rice - This sounds tasty
Sunday, Apr. 3 - Tangy Slow Cooked Pot Roast with carrots and potatoes - I will make several leftover meals out of this and freeze some for later too!
Here are the snacks and desserts that I may try this week:
(1) Lemon Nut Cakes - These look easy and light!
(2) Power Muffins - recipe is listed in an old newspaper clipping I found
(3) Quick Fudge
(4) Easy Strawberry Pie - recipe is from my cookbook
What is on your meal plan this week? What are you looking forward to making or sampling the most?