Still doing the mesquite chicken, but instead of red beans and rice we're having Spanish rice instead.
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Mon. - I had school so made myself a big salad; family had spaghetti w/ red sauce
Tue. - DH prepped some lentils/spinach over the weekend, so we had lentil/spinach/potato soup & hot dogs
Wed.- I have school again and three leftover chicken thighs defrosted in the fridge. Will probably grill those w/ BBQ sauce & serve with random vegetables we have. Probably some rice, too, and the leftover chickpeas for vegetarian DD1 so that it makes a meal for her.
Thu. - Has to be quick - DD2 has a performance at school. Bought some cheese/cheese&spinach ravioli at Aldi yesterday, so will probably make that with a salad.
Fri. - Out at a friend's house.
I'm supposed to be making chicken, but I'm just not feeling it. I need to finish the grocery list and plan my shopping deals for tomorrow still, had a super crappy bedtime routine with Little Man and am just not impressed with the idea of trooping into the kitchen and cooking.
Husband only had to go to work for a few hours tonight for a meeting, so I'm trying to convince him to stop on the way home and pick up a jar of pasta sauce. Lame, but there you have it.
And on a completely unrelated note, if the herd of elephants that apparently live upstairs today do not stop stomping and clomping around up there this instant I am going to COMPLETELY LOSE IT!!!
I think I need a glass of wine... or three.
Just pulled a couple of loaves of whole wheat honey and oat bread out of the oven. I was planning on pasta with roasted veggies but DH just called to say he would not be home for dinner. I"m wondering about making some soup or frittata instead and saving the pasta for the weekend.
Last night we had homemade felafels. Tomorrow we have a dinner guest. I'm planning on roast maple-glazed salmon and lemon quinoa. I haven't decided on the vegetable side dish yet.
We had grilled chicken quesadillas for lunch yesterday. They were yum.
Today, nothing so fancy. Baked tacos from Facebook. If I recall, make the meat, fill the shells, add cheese and bake. Then I'll add salsa, sour cream, olives, and lettuce.
Edited by MrsKoehn - 11/9/13 at 11:07am
Family meal is lunch today since husband has to work tonight. I've got a lot of random leftovers to use up - a third of a rotisserie chicken, half a bottle of marinara sauce and half a mini bottle of red wine. So I combined them all into a chicken pasta sauce to serve over spinach rotini.
Tonight is roast beef (with french onion soup and red wine), roasted sweet and fingerling potatoes and brussels sprouts, mashed butternut squash, broccoli and applesauce.
I plan on making steak sandwiches with sautéed onions and mushrooms with the leftover meat for Monday's dinner.
Outside of that, I need to do a big grocery shop and figure out this week's meals, but need to find room in the budget first.
Was able to get a halfway decent grocery shop done. I should be good for the first half of the week, I always seem to need more fruit after a few days.
Tonight is chicken paprikash, egg noodles, roasted asparagus, broccoli, garlic bread, and applesauce.
On the menu this week:
Roast beef sandwiches with sautéed onions and mushrooms, oven fries, carrots, salad, fruit
Turkey tacos/tostadas, salad, carrots, fruit
Chicken parmesan, spaghetti, zucchini noodles, fruit
Salmon patties, parmesan risotto, roasted asparagus, broccoli, fruit
Waffles, eggs, sausage, fruit for kids/Indian style curry with shrimp, chickpeas and veggies, quinoa, frozen TJ's samosas
Pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes, sauteed brussels sprouts, broccoli, fruit
Haven't really planned out this week yet, but did prep some food yesterday, so I have grilled chicken breast (some whole, some chopped for salad) in the fridge, crockpot baked potatoes (some eaten today), some leftover rice and vegetarian Thai green curry. Tonight will be frozen ravioli, sauce, maybe some of the chicken and some veg/salad.
Yep, 'tis the season.... for soups and stews etc. DD saw snowflakes yesterday. I missed them - by the time I found outdoor shoes and a wrap they had stopped.
Last night I made lentil soup. I have maple and bacon baked beans in the oven for tonight. They have been slow-baking for a while now.
Hm, maybe I'll put beef stew on next week's menu. I wouldn't be surprised if we have a real snowfall by then, not just a few flakes.
Had a boring taco salad for dinner, but found this cool recipe. Hope to make it for Thanksgiving:
Kale and Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes