Dinner - What Are You Having? - Page 125
I had wanted to broil the tilapia with garlic and lemon, but ran out of lemons, so I ended up making it into a Vietnamese kind of thing with rice noodles, lettuce, red pepper, carrots, cabbage and a Vietnamese sauce (sriracha, garlic, lime juice, sugar, fish sauce).
Today I racked my brain to make leftovers palatable and ended up with a brown rice salad with chicken, cabbage, green beans, shredded carrot, and a clementine vinaigrette. Not too bad!
We totally cheated and picked up Portillos on the way home. Breaded chicken sandwich and fries for me, burger and fries for husband, with onion rings to share. Little Man dined on mustard (he loves to eat it plain...), a few fries, cheese and he smelled an onion ring a couple of times... getting a toddler to eat a balanced diet is probably one of the most difficult things I've ever done.
A few days ago I winged a quinoa, diced butternut squash, and white bean dish, starting with veggie broth and making a stew type dish out of it. I bet that would work just as well with rice instead. I'd toss in some bacon for flavor too.
Rest of week:
Thursday Sausages and hot dogs that need to get used up... Probably with carrot and apple slaw and goat cheese and crackers
Friday chickpea curry over rice
Saturday Mac and cheese casserole, peas
Sunday scrambled egg and hash brown casserole with cheddar and broccoli
Monday quesadillas and refried beans
Tuesday spaghetti and vodka sauce
Wednesday fig and goat cheese pizza for grown ups, regular for kids
Then I start over!
Although the reference up thread to shepherds pie reminded me i have mock ground beef in the freezer. Might do that soon too. Need potatoes for mashing...
Edited by LitMom - 2/26/14 at 8:34pm
I've been trying to find little ways to save money without compromising my preferences or frying my brain. Lately ive been going to the store only 1 time week instead pf my usual 2-3. The I make myself get creative to make it to the next week. It seems to be helping some. Short of intense meal planning or couponing, are there any other little tricks?