Husband cooked at our house tonight - he did a taco/burrito bar - seasoned ground beef, refried beans, yellow rice and salsa with flour tortillas. It was really delicious. Now I've got a cinnamon swirl quick bread in the oven for dessert/breakfast. I hope it turns out well; it's a new recipe that calls for oil instead of butter/margarine and eggs. I'm usually skeptical of these types of recipes, but we'll see. The batter tasted good...
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We did gnocchi and marinara sauce tonight. I also made a peanut butter chocolate chip cake for dessert and general snacking. It turned out okay, but not perfect - not peanut buttery enough. I'm going to have to tweak the recipe next time. I go by the book on new recipes the first time, then it's a free for all on subsequent attempts until I achieve perfection. :-)
Me, too. I hate it when people rate recipes online after totally changing it. Why use a recipe at all? I try it THEN tweak it.
More frozen marinara here, I'm afraid, plus spinach and mushroom salad.
that's totally a meal, good job!
I am making sloppy joes tonight to use up the hamburger from last night- is it ok to serve hamburger two nights in a row- say burgers one night tacos the next? Or in this case sloppy joes? I am going to make a box of rice I have for the side and some corn and I have those oranges- I picked up 6 oranges for $1. Happy about that.
Happy Birthday Averysmomma05!
Tonight I'm making broiled thin-cut pork chops seasoned with a little salt, pepper and thyme with green beans (with a little bacon) and fresh white bread from the oven. And I'm having a glass of wine with it since Little Man was in a bad, bad mood all day. Stressful.
Can I join? One of my New Year's resolutions is to menu plan weekly and cook most nights. Here's what we've eaten/will eat for the first two weeks of January (minus the few nights we didn't/won't eat at home):
Beef Stroganoff over egg noodles, roasted broccoli
Spinach and cheese quiche (one with crust, one without)
Baked falafel and pitas with tsatsiki
Personal pizzas (used the pita bread recipe from the night before, but with whole wheat flour)
Polenta and bolognese sauce (from the freezer)
Sausage and butternut squash casserole over brown rice (tossed some spinach into this casserole)
Baked "fried" chicken drumsticks with roasted potatoes
Black beans (with leftover smoked beef) and basmati rice
Basil-chicken coconut curry over rice
Baked taquitos with guacamole
There were various vegetable or fruit sides with these dishes, but I usually come up with those on the fly.
The more, the merrier over here! Homemademom your list reminds that I've been wanting to do beef stroganoff soon. I really love that stuff, and it's great winter food.
Tonight is white chicken chili in the crockpot. It's a little different from the stove top version I make, so hopefully it's good.
Welcome, Homemademama. I love to menu plan too, otherwise I spend too much on food. (Well, I do anyway ) Here are some menus from the last two weeks:
Turkey rice soup
Homemade Bread or Biscuits
Stuffed Shells with ricotta, spinach and a bit of ground beef
Tome' Salad (see below)
Scallops or Pork Scallopini
Fried Fish with Remoulade Sauce (from that great French Cooking Made Easy cookbook that you recommended Kitchensqueen, thanks)
Oven Baked French Fries
Tajine with Chicken, Zucchini, Onions
Couscous or Rice
Orange Beet Salad
French Onion Soup
Risotto with peas, shrimp and mushrooms
Bitter Salad or Romaine Salad
Desert: Peach Crostini
Snack:Edamame steamed with salt, butter, touch of sesame oil, chili flakes and garlic (yum)
I had this at a restaurant in Santa Fe recently.
Two warm red potatoes, halved
4 to 6 green beans
Finely chopped Endive
Finely chopped Radicchio
Few pickled onion pieces
Dressing of equal parts olive oil, apple cider vinegar and sweetener. For this salad, I used bacon grease for half of the oil. Heat up the dressing until warm and pour over salad. Add a few small pieces of bacon to the salad.
Crock Pot italian meatloaf
buttered wheat penne for the kids (don't like potatoes)
broccoli and brussels sprouts
I think I'll add stroganoff to my menu next week, too. I ran into a big sale on egg noodles this week and bought a few bags, so need to plan some meals around them.