Wednesday, August 16, 2017

This Week's Menu: 8/14 - 8/21

Monday: Hawaiian Haystacks + Brown Rice + Veggies
Tuesday: Baked Chicken Nuggets + Mashed Potatoes + Green Beans
Wednesday: Quick & Easy Black BeansBrown Rice + Watermelon
Thursday: Veggie Stir Fry (broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, bell pepper, baby corn, squash, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms) + Brown Rice
Friday: Pizza Night (take to neighbors)
Saturday: BLT's + Fruit
Sunday: Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili w/ tortilla chips
Monday: Baked Potatoes w/ Cottage Cheese & diced ham + Green Beans + Fruit

Other:
Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies
Energy Bites


Friday, August 4, 2017

This Week's Menu: 8/3 - 8/9

Skinnytaste's Crock Pot Minestrone Soup
(a great use for zucchini!)
Thursday: Taco Soup
Friday: Quesadillas (mushroom/zucchini/onion for adults)
Saturday: Roasted Rainbow Veggies & Sausage + Couscous
Sunday: Crockpot Minestrone + Sourdough Bread
Monday: Quesadillas
Tuesday: Spaghetti w/ Fresh Marinara + Parmesan Green Beans
Wednesday: Pizza + Roasted Green Beans

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This Week's Menu: 7/19 - 7/26

Blackberry Cobbler | From Pioneer Woman
Our go-to blackberry cobbler recipe we use several times every Summer.
Wednesday: Quesadillas
Thursday: Creamy Tomato Pasta w/ Zucchini
Friday: Pizza Night
Saturday: BLT's + Chips + Fruite
Sunday: Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili
Monday: {Pioneer Day} Slow Cooker Beef Stew + Blackberry Cobbler & Ice Cream
Tuesday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (w/ sautéed mushrooms & zucchini for adults) + Pineapple
Wednesday: Black Beans & Brown Rice + Grapes & Pineapple

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

This Week's Menu: 7/10 - 7/17

Monday: Eggs + Toast + Smoothies
Tuesday: Southwest Chicken Salad (rotisserie chicken, romaine, avocado, tortilla chips, tomatoes, black beans, scallions, corn, cheddar, cilantro, quinoa, Ranch or salsa dressing) + Fruit
Wednesday: Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms + Roasted Zucchini
Thursday: Chipotle Black Bean Burgers (costco) + Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad
Friday: Family Work Party
Saturday: Naan Bread Pizzas + Fruit
Sunday: Crock Pot Baked Potatoes w/ cottage cheese, cheddar, scallions + Fruit
Monday: Chipotle Black Bean Burgers (costco) + Chips & Salsa + Roasted Asparagus + Fruit

Other: 
Skinny Chicken Salad (for lunches)
Waffles (for freezer)
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chips Cookies (for freezer)
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Homemade Clif Kid Z Bars




Thursday, June 8, 2017

This Week's Menu: 6/6 - 6/13

Tuesday: Homemade Pizza w/ veggie sauce + Green Salad
Wednesday: Best Ground Beef Tacos + Cilantro Lime Rice + Watermelon
Thursday: Rainbow Kabobs + Watermelon
Friday: OUT or Easy
Saturday: BLT's + Oven Fries + Fruit
Sunday: Slow Cooker Bruschetta Chicken + Quinoa/Rice + Green Salad
Monday: Crock Pot Baked Potatoes + Fruit
Tuesday: Southwest Cobb Salad (lettuce, boiled eggs, ham, turkey, tomato, avocado, black beans, corn, seeds, cheese, ranch)

Other:
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Power Bites
Double-chocolate peanut butter granola bars
Homemade Cheddar Crackers


Monday, May 22, 2017

Pizza Sauce

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/4 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. - 1 c. bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c. - 1 c. carrots, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. fennel seed

Baked Falafel

Recipe from my sister, Chenae
(not sure of original source?)

15 oz chickpeas
2 T. olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 c. breadcrumbs (sometimes I grind up some oats in the food processor and use that instead)
1 medium onion, grated or pulsed in food processor

Pulse chickpeas, oil and spices in a food processor (or mix with a hand mixer). Add breadcrumbs and onion. Pulse/mix. Form into balls and place on a baking sheet (like you're making chocolate chip cookies). You can either baked immediately *for 15 minutes and 425 degrees, or place the baking sheet in the freezer, then place in a ziplock bag (once frozen) for later. Note: frozen balls take slightly longer to heat in the oven). I usually triple or quadruple the recipe so I have plenty for the freezer.

Note: Chenae loads a soft pita with falafel, greens/lettuce, red pepper, cucumber and avocado, and a little ranch dressing. She's also made Greek tzatziki dressing...but in the end says the ranch is easier and so delicious.