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. 

This Week's Menu: 5/19 - 5/25

Friday: leftovers
Saturday: Quesadillas
Sunday: Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili
Monday: Breakfast Sandwiches + Green Smoothie
Tuesday: Spaghetti + Corn + Spinach Salad
Wednesday: Baked Falafel w/ naan bread & veggies + Fruit
Thursday: Homemade Pizza w/ veggie pizza sauce + Carrots & ranch + Fruit

Saturday, May 13, 2017

This Week's Menu: 5/11 - 5/18

Thursday: {Sister's Bday Dinner} Ramen Noodles + Peaches + Kale Salad with Oranges
Friday: OUT
Saturday: BLT's + Cucumber slices + Watermelon
Sunday: {Mothers Day} Easy Prize-Winning Chili w/ Fritos & Avocado + Brownies & Ice Cream
Monday: Chunky Portabella Veggie Burgers + Oven Fries + Cantaloupe
Tuesday: Sweet & Spicy Chicken Tacos + Fruit
Wednesday: Baked Potatoes + Green Salad + Fruit
Thursday: Homemade Pizza w/ Veggie Pizza Sauce + Carros & Ranch + Fruit


Sunday, May 7, 2017

This Week's Menu: 5/4 - 5/10

Thursday: {May the Fourth...Star Wars Dinner} Han-burgers + Obi-Wan Oranges + Vaderade + Wookie Cookies
Friday: {Cinco de Mayo} Tialpia Tacos + Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad w/ tortilla chips
Saturday: OUT
Sunday: Sunday Drive & Picnic -- sourdough bread loaf, deli meat, cheese, strawberries, chips, cookies
Monday: Easy Night ??
Tuesday: Pesto Pizzas on Naan Bread + Fruit + Veggies & Dip
Wednesday: Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps + Cauliflower Rice

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This Week's Menu: 4/17 - 4/25

One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms from MOMSTRONG
Monday: In-N-Out Burgers (prize for kids' reading)
Tuesday: Birthday BBQ w/ family
Wednesday: Hawaiian Haystacks w/ Brown Rice (from freezer) + Fruit
Thursday: Greek Pasta Salad (penne, tomato, baby kale, cucumber, olives, feta, artichoke hearts, chickpeas, annie's goddess dressing) + Watermelon
Friday: Black Beans & Brown Rice + Pineapple
Saturday: Roasted Brussels sprouts (wash, half, coat in oil and s&p, 375-400 degrees) + Roasted Sweet Potatoes + Loaded Green Salad + Fruit
Sunday: One Skillet Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms
Monday: Tilapia Fish Tacos w/ this creamy dressing + Mangos
Tuesday: Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili w/ baked tortilla strips