April 26, 2011
Menu of the Week
I haven't done one of these in a while. I've been in a rut. But one of the many benefits of having a blog is that I have a place to store all the recipes I like, so when I need some inspiration, I don't have far to go! I scrolled through our family favorites and picked out a few recipes. I also knew I wanted to use up some sausage that's been in the freezer for a while, so I went to Stephmodo for ideas. Her blog is always great, and I especially like it for mealtime inspiration. She didn't let me down - she had the perfect recipe for me.
Here's a look at what we ate last week:
Almost Meatless Sloppy Joes, Garden Salad
I continue my efforts to keep meat to a minimum. I used ground turkey in these sloppy joes to make them even healthier. I'm sure beef would've been tastier, but I thought they were pretty good this way. I liked having lettuce on my sandwich as well for a little extra crunch. My boys did well with these too.
Ginger-Soy Chicken Thighs, Scallion Rice, Spinach
The boys love this chicken. I didn't attempt to serve them spinach, though. That was for me and K - they had steamed carrots.
Vegetable Enchiladas, Saffron Rice
This is only my second time making these, and I will definitely start making them at least a couple times a year. It's a great recipe, because it makes two pans, so it's easy to do what I did - serve one and put one in the freezer. I love making two meals at once! Also love that it's veggie, and my boys ate all of it. I will say, however, that the sauce recipe needs a little tinkering - I haven't quite figured it out. I think it may just need to be doubled, because the flavor is good - it just doesn't make enough for my taste. I added a can of enchilada sauce to it, and it was perfect.
Rigatoni with Zucchini and Sausage, Garden Salad
Can't go wrong with pasta and fresh parmesan. I had been wanting to use up some sausage, so this was perfect. I loved how easy this was, and it was a great weeknight dinner. My big boy did really well with it, but my little guy opted for some spaghetti sauce on his.