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.  

1 comment:

  1. I've been on the look-out for a good vegetable enchilada recipe...


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