photo from MarthaStewart.com
Here's a look at a few of the meals we've enjoyed lately...
Yogurt-Basil Chicken Kabobs, Rosemary-Feta Potatoes, Salad - This simple marinade makes the chicken very moist and flavorful. These are still my favorite potatoes. And I love how easy salads are when you can just throw together whatever you picked up at the market that morning.
Burgers/Barbecue Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Salad - My boys will eat corn on the cob all day long.
Southwestern Salad - This recipe from Stephmodo continues to be a family favorite. I leave the lettuce out for the boys, but they otherwise do really well with this. It's very flexible, too, so you can use whatever you have on hand. It's a great recipe for when you're trying to use things up. I didn't have any tomatoes this time, but I added red peppers. And I agree with Stephanie - the more avocado, the better...
Pasta with Asparagus and Zucchini, Wheat Bread, Salad - I am a recipe girl. I simply don't have the talent or imagination required to create dishes on my own. I knew I had enough ingredients for a good dish, but I wasn't quite sure what to make. I googled recipes and included the ingredients I had - this is what came up. It was a little tart, but I'm pretty certain that's what my boys liked about it. Very fresh and lemony.
Salmon, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli with Cheese - Another Monday night, easy-as-possible-but-still-healthy meal. I glazed the salmon with a mix of mustard, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar. Roasted for about 10 minutes. Cooked the sweet potatoes in the microwave until tender - peeled, mashed, and added just a little butter, milk, and a sprinkle of brown sugar on top. And to my dismay, I passed by the gorgeous fresh broccoli at the farmer's market this week. I cooked a box of frozen chopped broccoli and melted a little cheddar cheese on top. It took me a while, but I figured out that this is the best way to get my boys to eat their broccoli. For now, anyway. They loved this meal.
Berry cupcakes - Vanilla cupcakes, filled with raspberry jam, topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh berries.