Wednesday, January 23, 2013

What's for Dinner Wednesday

I love to cook, I love to bake, I hate to clean up, I make big messes, and I have 2 girls who are ready for dinner the moment we step in the house after a long day at school/work.

Anyone else in the same boat?

I can't promise you, or myself that this will become a weekly habit- but I need a place to keep track of our weekly menu (because you can usually find the weekly menu, on a piece of paper with the grocery list, in last week's trash pickup).

So here I go, starting something that I probably won't stick to....oh well.  Start project, don't finish it.  Make messes, don't clean them up.  Are we seeing a pattern?

Monday:  Buffalo Wild Wings, since we had a gift card.  My order was not ready for pick up when I arrived so they threw in 4 extra boneless wings for Chris, score!  I joke about his boneless wings b/c I call them "fake".  I eat the real ones: bone, skin, lots of fat, lots of goodness.

Tuesday: Slow Cooker pork chops from here.  They were delicious.  I added some honey to the original mixture.  At the end of the day, I took the juices and combined with pineapple juice and a cornstarch/water mixture on the stovetop to make a thicker sauce.  Poured it over the chops, pineapples and rice.  Next time I'll add some steamed broccoli in there for more nutritional goodness.

Wednesday:  Avocado stuffed sweet potato from here. I'm not into following directions unless I'm baking, so for this recipe I usually just make an avocado pico de gallo and add some drained and rinsed black beans.  It makes a nice meat free meal, although shredded chicken would also be a great addition.

Thursday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup.  The high is supposed to be 38* and Chris will be working late, so no need for a big dish.

Friday: Bubble pizza from here. I made this last week and it was delicious.  A few minor adjustments:  I used an oval casserole dish and only needed 1 tube of biscuits, cheese on 1/2 the dish only as I'm still dairy free for Nora and we did canadian bacon, pepperoni, mandarin oranges and pineapple.  This week we are going to use sliced sausage, pepperoni and sliced olives!  We are going up to Kansas this weekend and if we don't finish all of this dish before we go, I will take some with me for breakfast the next morning!!!

What are you having for dinner this week?  Please feel free to share your "go-to" and "no-fail" recipes, I'd love to add some more dishes to my list!

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