menu plan monday : 1.21.13.
happy half birthday to me! a day made even sweeter by the fact that andy is home from the hospital because of the holiday. it's barely above zero today so we're enjoying a day at home in comfy clothes. even if i'm doing fun things like organizing and purging and a bit of packing.
here's what we'll be dining on this week :
meatless monday : homestyle chicken and noodles. first, i'll explain that we ate meatless for lunch, so i'm still going to call today meatless monday. for dinner we're going to with this recipe i had on our menu plan a few weeks ago and didn't get a chance to make. a nice and hearty comfort food dish on a cold evening? yes, please!
i've selected monday as a night of the week for our family to eat a meatless meal as it tends to be more budget friendly as well as a friendlier option for the environment. my meat and potato eating husband tends to go along with this idea because i also make him a yummy dessert in addition to his meatless meal. what can i say, i'm nice like that.
tuesday : turkey fried rice. a recipe from my binder that i've pulled from magazine. again i'm sad that everyday food is no longer. the recipe calls for ground pork, but i'm making it a bit leaner by using turkey. a perfect use for the large amount of brown rice that's in my fridge from meals we had at the end of last week.
wednesday : spinach and artichoke baked pasta. i let everyone select a meal for us to enjoy this week and this was camryn's pick. which i found mildly amusing.  because i've only made it once and was shocked that she remembered it as it was back in october and  becuse her sister has a "thing" about spinach lately and insisting she doesn't like it. dinner should be interesting...
thursday : chicken and wild rice soup. i made this soup the week after christmas from one of the five new cookbooks i received. i *heart* me a great cookbook. a nice, hearty soup that everyone enjoyed and easier for leighton to eat with the rice instead of noodles.
friday : chicken nachos. andy's selection for the week and an easy one to throw together. for the record, i enjoy this best as a quesadilla filling. the girls side with daddy as they enjoy the treat of having chips for dinner.
recent recipe reviews
slow cooker beef and tomato stew. yum! really enjoyed this and was great as leftovers as well. i served it over rice as the recipe recommended but didn't think it needed the yogurt it called for as a topping. it was an odd combo to me.