I was going to post about how awesome I am at potty training my kids, but Rory peed in his pants 3 times today after being accident free for almost a week. Hopefully you’ll be reading that post soon.
Instead, I’ll give you my weekly menu from last week.
Sunday: Beef Tips with Rice – I kind of made this up as I went along. I coated about 2lbs of beef tips in flour, salt and pepper. I cooked them until they were slightly less than medium in a pan in a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Once I got it to that point, I added a can of beef stock and about a cup of red wine. While that was cooking, I had the rice going on another burner. I then sauteed some green peppers and mushrooms in another little pan. When those were done, I threw it all together, then added a little milk and cornstarch mixture to thicken up the sauce. It was pretty good – the kids liked it too.
Monday: Fish with Quinoa, Spinach and Tomatoes – This is another one I kind of made up. I make the quinoa with chicken stock. While that is cooking, I prepare the fish. I didn’t feel like turning on the oven because it was hot so I just cooked the fish in a pan. I used pollack, I think – it was really cheap. I salt and peppered it and cooked it in a couple of tsps of olive oil. In another pan, I cook a can of diced tomatoes and once they are bubbling, I add a bag of baby spinach. Throw in some garlic, salt and pepper and cook until the spinach is all wilted. I layer the quinoa, then the fish and top it with the spinach and tomatoes. The kids are not big fans of this one, but I really like it and it’s pretty healthy. I also made some Caprise Salad.
Tuesday: Turkey Burgers and fries – nothing fancy, just exactly what it sounds like. The fries were frozen. I just add random things to my turkey when I make burgers. This time I threw in some poultry seasoning and it kind of made them taste like stuffing. I liked it.
Wednesday: Big Salad – Again, it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a big ass salad.
Thursday: Chicken Cordon Bleu – This is so easy and I think it’s really good. I don’t think we will ever eat plain chicken breasts again. At the very least I can throw a piece of cheese and a piece of ham in the middle.
|This is my personal stock photo of my chicken cordon bleu. I did finally get around to spending the $.99 for some toothpicks so I’m not using drink skewers.|
Friday: Tacos – I decided tacos are one of my favorite foods. I like them from almost everywhere. They can be authentic street tacos, homemade with the seasoning packet or from Taco Bell. I have a special place in my heart for all of them. These were the seasoning packet ones.
Saturday: Sushi– I did not make this, but I wish I could. Oh, I love sushi!