Hey, hey, hey! Here we are at the start of week 4. We’re plugging along over here with a super busy week ahead. Joy of joys, my sitters are back from winter break, which means I have a little bit more time to spend with all of you. It’s been a looooong break, and that’s all I’ll say about that.
Here’s what’s coming up on our menu! I’m pushing myself to use the Wild Card this week. I haven’t used it yet, which is frankly shocking to me.
Baked Eggs with Tomato Sauce
Whole Grain Pancakes
Eggs in a Hole, Leftover Veggies
Oatmeal, Smoothies, and Scrambled Eggs for the Big KidThe Baby is starting
Lunch will continue to be leftovers for the adults, and some combination of the following for the Big Kid:
PBJ with Fruit and Cheese
Hummus and Pita with Fruit and Cheese
Cheese Quesadilla and Homemade Tomato Soup
The Baby is starting to munch on some solid foods and his first tooth came in on Saturday – woo! I pureed up some sweet potatoes with cinnamon and he loved that. Applesauce, however, was a big fail. I think it was a bit too tart. This week we’re going to try carrots and maybe peas.
My plan last week to only plan out 5 dinners worked very well for us, although I did deviate from the plan a bit, so there’s a repeat or two from last week. Also, I just said “plan” like a thousand times in that sentence. Whatevs. Too tired to edit. As always, dinners are listed Adult/Kid.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Dinner I have some leftover ground beef and sweet Italian sausage, so I’m going to make a meatloaf, along with whatever leftover veggies and grains we have lying around.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Dinner Whole Roasted Chicken, Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with Spinach
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Dinner Carnitas (Recycled from last week because I didn’t get around to it) and some sort of vegetable situation that is TBD
Notes I typically purchase a 5-lb boneless boston butt for my carnitas. This makes a huge amount – dare I say shit ton – of pork. Once cooked, I divide it up and stash about 2/3rds into the freezer. The remaining third is enough for dinner and 2 leftovers. You can crockpot a decent pulled pork carnita, but I much prefer the dutch oven method for texture. I’m going to try and get my recipe written up and shot for you this week.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Dinner Turmeric Chicken Stew, Homemade Bread; probably also roasted Brussels Sprouts, because I have half a pound or so that I need to use up
Notes I’ll use the leftover meat and carcass from Monday night’s dinner to make this. Making a mental note to post about how to stretch a whole chicken into at least 2 meals with leftovers.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Dinner Black Bean Soup, Salad / Homemade Tomato Soup
Friday, January 27, 2017
Notes The Big Kid is attending the Sock Hop at school (OMG THE CUTENESS THAT WILL ENSUE) so he’ll eat there, and Cam and I will nosh on whatever’s lying around.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Dinner BBQ Pulled Pork Flatbread, Sweet Potato Oven Fries
Cheese, Clementines, Nuts
Bread, as usual. Other than that, nothing because the weekend is/was CRAY.
What are you plans this week?