looks like a week full of new recipes. always fun to experiment and see if there are any keepers to add to our rotation.
meatless monday : spaghetti with vodka cream sauce. we didn't get to this one last week, so tonight it's a sure thing. let me tell you how cool i felt as a 36 week pregnant woman purchasing vodka. there are no words.
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 : tropical chicken tacos. from the latest issue of clean eating. the girls and i have been enjoying lots of fresh pineapple lately so it seemed like a perfect time to give these a go.
wednesday : marinated skirt steak w/ arugula rice. from the latest issue of everyday food. the four year old of the house is very much like her daddy in that she's discovered steak is the best thing ever. this should be a big hit.
thursday : french toast. the girls have been asking for this one. breakfast for dinner it is!
friday : chicken tikka masala. we've had this one other time with good results. wanting to use up some chicken thighs i have in the freezer.
last week's new recipe reviews :
hawaiian sweet potato skins. from the latest issue of clean eating. the two year old and daddy enjoyed these. C was ho hum although she did ask for a second helping of kale. i think i actually had more fun making them than eating them. but then again, i'm not the biggest fan of ham. doubt i'll be making these again.
easy garlic chicken. SUPER easy. and with an ingredient list of stuff i always seem to have on hand. i doubled the amount of brown sugar/garlic to put on top as the original recipe seemed stingy. everyone enjoyed and i'll definitely keep this one around.
philly cheesesteak sloppy joes. another easy one. instead of the cheese sauce, i simply topped the filling of each sandwich with a slice of provolone and then broiled until nice and melted. the girls both hate their half a sandwich without complaint. will likely make again as andy seemed to really enjoy it.