Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Menu 2016: April 4-May 1

Life continues to be crazy busy, but at least we only have 40 days of school left. April is already one of my favorite months, but I am looking forward to this April even more. Why? The weather is starting to warm up. I get to escape to a ladies retreat two weekends in a row, and one of them is with my mom and sisters (yes, my hubby spoils me). It's my birthday this month, which means my hubby is taking me for a special lunch and to see Rachmaninov's Third Concerto. Last of all, we get to visit with friends.

April 4-10
  • Chili
  • Pretzel dogs, fruit salad, and steamed broccoli
  • Tater tot casserole
  • Breakfast skillet
  • Fish filets, steamed green beans, and roasted cauliflower
April 11-17
  • Omelets and American fries
  • Fish sticks, roasted cauliflower, and steamed green beans
  • Tacos and black beans
  • Grilled pork chops, steamed broccoli, and mashed potatoes
  • Egg salad sandwiches on sourdough, steamed green beans, and a side salad
April 18-24 (Happy Birthday to me!)
  • Roasted red pepper tortellini with smoked sausage and steamed green beans
  • Waffles and scrambled eggs
  • Carne asada, black beans, and brown rice
  • Egg roll in a bowl
  • Grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, mixed vegetables, and side salad
April 25-May 1
  • Roast chicken, polenta, and Brussels sprouts
  • Red beans and rice
  • Pork salsa verde over brown rice with smoked paprika cauliflower poppers
  • Spaghetti bake, steamed broccoli, and side salad
  • Grilled chicken southwest salad

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Pot Pie [Skillet]

Today was National Pi Day 2016 and my hubby suggested that we should have pie for supper, Buffalo Chicken Pot Pie in particular.
It's been at least a year or more since my last attempt and I couldn't find the recipe that I'd used, which meant I must experiment.
Now, it was less than two weeks since my last experimental meal and that had totally flopped (only Mr. R. enjoyed it). I even had a hard time finishing my helping at the time, which just shows how truly terribly it was. With that in mind, I wasn't real excited about experimenting tonight. However, I was pleasantly surprised with how well this dish turned out and will probably start putting it on the menu more regularly. Why? You ask. A few reasons: 1. I love chicken pot pie (even if it's non-traditional), the family loves buffalo chicken wings, and 3. it's a one dish meal and we all know how much I love those (since I really don't enjoy doing the dishes).

Monday, March 7, 2016

Menu 2016: March 7- April 3

I ended up getting a nasty bug at the beginning of February and was sick for several weeks so I am behind on whole bunch of stuff (including posting menus). Thankfully, the hubby and kids have been a HUGE help while I was sick. After a round of antibiotics, probiotics, vitamins, some OTC meds, lots of hot tea, and doing my best to get rest (I know, how is that possible with 4 kids?), I am finally on the mend and starting to get caught up on things. AND I have the menu finished. :)