Weekly Meal Plan 3/19-3/25
Saturday night=date night
After Ben was gone during the week for work, a date night at the Common Quarter was much needed just to say "Oh hi, remember me?!" : ) He was gone two weeks in a row (back during the in-between weekend) but hopefully around for the next week or so? We honestly never know- so, date night was great! I actually wrote a little post about our recent eats in the Atlanta area HERE! so if you are interested, click that link.
Truth be told- I didn't get around to making the salmon I posted about from last week, so trying it tonight with the sous vide cooker.
Here is the recipe again Sous Vide Salmon- even if you don't use a sous vide, you can still use the marinade and bake it in the oven at 375 degrees until your desired doneness...
Will serve with brown rice and sauteed brussel sprouts.
I am trying to work my way through using up some food in the pantry/fridge so that is what this recipe is for Rotini with Pork and Peanut Sauce--
I bought this pasta at Trader Joes and will use it for the rotini- So, mine will look quite different I think!
Okay 3/21 update- we did NOT like this dish much at all. It was probably the black bean pasta : ) But I never ever let my kids eat anything but the dish I make for dinner and I totally gave them a pass tonight and let them eat a bowl of cereal!!! They did have a small amount of the dish ...black bean pasta and peanut butter DO NOT mix- at least for us anyways.
Trying a new recipe! I will use my own homemade taco seasoning and probably won't put cheese on top- maybe for the kids I will...This blog I follow is a neat family- if you have ever watched The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, remember Sean Lowe? He married Catherine (and they are pregnant)- well, this blog is authored by Sean's sister...not that I follow those sorts of things...ahem.
Green Chili Potato Soup P.S. This is a slow-cooker recipe!
This summer, Ben and I are leading a missions trip to Leon, Nicaragua to drill a well for clean water for the community. Along with clean water, we will provide health and hygiene lessons...why does this matter for my meal planning? Well, we are having a BBQ for Missions night at THE Dave Poe's BBQ in Marietta. Dave will contribute a portion of the proceeds from his sales for the night. Marietta people, go eat there tonight!!! From 5:00-8:00 p.m.
He has fabulous beef brisket, pulled pork, mac-n-cheese, collard greens, fried okra...it could go on and on. I am getting hungry thinking about it. The end.
Going with a tried and true Vietnamese Noodle Bowl -using rice noodles from Costco- I love them, they cook in 3-4 minutes...dinner is super quick with this recipe. Happy Good Friday! We are going to our Good Friday service at our church that night.
P.S. Sunday for me is a day of rest and I reeeeally try to make this happen. Of course, rest to one person, is not restful to another. For me, I usually try some new snack recipe/item and eat it while I am resting ; ) Just did this one---y'all, you have to make it!
I made them with cashews and almonds instead of the pecans (because I didn't have them) and I mean...no words. Make them. You don't have to bake them.
P.S. I am loving this time of year-the weather, the flowers, the blooming trees and last night on our date night, we had this treat of an amazing sunset...It is the small things, right?