Meal updates from last week:
In my husband’s words, “you killed dinner this week!” Although we really liked all the recipes from last week our favourites were the pulled pork and the salmon cakes. For the pork I used two pork tenderloin instead of pork shoulder and I think that it turned out very well. The salmon cakes were delicious, I didn’t add the capers as I knew that the kids wouldn’t like them, but they did love the salmon! I also made the whole wheat banana muffins, which were the best wheat muffins that I have ever tasted. The granola recipe that I posted last week I didn’t end up using, instead I used on from @sallysbakeblog it was great and got eaten in less than a week. To her vanilla almond granola I added: 1/2 c. of unsweetened coconut, 1/2 c. dried cherries and 2 tbsp. chia seeds. I absolutely love the addition of dried cherries in granola. This weekend we went to friends for an Indian themed dinner party. We were all asked to bring a dish so I made samosa potatoes and cucumber raita. My best friend made this coconut cauliflower curry that was outstanding! If you like curries then you need to try this one.
This week we will be eating at home Sunday-Thursday. We don’t have plans for the weekend so I will leave Friday and Saturday night open, I’m sure that there will be take -out eaten on one of those nights. For dinner tonight we ate barbecued burgers, raw vegetables with dip and some fries. My husband and son ate their burgers in buns, while I ate mine in a lettuce cup.
- Chicken fajita bowls from @chelseasmessyapron as you probably already know I love a one bowl dinner, I can’t wait to try this one.
- Thai meatball lettuce wraps from @jocooks my son loves eating things in lettuce cups so I know that he will love these. I am also going to make some brown rice to add to our wraps.
- Slow cooker chicken pot pie soup from @pinchofyum this is actually not a recipe that Lindsay developed, it was a contest that she had for readers to submit recipes and this is the winning one!
- Thai noodles with chicken and broccoli, this is a recipe that I have shared before and it comes from Anne Lindsay’s Light Kitchen Cookbook. My family loves this pasta, and it is great served hot or cold. Most times when I make the recipe I don’t add the chicken, sometimes I add more veggies like snap peas and peppers.
I will be making another batch of the vanilla almond granola, it is a great addition to our weekday breakfast options. A great weekend breakfast option is this waffle french toast from @weelicious. I have also been thinking of making some homemade goldfish crackers, only because the graham crackers that I made were so good! I also bought a huge container to blueberries today and really want to bake this lemon yogurt cake. Once spring finally decides to show up I think that I will celebrate by making this colourful kale salad. Head to the store with Dinner List 46 to make your life easier.