Meal updates from last week:
As always my family loves classy chicken! My husband and I loved the chicken shawarma salad, but next time I will make the chicken with the rub and then we will eat them in a pita. The graham crackers that I made for my son’s class were delicious, as were the chocolate cake doughnuts that we made later in the week.
This week we will be eating at home Sunday-Thursday. We will probably do take-out on Friday and then we are heading to friends for an Indian theme dinner on Saturday. The weather here continues to be cold and snowy, so I decided to cook with my crock pot twice this week.
- Slow cooker turkey breast from @recipe_tin we ate this with mashed potatoes, steamed green beans and roasted carrots. As we ate this tonight I can let you know that it turned out amazing! The turkey was juicy and flavourful. I made some gravy with the drippings from the crock pot. I would highly recommend making turkey this way.
- Slow cooker Asian caramel pulled pork from @carlsbadcravings I will serve this with brown rice and sautéed snap peas.
- Chicken parmesan from @cookingchannel we will eat this with some buttered pasta and a caesar salad.
- Ginger peanut soup, a recipe that I have shared before. This recipe comes from a cafe in Victoria called Rebar (my mom has the cookbook). This soup is simply outstanding! I also add a can of coconut milk to make the soup extra creamy. I serve this with naan bread for dipping.
- Salmon cakes via @foodnetwork from @inagarten we will have some grilled asparagus with the cakes. I am making these because our family doctor informed us that we need to eat more fish, so I am going to try to cook fish at least once a week. It is challenging to think of ways to make fish appealing to small children. I am hoping that because it resembles a hamburger they will be more willing to try it?! Fingers crossed, I will let you know what happens.
Last week I was on a baking spree and I think that I will continue it this week. I really want to try these banana bread muffin cookies as well as these whole wheat muffins. Granola has also been on my mind lately, so I think that this recipe will satisfy my craving. Here is your Dinner List 45 for ease at the store.
*Vanilla almond granola, I added 1/2 c. of shredded unsweetened coconut and 2 tbsp. of chia seeds. After baking I also added 1 c. of dried cherries, they just add a tiny bit of sweet and tart to the granola.*