Weekly meals Feb. 12 – Feb. 16

Meal updates from last week:
I have to admit that I only really ate one dinner from last week.  I was getting over the stomach flu and just didn’t feel like eating anything.  By the end of the week I was feeling much better and absolutely loved the chicken meatball bowls!  This will be a recipe that I make again.

We were away in the mountains on the weekend.  We enjoyed an amazing meal on Saturday night, I had tuna tartare as a starter, it was truly amazing.  For my main I had salmon with a light broth and mixed vegetables.  It was a such a wonderful night.  This week is very busy!  We ate at home tonight, and will be having sushi tomorrow to celebrate my Birthday.  We will end the week eating at home.

  • Classy chicken from the Best of Bridge, as always we ate this casserole with egg noodles.
  • We are ordering sushi from our favourite local place.
  • Chicken shawarma salad with tahini dressing from @oursaltykitchen I am excited to try a new dinner salad recipe.
  • We will be having homemade heart pizza to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  I will be making my dough using this recipe.  For dessert I am making blondies my addition will be cupid’s mix M & M’s.
  • Grilled steak with sautéed mushrooms and stuffed potatoes.  We will also have a green vegetable or a side salad.

My son’s class is having a party this week to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  We will be contributing cheese and crackers for the party.  For the crackers I will be making graham crackers, I have made these a few times before and they are so good!  My son has been asking everyday to make doughnuts, so we will bake some together this week.  He has requested chocolate, and well it is Valentine’s Day, so we will try these double chocolate cake donuts.  The Dinner List 44 is long this week!

Happy cooking,
Sara

 

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What am I going to do with all this zucchini?!

Here in Alberta we have had an amazing summer.  The weather has been so hot, which has made for a wonderful growing season.  My garden is beginning to come to an end.  I still have beets, carrots and potatoes to pick, but these vegetable can stay longer in the ground then most.  What I have a lot of is zucchini!  Now there are only so many loaves of zucchini bread that one can make, so I decided to find some alternative ways to use up my zucchini.

Happy cooking and baking,
Sara

I want s’mores!

As you may or may not know, today is National S’mores Day!  I know, there is now a day for any and all kinds of food, but who doesn’t love a s’more, especially in the summer time.  I have to admit that I like a s’more, but it is usually just one as I find them super sweet.  I guess that’s why children love them so much!  We do enjoy a traditional s’more, but have you ever tried using cookies that already have chocolate on them?  It is a game changer because you don’t need to fuss with breaking up the chocolate, but you do have to let go of the graham cracker in exchange for cookie.  This is the brand and cookie that we like to use.  After doing some research I have found a multitude of recipes that are s’more based, so even if you don’t have a campfire you can still enjoy this National Food Day!

Here’s to s’mores!
Sara

Brownies vs. Blondies

What is your go to dessert?  Is it cake, pie, cookies or maybe a tray of brownies?  I have been thinking about if I enjoy a brownie or a blondie better, and I think I like the versatility of the blondie.  It is easier to add something extra to the blondie to change the flavour like candy or spice.  I have found some of my favourite recipes to share with you, but please let me know which do you like better?

Brownie:
Crazy brownies from @pioneerwoman these are insanely delicious.  I have made them several times, but make sure you serve these with a big glass of milk!
Best cocoa brownies from @smittenkitchen I have never made a recipe from Deb that I did not like!
Secretly healthy zucchini brownies from @yammiesnoshery you will not believe the calorie count of these!
New and improved healthy brownies from @ambitiouskitchen you will need to check this recipe out to see how she makes these good for you brownies!  They are gluten and dairy free.

Blondies:
Cake batter blondies from @sallysbakeblog these would be a very fun addition to any birthday party.
Peanut butter cup blondies from @alidaskitchen who does not love peanut butter cups?  These look amazing.
Salted caramel blondies from @addapinch I am in love with everything salted caramel and I am sure that these would not disappoint.
Snickerdoodle blondie bars from @bakedbyrachel there is something so delicious about the mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

Happy baking,
Sara