Weekly meals Dec. 2 – Dec. 6

Meal updates from last week:
As always the kids and adults devoured the classy chicken!  I didn’t make the BLT salad as we went out for an impromptu dinner with my parents.  We really liked the turkey tacos and the buddha bowls came together very quickly.

This week is jam packed!  My son has basketball twice this week, I am going out twice and my husband is out once.  Tis the season!  This means that there won’t be a lot of home cooked meals going on, but I do have a solid plan:

  • Lasagne soup from @farmgirlsdabble I have made this soup before and it is delicious.  I very good tip is to cook the pasta separate from the soup and then just add it when you serve.  This way the noodles don’t get overcooked.  I am going to serve this with a salad or some bread.
  • We will be out tonight, so my kids will be having takeout.
  • BLT salad from @marthastewart we will give this another try and see if it gets made this week!
  • Pineapple chicken from @chelseasmessyapron this is a new recipe that looks so good, I cannot wait to give it a try.

I would love to start some holiday baking this week, but it all depends on time.  I am going to buy everything that I need for the recipes in hopes that I will find some time to bake.  I’ve decided that I would like to make some kiss cookies and then something gingerbread.  I found a recipe for snickerdoodle kiss cookies and then I am going to make a gingerbread cookie with some white chocolate cream cheese icing or gingersnap sandwich cookies with white chocolate with white chocolate filling.  I also wanted to make something with a mint flavour but who knows if I’ll ever finish all of it!  I will keep you posted as to what I bake in the coming weeks.  Grocery shopping  made simple with grocery list 113

Happy cooking,
Sara

Weekly meals Apr. 22 – Apr. 26

Meal updates from last week:
Last week was crazy!  We made it out and then enjoyed a fun-filled weekend with family and friends.  Our favourite meal from last week was the Thai meatballs that I made into a one bowl dinner.  I served them over brown rice with some steamed beans and edamame.  I liked the turkey tacos, next time I am going to use the refried beans that have green chilis.  Our entire Easter meal was amazing!  I will be making the spring green vegetables again soon.  I didn’t miss having scallop potatoes as the roasted ones turned out so well.  On Saturday we went over to our friend’s house for dinner, I took Mexican street corn dip and a fruit and veggie plate for the kids (I made the platter into the shape of an Easter egg).  Sunday we had our egg hunt and ate a simple breakfast of croissants, fruit and yogurt.  We got out of the city and went for a hike, for dinner we ordered sushi, it was the perfect way to end the weekend.

This week we will  be eating at home Sunday-Thursday, my son’s school musical is Wednesday and I am heading out with girls on Friday.  Saturday night is unplanned and Sunday my son starts baseball.

  • Tequila lime grilled chicken club from @butteryourbiscuit_ I served this with a blackberry spinach salad from @cookinglsl we loved every part of this meal.  As always my kids ate all of the salad components except the lettuce!
  • Hawaiian chicken with coconut rice from @joyous.apron I’m not making the rice I will serve it with brown and cauliflower rice instead.  I will also add some steamed edamame.
  • Slow cooker Korean style beef tacos this recipe is originally from @skinnytaste but I had to access it for you through @emilybitesblog, we need an easy dinner before heading to the concert.  I will let you know how easy it was to prepare.
  • Spinach lasagna stuffed sweet peppers, this recipe is from @aimeebourque but it is only available in her cookbook The Simple Bites Kitchen.  I did find a similar recipe from tasty.co.

I have a large amount of speckled bananas on my counter just begging to be baked.  I also have a small amount of buttermilk, so I may try to combine the two into something delicious.  Stay tuned!  No time for the grocery list this week, it will be back next week.

Happy cooking,
Sara