What we’re cookin’ this week: Vol. 2

Confession: I don’t always stick to my plan. Life happens and I have to be flexible and adjust the menu sometimes. So this is what I planned on making. This is what we actually ate:

  • Burgers on the Grill Always a hit, FIVE
  • Taco Tuesday- nacho style. Just cook your ground beef the way you would for tacos. Arrange a layer of tortilla chips on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle cheese over the chips. Then cover with a layer of taco meat and top with more cheese. Bake at 350 for about five minutes. Everything is awesome! FIVE
  • Chicken Mozzarella Pasta Absolutely delicious, so easy to prepare, FIVE

PW chicken mozz pasta

beef with snow peas SMAM

  • Pesto Salmon with Jasmine Rice and Tuscan Bean Salad- I buy a family size salmon filet from Wegmans, cut it in half, place each half on its own piece of aluminum foil, top it with Basil Pesto from Costco, and freeze it. The morning I’m going to serve it, I set it out on the counter until it’s thawed and then refrigerate it until I’m ready to cook it. I place each piece of salmon in the foil on a cookie sheet and open the foil. I bake it for 20-30 minutes at 350. While it’s baking I cook up some Jasmine Rice. And this week, my lovely sister brought us some Tuscan Bean Salad from Costco that was the perfect pairing with the salmon and rice. Yum! Huge hit. FIVE

On the books for this week:

  • On Sunday my Mother-in-law made a delicious meal for us. She roasted a leg of lamb, served tomato and avocado salad, and a delicious mixed veggie side. Then we enjoyed her famous sour cherry pie with ice cream.
  • Tonight we had the Bruschetta Chicken we were supposed to have last week.
  • Beef and Bean Burritos got moved to Tuesday, keeping with the “Taco Tuesday” theme
  • Grilled Honey Lime Chicken Man, does this dish sound good!
  • Farfalle with sausage, peas, and mushrooms An oldie but goody that everyone in our family loves
  • One night we’ll have Brinner, AKA Breakfast for Dinner. I am going to make breakfast burritos — so easy and so delicious! Just brown up some sweet breakfast sausage (the kind that comes in a tube), scramble some eggs, and roll them both up in a big tortilla with some grated cheddar. I like mine with chopped up tomatoes and some sour cream, but the kids like them without all the fuss. I assemble them, wrap them in foil, and pop them in the oven at 350 for about 7-10 minutes so they get all ooey and gooey and delicious.

And, Mother Mary’s Birthday is tomorrow, so we’ll be enjoying some Carrot Cake with buttercream frosting for dessert. I cannot wait!

I’ll try to do better and take more photos of the dishes I make this week. It’s just something I’m not used to doing everyday. Have a wonderful week! Yay for the second week of school!

Categories: Cooking


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