Tag: cauliflower

Week of April 30, 2017

I am still a week behind but bear with me! This week we had lots of great meals though they were all repeats, except for the meatloaf. No pictures either – I will try to do better with that as well.

NYT Oven Roasted Chicken Shawarma
This is a new family favorite and I am finally remembering to get out the feta when we fix our pitas. Post here.

Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Roasted Cauliflower
Another new favorite that Malcolm also loves. For the roasted cauliflower, I split it into chunks and roast with olive oil and salt at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes. If you haven’t tried roasting cauliflower yet, you must! It’s delicious!

Ravioli
Yep, just boiled it and slathered some marinara on it.

Turkey and Pork Meatloaf with Roasted Sweet Potato Fries and Broccoli
Meatloaf isn’t my favorite but Sol loves it. He asks for it every week (jokingly, I think.) This time I was really happy with how it turned out, and I basically combined the beloved Lipton French Onion Soup mix recipe from my childhood with a more savory (read: less ketchup) recipe from Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten) that I think is awfully time-consuming for a meatloaf. It’s a restaurant recipe so that may explain the time; they likely make a very large batch in advance. I used our Ground Pork from Hasselmann Farms and regular ol’ ground turkey from the grocery store – I like to use 2 lbs of meat so we have leftovers. I’ll get the AKA recipe up here soon! For the sweet potato fries, cut the sweet potatoes into large steak fries, and roast, with broccoli, lightly covered in olive oil, at 400-425 degrees for at least 30 minutes if not more. The broccoli may not need as much time; I much prefer it roasted.

Week of April 16, 2017

Happy Easter! Hope everyone had a great holiday whether that included Easter, Passover, or just celebrating Springtime. We had a great weekend and I headed out to do the week’s shopping on Easter during Malcolm’s nap. When I got to the store, as soon as I entered I heard “closing in 10 minutes at 2pm.”  I had a great time running through the store like Supermarket Sweep to get everything we needed for the week. The only thing I missed was the rotisserie chicken for Malcolm, which they didn’t have . I spent about 20 precious seconds finding the noodles for the first dish listed; so worth it. Have a great week!

Easter Cookies! Why do I ever spend the time making these? Oh, right! Sugar!

Stir-Fried Udon with Pork

A current favorite.

Super-Fast Spinach, Pesto, and Cheese Lasagna

This has been a go-to for years. I made 2 Sunday night and brought one to a friend at work. Popping this in the oven on Monday makes that first weeknight’s dinner so easy. This is also my large meal of the week that will provide leftovers for lunches.

Broil it for the last 5 minutes for a beautiful golden top!

Spinach & Feta-stuffed chicken breasts with roasted cauliflower and brown rice

This is my “healthy” meal for the week! Found the chicken recipe via Pinterest. We’ll see if Malcolm likes it. We LOVE this cauliflower recipe…the pumpkin seeds are definitely worth it.

Burgers & Fries

Always a winner.

That’s all folks! Stay tuned for more pictures.

Why do I ever spend the time making these? Oh right, sugar.