Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What We're Eating

Things have been so busy around here lately that we have gotten out of our rhythm of having a home cooked dinner together as a family every night. We eat, but sometimes the hubby is home late or I'm too busy to cook so we get pizza--you know how it goes.
This week, though, we should get back on track. Everyone will be home and accounted for around dinner time each evening. Here's what we'll be having:
1. Tonight we'll celebrate with a little bit fancier meal. We'll be having grilled salmon potato soup, rolls, and green beans.
2. Sometime this week, we'll have pasta salad. Easy, yummy, and makes plenty of left overs.
3. Going with the springy theme, add tuna salad in there as well. We like tuna salad however it's served, but maybe this week, I'll put it on bread, top it with cheese, and toast it. I'll serve it with a green salad.
4. Breakfast for dinner is a fave around here. I'll make pancakes (mornings have been so busy lately!) and serve them with a whole pound of bacon. Have I mentioned that the boy (5yo) has been eating us out of house and home lately? For veggies, I'll add some beets to make our pancakes pink. (Check out the pancake link if you're interested in how that works!)
5. Since we're so much on the go, lunch is often homemade kids' meals. I have found that these work great in a plastic pencil box (you know the ones that go on sale for $.30 at the beginning of the school year?). So if you see me before lunch some day hauling around three pencil boxes, you now know why!
6. Whole chicken  (cover with oil and italian seasoning, bake for about 3 hours until juices run clear), biscuits, and broccoli: I'll probably end up making this before #2 above and adding the leftover chicken to the pasta salad. 
7. I've been making a lot of smoothies lately (have you seen the price of strawberries?!). I vary how I make them, of course, and lately have been using frozen bananas, strawberries, yogurt, orange juice, and a little bit of honey. These are the perfect pick-me-up during the day and a pretty great after the kids go to bed snack as well!
8. We love hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill--just add buns, lettuce, tomato, cheese, mustard, ketchup, and mayo and you have a full meal! I'll serve them with deviled eggs and raw veggies.
9. Looking for a new way to serve up your ground meat and pasta? I was, so I found this BBQ Chili Pasta Recipe to try this week.
10. What list would be complete without a chocolate cake? How about a new idea for a fun spring dessert? Cupcake kabobs! You could do pretty much anything with this idea, but this particular one features yummy chocolate cupcakes with frosting kabobbed with strawberries and marshmallows!
Linked with Menu Plan Monday and MMMmonday.Linked to Tempt My Tummy TuesdayTuesdays at the TableAnything RelatedDelicious DishesSlightly Indulgent TuesdayTuesday TwisterHearth and Soul HopGraceful Abandon's Blog HopTuesday TastesHandmade Tuesdaysand Tasty Tuesdays over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Shades of GreenLinked to Top Ten Tuesdayand Lucky Linky Tuesday What's Cooking WednesdayThis Week's Cravings and It's a Keeper
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  1. Looks like a yummy week over at your house! =D Glad you guys will be able to eat together this week.... :)

  2. Great menu - I want to eat at your house! LOL thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  3. Great ideas - I love the creativity behind the kids meals! I'll have to pull out my smaller cookie cutters and surprise my kids!

  4. very cute!! :)


  5. This is awesome! Would you come share it at my Seasonal SUnday Event- Spring is the theme :)