Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's for Dinner?

This week our meal plan consists of some favorites and some new dishes.  We started the week with corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker on Sunday.  It was an excellent day for a slow cooker meal.  It turned out great.  This was the first time I’ve ever made corned beef at all and KOJ said it reminded him of his mom.  I took it as a high compliment.

Monday we had chili.  Now usually KOJ makes the chili for two reasons.  Reason one is that I hate opening all the cans involved in chili making.  Reason number two he has the seasoning amounts memorized and I do not, as evidenced by my foray into chili making this week.  I put in too much cocoa.  WAY too much. It called for 1tsp and I put in 2tbsp.  I had to add more diced tomatoes to thin it back out and more chili powder to spice it back up.  Oops. 

Tuesday we had stir-fry.  It turned out fine but it wasn’t the frozen stir-fry mix I usually use and I think we prefer the one we usually have so I’ll go back to that the next time we have it.  Generally speaking this is a meal the kids will scarf down.  Not so much tonight.  Oh well.

Wednesday we’re having meatloaf!  I think I’m going to put it in the slow cooker so it’s just done.  Wednesday nights call for easy meals that I don’t have to do a lot of time and prep on because Squirrel and Howler go with KOJ to awana at church and leave around the time I usually serve dinner on other nights.  I’ll serve either mashed potatoes or mashed sweet potatoes with the meatloaf.

On the docket for the rest of the week is Chicken Tetrazzini, Ground turkey enchilada pie, and crusted honey mustard chicken.

I didn’t have much exposure growing up to eating fresh vegetables but try to serve either fresh or frozen veggies with each meal.  I’d love tips on or recipes for making tasty and healthy vegetable side dishes so if you have one please share in the comments section and I’ll blog about them when I try them out.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good!!

    One side that I recently tried was a mashed cauliflower dish. I actually boiled the cauliflower and some potatoes together, drained all the liquid out, then mashed together and sprinkled parm cheese on top. It was really good, surprisingly!