Friday, March 16, 2012

Whacha Eatin?

Last week, I posted our tentative menu for the week on Facebook in hopes of getting some new ideas. It backfired, no one posted, and I got sick so instead of cooking all our meals, we went out to eat for 1/3 of them. I just didn't have it in me.

The plan was:

Caramelized Onion Quiche and Salad - this was bangin. So, so, so good. Your house will stink for days, but it's worth it.
Vegetable Soup with Pesto and Bread - this was not great. Not bad, but not a hit.
Chicken Scallopine with Lemon and Green Beans - didn't happen. This turned into "grilled" chicken thrown on top of lettuce with leftover soupy.
Pizza - easiest midweek meal ever. TJ's dough, tomato sauce, and shredded cheese.
Sausage Peppers and Onions - didn't happen. Used a gift card to go out for dinner, sick and all.
Herb Crusted Halibut and Ratatouille - didn't happen. Used a gift card to go out for dinner, sick and all.
Fried Chicken Drumsticks - didn't happen. Ate leftover bread with leftover marinara and shredded cheese.

When I'm sick I usually don't want to cook, but every once in a while I get the urge to bake something comforting, even with sinuses so congested I can't enjoy the food. It's similar to nesting, I guess. I could taste food just fine this week, and although I refused to make meals for three days in a row, I did somehow manage to squeeze in a batch of cookies.

So, this weekend, I really, really, really would LOVE to hear everyone's meal plans for the upcoming week, especially if you have kids! I'm always looking for new things to feed my family (or to pretend, with Korban, since it's just as likely to end up on the floor or in his hair or anywhere else that's not his mouth.) The only thing I have planned for this weekend is a roast chicken on Sunday. I made it last week, and it was the best meal I've ever had. So I'll try and post that with pics. Anyway, what are you eating this week? Tell me, tell me, in the comments!


  1. I think the first problem is most people don't plan out their meals....but now that I have you cheering me on, I think I will give it a shot! I took a crack at a salad that Wegman's serves in their prepared food section. It's a Pear and Provolone salad with Lemon Vinaigrette. It wasn't the same as theirs, which is weird because I bought every last stinking ingredient (brand and all). Anyway, Since the whole family is home this whole weekend, I might try to do a roasted chicken (even though I don't like the way it feels like I'm handling a small infant). And for Sunday I plan to soak up my mother in laws good cooking. XOXO

  2. Right, I should write a smidge about meal planning. I'm glad you're gonna try it! Weg's gave me that same issue - I buy every ingredient, down to the name brand in their recipe, but it ends up tasting nothing at all like their food. We're suckers. You are spot on about infant chicken lol!! Enjoy your weekend!

  3. I look to cook ahead. When I'm not sure what the protein will be, I'll make a three bean salad as a side to cover the bases. Works well with a salad and grilled chicken or as a side to fritatta. You change up the beans to your favorites. You've gotta like beans:-)

    1 can pinto beans
    1 cannellini beans
    1 can black beans
    1/3 c olive oil
    3 tbs balsamic vinegar
    Small cupped onions
    Generous handful of cilantro
    Salt and crushed pepper to taste

    Rinse the beans till the water runs clear (easier to digest) and add to a large bowl with all ingredients. Mix well and refrigerate. This will last a couple of days. There are lots of variations on this. Have fun farting!

  4. Oh my gosh mom, have fun farting hahaha. I've actually never made this, this is so smart! Thanks for the recipe! I like my onions cupped anyway lol

  5. Chels - made a spaghetti pie. ON the bottom of a 9 x 13 - so pasta sauce of your choice - I added some diced tomatoes and some chopped peppers. Next - a layer of sausage that I had browned - you could also use chicken, turkey sausage, ground beef. Then - a layer of cheese and then some Angel hair pasta topped with more sauce and some parmesan cheese. Baked at 350 for about 45 min. Leftovers heated nicely in the microwave. I'll post the scalloped potatoes with the roasted veggies later this week!

  6. Kathy that sounds really really good!!! Excellent idea, thank you!!