Last week Dan was in Seattle and, as it turns out, I really cook dinner for him. When he isn't home, there is a lot of noodle and cheese action happening in our house. Actually, there was a lot of chicken Caesar salad happening last week. I don't know what the deal is because I never really cared for Caesar, but last week I ate four. What? While the are high in calorie value for a salad, they really aren't that high if you think about it as a meal. Roughly 350 calories for the salad, chicken, and dressing. About 100 calories knocked off without chicken. So, in terms of a meal, not so bad. (Yes, I track calories both to make sure I don't eat to few for what my body needs or too many)
My last "What's for Dinner" post was actually pretty successful. I didn't make the cheesy taco cups, mostly because I was too lazy to put the tortillas in a muffin tin. I cut the tortillas with a pizza slicer and made them into nachos instead. Lazy tacos :) I think we were most surprised by the Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage. The kids LOVED it. I ended up using the entire amount of oil, and I should have stuck to my gut because I thought there was too much. Next time! The honey lemon bars were okay. They were much too sweet for me, and I prefer another recipe I have. But, again, the kids LOVED them. We also had an added chocolate zucchini bread and muffins. We received two enormous zucchinis (that I am just finishing up this week) from our farm share. No one in my family, other than myself, cares for zucchini, and I needed to find something to make a dent in these monsters. So I shredded four cups and baked them in a chocolate bread. Then I used another shredded cup to make Veggie Confetti Muffins (which only Joey and I will eat) AND THEN I will use the rest of it for Monday's dinner. Please help me if I get more zucchinis this week!
Sunday: Bacon Crusted Turkey Burgers. I told you they were on deck! I have a ton of lettuce from our share as well, so we will have a nice big farm salad with these to counter the bacon and cheese.
Meatless Monday: Zucchini, Squash and Ricotta Galette I am actually really excited to make this. When I tried to prepare the family that it was coming so that I don't waste the remaining zucchini and three small summer squashes, Natalie's immediate response was, "Do we have to eat it?" Seeing as it just isn't a battle I want to fight anymore, I will make Caprese Salad for the haters.
Taco Tuesday: I have no tacos planned. What?! Dan requested Tuna and Egg Salad for dinner this week. And that is so easy for me, how can I say no. I'm going to include Cilantro Chicken Salad (for me) and say that because there is cilantro in it, it will count for Taco Tuesday. It's a cheat, I know, but cut a woman some slack.
Wednesday: Leftovers/Farm share day
Thursday: Chicken Cordon Bleu. We don't really make a ton of chicken breasts because no one seems to like them. But I have them in the freezer, so they need to be used. I asked Dan what I could do with them that he would eat and this was one of his choices. And it is from one of my have sites where every recipe has been good. I love that!
** Veggie Note: we always have salad as our veggie. None of us are really into cooked vegetables, so I don't make them. I just don't want you all thinking that I don't make any vegetables. Especially now that we have the share, we have fun veggies to throw in there. Last night I had a salad with fresh string beans it. Yummers. I also made beet salad that I will serve with the burgers tonight. (I used goat cheese because I had it and didn't add the walnuts-- just because)
Friday we are headed to Jersey, and Saturday Dan is taking both kids camping...overnight...and I'm not going....Hip Hip HOORAY! Not that I wouldn't camp, but I am pretty sure this is only the second time, since Joey was born, that I will be without children over night.
Baked Good: I made Blueberry Crisp yesterday, so we will work on that.