Happy Tuesday! I made those cute little Jell-O cups for X-man’s Valentine’s party at school, and he was so excited to share them with his friends! I made strawberry whipped cream for the topping, which was super yummy. I cooked down half a pint of strawberries with a little bit of water & sugar and let it cool overnight to make a strawberry simple syrup and added that to the cream when I whipped it. J
I didn't get around to any posts this past week because we were busy with Valentine's festivities and then headed to cabin. I do plan on doing a couple posts tomorrow to make up for it. :-) This week's menu. . .
Tuesday: Parmesan-Crusted Chicken w/ Caesar salad
Wednesday: Pan-Fried Fish w/ lentils
Thursday: Out w/ BFF! Boys are ordering pizza.
My best friend, Janna, & I are enjoying a lunch date followed with Weins Winery’s member-appreciation party…yay!
Friday: Homemade Chicken Nuggets w/ acorn squash mac n cheese & carrot sticks
Saturday: Teaching a cooking class on side dishes. Leftovers for the boys.
My friend, Trish, has offered up her spacious kitchen for a fun cooking class. We will be making quinoa pilaf, couscous salad, bacon-wrapped asparagus, and glazed carrots along with 2 easy vinaigrettes for salad.
Sunday: Dinner Out
We have a birthday party to attend in the afternoon and then we are hanging out with our friends, the Browns, afterwards.
Monday: Homemade “Spaghettios” w/ garlic breadsticks
I found this fun recipe on a fellow bloggers site, and I can’t wait to try it. I know lil’ man is going to love this! It’s just a simple pureed tomato sauce with some sort of fun, small pasta & tiny meatballs.
Tuesday: Broccoli & Rice Casserole w/ heirloom tomato salad & garlic breadsticks
We have baseball practice on Tuesdays, so I like to either do a slow-cooker meal or something I can do ahead of time such as these dishes. I will make the casserole that afternoon so I just need to throw it in the oven when we get home, and I’ll also make the salad and hold the vinaigrette until right before serving.