How was everyone’s week? Mine had so many highs & lows, it’s making my head spin! High: 49ers are in the Super Bowl! Low: 49ers lost Super Bowl! High: My brother’s twins are arriving in two days!!! Double Low: My car left me stranded on a very busy freeway exit right smack in the middle of the off ramp with thousands of dollars in repair, so I don’t have transportation to go see them!!! I’m just going to try to concentrate on the highs and not stress too much about the lows. That being said, I can’t wait for Ethan & Elijah to enter the world!!! J
Since I’m without transportation right now and not able to do my usual Tuesday grocery trip, this week’s menu is based off whatever I have in the pantry & freezer and a small trip to my local grocery store which is walking distance. I also made those yummy blueberry-banana muffins to use as fun breakfast treats & after-school snacks throughout the week. J
3 ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 C sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 C melted butter
1 C blueberries, fresh or frozen & thawed
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 C AP flour
3/4 C whole-wheat flour
Mix together mashed banana, sugar, & egg. Fold in the butter & blueberries. In another bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and gently stir. Pour into 12 regular or 24 mini well-greased or lined muffin tins. Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes.
Tuesday: Slow-Cooker BBQ Chicken Sliders w/ corn-pepper sauté
We have baseball practice & a baseball team parent meeting this evening (I was volunteered to be Team Mom for my son’s baseball team…Go Tigers!), so the slow cooker is perfect!
Wednesday: Sausage & Pepper Pasta w/ salad & wheat rolls
Thursday: Fish Tacos w/ salsa rice & black beans
Friday: Movies w/ the girls! Leftovers for the boys.
We are going to see my favorite movie guy, Bradley Cooper, in Silver Linings Playbook…yay!
Saturday: BBQ Chicken Pizza on whole-wheat dough w/ salad
I’m using the leftover slow-cooker chicken for this pizza. For the sauce, I usually mix a tomato sauce with a little BBQ sauce or season the tomato sauce with BBQ seasoning. I then add red onion slices, scallions, jalapenos, & cheddar cheese. I reserve a small area of the pizza with only scallions & shredded parmesan cheese for little man.
Sunday: Tuna Melts w/ grilled potato wedges & fruit salad
Monday: Leftovers or Salad Bar