Spring is here! That means lots of yummy Spring produce, like asparagus, green beans, peas, greens, & strawberries. My little guy is excited for Spring for a whole other reason though. He’s eagerly awaiting Spring showers because he got a new Scooby Doo umbrella from his uncle, which he can’t wait to use & abuse. He has used it for several applications already including a cane (pretending to be an old man), Penguin’s (Batman’s nemesis) weapon, Captain Hook’s sword, and currently it’s being used as his show-and-tell this morning at school. Who knew an umbrella had so many uses! J
This week’s menu is focused on both my men's faves. My big guy is leaving on Thursday for a business trip to
Oregon, so I'm making his favorites for his departure & arrival. While pops is gone, I'm making fun dinners for me & my little man. Here's our menu. . .
Tuesday: Curry Chicken Salad/ garlic naan bread/whole-wheat couscous salad
Curry chicken salad doesn’t appeal to my 5-year-old, so what I do for him is serve him a deconstructed version. The salad contains scallions, raisins, almonds, & carrots in a light mayo-based curry dressing. What he gets is chicken w/ raisins, almonds, carrots, & scallions on the side w/ a container of dressing for an optional dip. He loves naan bread so there’s no issue with that; and the couscous salad contains cucumbers, tomatoes, and olives, which works for the whole family.
Wednesday: Chili Relleno Casserole/crock-pot pinto beans/green rice
This is Laddie’s absolute favorite dish, so I’m making it for him the night before he flies out the next a.m.. I’ll do a post all about this yummy casserole as well as the side dishes.
Thursday: Mac n Cheese/carrot slices
We have a night baseball game and pops is gone, so we’re making it easy!
Friday: Dinner & Movie Out!
I have a lovely dinner date with my little guy planned. We’re heading out for a fun dinner (place TBD) and then watching “The Croods.” J
Saturday: Homemade “Spaghettios”/garlic-cheese breadsticks/strawberries
Monday: Chicken Sausage Lasagna/salad w/ balsamic vinaigrette/garlic wheat bread
This is another one of Laddie’s very favorites, so I’m making it for his arrival home! J