Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Menu #59

I’m a day late posting my weekly menu because we’re all trying to get acclimated to this new schedule, now that my lil’ guy is in Kindergarten.  We had a lot of other stuff going on including the Ready-Set-Glow Night Run, which was a blast!   Now that things have settled a bit, I’m ready to move on with this week’s menu.

Last night’s dinner was Chinese Chopped Salad and everyone loved it!  It’s simple, yummy, and full of healthy vegs.  Here’s the recipe. . .

Chinese Chopped Salad

1 small head of romaine, chopped
1/2 small head of cabbage, chopped
8 baby carrots, finely chopped (you can use 1 large carrot; it’s just what I had in the fridge)
6 baby sweet peppers, finely chopped (you can use 1 regular-sized sweet pepper)
12 sugar snap peas, chopped (I guesstimating; I just grabbed a handful)
2 T cilantro, finely chopped
4 green onions, finely chopped
1 small container mandarin oranges, chopped
2 poached chicken breasts, chopped (you can just use leftover chicken)
Crushed peanuts, for garnish
Peanut dressing (see link for recipe)

Toss everything together with dressing and top with crushed peanuts.

Monday:  Chinese Chopped Salad/egg rolls & potstickers/edamame

Tuesday:  Out for a friend’s birthday
It’s X-man’s godfather’s birthday, so we’re taking him out for pizza at our favorite pizza place, Spuntino’s.  It’s also back-to-school night and I can’t wait!  I’m so excited to hear what Xavier’s teacher has to say.

Wednesday:  Grilled BBQ Tilapia/mashed potatoes w/ kale/corn on the cob
Didn’t get to this last week. . .

Thursday:  Whole-Wheat Spaghetti w/ swiss chard & pine nuts/ salad/garlic wheat toast

Friday:  Turkey Burgers/grilled potato wedges/corn on the cob

Saturday:  Out for our Birthdays!!!  J
Both mine & BDL’s birthdays are coming up, so we’re going out with friends to celebrate.  X is spending the night at our good friends, The Browns, and we’re having an adults-only celebration!  We’re starting with happy hour at our place, heading to our favorite restaurant, The Gambling Cowboy, and then out for music & dancing.  Woohoo!!! 

Sunday:  ???
Most likely we’ll be exhausted from the festivities the night before.  We also have a Chuck E Cheese birthday party this afternoon, so dinner will probably be leftovers or take out.

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