I didn't get to posting a menu last week because there wasn't a menu to post. It was a crazy busy week last week. I had a last-minute catering gig while there were a million other things going on with school and baseball, so we just ate whatever we had on hand. . .mostly pasta! We were all ready for our 4-day weekend. We had a great Valentine’s Day family outing in San Diego, beginning with brunch at Hash House A-Go- followed by a day at the San Diego Zoo. The rest of the weekend was full of a lot of much-needed lounging.
With the chaos of last week I was unable to post the Vegetable Chili recipe, so here it is now. . .
2 T grape seed oil
1 link of Mexican soy chorizo
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 orange bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped finely
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 beer (I used a Corona)
1 32-oz can of crushed tomatoes
1 large can of diced green chilies
2 can black beans
2 heaping T chili powder
1 T garlic powder
1 T onion powder
1/2 T cumin
Heat oil over medium-high heat and sauté soy chorizo for about 5 minutes. Add the bell peppers, onion, jalapeno, and garlic and cook until the onions and peppers are starting to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Deglaze pan with beer and add tomatoes, green chilies, and beans. Season garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, S&P. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Allow the chili to simmer for at least 30 minutes uncovered.
This week’s menu. . .
Monday: Red Curry Chicken/steamed brown jasmine rice/edamame
Tuesday: Vegetable Chili/ham & cheese Panini
I froze the leftover chili from Super Bowl and thawing some of it out for dinner tonight. This makes for a super easy dinner night since we’ll be at baseball practice this evening.
Wednesday: Roast Salmon w/ Mexican spices/lime-cilantro couscous/sautéed zucchini
Thursday: 7-layer burritos/salad w/ homemade 1000 Island
The burrito layers will consist of seasoned ground beef, refried beans, rice, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and sour cream. . .yummy!
Saturday: Make-Your-Own Pizza Night