In an effort to be a whole lot more organized this year, and because everyone is always posting what delicious food they make, here is what I have been serving my family for the past week. I also envision this being a detailed account of how I fail miserably at meal planning when life gets too busy. But hey, it’s real life. Speaking of real life, I am not and never will be a food blogger. If I ever were to post food pictures for you, I apologize in advance for how awful they are.
- Saturday: Saturdays are those weird days. It was storming quite badly almost the entire day, and all of us were not interested in doing much of anything. This including doing anything for dinner. So, it ended up being one of those “fend for yourself” nights. Besides, it was too hot to cook.
- Sunday: I ended up with a nasty headache that sent me to bed and the bliss of sleep fairly early. However, that did not stop Holly and Jim from making and enjoying Balsamic Marinated Portobello Burgers for dinner. From what I heard, it was a nice, light meal for the brutal heat and humidity we have been having lately.
- Monday: A night without the kids meant I could make whatever I wanted for dinner. I opted to make this quick but delicious Corn, Bacon and Parmesan Pasta for Jim and me. I made just enough for the two of us to have leftovers as well. The kids had leftovers from Sunday’s dinner when they did finally get home.
- Tuesday: Tuesday is babysitting night and another night without the kids home for dinner. Knowing that the meal needs to be quick and easy because of having the baby to watch, I prepped almost everything for this Chicken Gyro Salad yesterday so all we had to do was chop up some veggies and grill the chicken and pita. Quick, easy, delicious, low in calories and yet very filling. High fives all around!
- Wednesday: I had some cold rice in the fridge as well as mushrooms and broccoli, so it was time to revisit this delicious Brown Rice Casserole with Broccoli and Mushrooms. It has been a rough week, and this hit the spot as healthy comfort food.
- Thursday: The weather finally broke, so Jim and I went for a nice, long walk to take advantage of it. By the time we returned to the house, it was too late to make a meal so we hit up the leftovers from yesterday and called it a day. This is the reason why I always make a double-batch of everything.
- Friday: Both Jim and I got home late thanks to interviews we both had (interviewing potential new employees), so neither one of us was interested in cooking. We decided to stop by and check out Connor’s place of employment, which meant Connor cooked dinner for us for once. I could get used to that.
What was for dinner at your house this week?