I hope everyone had a great weekend! I have another meal plan for you from last week. I have to admit that I wasn’t impressed with most of the recipes that we made this week, but I’ll let you be your own judge! You can read about our meal planning process if you are just getting started and need some tips.
Saturday: We were busy putting the lights up outside and decorating the Christmas tree. There was no time for cooking so we ordered Chinese take out.
Sunday: The Weekend Chef made Turkey Burgers with fries and salad.
Monday: I made Turkey Meatball Stroganoff from Every Day with Rachael Ray. The meatballs used a lot of breadcrumbs, but they were really flavorful and super moist. When my daughter heard what I was making for dinner, she commented, “Ooh, that sounds good!” And both kids enjoyed it. This was my favorite meal of the week!
Tuesday: I made a corned beef in the slow cooker and served with mashed potatoes and veggies.
Wednesday: I made Creamy Spinach and Potato Breakfast Casserole from Pinch of Yum. I was disappointed with this dish. I ended up doubling the recipe, since the original only called for 1/2 a pound of ground turkey and 3 oz. of baby spinach and I didn’t want leftover half-used ingredients. I’m not sure if it’s because I doubled the recipe, but the grated potatoes tasted raw. While I’m usually a big fan of Pinch of Yum recipes, this was definitely not one of them.
Thursday: We went to the city to see The Big Apple Circus and ate dinner at BONMi, a fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant, right across from the circus.
Friday: I made Moroccan Chicken & Chickpea Stew from Every Day with Rachael Ray, September 2015. Friday was a crazy night, where only my son was home to eat dinner with us. This dish ended up being pretty spicy and I had to make him a bagel with cream cheese. The Weekend Chef liked this, but I wasn’t the biggest fan.