Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I am enjoying the day off of work with the family after a busy but fun weekend. Here’s a peek at what was on our menu last week. If you are interested, you can read more about our meal planning process. Last week was pretty busy, so the slow cooker was used, as well as some prepared frozen foods…..yes, we eat those too!
Saturday – We went out to Golden House, a local Chinese restaurant, where we had Happy Family, Salt & Pepper Shrimp and Beef Chow Mein.
Sunday – The Weekend Chef made Fried Chicken and biscuits and corn. Yum!
Monday – I made Slow Cooker Beef Marsala Stew from Cooking Light, December 2014. I served it with mashed potatoes. This was our favorite meal of the week. Since the beef cubes had to be seared and the sauce made, I prepped it all the night before. After cooking all day, the beef was really tender! This is a perfect cold weather, comfort meal.
Tuesday – I went out to dinner with a friend, so the Weekend Chef made pierogies (Mrs. T’s, not homemade!) and kielbasa for him and the kids. Fast and easy!
Wednesday – I made Bacon, Egg and Brussels Carbonara from How Sweet It Is. This was a tasty pasta dish that was easy to cook. I highly recommend recipes from How Sweet It Is. While they sometimes have a long list of ingredients, I don’t think that I’ve ever made a bad recipe from the blog!
Thursday – I had originally planned to make Slow Cooker Meatball Subs with Parmesan White Cheddar Queso from Cooking and Beer. However, the Weekend Chef ended up pre-making the meatballs the night before and I cooked them instead of making them in the slow cooker. Meatballs seem like a dish that can overcook/dry out if left in the slow cooker too long. I did make the cheddar queso, which was okay, but I actually would have preferred to just have some shredded mozzarella on top.
Friday – While I wish Friday nights were relaxing, they are really super busy for us. With Girl Scouts and basketball practice we usually end up eating later than usual and it has to be super quick and easy. This past Friday I made Black Bean Burgers (the frozen kind!) and fries.