I hope everyone had a great weekend. We had a great weekend. The weather was a bit chilly but sunny. My son had his last soccer game of the season. My daughter enjoyed some time “hanging out” at her friend’s house. My husband and I enjoyed a dinner out with friends. Plus, with the time change, we got an extra hour of sleep. This week the kids have Election Day and Veteran’s Day off from school. My son gets an additional day off for Parent-Teacher Conferences. So, this week I don’t have to worry too much about quick and easy meals on our meal plan. Here is a look at what was on our menu this past week:
Sunday – I cooked a pork shoulder in the slow cooker. My husband then shredded it later that night and made BBQ Pork Nachos. He put the pork along with red onion and cheese on tortilla chips. We love nachos for dinner!
Monday – Monday was Halloween. Dinner had to be quick and easy so the kids could go out trick-or-treating with friends. I made Pork Burritos using the leftover pork from Sunday night’s nachos. I added the pork with cooked rice, black beans and shredded cheese in a large tortilla and then heated it up in a skillet.
Tuesday – We had some leftover fish in the freezer that we had caught on a chartered fishing trip over the summer. I breaded and fried the fish and served it along with some roasted potatoes and broccoli. The kids love breaded fish and this dinner was enjoyed by all.
Wednesday – I made Roasted Red Pepper and Ricotta Soup from Cooking Light, April 2016. I also made a Beer Cheese Bread to eat with it. This soup was quick and easy to make. Instead of mixing the ingredients in a blender first, I put everything in the sauce pan and used my immersion blender. This saved time and clean up! Both kids ate this soup but weren’t huge fans. However, I enjoyed it a lot!
Thursday – I made Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Damn Delicious. I’ve made beef stew in the slow cooker before, but this was a new to me recipe. This recipe required a little bit of prep in the beginning, including searing the beef. Thursday afternoons are super busy for us. I can spend the time in the morning prepping the slow cooker but there isn’t time in the evening for cooking. So, this recipe worked for us. I found this recipe to be just okay in flavor. The kids enjoy beef stew and my daughter had seconds of this. I’ll continue to make beef stew but not this recipe.
Friday – We had our weekly homemade pizza. However, this week I only made Ham and Cheese Pizza from Cooking Light, October 2016. I knew this was a pizza that the kids would eat and I had enough ingredients to make two. The recipe called for deli ham but my ham was cut too thin and dried out. I’d recommend dicing up a ham steak. The mix of cheeses and the ham made the pizza a bit salty but I liked the addition of the apple to add some sweetness.
What is on your menu this week?