Hello. Finding it hard to blog. Not enough time, but also struggling with where the lines are. What stories are mine to tell, what stories could inadvertently hurt someone I care about? So, for now, we'll keep it nice and generic. I do love being able to go back and look up what I was cooking, what recipes I used, so I thought I'd get my meal plan down.
Pork chops, cheddar chive baked potatoes, "pot-stuck" Brussels sprouts
Friday: Homemade pizza--I'll keep it simple, probably, though this fig, caramelized onion and sausage one is definitely calling my name.
Saturday: Cheesecake Factory Cashew Chicken*, rice, szechwan green beans
Sunday: Vegetarian (I've always left out the meat, you never miss it) Lasagna-style Baked Ziti, bread, salad
Monday: Grilled Chicken Club Panini, chips, cut up veggies
Tuesday (sax, dance, Mardi Gras): Individual King Cakes for breakfast
Jambalaya, cornbread or make ahead garlic bread
Wednesday (Ash Wednesday): Ice cream (Julianna's having 2 teeth pulled. I promised ice cream for dinner. There'll be leftovers to have just in case. :)
Thursday (Band concert): Garlic Herb Oven-Fried Halibut, garlicky parslied new potatoes, skillet green beans
I might also make these fun pinwheel cookies in honor of Dr. Suess' birthday, March 2.
**scaled down: Cheesecake Factory Cashew Chicken--here's the scaled down sauce: 2 cups
soy sauce (1c)* 24 oz hoisin (12)* 1/2c + 2T chili garlic sauce (1/4c
+ 1T)* 1 3/4 c sugar (3/4c +2T)* 1 c rice vinegar (1/2c)* 2c garlic
(1c)* 1 1/2 c sherry (3/4c)* 1/4 oz chili flakes (1/8 oz)*
Hope you have a good week full of good things.