Here goes a peek into our week and what we had for dinner!
Monday: The Pioneer Woman’s Mini Meatball Sandwiches. Contrary to popular belief, my sister and I did not plan out our week of meals together. We do, however, spend an enormous amount of time together and we have some sort of sister ESP going on. I tried this meal thinking that my two boys would love it. It is a meatball on a slider bun — what fun! I served it with pasta salad (from a box, we like the Kraft Caesar using the creamy option) and grapes. Handy M ate all the pasta salad and grapes, but didn’t like the sandwich due to the melted cheese – WHAT?! Little J ate the grapes, the bun and then turned and proclaimed himself DONE. We actually thought he tried the meatball, but fear not, he actually just slipped it to the Bailey-dog!
Tuesday: My husband and I ended up with a mini date night, so we ate at P F Chang’s (Dynamite Shrimp & Lettuce Wraps – Yum!) and did some birthday shopping — for me! The boys had spaghetti with their grandparents.
Wednesday: We had another one of the Pioneer Woman’s 16 minute meals, her Beef & Bean Burritos. These were a hit among all of us. They are like a short cut beef enchilada. A perfect meal since it was a work day for me. Little J had a cheese quesadilla. Since it was a work day, our side was chips!
Thursday: Tonight’s meal was an oldie but goodie and I know the recipe has graced this blog’s pages in the past. We had tuna casserole with green beans and mac & cheese. Everyone in my house eats this, and it is quick to fix on a work night. We tried the new Kraft Homestyle Creamy Parmesan Alfredo and Handy M proclaimed it delicious!
Friday: My birthday!! My boys took me to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant in town!
Saturday: Today was my Birthday Party Day! In our family, we rarely celebrate our birthdays on the actual day, so we have our “real birthday” and then we have our “birthday party day.” We celebrated at my parent’s house and we had Tony Roma’s ribs, beans, potato salad, bread and a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream cake. My sister already recapped the rest of the party in a previous blog post. Life is always a party when the boys are around!
Sunday: We grilled flank steak for dinner tonight. I used this marinade recipe from the Fly Through Our Window blog. It is fantastic, especially if you let it marinate overnight. I served it with twice baked potatoes and corn.
So, there you have it — our week of meals and my first blogging experience! See you again in a couple of weeks!