Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Best Tuna Waldorf Sandwich EVER!!

I made this Tuna Waldorf Sandwich last night and it turned out sooooo yummy! This will definitely be in my rotation! I didn't have sweet relish, so I minced about 1/4 of a pickle. I also didn't have walnuts, but almonds seemed to work just fine after I cut them up. We also whipped up a box of Annie's Penne Pasta with Alfredo Sauce and it made a very nice side.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ode to my 2 Favorite Items

Need I say more? Nutella and Raw Agave Nectar. If they weren't in my life, I'd be a depressed woman.

Tuesday Lunch

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, Croissant, PB crackers, Yogurt. Yum. It's cold today!!

Pan Seared Salmon with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Salad

I so wish I had taken a picture of this beautiful meal. I mashed up the garlicy potatoes while dad pan seared the salmon. He made his super yummy shallot salad dressing with oil, vinegar, and mustard as well.

Monday Lunch

Chaz wanted to make this lunch, but by the time it was lunch making time, he decided he'd rather sit on the couch and watch me make it. He did make 2 turkey sandwiches by himself this weekend though!

Super duper Omega-3 heavy duty organic bread from Costco, thin turkey, whole grain SunChips, Broccoli, Yogurt. Everything was eaten except the broccoli stem and one half of the crust from the sandwich.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Jan. 25- Jan. 31 Menu

Sunday- Black Bean Burgers (adults) Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (boys)
Monday- Pan Seared Salmon, Couscous and Broccoli, Salad
Tuesday- Spinach and Mozzarella Ravioli and Salad (mom's night out)
Wednesday- Seared Tuna with Avocado and Cilantro, Stuffing
Thursday- Tuna Waldorf Salad Sandwich, Heavy/Nutty bread
Friday- Creamy Pesto Shrimp with Salad
Saturday- Salmon Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries
Sunday- MAKE DOUBLE for new mom food tree- Zucchini/Cheese Baked Pasta

Monday- Turkey Sandwich (made by Chaz), Sun Chips, Yogurt, Broccoli
Tuesday- Croissants and Chicken Noodle Soup
Wednesday- PBJ, Mac and Cheese, Pepperoni, Corn
Thursday- Hot dogs, Apple Slices, Cookie, Ketchup
Friday- Turkey Sandwich, Carrots, and Ramen Soup

Fish Fillets Italiano Friday

This was so super yummy! Instead of the spicy Thai Curry I had planned, I thought I'd make some Italian Tilapia. I found this on my spiffy new Allrecipes iPhone app - Spinner Dinner. This Fish Fillet Italiano was so easy and was very yummy (at least to the adults). I wish I could get my kids to eat it, but they were sticking their noses up to the tomatoes. The recipe called for cod, but the tilatpia tasted just fine in the sauce as well. Also, we didn't have olives, so we just omitted that part. This will definitely be put on my easy, semi-healthy meal rotation!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jan. 21 - Jan. 25

Wednesday- Veggie Soup? Chicken Noodle for the kids
Thursday- Shrimp Pasta with Zucchini
Friday- Black Bean Soup - Crock pot style
Saturday- Tilapia Curry?

Wednesday- Pizza, Crackers, Broccoli, Wafers
Thursday- Turkey Sandwich,
Friday- Chicken, Broccoli, Egg-fried Rice, Fortune Cookie

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Friday Dinner- Vegetarian Quinoa

This was a pleasant surprise!!

Cooked Quinoa
Homemade Black Beans (that had been made and frozen)
Olive Oil

All sauteed in a pan together.

Friday Lunch

Trusty old Goldfish, Spinach/Mozz Ravioli, Cantaloupe, Broccoli, JP+ Gummies (7 veggies)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Thursday's Sage and Shrimp Pasta

This was really yummy! I always love butter fried sage on any pasta!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday Box

For dinner last night, we had some yummy grilled salmon, baked potatoes, and the perfect grilled squash (marinated in oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper). It doesn't look very appetizing here, but I put 1/2 baked potato in the lunchbox for Wed. I've also included a turkey sandwich, jalapeno cheese puffs, cantaloupe and grapes.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Orange Lunch Tuesday

What's up with all the orange in this box? Orange tamales, orange cantaloupe, orange papaya. The pretzels even look orange!! Maybe that's just from the flash and taking pictures in the wee hours of the AM.

Fish Sticks, Sweet Potato Fries and PBJ Monday

We made this dinner thinking: 1. easy, 2. kids will like it, 3. baked fish is probably better than fried chicken nuggets, and 4. baked sweet potatoes are better than regular fries. The kids said the fries were disgusting and wouldn't even touch the fish sticks. They had PBJs. I am full from the fish sticks, but thought they (and the fries) were actually quite good.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jan. 11- Jan. 17 Menu

Sunday- Salmon Burgers and Salad
Monday- Fish Sticks, Sweet Potato Fries, Salad
Tuesday- Grilled Salmon, Baked Potatoes, Salad
Wednesday- Shrimp and Zucchini in Sage Butter Pasta
Thursday- Ravioli (Seafood and Spinach)
Friday- Chicken Noodle Soup (and possibly Veggie Soup for dad)
Saturday- Quinoa, Black Beans, Tomatoes, Cilantro and Olive Oil

Monday- 1/2 Salmon Burger, Pretzels, Carrots, Grapes
Tuesday- Tamales, Crackers, Fruit, Veggie
Wednesday- Turkey Sandwich, Mandarin Oranges, Chips, Carrots/PB
Thursday- Black Beans/Cheese, Tortilla Chips, Corn, Fruit
Friday- Turkey Soup, Tamales

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday lunch box

Chaz wolfed this one down today! Note to self, Chaz LOVES tamales! That's my boy!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wednesday Lunch

Edamame, Pita Chips, Turkey Sandwich, Short Bread Cookies. I forgot to give the boy his veggie JP+ gummies--- that will go with dinner!

Monday night special

Jeremy's famous Seared Tuna. Yum!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back to School Tuesday Lunch

Not too original, but I have definitely lost my groove over this holiday break! Pretzels, Pizza, Grapes, Fruit Snacks and JP+ Gummies!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Jan. 4 - Jan. 10 Menu Madness

Sunday- Seafood Ravioli with Broccoli
Monday- Seared Tuna with Avocados and Rosemary Potatoes
Tuesday- Tuna noodles with peas and pesto
Wednesday- Meatballs, Corn, Biscuits, and Lobster Bisque
Thursday- Black Bean Burgers
Friday- Creamy Zucchini Pasta
Saturday- Salmon Burgers

Lunches: (Juice Plus+)
Tuesday- Pizza, Fruit Snacks, Pretzels, Cauliflower
Wednesday- Tuna, Crackers, Carrots, Cookies
Thursday- Turkey Sandwich, Soup?, Meatballs, Corn
Friday- Black Bean Burger?, Waffle?, Yogos,

Creamy Zucchini Pasta

I had a couple of zucchinis in the fridge, so I thought I'd search allrecipes for something to make with them. The result turned out very zesty! I thought it was going to be bland, but it turned out to be a spicy favorite. The recipe is for Creamy Zucchini Linguine but I used whole wheat spaghetti noodles instead. Hubby asked to make this again next week.

Seared Tuna with Avocado

My hubby made this before the new year and it turned out soooo yummy!!! He seared some sashimi tuna, topped it with a cilantro/lime/ginger mixture, added avocado, and paired it with some rosemary potatoes. It was definitely a crowd pleaser... both of my boys asked for lots and lots more. We'll make 2 more filets next time!! Hubby found this on Simply Recipes.