Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday Lunch

Monday Dinner- Salmon!!

Salmon burgers, grilled sockeye salmon, garlic/parsley large grain couscous.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Feb. 23 - Feb. 29 Menu

Monday- Salmon Burgers/Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Sweet Potato Fries
Tuesday- Amazing Zucchini Pie
Wednesday- Sopa a la Minuta
Thursday- East Side Pies Pizza with the inlaws
Friday- Tofu/Sweet Potato/Green Bean green spicy curry with rice
Saturday- Vegetarian Enchiladas
Sunday- Stuffed Shells

Monday- Turkey Sandwich
Tuesday- 1/2 Salmon Burger?
Wednesday- Tuna/crackers
Thursday- PBJ
Friday- Chicken Nuggets

Wafer Cookies
Bison Jerky

Friday 7-Layer Meatless Tortilla Pie

This 7-layer meatless tortilla pie was really yummy. I didn't add black beans, but it still turned out really well.

Thursday and Friday Lunches

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday's Shrimp and Potato Dinner

We had no clue what to do with a huge bag of Costco shrimp, so hubby marinated them in soy sauce and ginger. They need to be part of a bigger dish (like pasta or stir fry) so maybe we'll use the left overs Wed. night for something like that. We also had lots of potatoes, so we mashed some and ate them.

Chaz's Birthday Lunch

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Feb. 17- Feb. 22 Menu

Tuesday- Ginger Soy Shrimp with Mashed Potatoes
Wednesday- Soy Shrimp with Noodles and veggies
Thursday- Ravioli
Friday- 7-Layer Meatless Tortilla Pie
Saturday- Sockeye Salmon
Sunday- Bring food to Tita's- Enchiladas?

Tuesday- Turkey sandwich, strawberries, broccoli, banana bread
Wednesday- Cupcakes for the class, chicken nuggets, broccoli, grapes, pretzels
Thursday- PBJ, carrots, chips, yogos
Friday- Tuna, Crackers, Ravioli, broccoli

Chaz's Lunch for Tuesday

Today is the day back from a long 4 day birthday weekend. This is what Chaz is eating today:

Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, strawberries, broccoli, grandma-made banana bread.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crock Pot Bean Soup Monday

This Crock Pot Bean Soup turned out really yummy. I didn't have Tabasco, so I added any hot sauce I had on hand (a little bit of Louisiana hot sauce as well as some Mexican Valentina sauce). I added some white rice with the soup and it really made a big difference- tasted more like an étouffée than a soup. It didn't turn out as hot as I expected and I think the kids might have been able to handle it. Unfortunately, I didn't make them eat it. They had nutritious chicken nuggets and Ramen soup. Terrible mother, I know. What's even more terrible is that I didn't take a picture of son's lunch for Tues. because it is basically the same thing- only with broccoli and some other snacks added.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Feb. 8- Feb. 15 Menu

Sunday- Grilled Salmon Burgers and Japanese Stir Fry Zucchini
Monday- Crock Pot Black Bean Soup (thaw enchiladas)
Tuesday- Vegetarian Enchiladas
Wednesday-Shrimp Pasta (thaw tuna casserole)
Thursday- Tuna Casserole
Friday- Grandma and Grandpa here (play it by ear? Go out? Pizza?)
Saturday- Valentine's Dinner (pasta from mom + grilled something or other)
Sunday- Party Hotdogs (lunch)

Monday- Chicken Nuggets, Broccoli, Apple, Peanut Butter
Tuesday- Hot dog, Ramen Soup, Corn
Wednesday- PBJ, Carrots?, Popcorn (Valentine's Party- Cookies)
Thursday- Turkey Sandwich, Crackers, Pickle, Celery
Friday- NO SCHOOL!!

Sunday Breakfast- One Egg Waffles

I found these One Egg Waffles while searching online for just that- waffles I could make with only one egg (most recipes call for 2 and I only had one in the house). I used 1 cup of white flour (to use it all up) and 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour. They turned out really heavy and filling. The boys wolfed theirs down!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Salmon Cakes and Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans

Wow! This was a really good dinner tonight. The boys wolfed down the salmon cakes (and I even sneaked radishes and celery in them) and raw broccoli. I didn't make them eat the Swiss chard because I threw quite a few pepper flakes in there. I was amazed at how yummy it all was together. I was missing onions (had one shallot for the salmon cakes and lots of garlic for the chard instead) and bread crumbs. I ended up making crumbs out of stuffing mix and garlic bread sticks. No one complained!! Cooking can be fun!

Friday Junk Food

Why is it that I always prepare junk(ish) food for Fridays? Is it something ingrained into my brain? Or am I just tired of trying to create healthy lunches that my kids will eat by Friday?

Macaroni noodles with homemade sauce and Parmesan cheese, turkey dogs, sliced radishes, and Yogurt Balls with Fruit- Juice Plus+ gummies.

Egg Fried Rice Wednesday

This turned out really yummy. The boys ate seconds and said, "UMMM!!!" the whole time. The trick is to keep the rice moving so it doesn't stick to the pan. It would help if we had our old wok back. Too bad it took up too much cabinet space!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday's Vegetarian Enchiladas

I made these yesterday. Instead of just putting in zucchini, I also added a sweet potato and made two batches (one's in the freezer). I certainly love these and I tend to make them more like enchilada lasagna. They're just too time consuming to actually roll each enchilada. I also realize that I never put the recipe on my blog, so here it is (thanks to the Six O'Clock Scramble - I highly recommend you check it out.)

1 can (15 oz.) mild enchilada sauce
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
1/2 red or yellow onion, diced
2 zucchini, cut lengthwise into 4 strips, and diced (+/or cubed sweet potato)
3/4 tsp. cumin
3/4 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
10-12 corn tortillas
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Mexican blend cheese (or use Cheddar or Monterey Jack)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and spray the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick
cooking spray. Spread about 1/4 of the can of enchilada sauce on the bottom of the pan.

In a heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Cook the garlic for about 30 seconds, and then add the onions and zucchini (or sweet potatoes). Season them with cumin, chili powder, and salt (optional). Sauté the mixture, stirring it occasionally, for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are very soft.

Wrap the tortillas in a moist paper towel and heat them in the microwave oven for about 1 minute until they are soft. (Alternatively, warm each tortilla over medium heat in a nonstick skillet for 20 seconds per side, or until soft. OR, make it into a lasagna enchilada plate)

On a plate, fill each tortilla with about 2 Tbsp. of the vegetable mixture, and about 1 Tbsp. of cheese. Roll it and place it in the pan. Repeat with the remaining tortillas until all the filling is used. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce evenly on top of the tortillas, and top them with any remaining cheese. (Or layer everything like a lasagna- still a great yummy flavor!)

Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes until the sauce is bubbly. Serve hot.

Tuesday Unoriginal Lunch

I WILL start making PBJ with nice healthy bread, organic peanut butter, and mixed berry jelly, I WILL! These Uncrustables are just so darn convenient. At least there are a few raw things in here.

Still Amazing Zucchini Pie Monday

I absolutely love this pie. I made two of them and sent one to a mom who just had her second child. I should make 30 of these each time! Yum!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Feb. 1- Feb. 8 Menu

Sunday- Salmon Burgers & Salad (also prepare 2 Amazing Zucchini Pies for tomorrow- food tree)
Monday- Amazing Zucchini Pie
Tuesday- Vegetarian Enchiladas (either Zucchini or Sweet Potato)
Wednesday- Veggie & Egg Fried Rice
Thursday- Ravioli and Salad
Friday- Salmon Cakes & Zucchini Corn Medley
Saturday- Tuna Casserole
Sunday- Wild Atlantic Salmon with Japanese Zucchini & Onions

Monday- Salmon Burger, Papaya, Celery, Sun Chips
Tuesday- PBJ, Apple Slices, Pretzels, Carrots
Wednesday- Turkey Sandwich, Goldfish, Shortbread Cookies, Carrots
Thursday- Macaroni and Pasta Sauce, Fried Rice, Yogos, Fruit?
Friday- Ravioli, Corn, ...., ....

Creamy Pesto Shrimp Saturday

This was a very good Creamy Pesto Shrimp recipe. Hubby made this while I put the boys in the bath. He didn't use heavy whipping cream (used 1/2 and 1/2 instead), cut the butter in half, and it turned out really yummy. The boys even ate it all up.