In other words, help. Spring has sprung and I have other things to do besides cook this week. We're hosting an intimate gathering of 20 for Mothers' Day and my house is Just Plain Not Ready. So we have all quick and easy meals this week, I hope, so I can spend the rest of my time getting the house under control.
Sunday: crockpot pork roast, mashed potatoes (day ahead recipe but eaten same day, here's hoping they are equally out-of-this-world), asparagus
Monday: Leftover pork in sandwiches, either bbq or not, roasted sweet potatoes, salad
Tuesday: "Fiesta de Mayo!" as my son's school calls it. Either tacos or burritos, naturally. I might go crazy and get a margarita mix for fun. Woo-hoo! And if there's any pork leftover...carnitas!
Wednesday: Freezer Meal. Chili I made in the crockpot in January, plus rice and things for on top.
Thursday: Freezer Meal. Trader Joe's flatbreads and pastas.
Friday: Rachael Ray Spinach-Hazelnut Pesto. See if that gets some new green in to the little guy.
Last week, there weren't many new things...I tried this chicken casserole on Wednesday for dinner with my father-in-law before the Arts Awards Assembly at the high school for our nephew. It was good but ... lacking something. I can't tell you what but there was no edge to it ... AND there should only have been one can of soup, for sure. I should have totally listened to my instincts on that one. Two was just too gloppy. But it did a great job using up the extra rice in the fridge and is a decent little base. And oh my--chicken cooked in butter? That's not shabby. I'll have to remember that. I kept the heat on the low side so the butter didn't overbrown, and it didn't take too long either. The chicken didn't brown, but it was definitely white and cooked through--almost looked poached, so would be good in a recipe where you can see the chicken meat too.
For more ideas and more inspired meal plans, check out Menu Planning Monday at I Am an Organizing Junkie!