Sunday, April 27, 2014

Big Weeks We Have Known

So, my younger son's first communion is this week. I have been counting down to this for so long it seems impossible it is actually here, but here it is!

Monday: chicken nuggets from freezer for boys, chicken on green salad for grownups

Tuesday: Tacos, of course

Wednesday: Spaghetti, of course

Thursday: leftovers or freezer meal

Friday: Maybe pizza

Saturday: First Communion! Menu to follow.

Add to that the baseball, the soccer tryouts, the Communion rehearsals and the regular work stuff...quite a week. We will be lucky to eat at all.

Have a good one! I gotta go.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Minor Adjustments

Sorry for the hiatus but there was not much to inspire. I need to get back in the saddle though, so here we are again.

This week:

Monday: Easter leftovers (ham, chicken for the boys, carrot mousse, mac and cheese).

Tuesday: Tacos

Wednesday: Spaghetti

Thursday: Something from the freezer.

Friday: I know the boys will want to go back out for pizza now that we can have pepperoni on Fridays again.

So, my kids had "India Day" at school, and I plated about 250 samosa/chicken tikka masala samples for the first and second graders to try. It was fascinating--some kids loved it, lots of kids found it too spicy, and of course my Mr. Picky generously shared with his friends. After all the plating, there was a ton of tikka masala sauce left over, so I brought it home and made plain chicken breasts and rice, which the kids had, and then my husband and I had tikka masala sauce on ours. Delish. I also tried again to make raita. I used this recipe and this one. I added salt and a little garlic (probably not the right thing, I think maybe something else would have been better) and I grated some Persian cukes from Trader Joe's. I used the fat-free yogurt I usually use for the yogurt marinade, and then added a soup spoon of sour cream. That was good. It wasn't amazing, I am still in search of that, but it did the trick.

Hoping you are having an inspirational spring!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Fever

All is well here. I just am in a rut of cleaning out the fridge and putting different sauces on chicken and calling it a day. When I make something new, I'll record it here. For now, enjoy your spring!