Sunday, January 30, 2011
Monday—Groundhog’s Day Cupcakes— This is a day off of school for my kids, so we’ll get started on making these cute little fellows for Groundhog’s Day on Wednesday. It is a decade long tradition in our family, to make them for each of the elementary kids to share with their classes, which means we’ll be making about 6 dozen of them this year.
BBQ Chicken Nachos (new)
Black Bean and Avocado Salsa (recipe coming soon)
Tuesday—Peanut Butter Pancakes—I totally need to take new pictures of this oldie, but goodie, so we’re using a day off of school to experiment with these!
Creamy Lemon Pepper Chicken and Pasta –we tried this easy, creamy dish for the first time a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. I have some ricotta cheese that’s expiring soon, so wanted to give it another try.
Blueberry-Spinach Smoothie—we have smoothies all the time in the summertime, but I’m feeling like we could use a little nutritional boost around here, so we’re braving the cold drink on a cold day!
Thursday--Hearty Quinoa Stew (new)—I have some quinoa I bought at Costco that’s just sitting in my cupboard, so I’m excited to finally put it to use!
French Peasant Bread—okay, I know….I make this every week. Actually I usually make it at least a couple of times every week, but it’s SO easy, my family LOVES it, and with half whole-wheat flour I just don’t feel that guilty about it!
Friday—White Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions made with our favorite whole-grain Pizza Crust—A fun twist on regular tomato-based pizzas.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies—bar none, my husband’s favorite cookie ever.
Avocado-Pomegranate Dip (coming soon)
Review of Last Week:
Monday--Potato Kielbasa Skillet—everyone loved it all over again and took better pictures of it, since the previous pictures were from back in the earlier days of the blog.
Tuesday--Nacho Mama's Mac and Cheese—kids devoured it. Hubby and I thought it needed a little extra hot sauce to spice it up.
Wednesday--Sweet and Sour Chicken over brown rice—this one ended up getting booted off the menu for a left-over night instead. We’ll put it back on again soon.
Thursday--Raspberry Swirl Coffee Cake (made with blueberry yogurt and jam instead of raspberry)—turned out great. I think it’s safe to say that substituting jams and yogurt flavors works wonderfully well to suit individual tastes.
Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup (new recipe)—This one’s super easy and we totally LOVED IT! Look for the recipe in the next few weeks!
Friday--Makeover Chicken Crescents—This one’s always a family favorite!
Saturday--Apple Fritters—We didn’t actually end up making it, since we ran out of apples. We made Carrot Cake Pancakes instead and really enjoyed them with the Maple-Cream Cheese topping.
Creamy Potato-Leek Soup (new recipe)—this one went into the okay category for me. Everyone ate it, but I think it was the leek flavor that made it more like a three-star meal than a five-star meal for me. My husband liked it and said I should publish it anyway, so I’m debating….
O' Henry Bars—LOVED IT, as always!
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