You’re all probably on the edge of your seats wondering how those veggie burgers that I made last week turned out, right? Well, I hate to say it, but they were not good at all (insert sad face). In fact, I didn’t even serve them up to the family. I was frazzled at dinner time because I had planned on serving them up that night, but luckily I had the all the ingredients on hand for the chicken quesadillas that I was going to serve on Tuesday, so I served that up to the family instead. To be honest, I think the kids were happier with the dinner switch. I just love it when I have a well stocked fridge or pantry with quick and healthy options to choose from.
So, I just got back from a great lunch with a new blogger friend, Laura. Laura lives in the Bay Area and had been following my blog for a while and just recently started a blog of her own. She emailed me about a month back to let me know about her about her new blog. I emailed her back and suggested we get together for lunch to meet and talk about blogging. I really love meeting fellow bloggers because I love talking about food, blogs and all that fun stuff. It’s so fun to meet someone with a similar passion. Laura just started her blog less than a month ago, so she’s still working on all the kinks and such. She has some great recipes already on there (I so want to make her cauliflower enchiladas). She’s into healthy living and healthy eating. Check our her blog, it’s called Lemons to Lemongrass.
Eli had his baseball opening day parade and game this weekend. All of the town’s baseball and softball teams each decorate a truck for their team with banners, balloons and streamers. Then they all get to sit in the back as the trucks parade down main street. It’s so much fun because you really know all the kids in the parade, and they’re just so excited, and the parents and the town is so excited. It’s really a happy day for everyone! Anyway, I didn’t get a good shot of Eli and his team in the truck, (they were way to rowdy and wouldn’t settle down for a photo) but I got a good shot of him and his two buddies after the parade. Yes, their team is the Giants, perfect team for a bunch of SF boys. Let me just tell you that this is the cleanest you will ever see Eli’s baseball pants. He had his first game yesterday and those pants were totally brown after. You see, Eli likes to slide into each and every base. Boys will be boys, I guess.
Ok, let’s move onto this week’s dinner menu!
Sunday night dinner: Turkey burgers with cilantro lime mayonnaise and kale slaw and roasted asparagus. These turkey burgers are a bit different than our favorite turkey burgers, but they’re so good! I love them topped with the kale slaw and the cilantro-lime mayo. I mean what’s not to love about this combination of ingredients. BTW, it’s asparagus season now, so you’re going to see lot’s of asparagus on our weekly menus.
Monday night dinner: Paul McCartney’s re-fried bean tacos and kid friendly caesar. I love how simple this dinner is to throw together. It literally takes my 30 minutes from start to finish. I always make the caesar dressing up ahead of time and the lettuce is already washed and ready to go, so all I’m really doing is chopping a few tomatoes, an onion and heating it all up. This is one of my go-to easy week-night meals.
Tuesday night dinner: Egg salad sandwiches and lacinato kale salad. This is another easy dinner for those crazy nights. As you know, Tuesday is our manic night where everyone eats at different times, so I’m making a dinner that can be individually served up on the fly. Everything can be made ahead and thrown together on a plate in minutes.
Wednesday night dinner: Buttermilk roasted chicken, roasted fingerling potatoes and kid friendly caesar salad. We love this chicken recipe because it’s super easy! You marinate the chicken the night before or the morning of, and then when it’s dinner time, you just throw it in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Super easy and super tasty. I will post the recipe on Wednesday.
Thursday night dinner: Broccoli lemon pasta. I love this dinner! It’s a one-bowl, family approved dinner that I can literally make with my eyes closed (not really, but you know what I’m trying to say).
Stay tuned Wednesday, as I will be posting this recipe for buttermilk roasted chicken.
Happy Sunday! xoxo, Jackie