Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Week of February 18th, 2013

My friend Angela and I decided to plan a week of meals for each other. It was SO fun! So she picked all of these recipes (that her family loves) and we all enjoyed trying out a bunch of new dishes.

*Chicken Edamame Stirfry- a simple week night meal that was really easy to throw together. I used whole wheat spaghetti

Community Group

*Green Chili in the crockpot- this was yummy but more like a stew rather than a chili.

*Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet- My favorite of the week. Definitely making this one again! Buying the pre-cut butternut squash from trader joes makes this a quick meal.

*Pork and Cabbage-Slaw Burritos- Mark's favorite of the week. It was a burrito using the green chili from earlier in the week.

*Toad in the Hole with Toffee Date Pudding- a shout out to their British life (they are currently living in England). Both of these recipes were awesome. The toad in the hole was a huge hit- no leftovers at all!

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Week of February 11th

*Red Posole- Homerun. Loved the tender pork in the flavorful soup broth. I've had this recipe saved to make for about 2 years now. If Trader Joes sold hominy, we'd have it more often.

*Shredded Chicken with Apricots- doubled this for Community Group. I overcooked the chicken (I only had the crockpot on "keep warm" all day but it is a crazy overachieving crockpot) so it was a little dry and the apricots and dates kind of disappeared

*Coconut Shrimp Curry- Another awesome recipe recommendation from Becky. This is a 5 star recipe and will be made again soon!

*Butternut Squash Tortilla Soup- I loved the flavor and the different textures in each bite.

Carrot and Tomato Soup- Mark's not a fan but I needed to use up tomatoes, carrots and basil so this fit the bill. Also, Mark isn't a huge soup person in general so I think I overdid the soups in the menu this week :)

*Crispy Cheese Pulled Pork Tacos- AMAZING. 5 star recipe for sure. Taco shells made out of fried cheese?? Get out of here!

Homemade Applesauce
Chocolate Cake (For Valentines Day)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Week of February 4th

*Tender Pork Chops with caramalized onions and apples- thank you Becky for the awesome recipe

Community Group

*BBQ nachos- used leftover pork from Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork

Heart Pizza for Harper's Heart party

Vegetable Beef Soup (from the freezer- I made a double batch a couple of weeks ago)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Week of January 28th

Wild Rice Casserole

Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork- I've eaten this recipe at least 4 times (dinner swap, dinner at my sister's, dinner at Kryssa's, a meal someone brought when we had a baby) but I've never made it myself! It is so fantastic!

Community Group

Baked Potato Bar

Baked Pasta (I'm trying to finish up the Costco jar of marinara I used in this recipe a couple weeks ago)

*Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole- I made this for the dinner swap. So good!

*Grilled Chicken Caprese- We made this for the Mullaneys and everyone said they enjoyed it. I think next time I would use balsamic vinegar rather than red wine to give it more flavor.

Pizza and green beans for kids while we go out to Cirque De Soliel

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