I wanted to give an update on some recently tried recipes. First, the Beef and Chicken Fajitas were absolutely wonderful. The Nourishing Traditions Waffles were really, really dense. I like a fluffy waffle, personally. We did the Corn on the Cob Cupcakes a little differently. We just made two 9 inch round cakes, and frosted them. Then, we ‘drew’ a corn cob in the frosting and let the kids decorate them. They were so cute, and fun, and yummy.
The Grilled Swordfish was awesome. I have finally found a fish my husband not only tolerates, but requests. The Turkey Lenti Chili was really good too. Soaking rice in kefir did not work out for me. The Hummus Dressing was ok, but not as good as I’d hoped. It just tasted like runny hummus.
I think this week should be relatively normal, but then I’ve thought that all summer and it hasn’t yet happened. Well, just in case we don’t get any curve balls, this is what we’ll be eating:
Grilled hot dogs, sauerkraut, and coleslaw. I am the worst coleslaw-maker. Any suggestions?
Not Really Stuffed Peppers, using a from memory/semi-made up recipe. I take 2 cups of cooked rice, and mix with 1 pound of ground beef. Then I cut up about a cup of jarred, roasted red peppers and mix together with the rice and beef. I add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, and then enough spaghetti sauce (just short of a regular sized jar) to make it casserole consistency. I shred some Parmesan cheese on the top, and bake it at 350 for about 25 minutes.
We’ll also have some green beans, they are looking good and popping up all over in the markets!
Penne Rustica from Your Home Based Mom.
Chips and some version of Mango Tango Black Bean Salsa. I’m not really sure about the corn, seems like too much sweetness to me but I’ll give it a try.
Something yummy with pine nuts, feta cheese, kalamata olives, cooked shredded beef and tomatoes. I have all of these, I’m picturing something delicious but it might end up being along the lines of a Greek Island Skillet at Dennys. Either way, it will use up some things that have been hanging around for a while that need to go 🙂
I’ll also have a green salad and put garbanzo beans in it, just to further the illusion that I am good at cooking Mediterranean food.
I also want to make a blueberry dish so I’m going to try Blueberry Oat Coffee Cake from Life As Mom at some point this week.
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