I know I'm not posting as regularly as my scheduling self would like, but I'm doing my best not to stress about it. I figure the schedule helps me even when ideas are lacking but that I don't have to feel confined by it.
That being said, I'm officially declaring that menu and recipe sharing can take place anytime during the weekend. I don't always get the planning done on Saturday, since my shopping tends to take place on Monday mornings while Linus is at preschool.
Here's what we'll be eating this week.
Time to clear out the fridge in preparation for the next grocery run, so Sunday is a leftovers day. Lucky for us, I figure freezer food is fair game on leftover day so we indulged in some Pioneer Woman cinnamon rolls (recipe from the Pioneer Woman cookbook). Dare I say, they may have even been better after freezing as the gooey frosting had time to soak in during the thaw.
Out to Dinner (Update below)
We've been invited by Carolina Mama to join a group of fellow bloggers at Noodles and Co. The restaurant wants to show off their menu and we're happy to participate. Afterall, Linus feels there's never a bad time for a serving of their Macaroni and Cheese with double broccoli and tofu (yes, he's weird), and I'm just happy for the option of adding more veggies.
(Update: Scratch that. Noodles & Co is the 24th. Thanks to my friend Kelly, we didn't drive all the way out there. I have it on my calendar right -- just not in my head. Good thing I made that double batch of Spinach-Chicken Casserole.)
Tuesday- Pioneer Woman's Chicken Pot Pie
Adrian's cousin Amy has a new member who joined the family in mid-December, so we're doing our part to help the transition to a family of 4 by providing food. Nothing is better for a nursing mama then a little indulgent pot pie. Of course, I doubled the recipe so we'll be having ours on Tuesday. This recipe is also from her cookbook.
Wednesday- Sesame Beef with Rice
We had fondue for Christmas Eve and the freezer still contains some of the unused steak so we'll use it up with this Martha recipe from our favorite Everyday Foods.
Thursday- Chipotle Pinto Beans with Cornbread
I'm a sucker for a good pot of beans. Problem is, Adrian has never been a big fan claiming they are too bland for his tastes. So, I'm trying a different recipe from my other favorite cookbook Simply in Season with a little more spiciness. Hope he likes it. Plus, it's a good excuse to again use my cast iron skillet my parents got me for Christmas to make skillet cornbread.
Friday- Frozen Soup
I stashed away quite a few soups this Fall. We're gonna play Eenie Meanie Miney Mo and pick one. I love easy.
Last week, we tried quite a few new recipes and discovered some new favorites. The one I'm already making again is another Everyday Food recipe. Chicken and Spinach Casserole from the October 2010 issue is a fast and easy dish that uses leftover chicken from a batch you made or the rotisserie chicken you picked up at the store. Today, I'm making a double batch, one for us and one for Amy.
That's what we're eating. What's on your table? Any old favorites? How about new ones?