On top of being able to create a menu, I was actually able to go to the store by myself!!!! Yahoooooo!!!! My little guy is getting better when it comes to letting others hold him and care for him for a while! My mama came over to watch the babies and I set out on my long forgotten solo trip to the store! The first thing I did......take a deeeeeep breath!!! lol It's nice to be alone sometimes even if it is for running errands! I thought I would share with you the dinners I have planned for this week! They are in no particular order. I stopped planning each day and just pick from my list as I see fit! A lot of the meals you may recognize from previous posts! I was not about to be too adventurous with my time this week and decided instead to have some of our favorites mixed with a few (easy) newbies!
Butternut Mac N Cheeze ~waaaaaay excited about this one! The recipe only uses half of the squash, so the other half I will roast and keep for lunches!
Baked Dijon Salmon and Steamed Broccoli ~ I have had the biggest salmon craving lately! This dish is really good with steamed broc and I always add a splash of lemon juice and sea salt to my steamed veggies...it's all they need really! YUM YUM
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili ~ this one requires a little extra planning simply because I have to soak the beans first.
Zucchini Marinara ~ super easy and always one of my favorites! I was able to get my favorite Muir Glen pasta sauce on sale and had a coupon so that was exciting! I really enjoy the portabello mushroom sauce!
Baked Sweet Potatoes and Sesame Green Beans ~ so easy and always tasty, therefore a perfect fit! The green beans use vegetable broth as does the chili linked above which is one of the reasons for this meal. I don't want to waste any broth!
Collard Wraps with Chia Chili Cheese Dip ~ we actually haven't had these in a while and are really, really looking forward to them! Definitely a huuuuuuuge favorite!
Pumpkin Socca and Steamed Veggies ~ I bought some yellow squash, cauliflower, zucchini and enough broccoli to have with this dish. I had been wanting to try making socca again....ever since my massive failed attempt! I successfully made some last week and it was delish! It also freezes well and makes for great lunches and snacks! I changed the recipe ever so slightly to suit our tastes! Basically I just reduced the amount of salt and pumpkin pie spice by half! It is definitely not a sweet bread....more savory for sure but really good! I found that using a 12 inch pan as suggested was just too big. I used a 10 inch with much better results!
I cut the socca into small rectangles after flipping it out of the pan!
My little girl will eat it as is but it's really good with some cinnamon apples! I also made the BEST sandwich when I spread some goat cheese on two warmed pieces and put some baby arugula in the middle! I didn't take a picture because I didn't think it would be as delicious as it was......just take my word for it! Yum!
In the original recipe for this socca, there is also a recipe for beet hummus! I am super excited to try it! I like beet greens but I do NOT like beets. I am hoping this will be delicious and a good way for us to eat beets!
I am really looking forward to our meals this week and I am soooo hoping that I am able to actually prepare all of them! Ha! Hope you have a lovely evening!