I’m blanking on meals for this week.
I’ll be honest, we haven’t exactly stayed perfectly on track the last couple of weeks; last minute get together with friends or work commitments have caused a few shifts in meals.
Last night we had fantastic barbecued salmon, roasted baby red potatoes, green beans and sourdough bread. The Swansons brought over a fantastic dessert which we enjoyed on the patio last night. This weather is fabulous!
I developed a new trick for my potatoes. Unless you are lucky enough to be fancy with a convection oven, roasting potatos can take forever and a day. So, last night I cubed and boiled my potatoes until they were just barely fork tender. I dumped them on my cookie sheet with olive oil, Johnny’s seasoning, garlic salt, cracked black pepper and a dash of red pepper flakes and threw them into a 425 degree oven for about ten minutes. I gave them a quick flip and turned the oven to broil for another 5-7minutes, turning them halfway through for even browning. They were delicious!
Anyway, back to meal planning. Here’s what I’ve got:
Tuesday: steak sandwiches
Wednesday: barbecued chicken, baked potatoes and green beans
Thursday: terryaki chicken kebabs (peppers, onion, pineapple and chicken) and rice pilaf
Friday: everything but the kitchen sink salad (turkey, ham, hard boiled egg, veggies, feta or blue cheese and anything else I can find in my fridge)
Saturday: Date night!
Somewhere in there I need to make Aaron’s birthday cake. He hits the big 2-7 on Sunday. He has requested chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I can do that!
What are you making this week? I need some ideas…