Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Week of Dinners

I started this post and then had to RESTART it because I forgot to take pictures.  I thought that since I talk about my weird dinners so much that I should actually show you a week of them.  

Day 1 -- Chili Mac

Sunday we had tacos so I had leftover taco meat.  I decided to whip up a batch of chili mac.  I have always heard about it but, never tried it so, I made it for the girls.  2 boxes of mac & cheese, a large (28 oz?) can of crushed tomatoes, a packet of chili seasoning.  Make the mac & cheese according to the package.  In a separate bowl mix together meat, tomatoes, and chili seasonings, pop into the microwave and heat for a few minutes, mix together macaroni & cheese and chili.  Voila!  Takes under 20 minutes. 

Day 2 --  Cereal

I've told you before, my kids eat cereal once a week for dinner.  It's quick, there's no clean up, and it's great when you get home late.  This week we had the option of Special K chocolate, Special K Yogurt and berries, or pumpkin spice cheerios.  

Day 3 --  Meatloaf Broccoli & Mushroom Quinoa

Ken had the day off due to rain so I took this time to make a proper dinner.  Proper dinners are few and far between on week days.  The meatloaf is packed with vegetables (carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, and onions), and it really easy to whip up.  I'll post the recipe soon.

Day 4-- Grilled Cheese & Rice Cakes

Today was supposed to be sandwiches but, somehow the kids convinced me to make grilled cheese. 

Day 5 -- Vegetable Stew & Garlic Knots

Hurricane Hermine caused the dance studio to close today.  Since it was dark and gloomy half the day (even though the storm ended up being a dud where I am) I decided that stew was perfect for a day like today even though it was 85 outside.

Day 6 -- Mushroom Cheesesteaks, Mixed Vegetables & French Fries

I forgot a picture today.  

Day 7 -- Pizza

Sunny wanted to have an UN-birthday party.  Even though all her "friends" ditched her we still did a little thing.  Pool, pizza and a movie.  

Day 8 -- Leftovers

I included today just to show that I DO use the leftovers.  I had originially planned to do them yesterday but, things don't always go as planned.