Savory Sunday

As usual, this week’s meal planning didn’t go exactly as expected…

The Plan

Sunday | Creamy Chicken Apple Chili
Monday | Sage Rubbed Pork w/ Warm Apple Slaw (lunch), leftovers (dinner)
Tuesday | Pea Risotto with Squashy Souffle
Wednesday | Salads
Thursday | Spagetti
Friday | Frozen
Saturday | Ham and Pea Frittata (From this cookbook)

Lunches and Other Goodies | stir-fry brussels sprouts (which I talk about here), Strawberry Spin Salad with Homemade Mission Valley Dressing

The Reality

Sunday | Creamy Chicken Apple Chili
Monday | leftovers
Tuesday | Frozen Fish Sticks, Mac & Cheese, and Mixed Veggies
Wednesday | Salads
Thursday | Spagetti with Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatballs
Friday | Ham and Pea Frittata
Saturday | d’Bronx Pizza

Chicken Apple Chili

Sunday‘s dinner was chosen by my bestie Jessica, who was in town for the weekend. She chose all of her favorite recipes from the blog to try :) It’s pretty normal for people to be weirded out by the concept of Creamy Chicken Apple Chili, but we’ve never had anyone try it and not like it! White chicken chilis are the best, and I love love love savory apple dishes. We served this up with some shredded colby jack and some spinach tortillas and had ourselves a gay ol’ time.

Monday was partially of Jessica’s choosing as well. She wanted to have Sage Rubbed Pork w/ Warm Apple Slaw for lunch before her flight, but we both ended up being in more of a breakfast mood. So we went to First Watch around the corner with Harvey instead, and the sage pork recipe got pushed to next week. We had a bunch of leftovers from Sunday and last week, so we had a weird mix of dishes for dinner.

Mac & Cheese w/ Fish Sticks

I don’t know what I was thinking when I scheduled Pea Risotto with Squashy Souffle for Tuesday. It takes two hours start to finish, and I started tutoring with Achievement Tutors on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm last week, so there was no possible way a complicated dinner was in the cards by the time I got home.

We went with frozen stuff instead. Eliza picked everything out at the grocery store, and it was all super good. I am now officially a giant fan of Trader Joe’s frozen mac and cheese: it’s creamy and delicious.

Wednesday we kept up with our theme of keeping it simple for the week and just had chef salads. Torn romaine, various deli meats, shredded cheese, veggies, craisins, croutons, dressing. Boring and easy. Just what I needed, seriously.

Spaghetti with Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatballs

Thursday Jake helped invent Spagetti with Bacon Wrapped Turkey Meatballs, which turned out super yummy! Jake still would have preferred beef, to be honest. Oh well, he ate it.

Ham and Pea Frittata

Friday’s Ham and Pea Frittata was also a big hit. We swapped this from Saturday since we ate the frozen stuff Tuesday.

d'Bronx

Saturday we spent all day working on the new website design for Achievement Tutors and our new blog design, so no one felt like cooking. We especially didn’t feel like cooking the complicated things left on our list. So, our go to, d’Bronx Pizza. Which we eat at least two or three times a month.

Best New York Style Pizza in the Midwest. I’d really like to have New York Style Pizza in New York, come to think of it. I’ll have to throw that on my “to do before I die” list.

Next week I made sure to keep it simple on Tuesday and Thursday, bumped over the stuff we didn’t get to this week, and decided to try something new! It’s going to be a yummy week around here :)

The Plan

Sunday | Breakfast for Dinner
Monday | Sage Rubbed Pork w/ Warm Apple Slaw, Pea Risotto with Squashy Souffle
Tuesday | Paninis & Chips
Wednesday | Very Dairy Potato Soup (my recipe)
Thursday | Frozen
Friday | Crispy Tilapia in a Tomato Cream Sauce
Saturday | Green Eggs and Ham (for St. Patty’s Day lunch!) and an appetizer (for St. Patty’s Day family party!)