Savory Sunday

Welcome to the meal plan and reality for last week!


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
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!)

The Reality

Sunday | Breakfast for Dinner
Monday | Sage Rubbed Pork w/ Warm Apple Slaw, Frozen Pizza
Tuesday | Pea Risotto with Squashy Souffle
Wednesday | Paninis & Chips
Thursday | Very Dairy Potato Soup
Friday | Frozen fish sticks, chicken strips, and veggies
Saturday | Green Eggs and Ham (for St. Patty’s Day lunch!) and an appetizer (for St. Patty’s Day family party!)

Sunday, we made breakfast food. We had over easy eggs, bacon, toast, and country fried hash browns. Yum!

Sage Rubbed Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw

Monday I made Sage Rubbed Pork w/ Warm Apple Slaw for lunch. I love this recipe! The French-style pork chops are so flavorful; the sage rub is a perfect flavor compliment to the pork. I realized too late that we were out of carrots, so I threw some diced brussels sprouts in with the cabbage and apple for the slaw. It turned out so yummy!

I meant to make these last week for Jessica and I, but that didn’t end up happening. Jake and Eliza don’t like the warm apple slaw (it’s vinegary), so I just made this for Jonas and I for lunch instead. We had it for lunch several times this week.

Monday night I ended up not having enough time to really cook (My little sister was in the hospital, so we went to visit her. Don’t worry, she’s fine now.) We usually go to the grocery store on Sundays, but missed it because we were working on the new blog launch. Since we didn’t have a lot of back-up options, I grabbed a frozen pizza from the gas station across the street.

Pea Risotto with Squashy Souflee

Tuesday I made Pea Risotto with Squashy Souffle. It’s a casserole type dish that’s actually a mix between two things: risotto, which is a creamy rice dish, and soufflé, which made with whipped egg whites that make it light and airy.

Pea Risotto with Squashy Souflee

This dish is super yummy and is a big hit with the kids (which is awesome because there’s so many veggies in it), but man is it time consuming! It took about 3 hours start to finish. Also, I dirtied practically every dish in the house. This is partially because I made it more complicated than the recipe called for. I roasted and blended squash, potatoes, and cauliflower instead of using just frozen squash, as in the recipe. Good thing it makes tons and tons, it’s Jonas’s lunches for about a week.

Paninis!

Wednesday we made paninis with sourdough, munster cheese, Colby jack cheese, smoked turkey, and pepperoni. They were AMAZING. I forgot how much I love paninis. To get the pressed/grilled look, we used the Pampered Chef Grill Pan and Press. I also love cooking hamburgers and chicken on the press. (They didn’t even cost a fraction of the price listed on the website. Things much be much cheaper at Pampered Chef parties.)

We served up the sammies with Trader Joe’s veggie chips and baby carrots.

Very Dairy Potato Soup

Thursday we had Very Dairy Potato Soup, one of our very favorite soup recipes. There were a lot of leftovers, and they’re already all gone!

Friday we picked up Jake from work and went to our friend Mathhew Naquin‘s art show (more on that later), so we didn’t have much time to make a real meal when we got home. From the freezer came fish sticks, chicken strips, and veggies. Easy peasy. Not the most scrumptious thing on the planet, but the kids were happy with it.

Green Eggs and Ham

Saturday we carried on the family tradition (which my mom started) of having Green Eggs and Ham for breakfast on Saint Patrick’s Day. Green Eggs and Ham is scrambled eggs + diced ham + green food coloring. It’s such a fun way to celebrate! We read the book too–Eliza’s on a Dr. Suess kick since they celebrated his birthday at her school. There was also lunch at Jerusalem Bakery and chicken wings for the family party Saturday night.


This week we’re keeping it pretty darn simple, and we’ve moved the dish that we didn’t get to last week on over. Here’s our plan:

The Plan

Sunday | d’Bronx Pizza
Monday | Crispy Tilapia in a Tomato Cream Sauce
Tuesday | Octopus and Cheese
Wednesday | Dinner @ Tiffany’s
Thursday | Buiscut Pizza
Friday | Hamburgers
Saturday | Biscuits and Gravy