Savory Sunday Vol 18

Here’s our meal plan and reality for last week.

The Plan

Sunday | Graduation Party
Monday | Taco Pizza (using Elise Blaha Cripe’s dough recipe)
Tuesday | Spinach Cheese Manicotti
Wednesday | Asian Marinated Salmon and Rice
Thursday | Leftovers
Friday | Baked Potato Bar
Saturday | Eliza’s End of Year Class Party (we’re bringing fresh berries tossed with lime juice and honey: we’re obsessed with those right now)

The Reality

Sunday | Graduation Party
Monday | d’Bronx
Tuesday | Spinach and Chicken Spaghetti Alfredo
Wednesday | Spinach Cheese Manicotti
Thursday | Chipotle
Friday | Noodles and Co / Leftovers
Saturday | Taco Pizza (using Elise Blaha Cripe’s dough recipe)

Extra | Banana Bread, Waffle Sandwiches

Sunday We had another grad party (we’ve had so many lately!), so we ate there.


Monday Jake could sense I was super tired, so he surprised us by coming home with a pizza from our favorite neighborhood place, d’Bronx.

Spinach Alfredo

Tuesday I realized too late that I was missing one key ingredient out of everything I intended to make. So I searched the cabinets and fridge to see what I could come up with. I ended up bootlegging some spinach chicken spaghetti alfredo. I had thin wheat spagetti noodles on hand, frozen chicken strips (which I baked in the oven, chopped up, and added at the very end), a bit of fresh spinach, and parm cheese. I made a sauce from butter, the parmesan cheese, and milk (you’re supposed to use heavy cream, but I was improvising). I chopped up the spinach and threw it in there and tossed everything together with a bit of garlic salt and black pepper. I’m glad I could make something out of the really random ingredients we had on hand.


Wednesday I made Spinach Cheese Manicotti for the first time from this recipe. I made a bunch of alternations, including only using one jar of marinara sauce and using colby jack because I forgot to buy mozzarella, but it turned out awesome. Oh, and to fill the manicotti noodles, I put the stuffing in a plastic baggie and cut off one tip so I could easily squeeze the mixture in.


Thursday was another ill planned night. It was Eliza’s last day of school, and we thought we were going to an after-school barbecue, but ended up going to a classmate’s birthday party instead. My sister was over getting help with her homework for her first college classes, so I didn’t have time to whip anything up for Jake and I while Eliza was at the party (Jonas had leftovers). So Jake and I grabbed some Chipotle while we were running around.

Friday Jake had leftovers and I had Noodles and Company with the girls from my Stitch ‘n Bitch group (we meet, eat, gab, and sometimes knit once a month).

Waffle Sandwich

Saturday we had waffle breakfast sandwiches for brunch. I meant to make bacon, cheese, and over-easy eggs on toast. But the bread was moldy. So I toasted a few frozen waffles and used ’em as bread. Improvising.

Taco Pizza

It turned out that Eliza’s class party is next Saturday instead of last Saturday. So Jake and I had sort of an at-home date (Jonas was in bed and Eliza slept at her cousin’s house) and made Taco Pizza together. (We used Elise Blaha Cripe’s dough recipe.)

Banana Bread

Oh, and Banana Bread was a big hit for breakfasts this week. Jonas ate most of it (who’s surprised?). We’re making pumpkin bread next.

This week really really didn’t go as planned (I blame trying to go grocery shopping with Jonas and without Jake), so we ended up eating out more than we’d like. But next week will just be a really cheap grocery week, because we already have most of the ingredients for next week’s menu.

Here’s what next week will sort of look like:

The Plan

Sunday | Dinner @ Poppy’s for his birthday
Monday | Baked Potato Bar
Tuesday | Pumpkin Patch Shells
Wednesday | Asian Marinated Salmon and Rice
Thursday | Saffron Paella (I’m altering it quite a bit.)
Friday | Sage Rubbed Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw
Saturday | Eliza’s End of Year Class Party (we’re bringing fresh berries tossed with lime juice and honey: we’re obsessed with those right now)

What have you been eating lately? What do you really want to make next week?

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