Savory Sunday Vol 20

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


The Plan

Sunday | Chicken Wraps using our Caribbean Jerk Rub
Monday | Turkey Melts
Tuesday | Bean Tostadas
Wednesday | Bow-ties with Sausages and Sweet Peppers (from this cookbook)
Thursday | Tequila Lime Chicken
Friday | Homemade Buiscuts and Gravy (recipe to come)
Saturday | Fajitas

The Reality

Sunday | Chicken Wraps using our Caribbean Jerk Rub
Monday | Turkey Melts
Tuesday | Bean Tostadas
Wednesday | Bow-ties with Sausages and Sweet Peppers (from this cookbook)
Thursday | Tequila Lime Chicken
Friday | d’Bronx Pizza and Salad
Saturday | Fajitas

We also ate the rest of our Pumpkin Bread!


Chicken Wraps

Sunday was Father’s Day, and Jake requested Chicken Wraps using our Caribbean Jerk Rub for dinner. He is seriously obsessed with that rub. We’ve been having something with it at least once a week.

Turkey Melt

Monday we had Turkey Melts, which were just deli turkey and cheese on ciabatta rolls popped into the oven for a bit. They got nice and crispy on the outside! We ate these with carrots & ranch and a bunch of fruit.

Bean Tostadas

Tuesday I fried a few corn tortillas and we had bean, cheese, and olive tostadas. And watermelon. I don’t know if that goes together, but oh well.

Bowties with Sausage and Peppers

Wednesday my mom and my sister came over for dinner. My mom brought a quilt she made for Eliza, which I’ll be showing off soon. We had Bow-ties with Sausages and Sweet Peppers (from this cookbook). I used jalapeno chicken sausage from Trader Joe’s, which pairs perfectly with red bell peppers. I mixed the leftovers from this with the leftover warm apple slaw from last week, and they mixed really well!

Tequila Lime Chicken

Thursday my dad came over to celebrate a late Father’s Day with us, and he requested Tequila Lime Chicken. It’s one of my very favorite dinners. (Note: we don’t use the sauce from the recipe, we just mix spicy ranch dressing and salsa together.)

d'Bronx Salad

Friday I was super tired (Jonas fell asleep in the car for 10 minutes while we were out and about, and considered that his nap. Ouch.) and Jake got home late, so there was to be no cooking. We picked up pizza and salads from our favorite neighborhood pizzeria, d’Bronx.

Soggy Granny Cake

Sunday we had a family party for my sister’s birthday, but I was so busy cooking and talking and laughing and chasing toddlers (Jonas has a cousin his same age), I didn’t take any pictures. I’m sure you’re heartbroken about it. LOL. We had fajitas (recipe, including the fajita seasoning, from this cookbook), tons of homemade guacamole, and refried beans. My mom brought her excellent from-scratch spanish rice (I can never get the texture right on mine), homemade salsa, and a Soggy Granny Cake.

P.S. If you wonder why all of the foot looks HUGE on the plates; it’s because we almost always eat on dessert plates. This makes portion sizing easier. If you use a big ‘ole plate, you tend to fill it up, and you tend to try to eat it all. (We read a lot of studies about food.) Plus, I’ve broken all but three of our big plates. Which is why we’re using mismatched hand-me-downs instead of buying nice matching ones. Hah! Also, we always have fresh fruit on the table with our meal. This week, we had grapes, a ton of watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, pomegranate, and berries.


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


The Plan

Sunday | Biscuits and Gravy for Brunch (to be blogged); Dinner at Jake’s Dad’s
Monday | California Chicken Club Wrap (from this month’s Everyday with Rachel Ray)
Tuesday | Salmon Burgers (from this month’s Everyday with Rachel Ray) with Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Wednesday | Eggplant Parmesan (recipe to be blogged)
Thursday | Leftovers
Friday | Grilled Brats with Cottage Cheese
Saturday | Yellow Curry with Saffron Rice


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

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