This week’s meal plan for the curious!
Monday – BLTs with tater tots and salad – I always try to keep Monday nights easy, so I’ll make the bacon in the oven (at 400 on a foil lined pan for about 20 minutes), slice up some heirloom tomatoes, add iceberg lettuce because it has the best crunch, husband will put a fried egg on his, I’ll throw a quick salad together and there will be clementines and tots with ketchup for the kids. If I have a little extra time, I’ll make this very yummy herb mayonnaise, or maybe I’ll just sit back with a drink and a book with that extra time instead.
Tuesday – Sweet Potato Tacos with black beans, quick slaw and pickled onions – I buy frozen chopped sweet potatoes and this is basically the easiest taco Tuesday ever.
Wednesday – Lemon Ricotta Pasta – I’ve wanted to make lemon ricotta pasta since reading One Italian Summer (which wasn’t all that good, but the food descriptions took me there!) and I searched high and low for a recipe that seemed worthy. This one has great reviews. I’ll probably add some pan fried chicken for my husband and some pillsbury rolls with jam for my little guys.
Thursday – Leftovers. Always!
Friday – Pizza! (Of course.)
Saturday – Cheeseburgers on the grill with sliced veggies & dip (we usually mix one container of cottage cheese with a packet of ranch seasoning) and oven fries (just slice up potatoes to the size you like best, roll around in olive oil and seasonings – we either use steak seasoning or garlic salt with Parmesan, place in a single layer on a sheet pan and bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes, mixing around half way through.).
Sunday – Pork Shoulder Ragu with Parmesan Polenta and a green salad with apples, candied walnuts, crumbled goat cheese, and a simple vinaigrette.
Bake – Blackberry Mascarpone Hand Pies. I do believe these will be pretty enough to post on Instagram.
Cocktail – Basil Peach Shrub. Excited about this one. Will make to pair with Sunday’s Supper.
Treat – Mini Dutch Babies. Can I find mini skillets somewhere?? Tbd. If not, my muffin tin will do.
Bon appetit, friends!
All this talk of food has made me hungry. I need to go track down one of those fluffernutter cookies sitting in the cookie jar.