First, let me apologize for no new recipe posts popping up last week. It was a doozy of a week made much harder with Luke’s growth spurt and crazy short naps. He is getting back on track with his naps (night sleep is another story…) so I hope to have more time to get you some recipes this week. If not, there’s always next week! Thank you for your understanding and stickin’ with me.
With that, here’s what came out of my kitchen at dinnertime last week.
15 Minute Lemon Parsley-Spinach Pasta from The Diva Dish.
I get excited about dishes that I like, but I think I get even more excited about food that Tim likes. It’s so satisfying to serve a meal that we both enjoy equally. Believe me, it doesn’t happen often. Our taste buds are just different. But this dish was one we both loved. Bonus that it is a 15 minute dinner. Can’t beat that! Thanks for the great recipe, Ari.
Veggie Pancakes (made with all sweet potatoes)
I had 2 1/2 pancakes. The first two I went savory and topped with corn and black bean salsa. Tim cringed as I did it, but it was delicious! I loved taking these the savory route. The last 1/2 was my dessert pancake and I topped that one with peanut butter. So good! Pancakes are not just for maple syrup anymore.
Lightly seasoned bone-in chicken breasts and potatoes prepared on the grill and a mixed green salad. We had unseasonably warm weather this week which meant we used the grill! I love grilling season. Delicious food and easy clean up. Win.
Barely Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms and Crispy Sesame Carrots from Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source with More Than 200 Recipes for a Healthy and Sustainable You.
I mentioned it was a tough week, right? Yeah, pictures at dinner time just didn’t happen. Sorry about that. I hope to share the barley risotto recipe soon. The sesame carrots from Clean Food are really good. If you have that cookbook, make them.
Calzones on the grill. Did you know you can make calzones on the grill? You can. And they’re delicious. I used this basic whole wheat pizza dough recipe and just shaped the dough into calzones. My calzone had caramelized onions, broccoli, and tomato sauce. Tim and Meghan both had their calzones with cheese and tomato sauce with their broccoli on the side. Even though I made Meghan a mini calzone and it was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen, she wasn’t that into it. She ate a few bites, but didn’t love it. She’s the kid who won’t eat pizza or spaghetti, either. I thought all kids liked those kinds of foods?! Nope, not mine.
This soup is a great way to use a lot of greens. For this batch I used a combination of beet greens, spinach, and pack choi (spinach and pack choi from my CSA). Baked veggie chips are always a hit around here.
Quite simply, I ran out of time on Saturday. I did some cleaning and laundry, fed Luke, helped Tim clean out the garage, fed Luke, went on a 6 mile run, fed Luke, and then I was exhausted. Chipotle hit the spot.
I hope you have a wonderful week of food and fun with your family!
Question: What’s on your meal plan this week?