Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11-17

This week is VBS at my church, so I'll be spending a large portion of my day corralling seven 4 year olds. :) Thus, my meals need to be a bit simpler. Nothing new or super difficult (until the weekend at least).

  • Salmon Burgers. I bought pre-made frozen salmon patties ages ago when they were on sale, so we had them tonight. I grilled them, topped them with melted mozzerella, and used a mayo-pesto blend along with tomato and spinach.
  • Corn-on-the-cob
  • Carnitas. These are made in the crockpot. I double the spices from this recipe. To eat, we'll use tortillas with salsa, avocado, sour cream, and cheese.
  • Salad
  •  Shish-Kebobs. I'll use chicken and stew meat, both marinated in Allegro, then skewer with cherry tomatoes, pearl onions, and chunks of mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, and yellow squash. Simple, healthy, one-dish meal. But even better because it doesn't even need the dish!
  • Chicken Enchiladas. VBS gets done Thursday, so I'll have time Friday to make these. And they are so worth it. :)
  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Omlettes
  • Cilantro, Pear, and Turkey Sausage. Got this recipe at a wine festival a month ago, and John has been begging me to make it ever since. Hopefully it is as good as what we tasted! 
 Here's the recipe:
  • Ingredients:
    • 1 lb ground turkey breast
    • 3/4 cup diced pears
    • 3/4 cup finely chopped red bell peppers
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onions
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 tsp dried rubbed sage
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
    • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
    • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
    • 1 Tbl canola oil, divided
  • Directions
    • combine all ingredients (except oil) in mixing bowl.
    • shape into 1/2 inch thick patties
    • heat half the oil in skillet over medium heat
    • cook half the patties for 4 minutes; turn over, cook 3 minutes longer
    • drain on paper towels, repeat with remaining oil and patties
    • (my note: I will probably try these as sausage balls too, and bake in the oven)
  •  Leftovers

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 4-10

  • Marinated Grilled Tilapia. I just marinated it in caesar dressing, and then drizzled butter and lemon juice on it.
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Salad
  • Kiwis. Just because I have them. :)
  • Chicken Scallopini. I don't use a recipe for this, it's just another one of my go-to chicken recipes that I have many different variety of, but this is pretty similar to what I do.
  • Steamed Green Beans
  • Sautéed Apples w/ butter and brown sugar
  • Hamburgers
  • Grilled Corn-on-the-Cob
  • Oats Peaches and Cream Muffins (made earlier in the week). I'm SO psyched that peach season is starting and they are on sale! These muffins ar to die for. They are whole wheat with oats and peaches throughout, and then a peach-cream cheese filling....YUM!
  • Omelettes
  • Homemade pizza
  • "City-Band" Popcicles! I grew up with these, and they get their name from the outdoor concerts my dad played clarinet in: as kids, we would make them and sell them. Now I make them multiple times each summer, each time a different variety. This time I'm making blackberry-raspberry-lemonade! Here's the recipe:
    • 1 package Jello powder
    • 1 package Crystal Light (or Koolaid, but you have to add 1 c. sugar if you use that
    • 2 cups boiling water
    • --mix packets into water, stir until fully dissolved
    • 2 1/2 cups icy cold water, add to flavored water
    • Makes 20 popsicles