Oh boy. I've been busy busy lately. Again with lots of doing and not a lot of documenting, sorry. We had a couple of great meals last week but I never took a single photo! I've got to get back in my bloggy groove.
Here's a little peek of what's on our menu for this week, some of our old favorites and a couple of new ones that look pretty great. (I'll be sure to share if they turn out amazing!)
Monday: Pineapple Fried Rice I typically make this with shrimp and a bit of bacon but this time we are doing sausage. I love the sweetness of the fresh pineapple and it is such an easy recipe. The kids love sausage so I'm thinking this variation is going to be a huge hit with them.
Tuesday: Quinoa and Bean Pilaf This is a new vegetarian recipe I found in this month's Food Network Magazine....only 394 calories and it looks so yummy!
Wednesday: Pad Thai My MIL picked this one out. Mr Pears loooves pad thai and I love that this new vegetarian recipe is full of veggies. We are going without a few items like the baby corn but adding in some spicy sprouts. I'm looking forward to that one for sure.
Thursday: Shrimp Pasta with Chili and Lime Another quick and easy favorite. This pasta dish is light and very flavorful but only includes a handful of ingredients. And it only takes 15 minutes to make! You can not beat that.
Friday: Take Out/Dine Out
We've recently begun taking the boys out for dinner on Fridays. Sometimes we do carry out but we try to do dine-in family friendly places most weeks so the boys get some experience in restaurants and so we get a night off from cooking and dishes. Of course taking them out to dinner is not exactly a relaxing experience. This past Friday we went for pizza at a local place and just as it arrived one of my boys threw up about 12 ounces of milk, curdled of course. He wasn't sick, he just drank a cup and a half of milk in 3.2 seconds which was apparently more than his little tummy could handle. It was somewhat horrifying (and very smelly) and the pizza was promptly packed up to take home. Luckily the cold pizza was delicious later with an even colder beer but I am hoping this week goes a little better. It has to though, right?
Anyway, I'll try my best to do some documenting this week. (My MIL is going to be making some brownies that sound blog-worthy, I'll keep you posted on those too.) In the mean time, happy Monday!
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