I am running on fumes. Dave was out of town for most of the week. My housekeeper came on Wednesday, and my house was a shit-show by Friday morning. I stand in AWE of single parents. You just plain rule.
Pity party is over, so moving on to the re-cap.
The soup rocked my world, and is now occupying much of the deep freezer space.
I forgot to go to the store/was too embarrassed to go in public unshowered, and in the same clothes from the day prior/could not bear to muscle two toddlers into the car, so I did not get to eat my yummy salmon on Tuesday. Pretty sure I ate the remainder of the kids meal for my dinner. Since I cannot recall what it was, it was clearly amazing.
By Wednesday, I had a bit of a second wind, and I made the kids chicken tenders for dinner. They were SO awesome! Really cool because they can be frozen and then just re-heated when needed. I see this getting added to my next cookapalooza weekend.
I know that I keep telling you about this chicken in the crock pot, so I will not go on and on and on about its deliciousness. Moved it to tonight because the bird was not quite defrosted. I decided to roast some veggies (sweet potatoes, carrots, and zucchini) to go with the chicken, and found a recipe that suggested tossing the veggies in some bacon grease prior to roasting. I thought….well, I DO happen to have some saved bacon grease. I mean, why am I saving it, if I was not planning to use it to cook something. It was the most humongous hit ever. Between the chicken and the veggies, I have never seen the boys eat so much. (Lets hope full bellies means sleeping past 6 am!)
Here is what we are planning to make this week:
Sunday: Tomato basil chicken stew using the left over crock pot chicken
Monday: Left over soup
Tuesday: Ready to harvest more peppers from the garden! Making southwestern stuffed peppers.
Wednesday: Dave’s birthday, so we are going out to dinner!
Thursday: Chicken and avocado salad
Friday: Pizza night!
Saturday: Sausage, egg, and biscuit casserole. Adapted from this recipe, but plan to make my own biscuit dough.
This week I am also going to stock up on some muffins for the freezer. We go through them SO fast. I am planning to make cinnamony apple pie muffins, whole wheat carrot applesauce muffins and another round of pumpkin muffins.
Hope everyone has a safe and FUN Halloween!