Wednesday, December 27, 2017

45 Days of Dinner!!

No, that's not a plate of homemade fancy sweets for dinner. That's a shot of the kids' experiencing augmented reality at the Artechouse Nutcracker exhibit. Real life has been a little crazy lately and, as you might have noticed, I haven't had much time to post much less grab a good shot of a homecooked meal. And I'm actually so far behind on sharing our monthly meal post that I have a month and a half to share!

I am feeling good about how 2018 is looking though. We've got a new round of Whole30 lined up (SO excited), lots of family celebrations, trips, and a new property in the works too! I'm going to spend the rest of the holiday break brainstorming a bit about what I'd like to do in this space in the upcoming year. I have lots of different ideas percolating, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here's what we ate for the last month and a half!

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Sunday -- Chicken Avocado Burgers (Plated)

Monday -- Cheesy Chicken Fajitas; rice and beans
Tuesday -- Pork Medallions with Scallions and Magic Green Sauce -- everyone LOVED this
Wednesday -- Shrimp and Roasted Carrot Tostadas (Plated)
Thursday -- Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie; salad
Friday -- Greek Lamb Meatballs (Plated)
Saturday -- dinner out
Sunday -- dinner out

Monday -- dinner out
Tuesday -- Apple Cranberry Turkey Meatballs; carrots; egg noodles
Wednesday -- Soy Glazed Steak (Plated)
Thursday -- Pork and Brisket Chili 
Friday -- Blackened Salmon Burgers (Plated)
Saturday -- dinner out
Sunday -- dinner out

Monday -- 20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas
Tuesday -- Crab Cakes with Spicy RĂ©moulade 
Wednesday -- dinner out
Thursday -- Thanksgiving dinner! We had shrimp cocktail, charcuterie, Smoked Salmon 7-Layer Dip, and a Balsamic Onion and Thyme Tarte Tartin for apps. For din I made Maple Bourbon Glazed Turkey Breast, Sourdough Stuffing with Sausage, Red Onion and KaleCaramelized Onion and Bacon Gravy, Grapefruit-Apricot Cranberry Relish with Rosemary, Ultra-Creamy Mashed Potatoes (to DIE for!), and Lemon Pepper Green Beans with Minty Yogurt Sauce. Fam filled in the rest!
Friday -- leftovers!
Saturday -- dinner out
Sunday -- dinner out

Monday -- brinner
Tuesday -- Shrimp and Roasted Carrot Tostadas (Plated)
Wednesday -- leftovers
Thursday -- Butter Basted Steak (Plated)
Friday -- Peruvian Chicken Sandwiches (Plated)
Saturday -- dinner out
Sunday -- dinner out

Monday -- One Pot Shrimp Scampi; salad
Tuesday -- dinner out
Wednesday -- Miso Salmon and Quinoa Bowls (Plated)
Thursday -- Piri Piri Chicken (Plated)
Friday -- Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn and Peppers
Saturday -- dinner out
Sunday -- Cauliflower and Chicken Sausage Casserole; green beans

Monday -- Simple Chicken Enchiladas 
Tuesday -- Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions; latkes
Wednesday -- Chicken Tinga Tostadas (Plated)
Thursday -- dinner out
Friday -- Ground Beef Taco Casserole
Saturday -- dinner out
Sunday -- dinner out

Monday -- dinner out
Tuesday -- Steak Gyros (Plated)


Thursday, December 21, 2017

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

We are on day 4 of winter break and LOVING it! I can't remember the last time we had so much downtime and everyone reallllllly needed it. Cam and I made these cookies the other day and are sharing them over at The Land of Nod blog -- go get the scoop and get baking -- I hear Santa might love them!