I'm not sure why I thought this week would be a good week to get back on track, but it was a good thought. So far I'm on day four of our menu for this week and not much has gone as planned. Aaron has been swamped and he's our main chef around here. I've been swamped and I don't like to cook. My kids have pretty much lived on the mac n cheese that we made Saturday night.
Anyhow I thought I would tell you what we had planned on eating even if none of it happened!
Saturday was Cayden's birthday so he requested macaroni and cheese and juice, which are actually two things we hardly ever have in the house! I called up my niece Madisyn and got her family recipe for mac n cheese and it didn't let us down. It might be some secret recipe, so I'll have to wait to get her permission to post!
Here's what I'm wanting to make this week. I'm thinking half of this won't happen, but for some reason I feel like a better mom when I at least have a plan even if I know good and well it will never happen this way. 🙂
Melted Garlic & Mushroom Raguul Polenta
Ravioli with Spinach Pesto
Black Beans & Mushrooms over Rice
Here are the recipes that aren't already on my blog somewhere. Click on the links above to take you to the recipes. What new recipes are you making this week? Anyone know what I can do Japanese Turnips?
MELTED GARLIC & MUSHROOM RAGU with POLENTA
1 bulb green garlic, minced
8oz mixed mushrooms, sliced
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 onion, slivered
salt and pepper
1 splash wine – red or white (whatever you're drinking)
1 pot polenta, cooked according to package directions
Heat olive oil in Dutch oven and saute onion and garlic. Add mushrooms and cook down. Add wine and stew until mushrooms are tender. Serve polenta in large bowls, topped with mushroom ragu.
Oh my:) my comment has nothing to do with “menu” and everything to do with hoping you will soon be setting one more place at dinner!!! I just read your “tweet”:) about Target and took a peek at the pic:):):)!!!! Praying and praying and praying somemore!!!
You all have been on my mind this last week and I just wanted to jump on your blog and send you a quick hello. 🙂 Please tell that sweet boy that Ms. Shelly says, “Happy Birthday!”
Blessings to you and your family.
check out the piece on wsmv.com titled adopted haitian child arrives in Nashville. They said Parents can get in process adoptees out now. You may check just in case…. Praying for all of you!!
I think you could roast the Japanese Turnips…how different do they look from the white/purple ones you can get at the store? I roast mine with other things like sweet pot., carrots, and (I have blanked out totally on the name…so crazy, I use them all the time) the root that looks kind of like a white carrot. My mind is completely blank! Anyway, roast with some garlic, sea salt, and olive oil on 450…awesome if you have an iron skillet! They are sooo yummy! I made your quinoa and spinach soup (I used chopped up Kale b/c I didn’t have spinach). It was so good! I have an good southwest quinoa soup with avocado, corn, salsa, and cilantro if you ever want it…super easy and tons of flavor.
We talked about you guys and Amos last night at Com. Group. Made me want to check for updates on the little guy today….continuing to pray!!