Friday, March 9, 2012

Menu Friday

Happy Friday! As you're reading this, we're en-route to my parents' and I couldn't be more excited!

With last week's messed up eating schedule, I more than made up for it this week. And not kidding, we both loved every single meal this week. Winning!
Behold, Menu Friday...

Friday:

These were so yummy; Brandon ate three! I could only handle one. They're filling!

Modifications: I just made my own guacamole with my own special recipe {with store-bought pico de gallo instead of chopped tomatoes & onions...much easier} and added some lime juice, cumin and extra chipotle chile powder to the chicken because it was a bit dry. But it made a lot of chicken, so I saved it for a recipe later in the week!


Saturday:

For some reason, my local Tom Thumb doesn't sell whole-wheat fettuccine pasta. They sell regular pasta, but I only purchase whole-wheat. So really, this was more shrimp fettuccine linguine. But it was very good, very creamy and makes me wonder what goes in "actual" fettuccine alfredo...


Sunday:
Steak, mashed potatoes and asparagus

No link here, folks. I buy the steak that's on sale at the grocery store {this was ribeye, but we prefer top sirloin for home grilling} and marinate it in Stubb's Beef Marinade all day.

Y'all. I'm going to go all Texan on you and tell you that I refuse to use any other marinade than Austin's own Stubb's. It is not too salty (like a lot of marinades) and gives just the right anount of kick. And bonus? It's usually around $3 a bottle at the store.


Monday:

Remember me telling you about that leftover chicken? It made these so simple to make!

Modifications: I used a corn/whole-wheat hybrid tortilla. Mine were more burrito-sized, but tasted just like good ol' frozen taquitos {that I ate too much in college because they were cheap and now I can't stand the sight of them}. They made a lot -- two could fill up Brandon -- so we had plenty of leftovers.

And bonus? There was more filling than tortillas, so I brought it to work, crunched some tortilla chips over it, topped it with sour cream and salsa and wa-la! Instant lunch.


Tuesday:
Bowtie "Lasagna" and salad

This is a staple in our house. It's so easy and so yummy...and makes a ton. And the best part? It's a "use what you have"-type dish, which I love.

Modifications: I always add more Italian Seasoning than the recipe calls for. Just eyeball it to your liking.


Wednesday:
You guessed it! Leftovers.

Thursday:

I was packing and cleaning all night last night {I loathe leaving/coming home to a dirty house!}, so I wanted a quick, yummy dish that would allow me to clean and pack while it was baking. Enter this dish. It's got just the right amount of spice -- but not too overwhelming -- and doesn't taste "light" at all.


1 comment:

  1. Yum! We had the chilaquiles on Wednesday! It's one of Tyler's favorites :) and last night I made the chili you posted a few weeks back. It's a family favorite.

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