Friday, May 4, 2012

Menu Friday + Where Have I Been?

Happy Friday!

Y'all, I have had the craziest week. Seriously. Sorry I've meen so MIA.
{Side note: I sorta work in the airline industry, so when I just typed that, I read, "Miami." As in Miami's airport code. Not MIA as in "Missing In Action." Does that mean I need a vacation? Sigh.}

We're planning/executing/doing everything under the sun for a huge client event that's taking place next week, and I swear that if I make it out alive, it will be a miracle.

So, that's where I've been this week. Forgive me? Good.

Moving on to Menu Friday that, I'm sorry to tell you, isn't going to be very detailed...

Friday:

Saturday:
 Cooking Light's Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo + asparagus and sourdough bread

The only thing I do differently is use whole-wheat linguine as opposed to whole-wheat fettuccine. This is a nice standby meal.


Sunday:
Good ol' fashioned Chicken & Rice

This was SO yummy! The only modifications I had was that, because I didn't read the directions carefully, I made the rice beforehand and let it sit in the Crock Pot all day. Therefore, I had to add in some chicken broth to the mixture. But oh my goodness, was this tasty.


Monday:

I make no modifications to this except that I must have a glass of Pinot Grigio with this meal. :)


Tuesday:
My Grammy's Mexican Casserole* + black beans and Spanish rice

This just tastes like home to me. My Grammy and my Mom would often {and still do} make this easy, easy casserole; when I was flipping through my recipe book last week, I knew I needed to make it.

Brandon loves it, it makes a ton, and what is better than a super easy casserole?!


Wednesday:
Leftovers

Thursday:
Bethenny's Low-Fat Creamy Mushroom Pasta + nothing because I was freaking exhausted

{"You get what you get and you don't throw a fit!"}

I absolutely love Bethenny's recipes and anything with truffle oil is a winner in my book!


I have no clue what we're eating tonight, but I do know that I have a massage at 7 p.m. and I am literally counting down the minutes! My neck and shoulders are absolutely ridiculous.


Happy Weekending!

*Mexican Casserole
Ingredientes-es
2 lbs. ground beef {or turkey}
1 onion {I use dried}
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken and rice soup
1 small can tomato paste
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chiles
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 bag tortilla chips {Just buy what's on sale}

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350* and grease a 9x13 casserole dish.
2. Chop onion. Brown beef and onion together over medium-high heat.
3. Mix together: soups, tomato paste and green chiles; bring to a boil.
4. Crumble a layer of tortilla chips on the bottom of the casserole dish. On top of that, layer the ground beef/onion mixture. Then, pour soup mixture on top of that. Top with shredded cheese.
5. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

2 comments:

  1. Good luck with the event and hopefully next week won't be near as stressful!

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  2. Thanks, girlie! It's next Friday and Saturday, so the countdown is on! :)

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