Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dinner this week.

You thought I'd forgotten, didn't you!? Or maybe you just thought I was so consumed by my volunteer projects that I stopped feeding my family altogether. Actually I tried, but apparently they want dinner every single night.  


So spoiled.  

I really must pull one from my mom's playbook and occasionally offer macaroni and cheese with a side of bologna. She dressed it up a bit by cutting "faces" in the bologna {imagine a bologna pumpkin}. I kid you not. Of course, her macaroni and cheese was homemade so I suppose I should cut her a little slack. 

Point being: I have been feeding my family quite well despite the fact that my head is spinning. In fact, this week I've already made two of the items pictured below. And good thing since we now have Thursday and Friday date-night plans. 

Sorry kids. 

Bologna and mac-n-cheese was good enough for me.  

all photos via Pinterest
1. Maple Grilled Salmon - I made this Monday night. It was simple and delicious. I told the kids it was brain food and would help them on their STAAR tests. {No, I have no idea was STAAR stands for nor do I particularly care. I do know it is a new test mandated by the great State of Texas after they determined the old mandated test was indeed allowing children to be left behind. Don't get me started.} 

2. Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage - Yummy, yum, yum, yum. Easy, satisfying and the ingredients can generally sit in the fridge for a couple days when life happens and your meal planning for the week ends up being meal planning for the weekend. 

3. Pioneer Woman's Pasta with Pancetta and Leeks - A favorite of mine. I have a thing for leeks. I love them. It is not at all like my thing for Adam Levine; don't get me wrong. But leeks are also super yummy. 

4. Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin - I tried this evening. It was yummy, but a little sweet for my . . . get this . . . kids' taste. I cook pork tenderloins fairly often and have pretty good results by just using a salad dressing marinade. Tonight the kids complained.  

Geesh {refer back to spoiled comment herein}. 

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