Sunday, September 22, 2013

September 15-21, 2013

Sunday:  Small Group

·          We meet with a small group from our church at 5:30, so after, we made a quick dinner of sandwiches.

Monday:  Kids – Pepperoni & Cheese Quesadillas; Us – Grilled “Kickin’ Chicken”, Baked Potaotes, & Roasted Broccoli

·          Monday night is soccer practice night, so the kids ate an early dinner of pepperoni & cheese quesadillas with apples.  After practice, Chad grilled up some chicken I had marinated earlier with Frank’s Red Hot, olive oil, lime juice, & minced garlic.  Callen & Payton were already in bed, and Ranger sat and talked with us and had a bedtime snack while we enjoyed our dinner.  J

Tuesday:  My Birthday!

·          It was my birthday, and unfortunately, Chad was out of town.  But, my mom was able to celebrate with us.  We ate together at La Hacienda and had a GREAT meal!  The kids are kind of hilarious when we actually go to a “sit down” restaurant because we do it so rarely.

Wednesday:  Mushroom Asiago Chicken over Pasta with Roasted Green Beans & Bread

·          I found this recipe via Pinterest (of course), and definitely wanted to give it a try.  Our friend, Jeff, joined us for dinner, and there was more than enough for all of us.  It was pretty simple to make, although it is a stand-at-the-stove dinner, so I was a little hot.  No big deal though!  We all really enjoyed it.  I served ours over whole wheat elbow pasta because it’s an easier pasta for my kids to eat.  They pretty much thought they were eating macaroni-and-cheese with chicken!  Asiago is a pretty strong cheese, though.  So, if that’s not your thing…you’ve been warned.  (

Roasted Green Beans
·          Lay out your trimmed green beans on a baking sheet lined with foil.  Toss the beans with olive oil, salt, & pepper.  Roast at 425 for 15-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the green bean.  (I prefer the smaller ones.)  Sprinkle a generous amount of freshly-grated Parmesan cheese over the top and roast for an additional 5-10 minutes.  These are YUM-O!

Thursday:  Grilled Salmon, Oven-Baked French Fries, Avocados & Grapes

·          This meal sounds a bit random, and in a way, it was.  Originally I had planned for cheeseburgers, so earlier in the day I had cut up potatoes and had them soaking in salted water in the fridge, ready to make oven-baked French fries with them.  But, Chad came home and revealed that he had enjoyed a cheeseburger for lunch. 

We still had to have fries, but I changed the plan and had Chad grill some salmon marinated in soy sauce, garlic powder, & lemon juice.  We had an avocado that needed to be eaten, so we added that along with some grapes to our meal.  So, pretty random, but also pretty tasty!

Friday:  Grilled BBQ Chicken, Roasted Zucchini & Sweet Potatoes, & Bread

·          My mom and great-aunt came over and joined us for dinner.  Chad made some delicious BBQ chicken on the grill while I roasted veggies & warmed bread inside.  These fall temperatures we’ve been having are great!

Saturday:  Mini Cheeseburgers, Chips, & Apples

·          We finally had the burgers I had planned to have a few days ago.  They were delish, as always!  Since I had already made our fries, we simply added chips and apples.  Everyone was happy!

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