· * I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving week! Obviously, this week is a little "light" on meals because of family fun.
Sunday: Lunch – Leftover Gumbo
Dinner – One Pot Ziti with Salad
Easy, delicious, plenty of leftovers, and a family fave. J (Pardon my French, but this recipe is courtesy of DamnDelicious.net.)
On Sunday night, I put the leftover ziti into a greased casserole dish in the oven. Then, about 30 minutes before dinner time, all I had to do was pull the dish out of the fridge and put it in the oven. Then I heat the oven to 350 degrees and in about 25 minutes, the pasta is heated through, and dinner is ready. Easy peasey! Anytime I can prepare food once that we will eat twice, I feel like a rock star.
Tuesday: Movie & Dinner Out!
The kids were staying a few nights with Chad’s parents, so that meant Chad and I had a few nights to go out. J
Wednesday: Dinner Out (Again!)
Thursday: Thanksgiving Day!!
….Because it was cold, rainy, and I didn’t want to cook. ;)
Saturday: Ground Venison & Veggie Quesadillas or Salad
Ground Venison & Veggie Quesadillas
Thanks to Chad’s first deer hunt of the season a few weeks ago, we now have venison in the freezer again! I used about a pound of the ground venison to make taco meat. I first sautéed small, diced zucchini and carrots in a little avocado oil until they were tender. Then I added salt, pepper, and minced garlic and stirred that around for about 2 minutes (don’t let the garlic burn!). Next, I added in the venison and cooked it all together until the meat was browned all the way through. I added a little taco seasoning as well. That’s it! This meat is great served with tortillas, or even over a salad. I plan to use the leftover meat and veggies for a pasta dish another night.