Sunday, October 30, 2016

October 23-29, 2016

Sunday:  Zoe's Kitchen Take-Out
Healthy & Yummy!

Monday:  Leftover Night

Tuesday:  Honey BBQ Turkey Meatloaf with Steamed Green Beans & Fresh Apple Slices

  This meatloaf recipe is a family favorite. It's also ridiculously simple to throw together, which makes it perfect for a make-ahead meal or a quick week night meal.  I actually forgot to take a picture, but I've made it so many times, there's bound to be one on this blog somewhere!  (Recipe adapted from  Can You Stay For Dinner.

Honey Barbecue Meatloaf

1 lb lean ground turkey
2/3 cup oatmeal (old fashioned or instant is fine)
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1/2 cup smoky barbecue sauce, divided
2 tablespoons honey, divided
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together the ground turkey, oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of the Worcestershire sauce, the spicy brown mustard, 1/4 cup of the barbecue sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, egg, salt, and black pepper.
Shape the mixture into a long, thick log and place in an oiled baking dish. Be careful not to pack the meat too tightly or you’ll end up with a very dense, tough loaf.
In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, and 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce. Spread half of this mixture evenly all over the meatloaf. Reserve the other half for serving.
Bake for 45 minutes. Slice and drizzle with reserved honey barbecue sauce.

Wednesday:  Dinner Out
  A 4:30 baseball practice + a 7:20 baseball game + Daddy Out of Town = Drive Thru ;-)

Thursday:  Taco Night!

  I made this a bit more fun for the kids by just setting everything on the table and having a "Make your Own Taco Buffet."  They love anytime they are in charge of their own plates.  I tell them to grab something with each color, and they do a pretty good job making a healthy plate.

Friday:  Pizza Night

  I made our pizzas this night using Pioneer Woman's Pizza Crust and topping it with pepperonis, leftover taco meat and mozzarella (for the kids) and also adding spinach and basil (for the adults).  Easy and yummy!

Saturday:  Leftover Night
  It was our last triple-game Saturday for a few months, so it was nice to come home to leftovers and a movie. 

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