Chad made gumbo a couple of months ago, and we had a few bags frozen in the freezer. This was a perfect day thaw one out and warm it up for dinner. We served it with brown rice.
Monday: Dinner with Family
The kids and I drove over to stay at my brother's house for the night, so we had dinner with family!
Tuesday: Whole Grain Pasta with Homemade Marinara & Turkey Meatballs
We returned home that afternoon, and I wasn't in the mood to make a huge meal. Towards the end of the month, and also on tiring nights, I love that we have a few yummies stored away in our freezer. I had a bag of homemade marinara that I thawed a bit and warmed on the stove...I also added in some chopped up turkey meatballs that were also frozen from a previous meal. :-) After boiling some whole grain pasta and roasting some green beans, our meal was done! I also made some whole wheat garlic toast.
Wednesday: Mini Turkey Meatloaf "Muffins" with Roasted Broccoli & Carrots
I made my tried and true turkey meatloaf recipe, but this time I baked it in my muffin tin. I topped the kids' portions with ketchup and for Chad and me, I used BBQ sauce. Simple, healthy, and done in no time!
Thursday: RANGER'S 8th BIRTHDAY!!!
We spent the day celebrating our Ranger Lee on his 8th birthday. His dinner of choice...Mooyah!
Friday: Grilled Venison Tenderloin with Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Sauteed Spinach
(Chad's plate always has more food than mine, so it looks much more appetizing!)
We had eaten out every meal the day before, so I asked Chad to grill instead of ordering pizza like we typically do on Friday night. He was in the zone working on an outside project, so I actually made the kids some chicken nuggets and served them alongside some roasted sweet potatoes and fresh veggies. Once Chad finished his project, he grilled our steaks and I quickly sauteed some spinach and topped it with some fresh parmesan cheese. Everyone was really happy with this meal!
Saturday: Tortilla Crusted Tilapia over Spinach Salad
Chad had a work dinner, so I made a simple salad for me using tilapia from Costco. I had one sick kid who didn't want to eat, and the others had sandwiches with fresh fruit.