Monday, February 20, 2017

February 12-18, 2017

Sunday:  Early Valentine's Date Night

  Chad and I went out for dinner for an early Valentine's Day date; my mom had the kids!

Monday:  Crockpot Turkey Tenderloin with Fresh Fruit & Veggies

  This was a busy day, and I knew the kids and I would be coming home just in time for a quick dinner with Chad before he left for a meeting at church.  I found a seasoned turkey tenderloin from Jenny O at Tom Thumb, and I stuck it in the crockpot around lunchtime and cooked it on low all day. When we arrived back home, dinner was ready in a snap!  I just sliced up the turkey and added some fruits and veggies already cut and washed and ready in the fridge.

Tuesday:  Heart Pasta with Turkey & Homemade Marinara

  I found some heart-shaped pasta at Aldi a few weeks ago, and I grabbed it for our family Valentine's Day dinner.  My mom also came over.  We had quite a bit of turkey left over from the night before, so I added that some some homemade marinara.  I also roasted some Brussels sprouts in a little olive oil, salt, & pepper at 425 for 20 minutes or so.  Once I pulled it out, I topped it with a mixture of 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar.  It's so, so yummy on roasted veggies....our Aunt Suzanne shared the recipe with us a few years ago, and we've loved it ever since!  I also made garlic toast using whole wheat bread from the pantry.  Happy Valentine's Day to us!

Wednesday:  Dinner Out

  February 15th is my Daddy's birthday, and while he's now celebrating every day in Heaven, we still get together with my mom to honor his birthday.  Palio's was the perfect spot!

Thursday:  Breakfast for Dinner

  Chad was traveling, so breakfast for dinner hit the spot for the kids and me.

Friday:  Pizza & Movie Night

Saturday:  Dinner Out with Daddy

  I was at a ladies retreat over the weekend, so the kids had fun with Daddy!

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