Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of your life. It has been one crazy week and it’s just the beginning of the packing and moving madness.
The theme of this week is easy, easy, easy. Starting this week we are taking down wallpaper in several rooms in our new home so we can start painting in the weeks to come. Meals this week need to be fast and easy since I would like to spend every extra minute I have at the new house.
- Turkey Burgers and Hot Dogs
- Crispy Baked French Fries with Sriracha Mayo (1/2 cup mayo, 2 teaspoons Sriracha, dash of lime juice)
- Sautéed Green Beans and Zucchini Strips
- TIP: I’ve read several places online about soaking your sliced potatoes before you bake them to make the fries super crispy. Today I figured I’d give it a try and they were fantastic! After soaking them, I drizzled them with olive oil and added Garlic Salt and Mrs. Dash. They were gone within minutes of hitting the table!
- Tilapia Fish Tacos (Hard and Soft)
- Creamy Cilantro Sauce
- Tomatoes, Olives, Green Onion, Lettuce and Cheddar Cheese
- Spanish Rice
- Turkey Meatballs and Sauce with Whole Wheat Spaghetti
- Steamed Cauliflower
- Kale Salt and Vinegar Chips
- Leftover Night
- Hot and Sour Soup
- Salmon Burgers for the adults, Salmon with olive oil and seasoned salt for the kids
- Steamed Broccoli
- Heart Shaped Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes
- TIP: The salmon burgers can easily be made ahead of time and frozen in patties.
- TIP: My husband is obsessed with chocolate and peanut butter so last year I experimented with these cupcakes. The cake is chocolate cake from a box but I put a buckeye in the middle and top it with peanut butter frosting with mini-chocolate covered buckeyes. They were a big hit last year!
- Matzah Ball Soup
- Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken
- Teriyaki Edamame
- Vegetable Fried Rice
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
- TIP: Several years ago my husband and I were in San Diego for a wedding and had grilled edamame at a sushi restaurant that changed our lives. Since then, we can’t eat plain, steamed edamame. I spray a pan with Pam and then add a drop of Sriracha and several tablespoons of Teriyaki sauce. Once it’s simmering, I add in the steamed edamame and let it soak up all of the deliciousness.
We have our Wine Group this Saturday night and I’m looking forward to taking the night off and not having to cook.
Keep sending me your favorite recipes!