What’s for Dinner?
Each Wednesday I post what our family ate for the past week. The meal planning happens on Mondays, then I order groceries on Monday night or Tuesday morning. If you’re curious, here’s what we ate last week.
Meals in Review
W – Sheet Pan Salmon, roasted potatoes, broccoli, apple slices, pumpkin bread
#3 tried one bite of salmon, didn’t prefer the potatoes even though we suggest they’re really good in ketchup, and ate pumpkin bread with lots of butter.
R – Slow Cooker Vegetable Lentil Lasagna Soup, Pumpkin Bread, Carrots and ranch
#3 just ate carrots and ranch and the pumpkin bread with butter. #1 and #2 surprised me by how much of the soup they ate, I have a feeling it was because they were starved since we ate right after soccer practice. Little Miss loved the noodles in the soup and thought the lentils were tasty. I’m the one in the house that prefers meatless meals, so I cook them every so often even though I know not everyone enjoys them.
F – Leftovers
In the evening, I took #1 and #2 and a couple of their friends to their school’s annual Halloween Hoedown. #3 and Little Miss stayed home with B. It didn’t seem worth it to plan a dinner when I knew there would be plenty of leftovers from the past few nights and the older ones would eat a bit of cotton candy, popcorn, and candy at the Hoedown.
S – Andouille Chicken Sausage Veggie Kabobs (Deconstructed) Make What You Want
Didn’t end up making this on Saturday. We were invited downtown to a Notre Dame Gamewatch at B’s college friend’s condo. B took #1 and #2 since we knew it would end up being too late for #3 and Little Miss. At the ND Gamewatch they ate Portillo’s. For those of us who stayed home, we ate mac and cheese from Mariano’s deli, leftover corn and peppers, apple slices and a few Halloween M&M chocolate chip cookies we baked in the afternoon.
S – Creamy Pumpkin-Chicken Risotto Andouille Chicken Sausage Veggie Kabobs (Deconstructed)
It was a rainy, rainy morning and the temperature has been steadily dropping so I was super excited to try out this risotto. Then, the weather changed and Sunday ended up being a beautiful day. The boys had flag football in the afternoon so we spent most of the afternoon at the football field. When we came home I made the planned meal from Saturday: Andouille Chicken Sausage Veggie Kabobs (Deconstructed). It was really quick and everyone seemed pleased eating it.
M – Chicken Fingers, fruit salad, lettuce salad, ice cream sandwiches
On Mondays I tend to do quick, easy meals because I order groceries on Monday night or Tuesday morning. It’s helpful if there is something in the freezer that I know will be easy to serve come Monday night. B is out of town this week so instead of our usual dinner time of 6 pm we ate early so the kids could have more playtime and reading time after dinner. Also I surprised the kids by telling them we were having “sandwiches” for dinner. We actually had ice cream sandwiches that we made with the Halloween cookies we baked over the weekend. Dessert was first and then we ate dinner. When B’s out of town, I try to do things a little bit different. He’s not gone too often so it works for our house.
T – Double-Decker Beef and Bean Tostadas Creamy Pumpkin-Chicken Risotto
Today’s mexican theme meal was replaced with the risotto I was excited to prepare on Sunday. Little Miss and I loved this meal. It was rich and creamy and had great flavor – a bit of nutmeg – without being a spicy meal. #1 gave it a 9.5 out of 10 stars and #2 gave it a 9 out of 10. During dinner when I’m trying out new recipes, the older boys like act like food judges and have me present the meal and then they provide comments. This recipe is definitely being added to our Fall/Winter Favorites.
And there you go – our meals in review. What meal was a hit with your family this week?