Ok, January is actually almost over and I'm still writing 2011. This month seemed to fly by. It has been very nice NOT having traditional freezing cold and snowy weather this month. We have managed to spend some time outside playing when it wasn't raining and enjoyed not having to bundle up so much. We also started dreaming of summer vacations. (of course the weather people are threatening a potential snow storm for the end of this week...time to stock up on the snow foods!!)
Menu planning for this week: I'm trying some new recipes that I found in the February issue of Real Simple magazine, along with some old favorites too.
Monday: (Hoping to get to Whole Foods to buy salmon) Salmon, orzo and asparagus salad (This is a warm weather meal, but it's nice to have it in the winter too. May have to substitute the asparagus for another veggie...maybe baby spinach?)
Tuesday: Creamy chicken and mushroom pot pie in the slow cooker from Real Simple Magazine, February 2012.
Wednesday: Soup (probably leftover homemade chicken soup that is in the freezer) and salad night. A light meal to be followed by homemade chocolate pudding!
Thursday: Slow cooker Soy-Glazed chicken with stir-fried veggies and rice
Friday: Turkey burgers, salad
Sunday: game night---I am not a football fan, and this year, quite frankly, I have no clue who is even playing in the world series superbowl. In honor of the game I'll make some game-like foods I suppose. I may make chili, or, if I manage to find wings, a baked version of buffalo wings. That may change.
As for the kiddo, most of the things I make he refuses to try. He will eat plain pasta that I secretly flavor with butter and parm, and he will eat plain chicken or chicken fingers/nuggets that I make myself. He lately has been eating turkey burgers, so I've been making them more often. He used to eat soup, but will not even try it now, which makes me crazy. I will again try to get him to eat my homemade chicken soup with orzo this week. I think he'd like it, if he would get past the first spoonful! At least he likes veggies and fruit. The kid will eat plain steamed broccoli or frozen haricut verts as half his meal! He also started eating rice...mostly he loves the white rice from the Chinese restuarant, but when I make rice at home it's often brown rice that I lie to him that it's really white to get him to try it.
What's on your menu for this week? I'm linking up to the Menu plans at Organizing Junkie!