I'm slow moving on deciding on the menu for the week, so here is my menu plan, a day late!
Monday: Chicken tacos, chips and salsa
Tuesday: Perfect potato soup, salad
Wednesday: White bean chicken chili
Thursday: slow cooker beef and broccoli with rice
Friday: Mom's night out!
Weekend: Pizza, Roasted turkey breast, veggies.
It's ridiculouly cold here, still, and thankfully the almost foot of snow they predicted stayed too far south and we ended up with just a two hour delay to school and an inch or two of snow Monday morning. I'm trying out Pioneer Woman's potato soup recipe today. I love baked potato soup, but when I read just how much milk, cream and cheese is in most recipes, I shy away from it because it just isn't a good healthy choice. Her recipe is a chicken broth base with just one cup of milk and half cup of cream added, compared to the seven cups in most recipes I found.
Our new food for this month has been up for discussion in the house. Fishie February was not appreciated by the child, who suddenly declared mid-month that he was changing it to granola bar month! He did eat both more fish and more granola bars. He asked if we could skip this month! I said no. My point was to introduce him to a new food each month....he wants it to be a food that is new to all of us. That just isn't working. In our discussion of possibilities for March the following came up as choices: cabbage, brussel sprouts, potatoes (non fry types,) sweet potatoes, and eggs. He settled on sweet potatoes, which he likes in fry form. I'm not sure how I'll incorporate that ingredient yet. I think we might start with baked sweet potatoes one night and maybe I'll make sweet potato pancakes some weekend morning. I know I've seen lots of stews and chilis using sweet potatoes on Pinterest, so I'm sure I'll find some recipes there. I told him that for April it will be eggs. I'd love for him to eat hard boiled eggs. He only likes scrambled eggs. He refuses to eat a sandwich for lunch, so if I could get him to eat a hard boiled egg for lunch, at least he would get some protein. Currently he eats peanut butter crackers and yogurt for lunch with fruit and veggies. It gets old. Even he gets bored with it!
I'm linking my menu plan up to Organinzing Junkie!