Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Week...

So here we are, another week's menu planned.  We are settling into a routine here in our new house, with PJ's new job, and me only babysitting a couple days  - so it's been great to have some time to cook real food!  Though the boys still seem drawn to the kitchen while I'm cooking, I usually let them play with the water in the sink so I can dice and chop without little fingers in the way!

Monday: PJ is missing dinner, so we'll just have grilled chicken strips and fruit salad - so kind of plain! Liam will no doubt smother the chicken in ranch.  He usually end up rubbing it all over himself - maybe he's on to the next deep moisturizer! 

Tuesday: Breakfast Dinner.  You may have to do a few extra sit-ups after this, but they are soooo good! "Cinnamon Roll French Toast" and fruit smoothies.  For the Cinnamon Roll French Toast, buy pre-made or bake pilsbury cinnamon rolls - slice in half or into 3rds depending on thickness - dip into wisked egg - spray pan and cook.  And, ALL of my boys love these smoothies; blend 1 banana, 3/4 c. frozen strawberries and 3/4 c. frozen blueberries, about 1/2 c. lemonade and 1/2 c. milk

Wednesday: Yummy Cayenne Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa and simple salad

Thursday: Fish Cakes and fresh Pineapple and Grapes

Friday: California Gilled Veggie Sandwich and Sweet Potato Fries 


My favorite Salmon recipe I've ever found "Honey and Mustard Crusted Salmon and Trader Joe got me with this recipe sample "Brown Rice with Edemame" (recipes below) 

Sunday: Probably dinner at our Mom's - or we'll order a pizza!

"Honey and Mustard Crusted Salmon"

2 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 TB Butter (I use Smart Balance)
2 TB Dijon Mustard
1 TB honey
2 to 3 pieces of Salmon (depending on size)

In fry pan, heat oil and butter till butter melts.  Stir in mustard, heat for 1 min.  Add Salmon - cook for about 4 mins  Add TB of honey and flip salmon to cook other side - again about 4 mins, but may be less. 

"Brown Rice with Edemame"
- TJ's steamable Organice Brown Rice
-TJ's frozen edemame or "Soycutash" (a mix or corn, edemame, red pepper)
- TJ's Sesame Soy Ginger Viniagratte

**Steam 1 whole bag of Rice, Boil about 1/2 of edemame/'soycutash' - or more if you like more - mix together.  Stir in about 1/4 to 1/2 bottle of dressing - up to youFish Cakes

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