Hopefully you can find something new to try in your weekly menu!
MONDAY: Ravioli and Vegetable Soup
I found a simple recipe on Pinterest (where else, right?) and decided to modify it a tad and give it a whirl...
Here's what I put in mine:
1 onion, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 tsp thyme (or to taste)
2 cups chicken broth
3 cups water
10 oz cheese ravioli
2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
Parmesan cheese for topping
In a large pot, sauté your veggies in some oil till tender.
Sprinkle some thyme over veggies.
Pour in broth and water - bring to a boil.
Add in ravioli and boil according to package directions.
TWO minutes before ravioli would be complete add in your chopped spinach and let wilt during last few minutes of cook time.
SERVE with a sprinkle of cheese over and a side of bread.
I don't have a picture of the completed dish....it's a pretty simple soup - I'm sure you can imagine it!
TUESDAY: Turkey Burgers, Tator Tots, Broccoli and Fresh Pineapple
Mmmmm. We love these burgers over here. You probably could conclude that yourself if you've read many of my other menus.
HERE's the recipe for these delicious (and easy) burgers.
Click on ^ link to see the BEAUTIFUL burger that results...seriously good.
I served them this time with some fresh pineapple (remember my cool contraption I got for those?) and some steamed broccoli.
WEDNESDAY: Santa Fe Beans and Rice in Tortilla Wraps
This was a recent gem I found on Pinterest....we love it! Last time I served it with some tortilla chips to use as forks. This time we wrapped up the yummy rice and beans in a soft tortilla wrap.
Soooo good. Meatless. Cheap. High Protein. Feeds a Crowd. Can't Lose.
Remember that I use white rice (instead of brown) and I use GREEK YOGURT in place of sour cream.
Try it. Here's the link
Pic from Recipe Website
THURSDAY: Baked Garlic Chicken, Rice and Peas
I found this simple baked chicken recipe on....you guessed it....PINTEREST.
It wasn't bad but it also wasn't blow-your-socks-off-wow-that's-tasty either.
Here's the recipe I followed.
Photo from Recipe Website
I served this with some rice and a side of peas. There was something refreshingly SIMPLE about this meal - no fancy frills or unexpected flavor combos. So, if you're looking for an easy meal this might be for you! I'm not sure if I'll purposefully make it but I'll keep it in my mind for those nights where I really don't want to make what I planned (you know what I mean right? Those nights when you really don't want to stand for an hour and read detailed instructions....)
FRIDAY: Chicken Pumpkin White Bean Chili
I've made this with turkey (as the recipe calls for) but this time I threw caution to the wind and used shredded CHICKEN! Rebellious I know...
What resulted was spectacular!
It was a creamy, thick, flavorful, chili. Beautiful color. NO tomatoes. No icky bottom for my baby. TMI? Yep.
Here's the recipe.
Photo from Recipe Website
Here's a recipe with what I did different:
Chicken Pumpkin White Bean Chili
Adapted from SkinnyTaste.com
In your handy crock pot MIX pumpkin, broth, and seasonings.
ADD in beans, chiles, and chicken. STIR well.
Set your slow cooker to LOW for 4-6 hours (you're just warming it up...everything's already cooked)
TOP with sour cream, cheese, green onions.
**There ya have it. My menu from 2 weeks ago - I'm optimistic that I'll have last week's menu up soon...we shall see! **