Sunday, March 29, 2015

Weekly Dinner Menu 3/30-4/5 Week 1

This week is going to be completely nuts! Just like that, baseball has started and we have 2 week night baseball games in addition to all our normal activities. On-the-go will be the theme of the week!  This ins't the most creative menu, but it works for a busy week! We stuck to last weeks menu all but 2 days, so not too bad! Last Friday's pasta and Sunday's salmon didn't happen so I'll rotate those in for this week.

Monday is pasta night. I cook the sausage, toss it in with tomato sauce, and add it to penne noodles. The kids love Caesar salads, so that's our go-to salad.

Tuesday is our craziest night this week, so I'll pack up sandwiches, sliced apples, and veggies to take on the go for everyone.

Wednesday's tacos will be normal ground beef, nothing fancy. For mine, I skip the meat and use refried beans and rice. For the beans, I mix canned refried beans with hot sauce and taco seasonings and bake it for about 25 minutes at 350 or until hot. We top everything with tomatoes, monterey jack cheese, lettuce, and have guac on the side.

Thursday will be BLAT's (click HERE for our twist on BLT's), apples, Kettle chips, and veggies packed up to go. Again.

Friday's salmon glaze can be found HERE. I brush it on the fish when it's halfway done on the grill and then drizzle a bit more before serving.

Saturday will be crazy again so we'll grab something on the go.

Sunday we'll be at our family's, so no cooking for me. Yay! If you celebrate Easter, then Happy Easter!

Have a great week!

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4 Responses to “Weekly Dinner Menu 3/30-4/5 Week 1”

  1. I'm impressed at your making a menu in advance, let alone you were able to stick to it for five out of seven nights. Just a quick question: what do you use for taco shells/how do you prepare them? Thanks!

  2. Everyone in the house likes soft tortillas, but 3 out of 4 only like hard shells. Some taco nights I'll make both, but when in a hurry I'll just use tortillas. I keep a box of Trader Joe's brand of shells in the pantry and follow the directions on the box to heat them up before serving. My favorite tortilla's are the Maria and Ricardo brand ( Given the amount of taco's that we eat it's probably crazy that we don't have a tortilla warmer, but when it's just us, we fill the tortilla's with all the stuff and then microwave for a 25 seconds or so to warm it up and melt the cheese. If I'm warming tortillas for a group then I'll throw a stack of them in the microwave, cover them with a damp paper towel, and cook for 30 seconds or until warm. Hope this helps! Ole!

  3. It does. I'm half-Mexican and though we don't eat tacos at home much, when we do, it's always been corn tortillas fried in vegetable oil in a black iron skillet. Delicious (soft with the slightest crunchy texture) but not very healthy. Still, I've never been able to bring myself to buy boxed shells. I couldn't imagine anything happening other than the whole taco shell shattering at the first bite, letting the innards all drop in a pile on the plate. I'm going to give the brand you suggest a try. Thank you, Charisa!

  4. I'm sure boxed ones will never, ever taste as good as you make them! Sometimes they are a little crumbly, but warming them up makes them more pliable. Now I'm hungry! :)



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