I like to cook and bake. I don’t claim to be a wizard in the kitchen or anything but the food is usually pretty edible. I test recipes all the time. It does get a little hairy at times as I do have a 3 year old and a 16 month old. I follow recipes for the most part but I often substitute an ingredient or two. Mainly, because either I don’t have it or I am trying to make it a bit healthier. One of my resolutions this year was to make more homemade stuff and try to be a bit healthier… out with the processed stuff! It is a slow process but I think I’m doing okay. Another resolution was to try something new (food wise) every month. I tried quinoa and threw it out- yuck! (However, I did try a quinoa chicken chili at a later date to give it another chance and it actually made it to my recipe binder- yum!) I tried flaxseeds and now use it in all my baking pretty much and my smoothies. Just this past week, I bought chia seeds but have not tried them yet. So, if anyone has any good recipes- please let me know! I started menu planning last year but ended up stopping at the change of season. I have now re-started doing it and I am enjoying it. I came up with a different way of doing it and it suits me better. I usually plan 2 weeks at a time because we get paid bi-weekly. On the blog here, I have decided to do “Menu Plan Monday” so you will get to see what we are eating for the week. I will post the links to any recipes and if anyone has some good one’s please feel free to let me know.
Menu Plan– Week of March 9-15th
Monday– Italian Pork Skillet/Salad- http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/italian-pork-skillet
Wednesday– Homemade Pita Pizzas
Thursday-Veggie Burgers/Carrot Fries- http://www.parents.com/recipe/sandwiches/ultimate-veggie-burger/
Friday– Chicken & Red Roasted Pepper Skewers/Rice/Veggies- http://www.kraftcanada.com/recipes/chicken-roasted-red-pepper-skewers-87323
Saturday– Homemade Ramen Noodle Soup- http://www.momables.com/homemade-ramen-noodle-soup/
Sunday– Healthy Taco Salad- http://pocketchangegourmet.com/healthy-taco-salad/
Happy Monday Everyone!