on making real meals | menu – friday, may 20

I don’t know what is up with me in the kitchen. A few nights ago it was horchata. Before that muffins. And tonight? Tonight, I made watermelon popsicles. They were really delicious but world’s away from what the fam really needed – dinner. I need to do something semi-drastic to knock me out of this rut.

New recipes? A couple of new simple side dishes will take care of that.

One pot meal? Yup. Gonna make a black bean chili.

Party? Uh-huh! Well, I’m not really throwing a party, but we are having some company for our Saturday night and Sunday morning meals. Perfectly timed. I’ll keep the Saturday dinner super-easy with a taco-bar, dips and homemade drinks. Sunday morning, I’ll keep equally breezy.

Friday
Breakfast – Breakfast Tacos
Lunch – Egg Salad Sandwiches | Lentil & Roasted Red Pepper Salad
Dinner – Baked Potatoes | Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Pine Nuts, Feta, Basil & Lemon Recipe

Saturday
Breakfast – Multigrain Waffles with Fresh Fruit
Lunch – Spaghetti in Pesto* | Salad with Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette
Dinner – Taco Bar | Black Bean Dip | Guac | Salsa Casera | Horchata

Sunday
Brunch – Spinach & Feta Quiche | Muffins | Fruit
Late Lunch – Taco Salads (with leftovers from Saturday Dinner)
Dinner – Leftovers

Monday
Breakfast – Omelets & Peach-Yogurt Smoothies
Lunch – Fancied-up Rice and Beans
Dinner – Roasted Veggie Sandwiches w/Red Pepper Cilantro Pesto | Classic Coleslaw

Tuesday
Breakfast – Cereal & Fruit
Lunch – Fideos!
Dinner – Summer Squash & Potato Torte | Tomato Soup

Wednesday
Breakfast – Yogurt & Granola
Lunch – Veggie Stir-Fry
Dinner – Black Bean Chili

* prepared by the 7yo from Mollie Katzen’s Honest Pretzels

Only two more weeks till I have my darling little girl home with me full time which means that I have only that long to whip myself back into cooking shape. I’m ix-naying the excessive snack-making strategies that I took up a few weeks ago because I need to bring my focus back to complete meals.

Wish me luck.

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