Ok the title of this post? Just kinda caught up in the Monday Night Raw we are watching via HULU at the moment… although, it does kinda go with tonight’s blog post.
Dinners have been plugging along lately and I’ve been letting the kids have more input as to what is going into our dinners and how they are served. We made the one more of the remaining meals from last week’s Fresh 20 menu – Sausages & Black Eyed Peas with Carrot Ginger Soup.
They are not huge fans of carrots so they were not too sure about this soup. They’ve also never smelled/seen fresh ginger before and made some strange faces when I showed it to them. Faces reminiscent of those from the lime tasting post. I think this dinner turned out fantastic.
The soup was very flavorful but the sausage and black eyed peas was missing something… turns out Jeremy nailed it! He took the soup and spooned it over his sausage like a sauce. That lead to just combining it ALL together into a hearty soup! OUTSTANDING!
I’ve yet to make the Coconut Tofu Rice Noodles with carrots, cilantro and fresh lime from this week’s menu. But have started making things from the Jan. 18th menu.
This menu I was pretty excited about — ok, how many times do you “hear” me say that?? LOL –
- Spaghetti Bolognese w/ Spinach Salad
- Blackend Salmon Tacos w/ Mexican Quinoa Salad
- Southwest Chili Corn Carne w/ Homemade Tortilla Chips
- Steak Fajitas w/ Chili Lime Corn and
- Quinoa Ministrone w/ a Side Salad
As usual – sounds fantastic! I started with the Spaghetti and when I told Emily what we were having for dinner when I picked her up from school she said, “Dad. Are you going to make normal spaghetti, with NORMAL spaghetti sauce?” Me – “Emily – What do you think?” Emily – “Awwwww MAN!”
Don’t know what it is, but the more ingredients involved, the more fun I have cooking! The kids are noticing as well and are starting to ask to help more. Emily and Jeremy ended up shredding the carrots, chopping the onions and pressing the garlic. We didn’t end up making the spinach salad tho – wasn’t a big hit – I figured that the Bolognese had enough “good for them” things in it, that we could omit it this time.
The steak fajitas was up next for our dinner selection.
It was OK — most likely not a repeat dinner, unless I make some changes. The kids didn’t mind the zucchini in it or any of the other veggies, they REALLY didn’t like the steak I used. I can’t blame them either. The seasoning for the steak was AWESOME. The steak itself — tough and chewy.
Last one I made so far was the Southwest Chili Con Carne w/ Homemade Tortilla Chips. Jeremy LOVES tortilla chips and when he heard/saw that I was going to make homemade ones – he was sold!
Unfortunately, Emily wasn’t feeling so well today. I know she would have loved to help, but she was out “partying” all night last night. A friend of her’s from school had a sleep over birthday party last night. When I picked her up this afternoon, her friends Mom said that they all had a great time. Swam at the YMCA for 2 hours then came back to their house, played a bunch of games at which Emily kep them all entertained! Also told me that almost all the girls were so tired that they were asleep by midnight — except for my Emily and one other. They were up till almost 3am and woke up around 6-6:30am!!! I let her relax on the couch today to recharge 🙂
As far as running went this week, I only ran about 4.25miles on Wednesday night. We got to North Chagrin as usual, braved the 11deg F temps and trudged through the snow for a fun, slow run…. I think we were all more interested in hitting the Firehouse this time.
I guess that about does it for tonight. Stay tuned tho. I’ve signed up for more races, including the Pilot Mountain Marathon! After my blog post about the Frosty 50k, Angi from TCTC messaged me and told me about this marathon…. a group of my badass friends and I are making the road trip back to North Carolina — gonna be a blast! Also, I do have to give an update about my friends’ son Ryan, HE’S HOME!!!
Hope everyone had a great week!