Happy Labor Day! Of course it wouldn’t be a holiday here this summer without rain. It has rained here much of the day today.
The other week I gave a talk about menu planning to a group of parents at a local elementary school. One of the mothers in the audience talked about how she does a meal swap with a friend. About once a month, they make extra of whatever they are having for dinner and share it with the other family. This sounds like such a great idea! Of course, she did say it is important to find someone who has similar tastes (and cooking skills) so that everyone is happy. Have you ever tried this?
From this past week, I was blown away with the Thai Peanut Pasta. Otherwise known as a One Pot Wonder because everything cooks in one pot in about 10 minutes. I loved it! I’m trying a different version this week. My family wasn’t crazy about this particular one because of the peanut sauce but I thought it was fantastic.
Another big hit from this past week was the Slow Cooker Sesame Beef. This was so easy and great over rice and in tortillas. It is one of those versatile dishes where you can use the leftovers in a variety of ways.
Here is what is planned for this week, along with fresh fruit:
Monday: One Pot Wonder Tomato Basil Pasta with Zucchini
Tuesday: Mediterranean Pork with Couscous and Broccoli
Wednesday: Basil Lime Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Squash
Thursday: Slow Cooker Veggie Lasagna with a Green Salad
Saturday: Evening Out
Sunday: Simple Supper