Have you recovered from watching the Super Bowl? Did you overindulge? If so, get back on track today. We had a very quiet evening at home. Hard to believe our daughter is a month old today! Where does the time go? (Sorry for jumping around – sleep deprivation is wreaking havoc on my thought processes – try and keep up!)
Last week’s menu turned out to be more of a suggestion rather than a plan for us. But I did make the Slow Cooker Maple Country Style Ribs and Sweet and Savory Brussels Sprouts with Quinoa. Well, actually I more directed their making than actually made them myself. Thank goodness for a wonderful mother-in-law and sister-in-law who did the brunt of the work as I was too wiped out from teaching a college course that day. These were both great recipes though. The Brussels sprouts recipe is great for those who do not really like Brussels sprouts. I do think it would be even better with an addition like sherry vinegar – I may play with it some to boost the flavor overall.
I had a hankering for a salmon burger rather than the salmon cakes – subtle difference, I know. I found recipes for Salmon Burgers and Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns that I couldn’t resist and had all of the ingredients on hand. I loved both the burgers and the buns, as did the rest of the family.
We’ll see how I do this week with getting back in the kitchen. Here is my plan for this week:
Monday: Slow Cooker Rotisserie-Style Chicken with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli
Tuesday: Grandmother’s 96th Birthday Dinner
Thursday: Tofu and Vegetable Stir Fry over Brown Rice
Friday: Dinner Out at In-Laws
Saturday: Chinese Pork and Vegetable Hot Pot with Noodles
Sunday: Paprika Shrimp and Green Bean Sauté over Quinoa