What’s for Dinner: Week 11


(Enchiladas Suizas one of my favorite dishes at the Red Iguana)

Okay so last weeks plan was only partially followed. I got tired of turkey and leftovery-y stuff and just made a couple dishes of Shepard’s pie (mashed potatoes), turkey enchiladas and threw them in the freezer. I do have to say I made up some stuffing stuffed mushrooms and they were yummy. Oh and the blue cauliflower soup and turkey mash croquettes were super yummy. But the last half of the week fell off.

Sunday: Red Iguana (i.e. our cheap eating out deliciousness, I confirmed with the waitress that they are opening another location around the street so there shouldn’t be the normal 45 minute waits)
Monday: Ate munchies at Heidi’s (so we were running late, it was good)
Tuesday: Balsamic Chicken and Wine Sausage with Roasted Potatoes
Wednesday: Turkey Enchiladas (prepped on Saturday)
Thursday: Coconut Lentil Curry Soup and Naan or the Pie after sewing class
Friday: Fancy Ramen
Saturday: Campanelli

What’s For Dinner: Week 10 AKA What to do with Thanksgiving Leftovers


We had Thanksgiving early plus my sister, the naughties’ mom wants to cook up another meal herself (even though she was here and cooked on Sunday). So we have and will have lots of Thanksgiving-y stuff to eat up and remember the whole no left overs things yeah that only gets slightly bent for Thanksgiving but really only for like one meal and more like for lunches (I do a potato, gravy turkey, green bean mix on toast with cheese and avocado yum). So I’ll tell you how I’m using the left overs and maybe that may help some of you out since I had a head start. For other ways to use up the Thanksgiving leftovers check out my post from last year.

Sunday: Early Thanksgiving, turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, stuffing, pumpkin pie, peanut butter balls, rolls
Monday: Turkey Alfredo (Used turkey)
Tuesday: Blue Cheese and Cauliflower Soup and Potato and Turkey Croquettes (used mashed potatoes, broth made from the turkey bones, and turkey)
Wednesday: Turkey Empanadas (Will use turkey)
Thursday: Thanksgiving dinner take two (I’ll take left over green beans)
Friday: Turkey Enchilandas (Will use the turkey)
Saturday: Pizza (Will use turkey and some soft cheese we had on a cheese platter)

What’s For Dinner: Week 9 AKA selling the house vs. the kitchen


(clockwise: tomato bisque, cannelloni, stuffed shells (for another week), extra stuffed shells, carrots and zuccs chopped for fancy ramen, zuccs diced for campanelli, shepard’s pie)

It’s been a while since I posted a “What’s for dinner” mostly because our condo is listed and at any moment the realtor may call telling us to leave and the house must be spic and span. The problem is that I’m not a tidy cook. I make a mess and I’m really bad at cleaning. It’s not just that I don’t like cleaning it, I’m not good at it. The mere thought of having to constantly clean has sent us to restaurants for weeks now. But it’s more than we can afford and now that the holiday season is upon us I’m worried the condo will be sitting for a bit and my waist and wallet just can’t keep this up. So, I need to figure out how to feed us without the mess or expense. Really there’s no way I’m doing the freaking dishes and whiping everything down every night, I know some of you can do that but it’s just not in me. So I prepped a week’s worth of food that I can either make ahead and refrigerate or freeze or stuff that can be prepped and cooked in one dish. We’ll see how this goes. If you guys have good tips or recipes that would help my situation I would absolutely love any help. We’re so tired of quesadillas (I just shove the skillet in the oven haha) so hopefully this will help.

Saturday: Tomato Basil Soup (Cooking Day)
Sunday: Campanelli or Fancy Ramen (I prepped the stuff for both)

Monday: Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese (we’re not usually leftovers people (they just go bad in the fridge) but both of us could eat this soup every day)

Tuesday: Shepard’s Pie
Wednesday: Balsamic Chicken and Sausage Bake
Thursday: Eat Out
Friday: Italian Cannelloni (I sub sausage for the beef)
Saturday: Coconut Lentil Chicken Soup and Naan (previously frozen)

Sunday: Thanksgiving Dinner Part I at our place -turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie, sweet potato souffle, cranberry sauce and relish, stuffing pumpkin pie, tollhouse pie, something sweet from Beth

What’s for Dinner: Week 8

This chicken will be my best friend this week as I finish up all the Halloween costumes (except for the rush orders and the ones for Tira and Lanna). I plan to buy one and make it work for me all week, that and a big box of salad from costco as well, it’s like 3$ for really great greens, seriously you can’t beat that.

Monday: Chicken Quarters with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, maybe some non-salad veg
Tuesday: Curry Coconut Lentil Soup (maybe feeding the fam) I’ll use half a breast
Wednesday: Chinese Chicken Salad, use the other breast
Thursday: Pizza (probably throw the wings onto the pizza with other randoms from the freezer)
Friday: Sour Cream Chicken empanadas, use the other half of the breast
Saturday: eat out, everything should be in the mail
Sunday: Campanelli

You think I can stretch the chicken that far? What other rotisserie chicken ideas do you guys have for me if I wanna nix one of those or for future chicken weeks?

What’s for Dinner: Week 7


(fancy Ramen fake crab version)

So I’m in hyper intense work mode which will mean super low key dinners for us.

Monday: Grilled Cheese and Split Pea Soup (left over from the freezer)
Tuesday: Fancy Ramen
Wednesday:Taco Mac and Cheese
Thursday: Campanelli
Friday: Bangers and Mash
Saturday: Tomato Soup with Salad

What’s for Dinner: Week 6

(Laab -they always call it a salad on menus but that makes no sense to me, its a flavorful, ground meat Thai dish)

We’ll have two Saturdays since obviously I forgot to put Sat. on the last week’s post.

Saturday: Fast Fancy Ramen -peanut butter version (super yummy, fast and totally won’t remind you of college, I’ll have to do a ‘recipe’ next time I make it and remeber to snap a pic)
Sunday: Cheesecake Factory for FIL b-day
Monday: Swedish Meatballs
Tuesday: Island’s Knock Off Tortilla Soup (gotta use up the garden peppers)
Wednesday: Taco Mac and Cheese
Thursday: Dinner at in-laws with out of town visitors
Friday: BBQ Chicken and Roasted Potatoes
Saturday:Laab

Eat It