What’s cookin’?

I’m feeling a little crazy today and have set a really high bar for myself this week in terms of cooking.  I have Wednesdays off, which I use to go grocery shopping and to run errands, so my cooking week goes from Wednesday to Tuesday.  We also eat with dinner with our boys only during the weekend.  We get home too late during the week to eat together.  Anyway, check it out.


  • Dinner for the boys – Cheeseburgers, sweet potato fries, avocado, fruit (homemade burger patties and store-bought fries from freezer)
  • Our dinner – Shrimp burgers with chili mayo, sweet potato fries, salad – dinner for us (homemade burger patties and store-bought fries from freezer)


  • Dinner for the boys – Beef Stroganoff (Annie’s pasta meal that our nanny can put together), veggies, fruit
  • Our dinner – West African Spicy Peanut Soup served over some rice with a steamed veggie


  • Dinner for the boys – Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup (first time I’m trying this recipe)
  • Our dinner – Spiced Crumbled with Peas, Guferati (Indian green beans), rice (the crumbles with peas is a recommended vegetarian Indian slow cooker recipe I’ve been meaning to try out; hopefully it’s good as there will be tons of leftovers to freeze)


  • Breakfast – Buttermilk pancakes with all the fixin’s.  We usually do chocolate chip, coconut, peanut butter banana, plain banana, and blueberry.
  • Lunch – Waffle-grilled cheese sandwiches, soup
  • Family dinner – Catfish in a Claypot, Carrot & Bean Thread Noodle Soup (Vietnamese style!)
  • Extra – Make a batch of Polenta with Beans & Vegetables in the slow cooker, refrigerate for the next day


  • Breakfast – Fried polenta cakes (using polenta from Saturday) with eggs over easy.  I’ll freeze lots of polenta patties for future use.
  • Lunch – “Squashed” Pancakes with applesauce (squashed pancakes = a mixture of hash browns and frozen squash, pretty tasty actually)
  • Family dinner – Chicken chili with all the fixins, tortilla chips, salad
  • Extra – Make a batch of broccoli cheese soup (maybe with chicken added) for Monday and the freezer


  • Dinner for the boys – Broccoli Cheese Soup, crackers, fruit
  • Our dinner – Farfalle with Sausage, Cannellini Beans & Kale


  • Dinner for the boys – Chicken Tikka Masala (using a store-bought simmer sauce)
  • Our dinner – Mapo Dofu, steamed veggie, brown rice

I think this may be overly ambitious, but we’ll see how it goes…


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