This weekend we are home and I’m cooking. Two things that rarely happen at the same time!
Cooking six nights in a row provides a good opportunity to try out some new recipes. Next week will also be the final week of the Fall Fitness Challenge I’m facilitating at Reebok CrossFit Medfield which means no dairy, no grains, no sugar.
Friday: I am making the Spaghetti Squash Pizza Pie I didn’t get to make earlier in the week due to the husband being at a last minute work event.
Saturday: Our day is pretty crazy with soccer games and baby showers AND we have friends coming for dinner. So, I’m embracing the slow cooker!
Pulled Barbecue Pork – I’m trying a new slow cooker recipe that came with my monthly meat delivery from Walden Local Meat. I’ll try it first before sharing the recipe. I hope it’s good since I’m serving it to friends.
Roasted Root Vegetable Salad – This is one my favorite salads. You can mix up the recipe a lot for variety. You can really roast whatever kind of root vegetable you like. I’m fond of butternut squash and red onions.
Corn bread – I’m using Pamela’s Gluten Free brand mix as a base and I’ll add corn niblets.
Sunday: I’m hoping for a “The Husband Cooks Dinner Sunday” (Hint… Hint…)
Porter House Steaks from Walden Local Meat on the grill.
Baked Butternut Squash & Apples – I’m modify this recipe to exclude the maple syrup, reduce the butter and use apple cider rather than apple juice.
Monday: Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans, Corn & Kale – I’m embracing Meatless Monday! This is a recipe that a friend recently raved about I’m excited to try.
Tuesday: Pan Roasted Chicken with Spicy Chickpeas – This is a recipe my good pal Debra recently posted on her blog. The recipe comes from Epicurious originally, but this link reflects the adaptations she recommends. I’ll also serve roasted diced carrots tossed in coconut oil.
Wednesday: Tuscan Chicken Skillet – This is a new recipe. I’ll omit the mushrooms and sugar! I’ll also serve steamed french style green beans.
Thursday: As always, the husband will not be home. The girls and I will have leftovers OR I’ll enjoy leftovers and they will luck out and get a treat of Bell & Evans brand chicken fingers.
SCHOOL DAY BREAKFAST & LUNCH:
This week we are trying Paleo Pumpkin Bread. I think I will add some cacao nibs to it.