Vacation week is coming to an end, but my kitchen project is coming to a head! The good news: Our fabulous contractor built my new kitchen around my old kitchen which means over the weekend I can carry all my stuff from one kitchen and load it directly into my new kitchen. SWEET! The appliances are all set up and ready to go with one exception… The bad news is our sink faucet won’t arrive until Monday. As of this morning I have no kitchen sink water until Tuesday. In the grand scheme of things this is minor and totally manageable.
Friday & Saturday: Per usual, I won’t be cooking at home either night due to various activities not to mention a lack of interest in eating at home on the weekends.
AND back to cooking after a little sabbatical…
Sunday: Honey BBQ Chicken & Sweet Potato Packets I had planned to make this recipe two weeks ago when we thought we would be losing total access to the kitchen. This is a great little recipe that goes right on the grill. I still have all of the ingredients on hand so we’ll give it a try along with some grilled asparagus.
Monday: Grilled Pork Chops & Pineapple No recipe for this – We will just lightly season the pork chops and grill rings of pineapple. Have you ever tried grilled pineapple? It’s great! It goes really well with pork or chicken. I’ll also bake sweet and regular potatoes.
Tuesday: Grilled Steak marinated with “The Best Steak Marinade in Existence” – while I’m not certain that’s true, we have tried it and enjoyed it (Note the adaptations I reference in the Pinterest link.). I’m also trying a traditional Greek recipe a friend gave me including green beans, onions and tomatoes called “Fasolakia Giaxni“. I’ll share the recipe next week if it’s a hit.
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Corn & Chicken Chili I had also purchased supplies two weeks ago to make this when I thought I’d be kitchen-less. The recipe is in this Weekly Meal Plan post.
Thursday: LEFT OVER NIGHT! I’m the only one in my house that likes this.
School Day Breakfast & Lunch: I’m always on the hunt for new school lunch options for my newly 13yo (who is gluten intolerant and VERY picky) and my 10yo just likes to try new things for breakfast and lunch.
Pumpkin Cranberry Muffin Tops This is a good recipe we’ve made before that my 10yo requested we make again. These freeze very well too.