As I look through recipes each week while meal planning, I find it difficult to not serve sweet potatoes every night. I really love them. I could eat them every night, but I don’t know if the rest of my family would be too keen on the idea. So, I’ve narrowed it down to 2 out of the 4 meals I’m making over the upcoming week.
We have plans on both Friday and Saturday night relieving me from any kitchen duties. Yippee! That leaves only 4 nights of cooking plus a leftover night. The majority of recipes this week I’ve tried before. Only three are new. For your reference. I noted which ones are new below.
Monday: Lemon Roasted Chicken & Cauliflower served with brown rice and wilted greens
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Ground Turkey & Sweet Potato Chili – I can’t locate this recipe anywhere on line. I know I’ve made it once before and I have a notation “Good Recipe” on the copy in my binder, but I don’t remember much about it. So, I’m going to make it and if I still feel like it’s a “good recipe”, I’ll share it with you in a Recipe Review post next week. I’m also making Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins (new recipe) which I had planned to make a couple of weeks ago, but for some reason never did.
Wednesday: My 12yo requested I make “Normal” Tacos last week. Since she typically isn’t a fan of the meals I make since she is so absurdly picky, I thought I would indulge her. I will mix up some ground turkey, black beans, corn and homemade taco seasoning (1 teaspoon chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon each of cumin, oregano, and salt).
Thursday: Yup, it’s leftover night!
School Day Breakfast & Lunch: I’m always on the hunt for new GF school lunch options for my 12yo and my 9yo just likes to try new things for breakfast and lunch. This week I’m making a soup mostly for me, but that my 9yo would also probably like to take to school in a thermos for lunch. I’m also making two lunch/snack recipes I’ve tried before that were a hit.
Velvety Sweet Potato Soup (new recipe) – This is the second recipe this week that I can’t track down an on-line version for. Sorry! This recipe includes white beans and sage pureed with the sweet potato and some other ingredients. It looks really simple and yummy. I’ll share the details next week if it turns out well.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites – I exclude the coconut and chocolate chips.
Crispy Brown Rice Treats – I found these to be really crumbly and more granola like, but my picky 12yo liked eating it with a spoon. Whatever! I excluded the raisins though because she’s not a fan.