Every week I will share our meal plan for the coming week. Making your own food is a great way to save money, explore new cuisine, and eat healthy (if you choose to make healthy foods). A good meal helps bring people together and as you improve your cooking skills you will impress more and more people! I generally use recipes as a starting off point and then experiment with different proportions or ingredients. Leftovers make great lunches for the 9-5 crowd who might otherwise have to decide between a sandwich or a pricey cafeteria.
This Week For Dinner…
Meatloaf, French Green Beans, & Mac ‘n Cheese
This is the meal that Shae prepared for us tonight. The weather was beautiful this weekend so I started a new outdoor home improvement project. She wanted to treat me to some comfort food as a thank you. Thanks sweetie!
I was first introduced to this recipe back when I was courting Shae. She made it and called it enchiladas but I think of it more as a burrito recipe. It is a pretty simple recipe but tastes oh so good. Brown 1.5 pounds of ground beef, mix in a can of refried beans (or make your own refried beans), add some cumin, chili powder, and red pepper flakes (if you want some spice). Grease a 13×9 pan and fill tortilla shells with your beef/bean mixture. Spread some salsa over the burritos and then sprinkle some cheese on and bake until the cheese melts. Serve with sour cream and sweet corn!
We’ve had a two week break from seafood so it’s high time to get back to the bounty of the sea (or in our case more likely the local fish farms). I was browsing AllRecipes.com and this particular recipe looked enticing. Okay, I’ll admit, the picture sold me on it. If you don’t want to grill or you don’t have a grill (that’s us!) then you can use your ovens broiler to get a similar result. This lighter meal would go great with a salad and maybe a nice loaf of bread.
Apples, Chocolate Pudding, Cottage Cheese
Part of living with a woman means that there is always a stash of chocolate somewhere in the house. If you can’t beat ’em join ’em!