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…
Meatball Nirvana w/ steamed corn and garlic bread
While planning meals for this week, meatballs sounded fulfilling. Usually, I try to cook them on the stovetop and it always ends in disappointment. This time, I followed a baked recipe and was very pleased with the results. I didn’t dice my onion quite well enough but other than that, these were some of the best meatballs I have ever made.
Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin
Here is a new recipe for us to try out. I will probably pair it with mashed potatoes and some kind of green vegetable to add color to the dish.
Baked Teriyaki Chicken
My first reaction when hearing about this recipe was to serve it with white rice, but I think noodles, in particular Lo Mein, would actually go better with it.
Homemade Cheese ball, Apples, and Bananas
Grab some crackers and cut off a bit of a cheese ball and voila, perfect snack food. The only problem is that store packaged cheese balls around here are expensive. For example, Kroger offers a 10 oz version for $4 and that is when it is on sale! Tonight we tried making our own for the very first time. We didn’t bother trying to form it into a ball and decoratively coat it with nuts like the picture so elegantly displays. Ours is more of a dip/spread sitting in the mixing bowl. What it lacks in appearance, it makes up for in cost competitiveness. After taste testing, the cream cheese to cheese ratio seems a bit high.