Sunday – Chicken Curry
Just the basic off-the-box recipe…curry with chicken, carrots, and onion served over rice.
Monday – Creamy Tortellini Soup
This was a Pinterest recipe. I found several variations online and adapted them to fit what we had on hand and what was most appealing to us. I don’t have any precise measurements but basically I melted a little butter in the bottom of my dutch oven and sauteed onion and garlic until they were soft. Then I added less than a tbs of flour and cooked that in the remaining butter. I added a box of chicken broth, a can of diced tomatoes, salt, pepper, and two boneless and skinless chicken breasts cut into strips. When the chicken was cooked and the broth came to a boil I added fresh cheese tortellini. When the tortellini was almost done I added a few handfuls of fresh spinach and let that wilt. Finally I turned off the heat and added a little half and half to get a creamier consistency. I served the soup with a little fresh parmesan cheese on top.
Tuesday – Beef Empanadas with “Fried” Plantains and Rice and Beans
Already talked about this one…it was amazing and the empanadas reheated wonderfully the next day. They stayed nice and crisp even in the microwave. I’ll have to experiment with making a large batch and freezing some for later.
Another Skinnytaste recipe…I baked up a frozen baguette which gave us nice crusty bread for our sandwiches. The meat was really flavorful and the onions were fantastic. We’ll definitely make this again!
Thursday – Bagels and Eggs
Our standard Thursday night dinner made slightly more interesting since I purchased cinnamon cream cheese from Mr. J’s and it was pretty fantastic on a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel. I may have to buy that more often!
Friday – Cereal
I was on my own for dinner on Friday and Saturday and was having way too much fun in my craft room to waste time on cooking dinner…
Saturday – Nachos
Another easy-fixer, just vegetarian refried beans, sharp cheddar cheese, picante sauce, and sour cream on tortilla chip scoops!