so, as usual, the beginning of a new year brings me wanting to get a better hold on my menu/meal planning. and, as always, i seem to be in desperate need of some new ideas. thus, i am asking anyone who still remembered this blog existed to help me out. do your own post or even throw your suggestions in the comments.
please, don't make me beg...
monday - bbq chicken sandwiches with broccoli, sweet potato fries (cheat), and arugula salad
tuesday - croque madames (fried egg on top) with fruit
wednesday - jessica's pot roast
thursday - farmer's market casserole, grilled chicken and buttered noodles
friday - fondue (super random, but we were cleaning out for a garage sale and came across our old fondue pot and thought we should let the kids use it one time before i decide to sell it)
farmers' market casserole is my new favorite dish thanks to allie.
quick rundown. fill the bottom of the pan with uncooked israeli couscous, roast egg plant and onions with a little olive oil and seasoning then layer on top of the couscous. then layer any vegetables you like. i used italian zucchini, a layer of mozzarella and tomatoes. then mix together some panko (or your choice of breadcrumbs), some parmesan, some chopped basil and chopped garlic. sprinkle over the dish and bake at 350 covered for about 30-45 minutes, then uncover and let the top get crispy and delicious. finally, greedily hope your family doesn't eat all of it, because the leftovers are fantastic as well. and lunch the next day has been made.
(allie, if you have any variations to add, feel free to chime in!)
and, as a random extra, we made these egg biscuits this weekend. store bought biscuit dough, rolled out and pressed into a cupcake tray. crack an egg in the center and top with whatever you like (cheese, salt and pepper, maybe a little meat...). bake at 350 for 13-15 minutes. they will make your kids very happy!