Well, for some reason my blogging motivation is about pretty much nil. What’s wrong with me? Truthfully, my life is so boring (and, strangely, busy) that I have not had it in me to type.
I have actually been social this week and had a great time last night at my friend Megan’s CPA celebration. (Hoping she posts pics so that my links are not in vain ;). Anyway, I had to laugh at all of the people (two) who came up to me and told me they love my weekly menus, so I decided to post this one a day early. I always do my shopping on Sundays, so maybe that will be helpful to you.
My friend Addie, though, has been astonished at my grocery bill being so low. I will say, that I look at what I have in my fridge/freezer and try to use what I have on hand as I plan. This week I happen to have all of the meats frozen in my freezer, so that should cut down dramatically on my bill.
Basil Pesto Pizza with cherry tomatoes
My friend Becky sells Wildtree products and they are all-organic oils and mixes. I bought the pesto from her at a party a few months ago and I absolutely LOVE it.
First, I love it because it keeps so much longer than packaged pesto and I can just mix it up whenever I need to. It tastes delicious as well and rivals anything store bought that I have ever had. You just mix it with water and grapeseed oil. I use their garlic grapeseed oil, which is also delicious. I use it a lot in my sautéing.
I also recently bought a pizza crust package from her as well, so I am excited to try it tonight.
Jane, she also has a selection of gluten free bread, brownie and pizza crust mixes.
Mini (Turkey) and Cheese Quinoa Cups I have honestly never tried Quinoa, so I am hoping these taste as good as they look.
Photo and Recipe via Iowa Girl Eats
Baked chicken fajitas. I think I posted this a few weeks ago, but never actually made them. Here’s to this week!
Photo and recipe via Real Mom Eats
PF Chang’s Knock-off Lettuce Wraps My only omission in these will be the water chestnuts. Blech.
Photo and recipe via Iowa Girl Eats
Tomato and Sausage Risotto. I have made this before and it was a hit. Tommy even said this is something we should save to serve to guests. Ha! Definitely an A+ meal.
Photo and recipe via Smitten Kitchen
On another note, my sister wanted me to poll you guys to see what you were using for no-tears baby shampoo. She was wanting something organic/natural that wouldn’t sting Finley or Tatum’s eyes. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. (This is my sister’s version of a tweet. Ha!)