I have radishes on my mind this week, and I’m going to incorporate two salads into our meals this week that include them. I think they are a manifestation of my deep craving for our spring weather to come back. I spent a couple of hours outdoors in our village this morning, selling raffle tickets to support our library. I was frozen through by the end of my shift — I am done with these 29° F mornings!
Although I did not blog much about them, I did have a number of delicious, easy to make meals last week. Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups, made with whole wheat lasagna noodles, made both my boys happy and kicked off the week on a positive note. Chicken & Figs was declined by the boys, but my parents loved it and so did I. The Baked (Beef) Meatballs were homey and delicious. I doubled the recipe and froze half of the baked meatballs (without sauce) to use another time.
In addition to the meals below, I’m baking Mrs. Jones’ Macaroni & Cheese to deliver to a family in the community, and I think I’ll make steamed green beans and a batch of cookies to go along with it.
This week’s menu plan seems like a lot of food, doesn’t it? Regardless, I’ll forge ahead and freeze leftovers for a week when I need a cooking break.
I’m in charge of bringing in cupcakes for a 100th Day of School celebration, probably on Friday. I have an idea where I’d make the number “100” stand up on each cupcake out of a slice of a Hershey bar and two Hershey Kisses. I thought that would be a little different than writing “100” on each cupcake. I’m going to buy my materials tomorrow and test it out. Any other 100th Day treat suggestions? I’m all ears.
I'm Dara, the Chick in the Kitchen. Living in the suburbs of Manhattan with my two school-aged boys and husband. Feeding my family something more diverse than a different shape of pasta each night. Read more about me and CITK, and keep in touch: