Saturday, November 28, 2009
The biggest hit of last week was Friday's dinner. Meatball Kebabs plus our new favorite recipe -- Oven Baked Fries. We rounded the meal out with assorted fresh veggies (baby carrots, grape tomatos, olives, and some marinated cucumbers).
My personal favorite however was the Turkey Curry, but that was much less popular with the under 6 crowd.
We're still eating on our not Thanksgiving turkey so I've got 2 more turkey leftover menus this week.
Sunday Lunch: Turkey Tacos w/ Cranberry Salsa
My favorite dish at Thanksgiving this year was a raw cranberry relish that one of DH's cousins made. It had jalapeno, cilantro, diced red bell peppers, onion, and orange juice. Really a cranberry salsa. I didn't get the exact recipe, but I think I'll try and replicate it this week. We still have plenty of turkey breast to get rid of. I'm linking to a recipe that I found online. The cranberry salsa is a little different, but it can serve as a stand-in until I work out my own recipe.
Sunday Dinner: Crock-Pot Herb Pork Roast w/ Baked Apples and Roasted Carrots and Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pudding
This pork roast looks excellent. However, having tried the insert the garlic clove pieces into the roast technique before to mixed results, I'm going to instead microplane the garlic and use it in the rub. The pumpkin pudding recipe I'm going to make without the protein powder. I'm thinking it's going to be sort of like Pumpkin Panna Cotta.
Monday: Pork & Noodle StirFry
I'm going to save a bit of the pork roast to make a stir-fry. Asian-style sauces are always a bit of a challenge with our dietary restrictions, so I may just have to pull out some ingredients beforehand for DS who will be happy with things plain.
Tuesday: Turkey Souiza over Cornbread with Sauteed Greens
I should call this my south by southwest meal. I'm modifying the turkey recipe -- adding some coconut milk into regular corn for the "creamed corn" and some coconut milk yogurt for the sour cream probably with a little extra lemon juice to give it some tang. My usual cornbread recipe has eggs and AP flour in it, so I'm going to try a gluten-free recipe I found on recipezaar.
Wednesday: Dinner at Church
They're having very not DS-safe chicken and dumplings, so I'll pack him his own dinner.
Thursday: Pumpkin Risotto w/ Grilled Chicken-Apple Sausage & Green Salad
I love risotto and this recipe sounds like fun. I'll probably use butternut squash unless I can find a pie pumpkin at the store.
I'm going out for a girls' night out! DH and the kids can clean out the fridge or raid the pantry.
DH and I are going to a party. The kids will probably just each hotdogs or similar.