One of the best things about meal planning is that we are all spending so much time together and eating and talking in the evenings. I really enjoy our dinnertimes!
Monday, we ate Spaghetti and Meatballs...
I actually kinda winged this meal. I am getting slightly more adventurous dabbling here and there. I looked up a few different meatball recipes and once I figured out the gist, I did it myself. I used the bread crumbs we had from this recipe with finely chopped garlic, onions, and parsley, along with one egg and about a quarter cup of parmesan, and mixed it together with a fork. Then, rolled them up into balls and lightly pan fried them and they came out really yum! I don't typically like meatballs, but these ones I liked. And topped on whole wheat spaghetti is just perfect.
Soul and Brave pretty much gobbled this up really fast. I put the soup on top of brown rice and white beans and it was a good combo. Plus, add that dollop of coconut milk (I used reduce fat) and the flavors were really good. My change in the recipe is to use half the olive oil and reduce fat coconut milk and it feels much better to eat. The spinach dish was loved so much that I made it twice this week.
Thursday was for Pizza with Garlic Cream and Arugula...
This was my favorite dish of the week. I used this focaccia bread recipe for the dough and I didn't use heavy cream, but non-fat milk mixed with two tbsp of flour to thicken it up. I think the cream came out pretty good despite the omission of fat. Also, we couldn't find nettles, so we used arugula, which is the suggested substitute. We have enough leftover, so just thinking about it is making me excited about eating it for lunch tomorrow.
Another winning week for family meals. Ben loves it, the girls love it, then that's good enough for me.