--Something you're proud of from the last few days.
Okay, I've tried menu planning and I just couldn't make it stick. I wanted a system that was really basic but I want to be eating healthy. Most of our grocery purchases are fresh veggies and other produce but I'm still not the best about planning ahead which meals I will make when and such.
This past week I pulled off cooking my family some pretty yummy meals and no complaints on any of them. =) You guys know I'm not much of a cook so I'm excited to have finally made some recipes "my own" enough to make them a more constant in our home. What's funny is that I had planned to make a few meals and snacks and gotten ingredients to do so. Then I misplaced my list and winged it with what I bought, but it turned out for the best. And, just because I'm awesome, I'll link the ones I used recipes for.
I can't say every recipe was a home run, but they were all eaten and the goal was to try new recipes to see what we like.
The other night I tackled this awesome lasagna roll up idea over at Cooking Classy. The recipe is for 12 servings but I only had 10 lasagna noodles, no biggie. When I read the recipe a little closer I noticed it said crushed tomatoes, which I didn't have, so I used a jar of mexican seasoned diced tomatoes and blended. My hubby was so excited that I had made him a mexican lasagna that wasn't overdoing it. Haha, he didn't even know it was actually a mistake. I did manage to freeze 7, but my hubby baked one container that had three while I was napping this weekend. He liked that he could just toss it in the oven for 25 minutes and have it ready to eat. I will definitely be making more in different variations like a white sauce and spinach version-YUM!
We also had some yummy healthy smoothies to use up some fruit. I tossed in some strawberries, kiwis, and a nectarine with some ice, a splash of almond milk and a tiny bit of vanilla. Blend and enjoy. =) These are a staple around here because you just switch out the fruit and sub some ice for yogurt if you want it creamier.
Tonight, I made this Avocado Macaroni & Cheese you may have seen on Pinterest. Well, it can be found at Two Peas and Their Pod. I didn't have enough pepper jack, so I added some fresh grated parmesan and swiss cheese. I think it turned out pretty well. I actually don't like avocados but I noticed the ones I routinely buy for my two better parts were needing to be used.
BHG takes like 7 hours in the slow cooker. I'm a big slow cooker fan, but I've forgotten for two days now to even think about dinner until it's almost dinner time. Well, there's always tomorrow, right?
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