I cant believe how fast last week flew by. A root canal, a homecoming parade and dance, SAT test, football game, soccer practices and over 25 dozen cupcakes later - it's no wonder, I didn't get the chance to pick up my book and read all week.
This week is not looking any less busy but I am sure looking forward to it. I've got some challenging catering jobs scheduled for this week that will definitely take all of the creative juices that I can muster. I love a challenge and I especially love tapping into the creative side of my brain to create unique cake designs. (You can follow my instagram to see how my cakes from the weekend turn out.)
Since I have a lot on my plate for the week already, I've tried to simplify the dinner menu just slightly. Let's face it, after I've spent all day in the kitchen baking cookies, the last thing I want to do is spend an extra 2 hours cooking dinner.
Monday: Chicken Poblano Tortilla Soup
I have been wanting to make this soup for weeks but just haven't taken the time to make it so this is the week that I will finally make this yummy soup. I'm super excited.
Tuesday: Butterflied Chicken
This was also a recipe that I was supposed to make last week but I didn't get to it soooo I pushed it off to this week. Here's hoping that I get a chance to make it this week.
I've got leftover lunchmeat from a party that we hosted on Sunday night and this is a GREAT way to use up leftover lunchmeat.
Thursday: Carne Asada
Friday: Macaroni and Cheese
Saturday: Turkey Chili
Using up the leftover chicken from Tuesday nights dinner. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE using my crock pot for easy weekend meals?
Sunday: Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes
Just because its Fall and I love pumpkin recipes.
Grocery List for the week
Onion Olive Oil Rotisserie Chicken
Carrot Chicken Broth Whole Chicken
Poblano Pepper Diced Tomatoes (2) Thinly Sliced Lunch Meat
Cilantro Tortilla Chips Eggs
Avocado Sesame Seeds Half & Half
Yukon Gold Potatoes Roasted Red Peppers Pizza Dough
Garlic Cumin Provolone Cheese
Chives Corn Tortillas Skirt Steak
Parsley Elbow Macaroni Whole Milk
Shallot Velvetta Cheddar Cheese
Limes Flour Butter
Tomato Allspice Buttermilk
Celery Brown Sugar Sage
Pumpkin Garlic Powder
Baking Powder/Soda Chili Powder
Pecans Red Pepper Flakes
Red Beans Paprika
White Beans Hot Sauce
Sliced Black Olives Oregano
Black Beans Onion Powder
Tomato Paste Bay Leaf
So there you have it - our menu for the week. With any luck - I will be able to stick to it and we'll be eating delicious Fall foods all week. (Even if the weather doesn't cooperate.)
Since last night was homecoming for our beautiful senior - I thought I would share a couple of pictures.
I hope that it's a great week for all of you.
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