family meals: week 36

April 4, 2013

tuna pokeTuna Poke. Yum. The latest reader’s recipe and you can read more about it here.

spring soupspring soupSpring Minestrone with Turkey Meatballs. Our babysitter Steph shared this recipe with me. I’ve learned a few good recipes from her actually. Like avocado pasta…. oooh, so yummy!!! Anyways, she told me about this one and she was right, we love it! All of us, baby included. I did some slight changes based on what we had, like using ground turkey instead of chicken, using chard instead of spinach because we have tons growing in our garden, and green onions instead of chives. And of course, I quadrupled the recipe because my little family of 6 with four little girls, eat a whole bunch. You’d be surprised. This was so good and I highly recommend giving it a shot.

Week 4/8 – 4/12
Monday: Chicken Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Linguine with Clams and Fennel (maybe will substitute clams)
Thursday: Might just pick up food after swim class (this week’s going to be busy)
Friday: Pizza night

We never eat out as a family for dinners during the week. Actually, we rarely do it on the weekend. I’ll grab lunch with the girls and some friends here and there, but we’re just not eating out type people. Ben and I enjoy it, but with kids (and their bedtimes), it’s just easier to have family meals at home. We like to cook and we like to have meals at home. I think we eat out as a family about once every other month. It’s rare for us and isn’t done that often. Plus, it also saves us money eating at home. Though we do get pizza once a week, so that gives us a bit of a reprieve from the duties of cooking.¬†Do you eat out often as a family?

2 comments on “family meals: week 36”

  • Megan Lane says:

    ohmy gosh, i just made those same enchiladas verdes from williams-sonoma for my mother-in-law and brother-in-law last weekend! they were delicious, everyone loved them ūüôā

  • we have four little kids too, and we very rarely eat out as a family. it’s just never as fun as we imagine it might be! we do sometimes go out when one of the older kids has a birthday. we actually did in february and it surprisingly went off without a hitch. we paid the bill just as the baby all of a sudden got tired and needed outta there. somehow we timed it perfectly- and it WAS fun. but still, we’ll keep it a rare treat, because we don’t usually time it so perfectly, and besides that, it costs a lot of money to take four kids out to eat- even if we’re going somewhere “cheap”!

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