family meals: week 41

May 24, 2013

chicken enchiladasChicken Enchiladas. I can’t get enough of this recipe. It’s so good! I made two batches of sauce this time. One with the peppers and one without. We leave out the cream sauce and even without that, it’s still really tasty.

spaghetti with black kaleUntitledSpaghetti Carbonera with Black Kale. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but it turned out alright. I don’t think I’ll have any cravings for this, but it was a good way of using the kale that’s growing in our garden.

bruschettabruschettaBruschetta. Yummy! I didn’t butter the bread, which I’m sure would have made it more yummy, but I went without that step. I can’t wait for our tomatoes to fruit because I’m definitely making this a lot this summer!

Week 5/27 – 5/31

Monday: Sopas (I’m putting Ben in charge of dinner since he’ll be home)
Tuesday: Orzo with Feta, Basil and Shrimp (I didn’t get to make it this week, so I’ll try to do it next week)
Wednesday: Simple Tacos
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza/sushi night

I’ve cooked so many different recipes since I started meal planning that I need to go back to help refresh my memory of some of other dishes we really loved. Cooking doesn’t come naturally to me and I’m still not a wing it sort of cook, so I definitely need recipes to help guide me. How do you decide what to cook for dinner?

9 comments on “family meals: week 41”

  • I enjoy the way you photograph your food. Food is tricky and you make it look delicious!Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

  • Jessica says:

    I made the chicken enchiladas last week, used half the peppers, and my husband (who likes spicy food!) was sweating when we ate it! 🙂 Ha. I think I had some very hot peppers! Love your pictures too.

  • Frédérique says:

    Hi Ruby!
    I actually made the orzo, shrimp, basil and feta dish this week! Not bad though I felt that it missed some ‘fresh’ ingredient…cherry tomatoes maybe? I can’t wait to read your take on it! have a great weekend!

  • Laura Herrmann says:

    We get a farm box each week so I usually plan around what comes in that to make sure we use up all of the produce. I make at least one night meatless, one night fish, one night chicken, and we eat out once a week. For the other nights, it depends on what we have on hand, and if my husband is out, which is often, we graze on fruits, veggies, cheese, & bread. Yummy, healthy, & easy!

  • Megan Lane says:

    Yay for those enchiladas, love them! Going to have to start following their blog!

  • arlene says:

    Hi! I love your blog and generous spirit. Keeps me inspired with my three little ones 🙂 Maybe you have tried this…we love our kale raw in a salad: washed and cut up in ribbons, tossed with a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar, dried cranberries (or whatever you might have), chopped nuts (I use pecans or walnuts but whatever you like is good) and a handful of parmesan. Yum!!!!! We sometimes pair with grilled meat or fish on top. Thank you again for sharing your life!

  • Reese says:

    Hello future, I had Wednesday down for our Taco night too!! Maybe that means we’re supposed to come over! 😉

  • Cute gifts says:

    Wow your food looks amazing. I love the Bruschetta, you don’t see yellow tomato’s done like this.

  • Your food looks absolutely delicious and the colors are amazing. I will definitely have to try out the Chicken Enchiladas recipe.

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