family meals: week 82

July 27, 2014

family recipefamily recipeVietnamese Chicken Pho. This recipe is always a winner. I know it’s summer, but I was really craving this hot soup. In college, I used to love my pho loaded up with hoisin sauce, but nowadays, I love it with siracha. Even the girls love pho and Brave douses hers with siracha (I have to tell her to stop)!

family recipefamily recipeWhite Bean and Ground Turkey Chili. Now that dinner club is back, this is my go-to recipe; easy to make for large groups and economical too!

Week 7/28 – 8/1
Monday: Spaghetti and Herb Filled Meatballs
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: White Bean Chili (probably again)
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Sushi/pizza night

Ben and I realized typical American food isn’t our thing. Sure, we love a gourmet burger here and there, and maybe a good steak once a year, but our preference would be Asian or Mexican foods, or the fusion of both (like this and this recipe). Of course, anything that is spicy is also our fave; we also love the flavors in Indian cuisine. We are pretty adventurous when it comes to trying things, and of course Ben will always look for healthy options. Everyone is always amazed with his ability to practice self control when it comes to food. I get weak in the knees when it comes to dessert. I think eating out is also difficult because of his pickiness with the lack of healthy options out there, so we prefer to cook at home and do our own spin on restaurant favorite dishes to make them healthy.


8 comments on “family meals: week 82”

  • Cat says:

    I am a huge fan of pho, but I thought it was challenging to make it at home! I definitely drown in in housin 🙂 My boyfriend and I have been seriously digging soups right now as well. Our current favorite is a chicken tortilla soup.


  • nikki says:

    that pho looks amazing!


  • Amity says:

    Hi Ruby,
    I wondered if you could share a post about how you meal plan/grocery/budget for meals each week? I have four kids, and also home school and meal planning becomes difficult for me and even worse making dinner without a weekly plan! I feel like I need help in this area! Your meals always look delicious!!

  • Would love to hear your tips as well! 🙂 That chicken pho looks great. I bookmarked the recipe you used the first time you posted about it. Need to try it sometime!

    By the way, what’s the link to the white bean and ground turkey chili recipe? Thanks!

    • Rubyellen says:

      The white bean recipe is something I’ve kind of just come up with, so no recipe to link to. I should plan to share it here, since some people are asking.

  • KO says:

    hi! i clicked on the pic hoping to find the recipe but it was an error page.
    any chance you will share it?
    Katherine x

    • Rubyellen says:

      If the recipe isn’t clickable, it’s because it’s a recipe I have come up with myself (and will try to get the recipe up here to share).

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