family meals: week 100

March 29, 2015


family mealsfamily mealsEasy Pozole. I used the recipe in Gwyneth Paltrow’s book (I shared about it here) and it is really delicious. Best of all, it’s so simple to make (and healthy!). It had been over a year since I made it last, but it was just as yummy as I remembered it. I made two batches, one for the spice lovers in the family (Ben, Brave, and me), and another much more milder batch too for the rest of them.

Week of 3/30 – 4/3
Monday: Homemade Pizza
Tuesday: Vietnamese Grilled Pork & Rice Noodle
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Sichuan Red Oil Wontons
Friday: Leftovers

Woot woot! It’s my 100th official week of meal planning. When I look back in my archives, I made so many different dishes. I started this not really into cooking, not knowing much, and now I love it! Putting it out here has been great for accountability and challenging myself. I started back in March 2012 (see the first post here) and it has helped us be more intentional with our family dinners. I love serving my family in this way, but I do appreciate a break from time to time too. If you feel like cooking or meal planning is daunting, I’m living proof that it can be done. I’m not a natural chef, but I definitely think I have gotten much better with time and practice.

 

6 comments on “family meals: week 100”

  • Hannah says:

    I appreciate your ‘family meals’ series! It is helpful and inspiring for planning my own meals! There are just 2 of us, but ingredients can get expensive and we also like to eat out a lot so it is great to have a source of inspiration for cooking during the week.
    One recipe I’m really looking forward to trying is your langostino sopes!

  • tinajo says:

    Congrats to 100 – that´s awesome! 🙂

  • Ashley says:

    Congrats! This is a great idea! I have found that my husband and I eat less junk when we meal plan. Cooking for two is still hard though.

  • nikki says:

    this soup looks amazing!!
    xx nikki
    http://www.dream-in- neon.com

  • paravieja says:

    Do you think you could crok pot this one? the pork looks good too!

  • Emmy A says:

    I’m so impressed and inspired. I REALLY struggle with meal planning and so much of it has to do with my super picky 4 year old. It just makes it so hard to want to make anything because he won’t eat (read: try) anything and it’s just so defeating/infuriating. My daughter will try anything, but my son is just so picky. I swore I wouldn’t have a picky eater and God just laughed at me. Let’s call it the refining fire. 🙂

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