This is a very busy week for us so I apologize in advance if my menu seems a little simple this week. Presley starts soccer this week and has practice at 6pm on Mondays and Thursdays. Piano and voice still Monday at 5pm. Wednesday is Scottish drums and Scottish dance lessons at 7pm at Lyon College. Thursday is Highlander Youth Choir at 4pm and a choir concert and solo performance for Peyton at 6pm for World Music Night at Lyon College. Friday, Peyton’s Third Grade Honor Choir is singing at the Capitol in Little Rock so that will be an all day affair. As you can see Tuesday is going to be our only easy day and the girls want to go to the library after school to get new books to read. Whew! I’m tired already.
Monday: Spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread and a salad. I have to get the girls fed early, before lessons and practice so EASY is the operative word today. I have homemade spaghetti sauce and Dave’s famous garlic bread in the freezer, as well as frozen meatballs. So what could be easier? All I have to do is boil pasta, heat up sauce and meatballs, chop lettuce, and throw the garlic bread in the oven. Done!
Tuesday: Frittata and kale Caesar salad. Today is National Pi Day. Get it? 3.14 (March 14th), so we are having our favorite egg and potato pie (frittata) today. I have some fresh spinach in the crisper drawer and sliced ham lunchmeat to add to the usual ingredients: hash brown potatoes, eggs, mozzarella, corn, and green onions. This would also make a great Friday meal during Lent if you just omit the ham. I’ll try to post it tomorrow.
Wednesday: Turkey/Mushroom/Onion burgers, fries, and slaw. It always amazes me how long a head of cabbage lasts, but today’s slaw should finally use it up. Dave sautés mushrooms and onions, then adds them to seasoned ground turkey for deliciously moist turkey burgers. Top them with your favorite hamburger toppings and bake frozen French fries to finish off the meal.
Thursday: $6 footlong sub of the day at Subway is the BMT (our girls’ favorite). Sorry to cop out on you but today is going to be CRAZY!
Friday: Moroccan Tomato Chickpea Couscous Soup with garlic buttered Naan bread. Today is St. Patrick’s Day so normally it would be Corned Beef and Cabbage but it’s Friday during Lent and we’ll be in Little Rock all day today. So we’re having our St. Patrick’s Day meal on Saturday and I’ll share the recipe for this lovely vegetarian soup on Thursday.
Saturday: Corned Beef, Colcannon (cabbage or kale and mashed potatoes), and purple hull peas (because I like them). If my mother in law were here she’d make us Irish Soda Bread, but unfortunately we’ll have to do without it this year.