Weekly menu 9.16.13

I love to cook. Which is a total shocker to my relatives in the Philippines. It's no secret I don't like chores, which they assumed includes cooking. I'm the kid who just read and read when I was young instead of playing outside. My reasoning was I did not want to get dirty {our yard is basically dirt, soil not covered with grass like here in the US} And of course, I love books and reading.

Sooooo.... When my then new husband mentioned to my family that he loves my cooking, my uncle exclaimed: Isis? Really? Isis can cook?

Yeah,yeah. I did not do any sort of cooking growing up. I know how to make rice on the rice cooker and that's pretty much it. Most of my Cooking experiences started when I was halfway through college and mostly during med school. That was a plus for Derrick. We started dating when I was in medical school. And the saying was true for him. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

My aversion towards cooking raw meat during pregnancy did not help our family budget, eating out and commitment to healthy eating. Hubs had to cook my crockpot recipes that I froze ~~ when I'm gone~~ just so I won't be nauseated with the sight and smell of raw meat and food cooking in the crockpot or the stove.

Now that I'm postpartum, there's a big shift on my hormones. I'm back to tolerating, touching and seeing raw meat. And I'm back to looking at food blogs for easy family recipes. My hubs is very grateful.

So linking up with organization junkie for Menu plan Monday, here's my weekly menu:

This week:
Sunday: Crockpot pork and apples

Monday: Chicken adobo ~ Filipino style. Variation of this recipe

Tuesday: Baked meatballs, variation of this recipe. I realized we didn't have BBQ sauce when I was freezing the meatballs. I made my own raspberry glaze... So it's raspberry glazed meatballs instead of sweet and sour.

Wednesday: left overs, Popsicle and ice cream social at my TK's school

Thursday: Easy slow cooker pot roast from the Costco cookbook 2012 {so easy: ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, beef broth}

Friday: take out? Maybe sushi!

Saturday: Brown sugar chicken wings

Last week:
Sunday: left overs from friends visting

Monday: Spaghetti with Italian sausage

Tuesday: Chicken and rice Alfredo casserole, use the left over rotisserie chicken
Pancit {filipino dish} for lunch

Wednesday: slow cooker Bourbon chicken, sautéed green beans in evoo sprinkled with garlic salt

Thursday: Grilled Korean beef barbecue, from Sandra lee's 20 minute semi homemade meals

Friday: Union Jack pizza, I was craving the deep dish with basil and sundried tomatoes

Saturday: our usual Taiwan teahouse after Mass dinner

Our family eats a lot of meat. I'm trying to change that.... Hubs love meat though and since my kids are so picky I make sure they have a protein/meat entree daily ~~~ and it ends up being dinner. I'm ok not having meat everyday. Some days I do cook dinner but end up eating salad. I eat my salads for lunch. When I made them bourbon chicken, I could not stand the smell of the chicken so i just ate rice and the sautéed green beans. But I'll still make it because hubs likes it and my kiddos ate it! That's a winner recipe though I cannot stand the smell.

Next week, ill share my experience with salad in a jar... This is test week. My guinea pig: hubs. His first day back at work, after hanging out with me and the babies, is tomorrow. I already miss him.

I'm gonna nap now, before I make dinner........

1 comment:

  1. I'm stopping by for a visit via Menu Plan Monday. That's good to hear that you're able to be around meat again. I've heard of that from some of my friends.
    Woo! This has really blown right by. It's already mid-September. The holidays will be upon us in a matter of time.
    Everything looks delicious on your menu plan. Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Colorado and DC.


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