February 12, 2012

This Week's Eats 2/12/12

Posted by Kristin

Back once again to share what we'll be noshing on this week (I think this post series is inspiring me to come up with as many ways to say "what we'll eat" as possible). We're pretty low on grocery moolah this week (lots of good sales last week) so we're getting creative and using what we've got.

Sunday: Pasta with Sauteed Veggies
I was inspired by this post on various pasta recipes from the Pioneer Woman's blog. I was also inspired by the fact that we have a TON of good-quality whole wheat pasta and lots of other things to saute it with to make a quick and healthy meal. Just cook up the pasta and toss with sauteed onions, garlic, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, peas....who knows what else. Add a swirl of good olive oil and some shredded Pecorino Romano and dig in.

An inspiring mushroom sauteed pasta from this PW post.




Monday: Slow Cooker Spicy Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork with Coleslaw
I have a pork roast in the freezer and a friend had a can of Dr. Pepper. I also have a husband who loves pulled pork and knew I needed something that would make good leftovers. To top it off, I have a head of cabbage I've been meaning to use and paired with some shredded carrot and a simple dressing of mayo, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper, I knew I'd have a complete meal. While this recipe doesn't call for the slow cooker, it sure comes in handy on a work day so I'm gonna put it to use. I'll make the coleslaw ahead of time so all we have to do is walk in the door, shred the meat, slap it on some whole wheat buns with a side of coleslaw and call 'er done.

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This is totally drool-inducing. via.




Tuesday: Southwest Chicken Panini
If you haven't figured it out already, I don't always end up cooking all the meals I set out to. Why? Because we go to a friend's for dinner instead, we go out on a date..essentially life happens. So on a week when grocery money is low, I like using what I've got, particularly if it wasn't used last week. Enter this guy. Originally introduced last week, he's from Annie's Eats and looks delish. By the way, I don't know when the sandwich became a "he" but it did.

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Wednesday:Pineapple Teryaki Burgers with Fries
Mmm burgers. I've done a variation of these burgers before. The pineapple is especially good if its grilled a bit. I'll try out the aspects of the recipe that I can, like the burger seasoning, but I don't have a mango, so the pineapple with be a little lonesome this week. Don't be afraid to do that with recipes. Depending on the kind of recipe it is, you can vary it a bit and adapt it to what you have on hand.

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Thursday: Leftover Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Coleslaw.
Leftovers rock my world- 'nuff said.




Friday: Pizza with sliced fresh tomatoes, mushroom, onions, and garlic.
I love homemade pizza and love this dough recipe even more. Its the only recipe I've found that works well using whole wheat flour. The first time I made it I used half whole wheat and half white regular flour. Once again, I didn't have bread flour but the regular flour worked just fine.




Saturday: I think we're doing homemade sushi with some friends. Mike got this sushi cookbook and some sushi making supplies for his birthday last year and we have yet to use it. Trying new things is always more fun with friends so we're gonna give it a whirl.

We'll put this cookbook to the test. via




Happy Eating!

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