Monday, September 30, 2013

Meal Plan Monday #66

This week should be a regular week. It is nearing the end of the first quarter at school, so I am working hard to stay on top of my grading. It will be time to start writing evaluations before I know it.

Sunday:  Roasted Vegetables with Sausage

Monday:  Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Avocado

Tuesday:  Chicken Fajitas with Refried Beans and Fried Corn

Wednesday:  Red Beans and Rice with Biscuits and Salad

Thursday:  Grayce's Bulgogi with Rice and Spinach Salad

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick! and Twilight Invitational Cross Country Meet

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fish Tacos

These fish tacos are a super quick week night meal. We have them every couple of weeks, and I can hardly believe I haven't taken some pictures and posted these before now.

We usually buy tilapia fillets in the family-sized bag and then thaw them 3-4 at a time for these tacos. We've also made them with fresh fillets of tilapia, flounder, or catfish with equally good results.

On this particular night, we used fresh catfish fillets and hard taco shells. We usually use soft tortillas, but wanted a little change. Corn and flour tortillas are both good with these tacos.

Sprinkle the fish fillets with chipotle or cayenne pepper, fresh ground black pepper, and kosher salt.

Melt a little butter in a pan with some olive oil, and heat to medium until the butter just begins to brown in the olive oil.

Add the fillets and cook 2-4 minutes per side depending on thickness.
Serve with sliced cabbage, avocado, and lime wedges. Darren also likes sour cream, cheese, and/or hot sauce as toppings.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Meal Plan Monday #65

We've found some really great sales at Fry's lately. Recently, they've had chicken and ribs on sale buy one get two free. That is a deal too good to pass up! We've got the ribs stashed in the freezer, and we're planning to cook those up on a Saturday when we have lots of time to do a good job with them.

Sunday:  Fish Tacos with Cabbage and Avocado

Monday:  Black Beans and Rice with Biscuits

Tuesday:  Chicken Quesadillas with Guacamole and Fried Corn

Wednesday:  Seared Steak with Salad and Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Thursday:  Breakfast for Dinner!

Friday:  Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Meal Plan Monday #64

It's almost beginning to feel like fall. School's definitely busy, and I'm looking forward to using the crockpot for more dinners.

Sunday:  Jerk Grilled Pork Chops with Corn and Tropical Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Monday:  (Red) Beans and Rice with Sausage

Tuesday:  Ba-chan's Noodle Rice Casserole and Salad

Wednesday:  Asian-Inspired Chicken with Rice

Thursday:  Chef Salads with Pretzel Rolls

Friday:  Date Night! Darren's Pick!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Meal Plan Monday #63

We're trying to keep a regular schedule this week. Football season has started, so we'll frequently have Ole Miss game watch parties on Saturdays. The Rebels are off to a 2-0 start. Hotty Toddy!

Sunday: Macaroni & Cheese with Broccoli

Monday: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salads

Tuesday: Jambalaya with Pretzel Rolls

Wednesday: Darren's Fried Rice and Salad

Thursday: Pizza with Pepperoni and Salami

Friday: Date Night! Lib's Pick!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Snap Shot Saturday

I have an obsession with "selfies". These are some of the ones I took on our tour of Yellowstone.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Meal Plan Monday #62

Sunday: Seattle!

Monday: Labor Day! Sandwiches and Chips

Tuesday: Volleyball Game! Burgers?

Wednesday: Chicken Fajita Burritos

Thursday: Ba-chan's Noodle-Rice Casserole

Friday: Date Night! Darren's Pick!