I am so excited that it is Earth day! I love to plant things and get out in the garden…but now that we’re moving all I get to do in the garden is pull weeds. Weeding is not super exciting! At least I’m planning a meatless meal for the kiddos and I for Earth day (hubby bubby doesn’t love veggie chili). This weekend I was 100% ready to eat Shish Wraps and checked their menu and GASP they were about to close. I took that as a sign from God and whipped together one of our pantry staple meals. At least I know we’ll have Shish this coming weekend!
Sunday: Butter chicken with rice and salad. We love the Maya Kaimal sauces. They just have such great depth of flavor and make it so easy to whip dinner together in a jiffy. Check them out on my Pinterest page.
Monday: Meatballs in the slow cooker with spaghetti and spaghetti squash. Now that Hannah has soccer every Monday I am planning menus that can be prepped earlier in the day and just require a few minutes right before dinner time so we can make it out the door with cleats on when we need to.
Tuesday: Sloppy cubanos. This is one of my favorite sloppy joe riffs. Rachael Ray has such a gift with tweaking childhood staples and making them more grown up. I love that this is a kid friendly way to incorporate some new flavors. The recipe calls for plantain chips on the side but we do pickle slices to help us eat more veggies. I love that pickles are a veggie! When replacing chips with pickles the sodium content is negligible so we can eat our hearts out on pickles with no guilt!
Wednesday: Happy Earth Day! The kiddos and I will be having a slow cooker veggie chili and hubby bubby will be having leftovers since he doesn’t love veggie chili. Chili is supposed to have cubes of meat and gravy he says. Texas style. No ground meat (that makes it just a soup with chili powder) and no beans…maybe a few on top for some flair, but not in the actually chili.
Thursday: Chicken with chorizo and tomato sauce with salad and either rice or potatoes. My plan is to make “roasted” potatoes in the pressure cooker. Has anyone ever tried this? The potatoes are browned in the pressure cooker and then you cover them and bring them to pressure so that they have a crunchy exterior and creamy interior. Sounds awesome, right? I’m hoping it goes well!
Friday: Breakfast for dinner. I’m hoping that hubby bubby and I might be able to go out to dinner. Pappadeaux is calling our name! We will have scrambled eggs with tomatoes and onions, muffins and fruit for the kiddos even if we go out. This way we’ll have some yummy muffins for snacking on when the guests start to arrive!
Saturday: Dewey’s pizza and salads. Friends and family will be arriving for Chloe’s baptism so it is the perfect time to get our last fill of Dewey’s. We will definitely have to get the Socrates’ revenge (partially because I will always be a philosophy lover) because it has pesto, artichoke hearts and goat cheese. MMmmMM!!!
How do you define chili? Beans or no beans? Served over spaghetti? Just the cubes of meat and gravy? If you have a great chili recipe I’d love to try it! Thanks for reading. I hope you have a wonderful and delicious week!Connect with Radishes Are Pink on social media: