This week we started out with hubby still out of town. Last minute trip to Portugal, cool, huh?! At least it was cool until I took all three kids to church by myself. Thank goodness we ate dinner before church since Ryan really sucked the life out of me while we were there. From pulling his pants down (including underwear!) to screaming “alleluia” during the homily it was non-stop crisis management with no Olivia Pope in sight. Luckily we kept dinners easy this week to help us recover from the weekend.
Sunday: Meaty Mushroom Ragu and Salad. I love mushrooms and try to eat them as much as possible when hubby is not home for dinner. Mushrooms and pasta, such a perfect combination, yet this pasta just didn’t deliver. The pasta shape didn’t feel right for the sauce and the flavors in the sauce didn’t feel like they were working together, more like they were competing. We already deleted his recipe from our meal planning app. At least the salad was good!
Monday: Leftovers. Hubs was still out-of-town for dinner so I kept it easy. Leftovers with another salad. I bought some balsamic “creme” for drizzling and it is tart and slightly sweet and the kids will eat just about anything with this stuff drizzled on top!
Tuesday: Mexican restaurant with friends. Friends of ours introduced us to a restaurant that has a kids play room, genius!
Wednesday: Leftovers. We still had some leftovers in the fridge so we stuck to our usual Wednesday leftovers plan. Ciao, meaty mushroom ragu!
Thursday: Gnocchi with sausage and tomato. I had a meeting over dinner so hubby made some gnocchi with turkey sausage and a can of diced tomatoes and some other spices. Gnocchi and turkey sausage are two of our fave freezer staples these days.
Friday: Frozen pizza and salad. We are in teething crisis mode with Chloe and this week felt SO long so we kept it easy with a frozen pizza and salad. Ryan claimed he didn’t want the pizza since it had pineapple on it so he just ate salad. Gotta love the balsamic drizzle!
Saturday: Spicy penne, “lunch for dinner”, hubby had leftover gnocchi. We putzed around at the grocery store so we ended up arriving at home right around 6pm. Oopsie! I quickly made the kiddos a sandwich and have them some fruit, pickles and a cheese stick then hubs and I were left to fend for ourselves. He opted for the leftover gnocchi and I quickly made penne with spicy tomato sauce, similar to the one in the Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen.
What did you eat this week? What are you planning on having for Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day? Thanks for reading! Have a great week!Connect with Radishes Are Pink on social media: