Sunday, July 28, 2013

2013 Week 31

Another fun week of summer down!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - It's raining here today, such a welcome change from the 90ยบ temps, so we are making an easy summer minestrone soup and homemade bread.
Monday - Grilled chicken or black bean burgers with this zucchini gratin.
Tuesday - Grilled salmon and kale salad.
Wednesday - Creamy southwest pasta with a side of greens.
Thursday - Preschool social night, so we will have an easy, early dinner of grilled quesadillas.
Friday - Homemade pizza night!
Saturday - Dinner out with friends.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

2013 Week 30

Breckenridge was so beautiful this week.
 The weather was perfect, warm but not hot.
The resort was so much fun with seven pools and hot tubs, mini golf, and trails.
And of course, town was lovely.  
Such a fun, fast getaway!

Meals this week:
Sunday - My Grammie is in town this week, so we are having a family dinner at my mom's tonight.  Scott's grilling flank steak and salmon, corn on the cob.  I'm making an avocado and black bean salad, and cutting up a giant watermelon.  Should be a fun time!
Monday - Food trucks with friends.
Tuesday - Peanut noodles with baked tofu and garden greens.
Wednesday - Grilled quesadillas with guac.
Thursday - Leftovers.
Friday - Green pesto noodles with cherry tomatoes and homemade bread.
Saturday - Homemade pizza, Scott has been rocking this lately, making the best pizzas!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

2013 Week 29

We took a fun family hike this weekend in Eldorado Canyon.
The little man did the whole thing without one complaint!
The little lady complained the whole time from the carrier.
It started to pour on us about half way through and we were pretty soaked by
the time we got to the car.  Nothing a little ice cream couldn't solve!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - I'm heading to Breck with the kids and my mom, Scott's on his own!
Monday - Dinner out in Breck.
Tuesday - Breakfast for dinner, either zucchini pancakes or zucchini frittata. 
Wednesday - Peanut noodles with tofu, this was so good last week!  Fruit salad on the side.
Thursday - Tortellini salad and hot dogs for the kids.
Friday - Homemade pizza.
Saturday - Grilling with friends.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Zucchini Mini Muffins

We came home from vacation to find ourselves
the proud owners of a GIANT zucchini.
Since the kids love zucchini muffins I set out to find a yummy recipe.
I found a few and adapted them to this and they tuned out great!

Zucchini Mini Muffins

160 grams all-purpose flour (about 1 1/3 cups)
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
2/3 cup shredded zucchini (about 1 medium zucchini, I did NOT squeeze out the water)
3 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup apple sauce

1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through allspice) in a large bowl. Combine zucchini and next 5 ingredients (through apple sauce) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add zucchini mixture to flour mixture, stirring batter just until combined. Divide batter evenly among 24 miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray or use muffin liners. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean.

2013 Week 28

Beg pardon for the missing week.
We were away road tripping,
 seeing cousins,
celebrating the 4th.  
All the fun summer things!

Now for meals for the week:
Sunday - Just back from our trip.  After car food all weekend, Scott and I had a big salad and the kids had quesadillas and tomato soup.
Monday - More salad with fresh garden veggies and Scott is grilling flank steak.
Tuesday - Peanut noodles with tofu.
Wednesday - Slow cooker veggie stew with summer veggies and fresh bread.
Thursday - Grilled corn, black beans and sweet potato tacos.
Friday - Homemade pizza.
Saturday - Leftovers or dinner out!