Monday, January 20, 2014

My Pinterest Menu: Week of January 20th

So...I have one week under my belt and I am feeling pretty good. All the meals from last week were a hit, but I have to say that my family liked the Creamy Cajun Chicken & Pasta and White Beans with Sausage & Spinach the most.

Chicken is usually the meat of choice in this family, but with this new recipe plan, I am going for a more balanced approach with a few self-imposed rules.

1. We will eat salad/soup at least one time per week. 
2. We will eat pasta only once during the week.  You have to put limitations on the things you LOVE : ) 
3. Seafood will be served at least once during the week.  

My girls are going to eat a loss less of what they used to eat, eat a lot more of what they didn't and learn to love all kinds of food during this process...I hope.

Here is this week's menu...Enjoy : )

via The Pioneer Woman

via A Family Feast

via Mediterrasian

via Family Feedbag

via The Recipe Critic

Let me know which recipes are your favorites, or if you felt like tweaking them a bit...share your expertise : )

Grocery List:

Beef with Snow Peas-
1-1/2 pound Flank Steak
1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons Sherry Or Cooking Sherry
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Ginger
8 ounces, weight Fresh Snow Peas
5 whole Scallions
Salt As Needed
3 Tablespoons Peanut Or Olive Oil
Crushed Red Pepper
Jasmine Or Long Grain Rice

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing-
6 eggs
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 pound maple-flavored bacon
10 ounces fresh baby spinach
8 ounce package of button mushrooms
1 small red onion 
½ cup white balsamic vinegar
½ cup white sugar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
¼ cup water

Sizzling Shrimp with Garlic and Feta-
12 large raw shrimp
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
¼ teaspoon salt
2½ oz (75g) feta cheese
Freshly ground black pepper to season

Spaghetti & Chicken in White Wine Parmesan Sauce-
3/4 lb dry spaghetti (4 servings)
1 1/2 cups snow peas
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cooked chicken breast, sliced

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Balsamic Glazed Pork-
2-3 pounds Pork tenderloin
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon coarse pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup Water
1 cup Brown sugar
1-2 tablespoon Cornstarch
½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
½ cup Water
4 tablespoons Soy sauce

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