Welcome to spring! I don’t know about where you are, but it doesn’t feel much like spring around here! We had 80 degree temperatures in January and February, but come March, we plummeted to the 40s for highs and it has snowed twice. Sigh. Spring will come for real. It always does, but I am ready now.
At least we’ve had good food to eat! Here’s what was on our plates this past week:
Meal #1: Chicken Fingers, sautéed mushrooms and salad
I made two simple sauces to go with the chicken:
- honey mustard: mayo, yellow mustard and honey
- buffalo: mayo plus Frank’s original hot sauce
Simply mix in the amounts that you prefer.
Meal #2: Easter practice recipes including Ham in the Instant Pot with a pineapple orange glaze, scalloped potatoes, also in the Instant Pot, and broccoli
The ham was good, but the potatoes were amazing. At least I thought so. They were a little “soupy” but some of the liquid absorbed as they set up and they just got better and better as we ate them leftover.
I’m working on writing up these recipes and preparing the videos.
Meal #3: It was pi day, so of course, we had pie! Taco pie to be exact. With salad on the side.
Meal #4: Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa in the Instant Pot with all the typical taco fixings: guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, lettuce wraps. We also had baked sweet potatoes and roasted squash. Still tweaking this recipe, but it’s close!
Meal #5: Cauliflower soup – I finally have this recipe published for you! What’s so great about this recipe is that it is basically vegetables and broth. So much nutrition is a warm and comforting meal!
Notice the decorations in my picture. 🙂 My little helper thought the bunnies would like the cauliflower soup since you can see the carrots in there.
Meal #7: Leftovers, lots and lots of leftovers
Often, when we have leftovers, I’ll cook fresh vegetables, which is what I did in this case. We had oven fried okra and sautéed squash with our leftover ham.
We had leftover another time, which I chose not to eat due to my histamine intolerance, so I made bacon and egg salad in lettuce wraps with some baby tomatoes on the side.
That’s it for this week’s meals. I am finally finished with Whole 30 (today is day 30!!!) and so I am about to bake up a storm! (Don’t worry – I’m going to do my proper reintroduction.) My kids have missed baking together and I have too. My son has requested resurrection biscuits and so that’s the first thing I’m going to work on. Stay tuned! I know we’re super close to Easter, but I’m going to do my best to get a recipe ready to share in time in case this is something you’d like to enjoy with your family as well. I am even attempting homemade marshmallows. Pray for me!