Monday, October 26, 2015

Menu Planning Week of September 20

Monday: Pesto Salmon and Veggie Packets, Mac & Cheese 
I always make my own pesto. Josh has a cashew allergy, and many prepared pestos sneakily use cheap cashews instead of pricey pine nuts. Not worth the risk. Pulse a handful of fresh basil, a garlic clove, a good chunk of Parmesan, pine nuts (or pumpkin seeds), and enough of your favorite olive oil to coat in the food processor. Easy and no trips to the ER!

Tuesday: Neiman Marcus chicken tortilla soup
Triple the veggies and use milk instead of heavy cream.

Wednesday: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Tried and true, always Ava's request.

Thursday: Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad
So fresh and lovely. 

Friday: Twice-Baked Carnitas Nachos
This has become one of our favorites. It makes a ton of meat, so I'll use the leftover pork in another meal next weekend. It's also fantastic in breakfast burritos. You slow cook the pork roast in the slow cooker all day, then shred it on a cookie sheet and broil until the top starts to crisp. Just incredible. We're going to put it on bean and cheese nachos with all the fixin's! Come on Friday!

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