So here we are at Monday again, huh? The weeks seem to be flying by so fast; I can hardly believe we’re into the second week of February! My day to day schedule has pretty much remained the same….hockey, dance, Pilates, hockey, soccer, hockey….you know the drill, right? But this past week I have made, eaten and enjoyed many a delicious meal. I’ll be focusing on these goodies in today’s post.
Tuesday night I tried a recipe for Mu Shu Chicken that I found in Prevention magazine. This meal came together WAY faster than I expected so dinner ended up being a little earlier than usual, but I’ve definitely filed that information away for a day when we need something fast, nutritious and tasty!
I had no coleslaw mix or scallions so I used Swiss chard and an orange bell pepper instead. We enjoyed the mixture nestled in WW wraps: Even my picky-as-sin son gobbled this meal up! LOL The next day I mixed the bit of leftovers with a quarter cup cooked WW couscous. Yummy!
We had some pretty blustery, winter weather Wednesday which resulted in my office and the schools being shut down for the day (YAY!!) so I got to stay home with my kiddie’s. Unfortunately my hubby’s workplace never closes so he had to go in for the day. Boo! I did not get out of my PJ’s, but did make a fabulous pot of chilli for dinner.
I found 4 bison burger patties in the freezer so I broke them up and combined them with some diced onion and garlic, then added a can of black beans, chickpeas, diced Italian style tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn and loads of spices.
As you can see in the photo we topped our bowls off with grated havarti cheese and fresh cilantro. The perfect cold day meal! Friday night was kept simple because we had to head out of town after dinner. I grilled a chicken breast then topped it with mango chutney and havarti cheese. I used roasted asparagus as a side: And tonight was good ole pasta! Lunches have also been grand affairs lately. I scored this gem of a bagel at lunch last Thursday:
It was SO GOOD!!! I was inspired to make a similar version at home on Saturday. On a crusty ciabatta bun I layered whipped cream cheese, grilled chicken breast, tomato, roasted red pepper and avocado. Then I pressed the sandwich in my George Foreman grill (I had to hold the lid down) for about 5 minutes. I was rewarded with this amazing creation!
Breakfast around here for me rarely stray’s from some form of oats, but seeing as I had time on Wednesday I made us some waffles with dark chocolate chips and homemade strawberry sauce, I’ve had a few tasty snacks along the way, too…
Tell me what foods/meals you’ve been enjoying lately!! I’ll sign off with a few pictures of the kids enjoying all the snow we’ve gotten!
Bye for now!!