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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weekly Menu...a little late...and Sono pics

Last week Matt was out of town so I went and stayed with my parents a few nights and so whenever that happens, the following week (which would be this week) always creeps up fast and I'm not as prepared! Soooo, I didn't plan what we would be eating until yesterday morning. But, this is an easy week, so here are some very easy recipes!!

Sunday: We took dinner to a friend and then went and ate barbecue.

Monday: We took dinner to another friend and went and ate at Black Eyed Pea, and I just have to tell you that I got some good ol' Country fried chicken tenders with mashed potatoes and broccoli (you know, to balance everything out) and it was just what I was in the mood for!!! Of course, it gave me indigestion all that night, but so worth it!!!

Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce- and I did the pureed butternut squash again in the sauce - can't even taste it! I didn't even tell Matt and he never knew! I roasted 1 butternut squash about a month or longer ago and froze about 4 baggies of 1/4 cup puree mixture that I'll pull out and use as needed. Very easy to thaw - only takes a few minutes - I use the same technique that I did to thaw breastmilk. Click here to see how to roast one of these bad boys. Also, I had found some Earth's Best ABC pasta for Reid and he LOVED it!!! I had to take some pictures. :)

After Reid ate his dinner, I let him eat some more pasta directly out of the pot - I mean, who doesn't love a little "after dinner" taste of just the pasta from the cooking pot??

This is the pasta - Reid called it his "ABC 'pasgetti'" - and I think he totally ate better because he loved this! [Plus, a good way to work in a little "lesson" :)]

See - can't even tell there's some butternut squash hidden!!!

Wednesday: Crock Pot Chicken - I might have shared this recipe before but I don't want to go searching for it, so here it is again.
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup (I use fat free)
block of cream cheese, cubed (I use 1/3 less fat)
1 packet dry Italian seasoning
4.5 oz. can chopped green chiles
1 cup milk (I use 2%)

Put in crock pot (I put the chicken first, sprinkle half of the seasoning, put cream cheese, soup, green chiles, milk, and then rest of seasoning and stir the mixture a little). Cook for about 6 hours (I'll check the chicken after about 5). I serve this with brown rice for me and white rice for Matt, and broccoli (I'm SUCH A FAN of the Steam Select veggies). This meal would also be good with noodles because the sauce is so yummy it's good to serve over rice or noodles!

Thursday: Old El Paso hard/soft taco dinner kit

Friday: Have no idea - usually pizza.

Also, since we don't have a scanner, I just took a picture of a couple of the sonogram pictures. The first is the "money" shot - um, hello!, am I already embarrassing the little guy?
Do you see the 2 legs with the thing in the middle?? ;)

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Lindsay Wagner said...

yep...definitely ALL BOY! so much fun! can't wait to hear what name you decide on! i went to the doctor on tuesday, and we scheduled our big ultrasound for March 26, and I CAN'T WAIT!!! love the new post, and i can't wait to try your tator tot casserole! :)

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

such cute pictures...i will have to try those noodles for hudson!!! all your meals so good...will you cook them for me too!!! check my blog...i have a new update!!

Team Carroll said...

First of all...let me tell you how much I LOVE these menu posts!!! SUCH good ideas! Even if Landon won't try anything, your menus have seriously helped me step it up in the kitchen!! I LOVE trying new things and you always have the best ideas!
Second...your new little man has NO shame!!! LOVE the sono pics!! Can't wait for more baby updates! Love ya!

Dunhams said...

I love the ultrasounds! He looks adorable already...and you can certainly tell he's ALL boy :) So excited for you guys!

jamie, landry and brooke said...

CONGRATS on another little BOY! They can play perfectly with my little GIRLS :) I also check this regularly for new recipe ideas and am going to try the crockpot one tonight! So thank you for posting them!!

Lindsay Wagner said...

ok...i know that you had posted a Tator Tot Casserole recipe on here awhile ago that didn't have veggies in it...there's NO WAY I'm going to get John to eat veggies with that meal. would you mind sending me the link on my blog....I scrolled through your blog, and I can't find it anywhere. Thanks! we are going to make it next week for sure!

TeamRiss said...

Look at that guy! He's awesome. And I'm going to have to try that crockpot chicken too- love the recipes!

Nicole said...

i'm trying the crockpot chicken tomorrow night...sounds yummy!

:) hope all is well.