In my “What We Ate” posts each week I’ll share some of the recipes we ate for dinner the previous week. I love to get inspiration from what other families are eating so I thought it might be helpful to some of you. Please leave a comment if you have questions about any of these recipes. And if you know of a recipe that you think we might like please share it with me!

***Leftover Pizza and Hotdogs

what we ate

  • We didn’t have our usual Sunday commitments so I was able to go to my PiYo class at 5:00.  Yay!   I needed a quick dinner I could throw together afterwards.
  • We had two pieces of leftover homemade pizza and two leftover hotdogs.  We warmed those up and also had steamed cauliflower and broccoli and fruit.  We were all still a little hungry after that so we snacked on the granola the boys and I made that afternoon.

***Sausage and Potato Hash from the Noble Pig

what we ate

  • I somehow ended up with a bunch of white and sweet potatoes so I decided to make this hash that I had pinned a while back.  I also has some nitrate free breakfast sausage that I found at Kroger for a decent price.  The hash is made with sausage, onion, peppers and potatoes.  (It is supposed to be made with sweet potatoes only but I used both sweet and white potatoes.)
  • My husband is not a fan of peppers or onions.  So, being the kind hearted wife that I am I made two separate skillets of the hash.  🙂  One with everything and one without the onion and peppers.  I did add in some spinach so he would still get some extra veggies in his.  It was worth it because he really liked it.  And he wouldn’t have liked it if it had the peppers in it.  I actually do this quite a bit.  I want to eat the things I like while also making things my family likes so sometimes I end up making two versions.
  • The boys both ate theirs!  I was sure they wouldn’t like it, mostly because it’s something new and different.  But I was pleasantly surprised.  It could be because they had asked earlier if they could have a treat out of their Easter bag.  I told them I was making something new tonight.  If they tried it without complaining they could have a treat.  I didn’t tell them they had to eat it all or like it.  Just that they had to try it without complaining.  Either way, I’m glad they ate it and seemed to enjoy it.
  • We had scrambled eggs and fruit with it.  Strawberries are SO good right now.

***Leftover Sausage and Potato Hash (for the adults)

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  • I didn’t plan on serving leftovers but the previous night’s dinner made more than I thought it would.  So we ended up with enough leftovers for my husband and me.  I also pulled out some black eyed peas from the freezer.  We had cantaloupe and strawberries as well.
  • There wasn’t enough hash for the boys so I made them a few little pita sandwiches.  They also had cucumber and carrots.  Like I’ve said before, those kids can EAT!
  • When I plan my menu for the week I only plan 4-5 meals because we usually end up with leftovers on several nights.  I just push back what I had planned to make to the next night.

***Slow Cooker Chicken Tuscan Stew from Sweet Peas and Saffron

what we ate

  • I’m always up for slow cooker meals.  It’s so nice to get dinner out of the way earlier in the day.  I was able to take the boys to the pool after school and not worry about cooking when we got home.
  • I’ll be honest, I didn’t love this.  It might be because I made a few modifications but it was just too plain for me.  I like very flavorful dishes and I thought this was a little blah.  I think I could have made it better by adding more garlic and dried herbs.  My boys actually seemed to like it okay and ate all of theirs plus a little more.

***Salad and Chicken Nuggets

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  • Today was one of those days I didn’t feel much like cooking.  My husband and I each had a big salad and the boys had some Earth’s Best chicken nuggets.  We had canned green beans and fruit/veggies on the side.  My boys think canned green beans are the best and sometimes it’s nice to just dump them in the pan and warm them up.

***Baked Chicken Thighs

what we ate

  • I had some chicken thighs leftover from the soup the other night that we needed to eat up.  I trimmed the fat, drizzled them in olive oil, and sprinkled salt, pepper, dried thyme, and garlic and onion powder over them.  I cooked them at 425º for 20 minutes and let them rest for 10 minutes after.  They turned out pretty tasty.
  • We also had brown rice and fruit.

***Quinoa Patties from Frugal Living NW

what we ate

  • I made a version of our favorite quinoa patties.  I make quite a few modifications but this recipe is a good place to start.  We love quinoa patties.  They are a great meatless meal option.  You can top them with cheese, avocado or sauce of your choice.  We like ours on a bed of lettuce or just plain.
  • We had steamed broccoli and fruit on the side.

2 thoughts on “What We Ate, Week of 5/24/15

  1. Thanks for another great round up of your family’s meals! The timing is perfect, because I am usually doing my weekly meal planning around the time when you post the round up. Plus, it’s great to hear what worked and what didn’t so I know whether to try a recipe or not or whether a certain recipe is going to need modifications.

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