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!
- My nephew graduated from high school so we went to a graduation party for him. They served soft tacos, chips and queso, crackers and cheese, and fruits and veggies. It was all very good and then we enjoyed the candy/treat table. It was one of those with the little containers to encourage you to take some home. Of course the boys’ aunt made them each take one and fill it to the brim. So now their “treat bags” are full again. Sigh… I had a big chocolate cake ball that was SO good. And I might have brought an extra one home. 😉
- I have made salmon patties before and we all liked them. This time I decided to come up with my own version (made with almond flour) and I put together a creamy dill sauce to go with them.
- Everybody ate their dinner without complaint. One of the boys had some of the sauce and the other one didn’t. My husband doesn’t like yogurt so he didn’t eat any of the sauce. I served some broccoli and fruit with it. My husband loves to tease me about how much broccoli I make. I just can’t help it. Everyone likes it and it’s a healthy green veggie, so why not? He always comes to the table and says things like, “wow, broccoli – what a surprise!”
- If you are not a fan of fish, give these salmon patties a try. They are really not too fishy, super flavorful and very hearty. Plus, they are pretty easy to make since they are made with canned salmon, rather than fresh.
***Enchiladas or Burritos???
- A few months back we had family in town and I made enchiladas. At that time I had some leftover chicken and beans so I mixed those together, stuffed the leftover tortillas and topped them with cheese. I then put them in the freezer (uncooked) for a future meal.
- I pulled them out of the freezer and cooked them covered at 350º for 30 minutes. I uncovered them and cooked them for 20 more minutes.
- We had chips, salsa, and cantaloupe on the side.
- These were good but I thought they were kind of plain since they didn’t have much other than chicken and beans on the inside. The funny thing is that my husband loved them. We have such different tastes in food. He loves plain and I love lots of flavor. The kids loved them too and finished off the pan.
- We were talking during dinner about whether these would be enchiladas or burritos. I’m not really sure the difference? I’m guessing they were more like burritos?
***Leftover Salmon Patty and Hotdogs
- We spent the day at Hawaiian Falls so there was no way I had the energy to work hard on dinner. Luckily I had some quick food in the fridge. I had one leftover salmon patty from the other night so I warmed that up in the oven and I ate that. The boys had hotdogs. We had fruit and leftover broccoli on the side. I should note that right before dinner the boys ate an entire pineapple. I had to run to the store so I asked my husband to cut it up for dinner. I told him they could have some if they got hungry and when I got home it was gone!
***Meatballs Over Zucchini Noodles (recipe coming soon!)
- I made some homemade meatballs because I was wanting to fill my freezer with some quick and easy dinners for the summer. This recipe makes about 40 meatballs. I use turkey and ground beef, along with carrots and spinach to make these.
- We ate our meatballs over zucchini noodles but these would be great over whole wheat pasta, mashed potatoes or just plain.
- The boys each ate a few bites of the zucchini and then ate the meatballs alone. We had some fruit on the side.
- I made some homemade pizza crust in my bread maker and then the boys each made their own (top) and my husband and I split one (bottom.) Mine had pesto, tomatoes, chicken, spinach and cheese. My husband’s had tomato sauce, tomatoes, spinach and cheese. We had a little left but the boys ate ALL of theirs.
- I set out tomatoes and spinach with the rest of the toppings and the boys freely put veggies on theirs. Score! And I know it’s because I let them make their own. If I had put the spinach on theirs and they noticed I know they would have complained.
- My pizza dough recipe makes enough for me to put half away in the freezer. I’ll be sure to share the recipe soon.
***Date Night at Chick-fil-A
- Our local Chick-fil-A hosted a mother-son date night. We took advantage of that and the boys took me on a date! It was really a nice night and my husband took advantage of the opportunity to talk to the boys about holding the door open, being polite and he gave them money to pay.
- The boys got kids meals and I got a sandwich and side salad. The boys shared half of the sandwich and the bread and I used half of the meat to top my salad. I had some of their fries too. (My husband had leftover pizza at home.)