Sunday, January 27, 2013

Weekend Fun and Weekly Meals

We had a busy but fun weekend, filled with a dinner at our friends' house, a birthday party, and dinner out with other friends.

Our friends prepared an amazing meal for us.

Here are our contributions to the meal:

I forgot to mention another new food item in our kitchen in my last post – black rice. I picked up a big bag at Costco the other day and luckily we all like it, although the kid is still a bit suspicious. I think the color is really throwing him off. I love it especially in carrot soup as it adds such a nice pop of color.

The kid also spent plenty of time getting comfortable in our bed…

Weekly Meals

Meal 1: Spinach turkey burgers with roasted green beans. I’ll combine the turkey with chopped spinach, onion, garlic, a little sesame oil, salt, and pepper and bake the burgers in the oven for about 20 minutes. (I like to make the burgers rather small).
Meal 2: Carrot soup with black rice. I’ll sauté the carrots with onions, garlic, and celery and season the veggies with salt, pepper, and curry. I’ll add vegetable stock and cook everything for about 20 minutes and then puree it with my immersion blender.
Meal 3: Baked cod with a salad. I’ll coat the cod with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and bake it in the oven for about 15 minutes.
Meal 4: Veggie stir fry.
Meal 5: Leftovers and refrigerator finds.

Questions: What’s on your menu this week? Do you like rice? If so, what’s your favorite kind? I like all rice, but black rice is my current favorite. What was the highlight of your weekend?
Be well,