Another week has come and gone - I can't believe we're halfway through January already! Since it hasn't gone above freezing since it snowed (and some days, it was well below freezing - it was 4 degrees Fahrenheit on my drive to work on Friday, which is almost unheard of around here), we're still covered in the white stuff. Fortunately, the main roads are mostly clear, but the side roads in the neighborhoods are still mostly solid ice (and seriously rutted in some places).
Being stuck at home for a couple of days meant that we did a good job of sticking to the menu. Until Friday, when my family rebelled against the fish sticks I had planned. I bought them because my daughter PROMISED me she'd eat them, but whatever, the fish sticks' day will come. We ended up getting Panda Express that night.
Saturday, I intended to make beef stew, but my daughter begged for chow mein, so I made that instead. I used this recipe, though I substituted cashews for the almonds (because I had a can in the house from my niece's Girl Scout sales last fall and I figured it was time we used them up!), and I didn't actually measure any of the sauce ingredients, I just dumped them in. I did have to add some salt because my homemade chicken broth was seriously underseasoned. It was delicious!
Other than that, we stuck to the menu last week. And here's what's coming up for this week:
Sunday: Meaty Calzones (hubby wanted pizza for dinner on Saturday, but then we went out for lunch, so this was my compromise).
Monday: Swedish meatballs and spaetzle (a family favorite!)
Tuesday: BBQ chicken sandwiches (except I think we're low on barbecue sauce - anyone have a good recipe?)
Wednesday: Chicken fajitas
Thursday: Hamburger casserole
Friday and Saturday are BUSY so we'll be eating those out.
Have a great week everyone! And remember to check out Menu Plan Monday if you need more inspiration!