Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Missing in Action - The Dinner Edition

Sunday: Dinner at a friends house

Monday: Roasted pork chops with kale and farro

Tuesday: Lamb meatballs with pita pockets and yogurt mint sauce

Wednesday: Butternut squash with pine and penne pasta

Thursday: Cobb salad

Friday: Butternut squash and kale pizza

Saturday: TBD

Oh my, where has the time gone? I have been so bad about posting menus, it's almost a shame to be trying again. But this is a new year and a new start, right? I was inspired by the Seven Days, Seven Meals challenge over at Dinner: A Love Story and for the past two weeks I have introduced about five new dinners into our repertoire, including two from this week's menu. Sadly we have not had many hits with this experiment! My kids each ate one lamb meatball and declared it inedible, but the adults inhaled them. The Spicy Black Bean Burgers with jalapenos omitted for the kids were met with a resounding "Um, no thanks!" Same goes for the Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers - they ignored them and ate the sweet potato fries instead. I almost pulled out my cottage cheese trick, but they redeemed themselves by inhaling the Crispy black bean tacos with coleslaw.This has not been an easy ride, folks. Oh well, I love trying new recipes and while all were not winners, we definitely have room to grow around here. Wish us luck. Have you had any success with new recipes lately?


  1. Yay your back! I was beginning to get worried! :-) I did the 7 days 7 meals challenge too and it went over ok with the family. Are you going to be doing anymore cooking from the DALS book?! I'm still here to cook along! Glad to see your back!

  2. You've been missed! I am kinda doing the 7 for 7 challenge, and I have to say that peas/ham/orechiette pasta was HUGE at my house (I subbed asparagus for peas)!
    I will cook along too with DALS, so let us know if you're still going to do it!