Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dinner Diva Menu Week of 1/24

The last week of January! Sometimes I feel like I am slingshotted from November to February, like in the movie Armageddon when they're slingshotted around the moon and all they can do is hang on for the ride. February promises to be no less of a wild ride, and no doubt March will have its share of excitement. Maybe it's just my whole life that's a slingshot. Best to just hang on and enjoy myself I suspect.

Sunday: Chicken and Vegetable Noodle Soup

This is an adaptation from the recipe found in the P90X nutrition guide. My whole family loves it and it is a healthy and satisfying soup.

Monday: Meal Swap Meal (I've got some frozen casseroles waiting to be baked!)

Tuesday: breakfast for dinner: whole wheat banana chocolate chip pancakes, fresh fruit

This is a recipe I came up with to use some fresh milled flour I got from a friend. My kids beg for these, and they don't even require syrup--just dip in unsweetened applesauce! For information on whole wheat flour (the real stuff not the processed stuff) and how it is a fabulous nutrition booster, and how to use it, please see the website:

1 C. fresh milled whole wheat flour
1 C. organic milk
1 egg
1 t. each baking soda and baking powder
2 overripe bananas
1/4 cup protein powder

Mix all ingredients, and cook as you would any pancakes. Before flipping, sprinkle with dark chocolate chips or blueberries. Then flip and cook 30-45 sec.

Serve warm with applesauce or yogurt.

Wednesday: Spaghetti with Meatballs, fresh romaine salad, crusty french bread or garlic bread

Lady and The Tramp Spaghetti with Meatballs

Thursday: My son's 6th birthday. He requested Cavatappi with Spinach and Asiago as his birthday meal:

Friday: Classic Roast Chicken with Gravy, mashed potatoes

Classic Roast Chicken with Gravy

Saturday: Son's birthday party day, dinner will be served at the bowling alley. (Yuk, but ok.)