Monday, April 30, 2012

Menu plan 4/29

This weekend I defrosted a turkey that I bought at a rock-bottom price (it might have actually been free!) and decided to plan my menu around it. Instead of roasting it whole, I cut it up. The legs and thighs went into a pot on the stove. I cooked them and then shredded the meat. The breasts got skinned and cubed. And the rest went into the crock pot along with celery, onions, a bay leaf, and some seasonings and cooked there for 48 hours! With all that turkey goodness, here is what I'm serving up this week:

Sunday: Pizza night. I know, that's not using any turkey goodness, but I find that if I serve pizza on Sunday night, I can pack the leftovers in the kids' lunches. Score!

Monday: Turkey fajitas. I placed an entire cubed turkey breast into a gallon ziploc bag along with a sliced onion and 4 sliced peppers, some oil, and some taco seasoning. It'll have marinated in the fridge for 2 days by the time I saute these up tonight.

Tuesday: Teriyaki turkey over rice. The other cubed breast has been marinating in teriyaki sauce. Yummy.

Wednesday: BBQ hamburgers. These are homemade patties made from ground beef and a ton of chopped (fine) veggies: onions, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, garlic. They're delicious and moist. I use this recipe for meatballs, too.

Thursday: Turkey pot pie. I'll use the shredded dark meat and some of the stock for this recipe.

Friday: Turkey soup. I probably won't have any turkey meat left for this dish, but it'll be full of veggies and noodles.

Saturday: I'll be away so Don will either cook up some spaghetti or barbeque some hotdogs, depending on the weather.

I'm linking up this post over at Org Junkie. If you need some menu inspiration, go take a peek at what other families will be eating this week!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dylan's new dependant!

Yesterday Dylan and Haley spent several hours at the Kia dealership in Langley and they came home with THIS! It's a Kia Forte, and let's just say that it's a "big boy" car. Dylan will be satisfied driving this for a decade at least...then he can pass it down to Patience! I'm amazed that Dylan qualified for the financing all by himself and proud that he's spent the last year working at a job that allowed him to be in the position to purchase this. And, as you can see, this car has a TON of trunk room! Congratulations, Dylan. Nice way to enter your 21st year.