Monday I had a night with my girls, so after I picked Becca up from Cheer, I decided we were going out to dinner. I chose Opa, one of our Mediterranean faves.
Avgolemono Soup (Lemon and Chicken)
Falafel, hummus, taziki
Tonight was my choice as well…Oven roasted Chicken Thighs and Legs—-375 for an hour or so with a good handful of salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and a hearty supply of olive oil. I served with rice, corn, and a side salad. Perfection! Happy family!
Flowers for Lizzie
A couple of pics with my girls
Happy Friday!!! So earlier in the week when I made my meal plan, I asked the girls if they would rather order pizza or me make something for dinner on Friday night. They wanted to know what I might make, so I took the risk and said pasta with clams. They wanted clams. I even double checked last night to make sure that was still their choice. Yep! So that is what I made tonight for dinner!
Linguine and Clams
1 pound Linguine Pasta
1 tablespoon sea salt
1-2 pounds live Clams
1 tablespoons butter
2 cloves minced Garlic
1 cup White Wine (I used Chardonnay)
Take a large bowl and fill with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt and stir to dissolve. Add clams and allow to sit in the refrigerator for as long as possible (30 min up to 2 hours). This will release the silt and sand. Rinse clams and press any open clams closed, if a clam won’t stay closed throw it away.
Fill a large pot with water and bring to boil. Salt water well. Cook pasta in water until 1 minute short of al dente. Reserve 3 cups cooked pasta water for sauce. In a large pan add butter. Heat over medium high heat until melted.
Add garlic. Cook about 2 minutes. Add white wine and reduce about 2 minutes. Add salt and clams, toss to coat. Add pasta and 2 cups reserved pasta water. Cover and cook about 3 to 4 minutes until all the clams have opened, any unopened clams need to be discarded.
The girls’ plate…
Well…I totally forgot to take a pic, so I snagged this one from google. I added fresh parsley to mine, and of course I had wine =) PERFECTION!!!!!
Have a great weekend!!! See ya soon with some yummy dinners this weekend and a new weekly meal plan!
Evening guys! I thought I would share this amazing tip… cook spaghetti squash in your crock pot! I saw this tip the other day on TV, and I just had to test it out!
Crockpot Spaghetti Squash
1 large spaghetti squash
1 cup low-sodium chicken stock, vegetable stock or water
With a sharp knife or fork, poke your spaghetti squash a few times all around.
Place the entire squash in a large slow cooker. Add your liquid and cover. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.
I am going to add some butter, Parmesan cheese, and possibly some leftover veggies from tonight’s dinner (recipe coming soon) and take for lunch tomorrow!
Here is how I did it in the oven. https://funfoodiefamily.com/2015/03/23/roasted-spaghetti-squash/
Hey guys! I had a pretty awesome day with the family. We all went to the circus. It was great and we all had fun together! Last night, I was supposed to go to dinner with a couple of friends, but it fell through. No worries, though. We will catch up soon. I had a quiet house to myself for a few hours, so I ordered Chinese take out; Shrimp and Broccoli, Sweet and Sour Tofu, and some yummy Spring Rolls. For the second night in a row, I find myself in a quiet house for a bit. I was in the mood for something vegetarian, so I ordered a veggie pizza, cheese bread, and Greek salad. Plenty of leftovers from both nights! Looks like I have lunch covered for the week! Now watching a marathon of The Americans. So awesome!
Looking forward to yoga in the morning. My dad’s b-day is tomorrow, so I’m going to make a yummy meal for him. That recipe and this week’s meal plan coming up tomorrow!
5 ingredient Easy Meal… Tortilla, refried beans, cheese, green chilies, and enchilada sauce…
Put some enchilada sauce on the bottom of your pan. Start layering…tortilla, beans, cheese, chilies…fold, etc.
Top with enchilada sauce and more cheese…
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until the cheese it nice and bubbly…
Eating up all the chips in the house cheering for the Seahawks…Good game tonight!
Every so often, my girls and I have a girl night at home. Tonight was one of those! Usually this happens…we girls love our pizza!
Thin Crust White Pizza with tomatoes, bacon, and feta for me…
Regular Crust Mushrooms and Black Olives for the girls…
And always Cheesy Bread
Happy Friday everyone! I had an awesome first week with my 6th graders! They are amazing; smart, sweet, and full of enthusiasm! Love each and every one! My school is pretty amazing this year, and I am glad to be back to work. I LOVE having my summer (June and July only) to spend with my girls, but I do love teaching and making a difference in my students’ lives.
My dad picked up the girls from school and took them on a surprise sleepover! My hubby is working late. I am chilling with Brutus (my dog, duh!) and my kitties and eating pizza, drinking wine, and catching up on my shows.
I ordered a small thin crust “White Pizza” with tomatoes, black olives, feta and bacon. Pretty amazing combo! I have a few pieces leftover for another day.