What exciting thing did I do on the first day of the new year you ask? I spent the day cooking. All. Day. Cooking. I wanted to continue what I had been doing the previous year as far as saving money on groceries, spending more time with my kids and more time to run! So we decided to do grocery shopping on Friday and Saturday I would cook my little heart out.
I got a new cookbook for Christmas called Don't Panic-Dinner's in the Freezer. I love the book because it describes in detail how to cook, package and freeze meals and even triples the recipe ingredients for you. There are lots of great freezing tips and techniques given in the book as well as tricks and shortcuts that make cooking much easier. The recipes sound very good and they aren't your usual casserole type things. Most of the recipes below came from the book. I am hoping that when trying these new recipes my boys will find more things to like and eat. It's hard finding meals that all 3 boys like.On a side note: I thought these plates were funny. My sister-in-law gave them to the boys for Christmas.
Applesauce (lots of apples & cinnamon..that's it)
Oatmeal Raisin cookies
Steel Cut Oatmeal x5 (I used the recipe on the bag of Bob's Redmill Steel Cut Oats then added apples, cinnamon, honey & flax seed)
Turkey Chili x2 (my thrown together recipe)
Chicken Picado x2
Lemon Glazed Chicken Breasts
Chicken Cacciatore x2
Honey Pork Chops x3
Dijon Roast Pork Loin x3
Chicken Enchiladas x3
Salsa Shredded Beef x2