Hi friends! Can you believe it’s the last week of February already? This year is going by way too fast! Last week was pretty unexciting/normal for me, but I’ve actually been enjoying being a little bored these days as I take some time off from formal work after our move. I still seem to fill my days though and stay busy, but it’s a non-stressful busy, if that makes sense? Although, I have been looking at job postings lately, but I’m not going to rush into anything. If I decide to go back to the 9-5 soon, then I want to make sure it is something I truly am excited about. And there is still a lot I am thinking through in my head too. So we shall see.
Well, lets get to our meals from last week, shall we?
Sunday:Crockpot Chicken Fajita bowls
I’ve been on a crockpot kick these days, as I’m sure you can tell if you have kept up with me on here. I’ve loved being able to throw everything together, wait a few hours, and then have a delicious meal, plus tons of leftovers! For this recipe, I added a couple chicken breasts to the crockpot, along with 3 sliced peppers, one small onion sliced, 4 cloves garlic, 2 (10 oz) cans diced tomatoes, and 2 tablespoons of homemade fajita mix. I cooked everything on high for about 4 hours, and near the end, I added 1 tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoons lime juice. I think the honey and lime juice totally made the fajitas, giving it a sweet and citrus punch! So good, and husband approved. I served it over cauliflower rice for me and over corn chips for David. I added avocado (as always), and then cheese and sour cream for David. Delicious!
I always hang out at my sister’s Monday night (or at least until The Bachelor is over!), so I defrosted Kale, Cauliflower, and turkey soup from the other week, brought a big ol’ bowl to my sister’s, and then left the rest for David to eat! The soup tasted even better than I remember!
Tuesday: His and Her meat and veggies
This warmer weather has me craving all the summer-y, grilling-season foods! We didn’t use the grill, but cooked on our cast iron which is a good second option. We cooked up a beef burger for David, and chicken sausage for me. I also roasted up some brussel sprouts and added a baked potato.
Wednesday: Leftover fajitas from Sunday
Tuesday: Sweet potato quiche (or egg casserole? Or frittata?)
I’m saying this is a quiche, but I’m not sure if it is? Anyone know what the difference is between a quiche, frittata, or egg casserole? Or all they all just different words for the same thing? Either way, I loved this Breakfast For Dinner meal!
Here’s what I did: I first sliced a sweet potato into thin rounds and roasted them with some coconut oil in the oven. While those were cooking, I sauteed some spinach and onion. Once the potatoes were soft, I lined the bottom of two single serving casserole dishes (but you could totally use a normal size dish) with the sweet potato. I whisked eggs into the spinach and onions, and then poured the egg mixture into each of the dishes. I topped one with cheese, and baked them both for around 25 minutes at 350 degrees. We loved these! I LOVE the sweet potato and egg flavor combination, but I may try regular potatoes next time to see which we like better!
Friday: Asian Sesame Salmon and veggies
I was in a desperate need for a new salmon recipe, and I luckily found one buried in my recipe drawer from an old McCormick spice container.
Asian Sesame Salmon
-2 tsp sesame seeds (I forgot to add these. Whoops.)
-1 tsp minced garlic
-1 tsp minced onions (I left out because I didn’t have it.)
¾ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
-⅓ cup honey
-⅓ cup thinly sliced green onions (I left out because I didn’t have any.)
-2 tbsp soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
-2 lbs salmon fillets
- Mix honey, green onions, soy sauce, and all the spices except the red pepper in a small bowl until well blended. Stir in red pepper to taste, if desired. Place salmon in a baking dish and spoon honey mixture over salmon.
- Roast salmon on 375 degrees for about 20 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a form, basting occasionally with honey mixture.
We loved this recipe, and I will definitely be making it again.
Saturday evening, David and I joined my sister and her family at the Chattahoochee River Recreation area and had a great time walking around with the little ones and exploring. After, I was tired and hungry, so we stopped at the store to get something easy for dinner. David grabbed his favorite (a frozen pizza!), and I picked up a rotisserie chicken for myself (and future lunches this week).
Well, that’s it friends! Let me know what you will be eating this week!
AND really. What is the difference between a quiche, egg casserole, and frittata?