I've been so busy this week, I haven't had a chance to post any lunches, but that doesn't mean I haven't been enjoying some delicious meals lately. All of these lunches are leftovers from some super tasty dinners.
Wednesday's lunch was leftover Philly cheestesteak stuffed green peppers, with a little side of more of the filling. Thursday's lunch was teh 5 spice turkey lettuce wraps (I ate as a salad), and today is leftover oven-baked chicken fajitas. Now, Bob says that it would be easier to just do those fajitas in the skillet, and they would taste just as good, but I do think they came out tasty very good from the oven, and the whole house smelled yummy the rest of the night. The downside to doing them in the oven was that Stephen about nearly expired waiting for them to be ready. That child was hungry!
The upside to all of these meals this week is that the boys ate them up! They loved their deconstructed stuffed peppers, and they also did a great job with the deconstructed turkey wraps. They did very well last night, too. That makes one happy mommy :)
We have SO many leftovers in the fridge right now it is not even funny, so I think that's what we'll be having for dinner tonight. We have a nice container of broccoli, along with leftover Indian food. We've got one boneless pork chop, along with cubed, roasted sweet potatoes and sweet potato fries. And we've got a little bit of fajitas and a bunch of rice! I don't think we'll go hungry this weekend ;)
Today's lunch is brought to you by last night's dinner: chicken kabobs with zucchini, red pepper, and onion, along with a brown rice/quinoa blend. Bob marinated the chicken in a bottled Teriyaki sauce that even has little Teriyaki seeds in it. The vegetables were tossed with olive oil and a premade Chicken seasoning. The whole dinner was ahmahzing!
So today's lunch was leftovers + carrots and three wondrously ripe strawberries.
Delish! I love all of the colors in the box, too :)
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- Sunday: Chicken Kabobs, with red pepper, zucchini, & onion and brown rice/quinoa blend
- Monday: Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Green Peppers
- Tuesday: 5 Spice Turkey Lettuce Wraps, rice
- Wednesday: Fish Night (salmon for me, swai for B, and fish fillets for the boys), mac-n-cheese, broccoli
- Thursday: Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas, tortillas
- Friday: Pizza
- Saturday: Healthy Chicken Nuggets, Zucchini Tots
One day last week I had the chance to enjoy a relaxing walk with a friend. The skies were crystal blue and the company was perfect :)
We explored a place that is not new to Virginia Tech but was new to me: the Hahn Horticulture Garden
! Very serene and beautiful. Thank you, Sam, for helping me learn something new. I really loved the hidden courtyards and benches, as well as all the little butterflies flitting along. It was all so very tranquil.
Here's the other dish we made out of the leftovers. I don't even know what to call it!
Again, it doesn't look pretty, but it was quite tasty. Originally, we were going to make a quick Shepherd's Pie. We were going to add corn and edamame and top it all with microwave mashed potatoes and bake it in the oven.
But, we had leftover baked spaghetti squash, so Bob threw the spaghetti squash in the saute pan and added the beef & 'shrooms. He added some Tabasco sauce to his, but I was very happy with my dish with no added spice.
Lunch today consisted of leftovers from last night's crock pot beef & mushrooms, a small amount of brown rice, and leftover roasted green beans.
It may not look pretty, but this lunch hit the spot!
You know, I had forgotten about this recipe until I found it by looking through my older blog posts. I've only posted about a couple of recipes, but I thought I would make this yesterday, and we are already getting so many other meals out of it. It's pretty crazy how versatile this dish it.
Because the beef & 'shrooms have tomato sauce in the base, I think it went very well with the pasta-like spaghetti squash.
Overall, I think I am ready to take a bit of a break from beef, but these meals were quite different. I loved the use of the spaghetti squash with the meaty sauce. I had been considering trying to do some kind of ground beef, diced tomatoes, squashy thing, and this ended up being pretty close and making good use of leftovers.
Looking forward to tomorrow evening's Buffalo chicken burgers!
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- Sunday: Crock Pot Beef & Mushrooms
- Monday: Buffalo chicken burgers, broccoli, whole grain English muffin
- Tuesday: Shephard's Pie
- Wednesday: TechPad Open House
- Thursday: Fall Gala
- Friday: Out or Broccoli chicken alfredo
- Saturday: Grilled boneless pork chops, sweet potatoes, corn
Our weekend started off with Bob speaking at an Entrepreneur Week event called Startup Weekend. Bob's talk was short and to the point, and he did a great job! He focused on three components to a successful business plan: team, traction, and technology.
There were about 13-15 other Startup Weekends happening across the United States on Friday. The purpose behind the Startup Weekend is that people come together, they pitch ideas, they narrow the ideas down to the top ten best ideas, they form teams, they work all weekend, and at the end of the weekend they share their progress, hopefully resulting in something very close to a viable business. At the end of the share time, awards are given for best results.
It truly was inspiring to be in the room with people who are so creative and have such great ideas. I've missed Bob, since he's definitely be involved with this (he's a mentor) for much of the weekend, but I know it's for a good purpose. Go Starter Uppers!
As far as our family time has gone this weekend, we've had a lot of fun. Since Bob took Taylor with him to work with the Startup teams on Saturday, I had some great quality time with Stephen. We ready a big stack of books and played outside and took Scuba for a walk. I also turned on College GameDay and got my football on!
Bob came home in time for us to watch our Hokies lose to Pitt. That was a tough game to watch, but we cheered for our guys the whole time. We also had the company of my sis-in-law and her husband, so that made the loss a little easier for us to bear.
Saturday evening we enjoy a glass of white wine from the Wintergreen Winery (buttery and refreshing!), along with grilled swai fish, roasted spaghetti squash and green beans. We finished out the day by watching the movie, The Double (it was pretty good!).
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This morning I got up with the boys at 6:30 to get some pumpkin bread in the oven. I should have anticipated that they would want to help, but let me say I had not had enough coffee to deal with two little wee ones trying to "help" make pumpkin bread. At one point I said, "Are you sure you don't want to watch t.v.?" That's how desperate I was to divert their attention. No dice.
Luckily, the pumpkin bread was made, and the smell of pumpkin and nutmeg and cloves and all things yummy filled the house.
Turkey, Quinoa, and Peppers
It's Wednesday! Crazy, because I spent all of yesterday thinking yesterday was Wednesday.
Today's lunch is pretty much the same as Monday's, but it's so darn good it doesn't matter. Also had 3 small mini-Reese's cups for a sweet treat.
Breakfast was a small slice of pumpkin bread, iced coffee, and a banana.
I wasn't sure I was going to be able to workout this morning. I've had some neck pain for the past few days, and yesterday at one point it was so bad I could barely move. I told myself that if it still hurt that bad this morning, I wouldn't be able to work out. But, it felt better today! Yay!
I still took it really easy today. No increasing my weights today.
This doesn't look pretty, but that's because it's so good, I almost forgot to take a picture! Seriously yummy lunch today.
This is a leftover Buffalo Chicken Burger, with some leftover quinoa (I added Parmesan cheese to it), and steamed broccoli & carrots. Absolutely delicious!
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- Sunday: Crock pot Turkey & gravy, mashed cauliflower, grilled zucchini
- Monday: Buffalo chicken burgers on whole grain English muffins, blue cheese dressing (with Greek yogurt), broccoli and carrots
- Tuesday: Pork Chops, sweet potatoes, corn
- Wednesday: Baked chicken, spaghetti squash pasta, one more side?
- Thursday: Healthy chicken nuggets, supposed to be quinoa pizza bites but now I'm going to change that
- Friday: Pizza