Sunday, May 25, 2014

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu Plan 5/26 - 6/1)

Wow, last week passed in a flash!  I'm sure with the summer almost here every week is going to feel this way.  I did great sticking to my menu plan last week, cooked everything when I was supposed to.  Actually my plans changed & I didn't go out one night like I was planning so I added a brinner to my weekly plan and made a spinach egg casserole to use up some spinach that was close to turning.

There was a lot of interest last week on the Cajun Quiche that I planned to make.  It was delicious, but I strayed quite a bit from the recipe since I used cauliflower for the crust instead of rice.  I wasn't thinking & I "riced" the whole head of cauliflower which was considerably more than the 2 cups the recipe called for.  I realized it would not fit in a pie plate.
Crust in my 9x13 pan
I switched to a 9x13 pan and then realized that the filling would probably need to be bulked up as well.  I increased the veggies, sausage, egg and seasoning, leaving only the cheese the same as the recipe.  I also used all egg beaters because I ran out of egg whites & I hate to waste the yolks of regular eggs.
Straight out of the oven - it smelt delicious!
The only problem with doubling-ish the recipe was the cook time.  I had to have it done in time to eat and leave for a Zumba class.  That didn't happen.  I was able to eat about half of it before I left and then reheated the rest when I got home.  It was awesome!  I used the rest for leftovers for lunch for the week and it reheated well too.  Will definitely be making this again!

Here is my plan for the week.  It's another full week for us and ends with 2 birthday parties for AJ's seventh birthday this weekend!  This is also probably my last "plan" for the next 2 weeks because we go on vacation very soon and the days leading up to that will be leftovers and very, very simple cooking (if needed) so we don't leave much in the fridge while we're gone.

Monday, 5/26 - Shrimp & Sausage Flatbreads (Relish recipe)
Tuesday, 5/27 - Vegetable Soup (Relish recipe)
Wednesday, 5/28 - Lasagna Roll Ups (Relish recipe)
Thursday, 5/29 - Blueberry Pork (Relish recipe)
Friday, 5/30 - OUT - date night of dinner & shopping to prep for parties & vacation
Saturday, 5/31 - BBQ for family birthday party including hamburgers, hot dogs, bean salad, broccoli salad, potato salad and homemade ice cream cake
Sunday, 6/1 - Pizza for friends' birthday party

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast & Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  Go check them out for some more yummy recipes! 

1 comment:

  1. Ooh! Shrimp and sausage flatbreads sound so tasty! Your cajun quiche also looks all sorts of tasty! I love the idea of replacing the rice with cauliflower! I'll have to try that soon!