How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was good. Busy. But good. Rather than recap everything, though I can’t NOT post this awesome sushi…
I’m posting our meal plan for the week. Drafting a store list has been a little more intense now that I’m trying to cook meals that Ethan can eat. (Ethan at Cowfish sushi and burger restaurant, our night out on Saturday. It’s one of my fav Charlotte restaurants!)
I want to cook meals we’d normally eat to get him used to our grown-up food, but I still have to modify a bit. (ie: We often eat a bit of spicy stuff and saucy one-pot meals that aren’t great for finger-food.)
So here’s the plan for the week:
- Sunday – baked salmon, roast red potatoes, green beans**
- Monday – pulled chicken burritos with side salad (pulled chicken prepped Sunday from the chicken salad I made for Kevin and I.)
- Tuesday – red beans n’ rice (with veg)
- Wednesday – leftover beans n’ rice
- Thursday – sliced spicy chicken sausage, pasta, peas, spinach (E can have pasta and peas.)
- Friday – out? frozen pizza? pasta leftovers?
**The salmon baked at 375F for 45 minutes while the potatoes roasted. They had roughly the same cook time, which makes things easy. I also baked Ethan an acorn squash at that same time and temp that I pureed and froze in an ice-cube tray after dinner. He’s working on finger food but still gets a bit of puree.
On Sunday morning, I made pancakes for the family. They turned out really well (except the burned batch that I ate), so here’s the recipe. Leftovers were frozen for Ethan to have throughout the next week or two.
Simple n’ Scrumptious Whole Wheat Pancakes
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 TBS white sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 TBS butter, melted
- cooking spray, olive oil, or butter for pan
- Mix milk and vinegar, and allow it to sit 5 minutes (or use buttermilk).
- Stir together dry ingredients. Add egg and butter to milk.
- Stir wet into dry with a whisk, but don’t over-mix.
- Pour about 1/4 cup batter in greased pan. Wait until you see a little bubble or two before flipping.
- What are you making this week?