Well enough of that venting. Here's this week's menu (with links to the recipes!)
Monday: Tender and Crisp Chicken Legs with Sweet Tomatoes (note: this does include fresh tomatoes which are pretty bland right now--I don't usually cook tomatoes now but my kids love this dish and the cherry tomatoes looked pretty good. The potatoes in the recipe are mentioned as optional but feel they are a must!)
Tuesday: Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops with Baby Bok Choy (easy--wrap bacon around sea scallops, season with s&p, saute in olive oil over med high (approx 2 minutes per side--slight brown color), remove and saute baby bok choy in the *blush* bacon grease.
Wednesday: Rigatoni with Eggplant, Sweet Tomatoes and Buffalo Mozzarella (soft buffalo mozzarella is a must for this one)
Thursday: Fire-Roasted Tomato Soup and Salad with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (simple meal as it is a GNO for me ;) The soup is from left-overs and just needs to be reheated)
Friday: Poached Salmon with Sauteed Kale (saute kale with sliced garlic in olive oil)
Saturday: Date night--kids get a pizza (woo-hoo)
Sunday: Turkey Meatloaf with Red Pepper Sauce and Cheesey broccoli (Cook broccoli over stove and add grated cheese to complete this total comfort meal!)
And that is this week. If you'd like any tips on any of these recipes (or a substitution suggestion), feel free to email me.