Meal Pinning Monday, yeah I know it's Thursday.

March 29, 2012

I know I am super late on this, but it has been one heck of a week. This is the week before Spring Break & when we get back we have state testing - did I mention I teach 4th grade? Yeah, in LA the 4th and 8th grade scores count twice for a school. Stressful is an understatement. I totally thought I knew what I was dealing with until I taught 4th for the first time. Oh dear, I do miss how laid back 5th grade was by comparison. 
[What is Meal Pinning Monday?]
MPM is how I meal plan for our little family. I once spent a lot of time searching the web and my recipe books hunting for new recipes and ideas for what to cook every week. Then, Pinterest came along and made meal planning much easier for me. Every weekend I look over what I have pinned the prior week and decide what I would like to cook and make my grocery list from these recipes. MPM came about as a way to share what I am cooking, and to also see what others are cooking every week to hopefully get even more dinner ideas from other bloggers. If you don't pin your recipes feel free to just share what you are cooking. 

Beef with Snow Peas & Mushrooms
I don't have a photo but I use a pound of ground beef or turkey, 2 bags of fresh snow peas (the steam kind), and 8oz of fresh mushrooms. Then I add every Asian thing I have in my kitchen to it. It usually contains soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, Chinese 5 spice, siracha, green onion, rice wine vinegar, garlic, and sweet chili sauce. 

Overnight Oatmeal - Breakfast

Chicken Tamale Pie
Source: via Ruth on Pinterest

Tex-Mex Frito Salad -
I add ground beef or turkey & we add chips on our own, I don't mix them in.

Pioneer Woman Comfort Meatballs -
using her mash recipe, but using half cauliflower