recipes I've tried this week

I'd like to thank mother nature for completely screwing with us this week. what does this have to do with food you ask? - BBQ season. and BBQ season means I get help with dinner. I make hubby BBQ because I don't BBQ. but this week's weather was insane, with below zero celsius temps and then BAM, on friday it got up to 26 degrees celsius. then saturday morning, I look outside and there is a blizzard. what the freaking hell. so needless to say, I was hoping to break out the BBQ friday but we ordered pizza instead because I came home from work exhausted. due to the heat outside and the fact that the building where I work still has the heating system blasting, it was 30 degrees in my office. BLEH.

anyway, early in the week I made classic spaghetti and meatballs. this turned out DELISH and I ate it for dinner and twice for lunch at work. Probably the best spaghetti and meatballs I've made in a really long time. I think it helped that I used Unico's San Marzano canned tomatoes...

classic spaghetti and meatballs - she wears many hats

next was pork tenderloin with pan sauce. this turned out quite good. i made it with potatoes (roast potatoes for us, mashed potatoes for the kiddos) and some corn.

pork tenderloin with pan sauce - chef mommy
and because I had bacon leftover from last week's sweet & spicy bacon chicken, I MADE IT AGAIN THIS WEEK. I'm crazy like that. it was that freaking good. here it is again, looking so delectable:

sweet & spicy bacon chicken - diary of a recipe addict

I still find it painful to come up with lunch ideas for Isabella  for school. gives me a headache just thinking about it. I did get slightly excited when I came across this recipe for cucumber tea sandwiches. Isabella loves cucumber and she loves cream cheese. I am going to attempt these for her this week and we'll see if they get eaten or make it back home in her lunch box...

frog prince paperie - cucumber tea sandwiches

I found this salad which I am going to try this week for my lunches - autumn chopped salad. I love fruit and this has chopped apples and pears. feta too = YUM. dried cranberries and a mixture of balsamic vinegar and poppyseed dressing...SOLD!

autumn chopped salad - iowa girl eats

for a little snackeroo (since I doubt my fav ice cream will be on sale), I am going to make golden oreo cheesecake bars this afternoon. they look heavenly, don`t they?:

golden oreo cheesecake bars - cookies & cups

the kids insisted that they wanted white chocolate blueberry muffins again this week (this is probably the 15th time I will have made them) so I will oblige and make them today too:

white chocolate blueberry muffins - pinch of yum


  1. what was the verdict on the cucumber tea sandwiches? i would so eat those!

  2. Claudia - they were a BUST. Isabella thought the concept was too gross and refused to try it. I am going to try it one day soon for myself though...



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