Playing Catch Up

Well… my plants have not died yet!!! So we are crusing along.. The avocado plant even has new growth.
We did start a pineapple plant in water. (Started on Wednesday, January 22)

I am totally thrown off on my days since the kids had a snow day, then I had to have meetings at the college on Saturday…

Here are a few recipes we tried this week. Nothing was bad… but with a family of 5, it is hard to please everyone… so I am saving recipes to create a scrapbook/album with recipes that all 5 of us liked.

I roasted my first chicken.. Two actually… Was a very basic rub. hardest part was zesting the lemons and oranges. Served with corn, salad, and stuffing from the box.
https://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2013/eatsy-citrus-roasted-whole-chicken/

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We also made Pork Chops a couscous. This was a our first experience with couscous, and we liked it. I was really ghetto and bought the boxed couscous – Parmesan flavored. Everyone voted that they did not like the raw green onions.. but wanted more cherries next time. Ooh ya.. since it was out of season for cherries I grabbed two bags from the raisins sections.. they were already chopped and pitted.. Lazy girl I am. Pork Chops are orgasmic on the bone, I used a previously made rub from an old recipe. Could not remember what was in it.. but I had made double a batch once. Sorry.
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pork-chops-cherry-couscous-50400000113769/

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I tried to make crispy edamame for John (husband)… something for him to munch on at work. It was an epic Pinterest fail. put too many on the pan… they did not crisp up, and with the busy life of a basketball mom.. I had to run to practice, and did not want to leave the oven on… Maybe you will have better luck.
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/crispy-edamame/detail.aspx

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We also made pork burgers… Hawaiian style. I liked these alot, but Hunter (oldest son) said they left an after taste… please keep in mind that he ate the leftovers too. you can’t go wrong when it comes to grilling pineapple though. I did drizzle with honey before throwing them on the grill. (We used a fresh pineapple)
http://www.ivillage.com/hawaiian-style-pork-burgers/3-r-213689

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My FAVE recipe so far this week was the sausage pasta from the ALL You magazine. I ripped out the page of one I had on stash and made it. The funny part was shopping for broccoli rabe at HEB (local grocery store) No one knew what I was talking about. Geesh, doesn’t everyone that works with food watch Food Network!!
We had to substitute frozen spinach.
http://www.allyou.com/food/supercheap-meals/easy-dinner/pasta-sausage-broccoli

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I am addicting to Pinterest, and most of these were found through there. I was trying to search for cheap family meals.. or meals on a budget. But most of those are a family of 4… and I have 5 people, so sometimes I have to double the recipes.

Visit Jenny’s profile on Pinterest.

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