First Week in October Menu with new Pizza Crust Creation

Our First Week in October Menu

This weeks menu is ready! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.

Menu

Monday: Idiots Chicken (S), Page 223 of the book, Trim Healthy Table An easy recipe for a buy week ahead! Love the name love the taste.

Tuesday:  Easy Low Carb Spaghetti Night! (FP) Grab the Instapot, roast the squash and cue an easy meal.

Wednesday: Pan Seared Cajon Salmon (S) My husbands creation, I’ll have to write down the recipe as he cooks his famous fish.

Thursday: Mung Dal Pumpkin Curry (E) * see below for the recipe.  Pumpkin season is in full swing and another pumpkin soup was requested for this week.  So, I changed it up this week for a high protein meatless stew.

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S)

New Crust Creation:

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup baking blend
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning.

Place the both the mozzarella and cream cheese into the microwave for a 1 minuet and 1/2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  If the dough is to soft, add more parmesan cheese or baking blend until easy to roll out. Place the dough between to pieces of parchment paper. I prefer to use a fondant roller to stretch the crust or you can use a rolling pin. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 mins until browned.  Place desired toppings on crust and cook for an additional 10 minuets or until the cheese is browned.

 

Saturday:Happy Harvest Soup (S) Briana Thomas’ recipes are always filled with flavor and delicious.  I can’t wait to try this fall soup.

Sunday: BBQ Ribs  (S)- to keep this THM, I will have to substitute the apple juice.  Instead I may go with a Zevia or Bai flavored water drink.

For my Sweet Tooth

Velvety Chai by Briana Thomas

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Bars This is a repeat of last week since we didn’t get a chance to make them.  (made with Sunbutter for the \peanut allergy in our family) page 429 in the new Trim Healthy Table Cookbook

 

Pumpkin Mung Dal Curry (E)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mung Dal
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • dash of cayenne
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1st garam marsala powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tomatoes chopped

Directions:

Set the Instapot on the saute mode. Add the 1 tsp. of butter and onion.  Cook onion until tender.  Add in spices (cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, marsala powder, curry & turmeric) cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Turn off saute.  Add the remaining ingredients (Mung Dal, chicken stock, pumpkin, almond milk and chopped tomatoes).  Cook on manual for 10 mins.  Quick release pressure.

Read for the Record 2018

 

Who has signed up to Read for the Record with the  Jumpstart Campaign on October 25, 2018?  I just received my books in the mail which reminded me to set up a reading event in the community.  Yesterday, I sent off a couple of emails to my children’s teachers and ordered them each a book for their classroom.  I love this program which is so important for young readers.

This year’s book is Maybe Something Beautiful, How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy & Theresa Howell. With a splash of color and a pocket of joy ignite your imagination and cultivate a lifelong love of reading with this culture rich story. There are a load of classroom and at home materials to accompany the book on the Jumpstart website!  Enjoy, happy reading and let’s Read for the Record!!

Past Books:

2017: Quackers by Liz Wong. This adorable story is about a fun loving cat who assumes he’s a duck until he meets Mittens.  Find out what makes Quackers so special.

2016: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach. This adorable story is about a mischievous bear on the adventure of a lifetime.  Travel with the bear on his adventure to the big city and back home.

Hello Fall! It’s Menu Time!

Hello Fall! Our Weekly Menu

Another week, another menu!  In planning for our buy week, I have updated our menu to fit our schedule.  Thank goodness for crockpots! Two of the recipes are repeated since I didn’t get a chance to create them.  Others dishes are family favorites and recipes I have pinned to try later. Have a most wonderful week, all!  Cheers to healthy eating and creative cooking!

Monday: Chicken Marsala- (S) from Bake at Midnite .  In order to make it fit Trim Healthy Mama guidelines, I am omitting the pasta and using baking blend with parmesan cheese as my breading.

Tuesday:Chicken Nuggets from a Mom on Time Out (S)

Wednesday: Jalapeno Chicken Bacon Chowder (S) from Darcie’s Dishes. My oldest daughter is really into soups and this delicious recipe is a favorite of hers.  I do adjust the dish so it’s not spicy for my three children.

Thursday: Our for dinner with the new Rodan+Fields product release, Radiant Defense! Whoohoo! For the kids it’s a hot dog kind of night.

Friday:Low Carb Pizza (C/O).- Friday is Pizza and a Movie for our family

Saturday: Butter Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole (S) page 56 of Necessary Foods.  The picture in the book sold me on this recipe.  I’m excited to try however, I know my kids won’t be thrilled with a casserole so I may put some chicken aside for them.

Sunday: Jalapeno Popper Turkey Chili (E) from My Recipe Magic is a family favorite. My husband requested this recipe to have leftover for lunches next week.

For dessert my girls have requested brownies. I had pinned this deep s recipe a while ago since it looks so tasty.  It’s time to give it a try and enjoy a dark chocolate treat!

Making the Menu

Making the Menu

This weeks menu is ready! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.

Menu

Monday: Chicken Pot Pie (S) with leftover chicken and the crust made with Mozzarella Bread 

Tuesday:  Taco Tuesday (E or S)

Wednesday: Hot Dogs/ Brats and Cauliflower Fries (S)

Thursday: Spaghetti Night! (FP)

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S).  Here is the crust recipe my husband and I use for our pizza.  Make sure to double the recipe add baking powder for a thick crust.

Saturday: Grilled Chicken with Sweet Potatoes Fries

Sunday: Traditional Chili (E)-Who doesn’t love an easy and quick meal for a Sunday afternoon.  Fall, are you here yet?

For my Sweet Tooth

Pumpkin Gummy Candy I’ll be using the tart cherry recipe but with pumpkin juice to make these gummy candies.

Hello September Menu

Hello September Menu

You have to love the Easter Plate, LOL

This weeks menu is ready! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.

Menu

Monday: Hardy Lentil Soup Chicken Sausage and Soup (E) Page 85 of the book, Trim Healthy Table.

Tuesday:  Sweet Lime Taco Joe (FP/S/E) Page 93 of the book Trim Healthy Table.

Wednesday: Creamy Chicken Enchilada with Spaghetti Squash (S) I’ll omit the beans and corn but add a bag of riced cauliflower for this tasty meal. Spaghetti noodles with sauce for the kids.

Thursday: Teriyaki Beef and Broccoli (S/E or FP), Page 82 of the book, Trim Healthy Table. Beef is a favorite meat in our family and one we don’t often create.  This kids will be excited!

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S).  Here is the crust recipe my husband and I use for our pizza.  Make sure to double the recipe add baking powder for a thick crust.

Saturday: Hubby lovin’ Chicken (S), Page 218 of the book, Trim Healthy Table Our family has falling in love with this easy and flavorful meal.

Sunday: Traditional Chili (E)-Who doesn’t love an easy and quick meal for a Sunday afternoon.  Fall, are you here yet?

For my Sweet Tooth

Pumpkin Gummy Candy I’ll be using the tart cherry recipe but with pumpkin juice to make these gummy candies.