Monday, April 21, 2014

What Season is It?

We have been having a bit of season confusion here in NC.
We have had upper 80's and then back to highs in the 50's.
Our nights have been COLD with the need to have heat in the mornings again.
It makes meal planning a little interesting -
should we grill?
should we have a warm chili/soup?
Looks like 70's this week and high 40's over night this week - WooHoo!

We enjoyed a sausage chili this week and a baked tilapia.
The meal plan called for broccoli salad this week.
I think that this is my favorite way to eat broccoli!
Unfortunately, I think that my sunflower seeds were a bit on the rancid side,
but the salad was still good and will be GREAT next time.

Broccoli Salad

1 lb broccoli florets (I actually used frozen)
2 Tbsp chopped onion
1 c shredded cheddar
1/2 c sunflower seeds
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/4 c sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
3 oz real bacon pieces

Chop broccoli into small pieces.
Combine broccoli, onion, cheese, and sunflower seeds.
Whisk together mayo, sugar, and vinegar; toss with broccoli mixture.
Garnish with bacon.

This Week's Menu Plan:
Monday:  Red Beans and Rice
Tuesday: Pork Chops
Wednesday:  Balsamic Chicken
Thursday:  Ribs
Friday:  Beef and Vegetables Stuffed Peppers
Saturday:  Greek Salad with Quinoa

1 comment:

  1. That salad is really good with raisins and no cheese (less fat that way too!)