We had a busy little weekend with Night to Shine on Friday, followed by a six mile jaunt to the star on Mill Mountain Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon found us puttering around the house, and we wrapped up Arthur Birthday Season on Sunday with a nice lunch for our nephew.
Have you been to a Weaver Street Market? My boss recently discovered this gem in his travels and has been raving about their food bar. He’s now planning his trips so he can eat there. I’ve not visited one yet, but the recipes on their blog caught my eye, so we’re sampling a couple of them this week.
BLT Breakfast Bake – While we’re not doing Paleo or Whole 30, this protein-packed dish is a great way to start the day! We’ll use half a pack of bacon in this recipe and the rest in the broccoli salad. We buy Hormel Natural or the Never Any uncured hickory bacon from Aldi.
Paleo Egg Roll In A Bowl – Nope, still not Paleo, but we love this real food twist on an egg roll. Prepare as is for vegetarian, or add a protein. We like the chicken option. Fresh dianthus blooms are optional!
Apple Cider Glazed Salmon – New! I don’t have Lusty Monk mustard on hand (although that name is hilarious!) so I’m using another spicy, stone ground mustard.
Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry – Yum! We add 1/2 tsp. of garam masala and 1/2 tsp. of curry powder, for a little extra flavor.
Lean Bean Meatballs with Greens n’ Rice – New! This dinner was a pleasant surprise. We made it using ground turkey instead of ground chicken thighs. I thought Mark wouldn’t care for it because he’s not a fan of spice, and the stone ground mustard is pretty hot. He loved it, and rated it a “10”! This meal is going into the regular dinner rotation.
Best Ever Broccoli Salad – I wasn’t sure how I would feel about a warm broccoli salad, but this recipe has become a cool weather favorite.
We’re having carrots and cukes with hummus (Aldi’s organic red pepper hummus is a fav), popcorn, grapes, and bananas.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries – We’ll have them on Valentine’s Day with our heart pizza. I like to decorate these using unsweetened, shredded coconut.
Happy Monday! Let’s do this thang!
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