Posts Tagged ‘Salad’

Aug 22 2016

Tuna & Spinach Salad Made with Love

My delicious Tuna & Spinach Salad made by Karlie

A few days ago Karlie was in charge of making the family meal.  She made a super delicious meal.  For my meal she put together a Tuna, Spinach & Tomato Salad.  When I sat down for dinner this beauty greeted me.

I love how she displayed the tomatoes around the edges of the salad and the 1 spinach leaf on the top of the tuna fish salad mix she put together on her own.  It was amazing!  Thankful for a thoughtful and sweet kid who made a delicious and healthy meal.

She made tuna fish sandwiches for the rest of the family, which based on their reactions turned out really tasty as well.  Thanks Karlie for a great meal!  Love you kiddos!

Jun 29 2015

Recipes: Red & Blue Patriotic Salad

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Fresh Red & Blue Patriotic Salad

I have been enjoying the fresh salads lately with the warmer temperatures.  The other day as I was looking through the refrigerator for lunch ideas and decided to use up some leftovers along with some fresh fruit and greens.  The salad turned out delicious.  It was cool and crispy with a touch of sweetness in every bite.

The recipe below is for a single serving, however, this would be a great one to make into a larger salad to share for the July 4th Holiday or really anytime throughout the hot summer season.  Whether at a picnic, party, celebration, or any other event the salad is sure to be a hit.  Plus it’s healthy, colorful, and delicious!

Red & Blue Patriotic Salad Recipe:

  • 2 cups Fresh Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/4 cup cut Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 3 oz Sirloin Steak, slivered
  • 1 tablespoon Walden Farms Raspberry Vinaigrette

Rinse the romaine lettuce, strawberries, and blueberries.  Cut up the romaine lettuce (if not already done so).  Place the romaine onto your plate or serving dish.  Cut the strawberries into quarters and add them to the top of the romaine.   Add the blueberries on top as well.  Sliver your sirloin steak and place it on the bed of romaine.  Sprinkle the Walden Farms Raspberry Viniagrette salad dressing over your salad, mix gently, and enjoy!

Optional: If you want to add a little bit of white to your Red & Blue salad to make it a Red, White, and Blue Salad I was suggest adding a sprinkling of cheese on top such as crumbled blue cheese, shredded parmesean, or mozzarella. 

Total Calories: 333 | Total Net Carbs: 4.4

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Sep 15 2014

What’s for Dinner: Our Weekly Menu Plan

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Some weeks there is so much to squeeze into the schedule I am not sure how it will all get done.  This weekend I realized that it is impossible to do everything and sometimes tasks that I do accomplish they are not always done very well.   This week I really need to work  on making positive steps forward because the “to do” list will always be longer than the hours in the day.  Part of what I need to be doing is prioritizing to make sure I am taking care of my family first. One of the first steps is making sure the menu is in place so I know what I need to prepping for meals.  Here is our menu plan for the upcoming week:

Our Weekly Menu Plan

  • Monday (Beef or Seafood Entree): Special Event – Back to School Night (Pizza Meal at School)
  • Tuesday (Kid’s Night to Cook): Hot Dogs, Steamed Vegetables
  • Wednesday (Chicken or Vegetarian Entree): Easy Crockpot Chicken Tacos, Fresh Vegetables
  • Thursday (Pasta or Pork Entree):  Pasta Casserole, Salad
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday:  Leftovers, Family Preference, and Hosting

I have a general pattern I try to follow for my weekly Menu Plan (for example Monday we have a beef or seafood entree and so forth).  It is my goal, at least in the beginning, to have at least the main dish and one side planned.  I will put together the remaining side dishes (veggies / fruits) based on the food items that need to be used up first and compliment the main entree.

Setting a weekly menu plan helps me utilize my time better, thus freeing up extra time to spend with my family.  On the days that I am working longer hours I can prep the meal in advance so it will be easier to pull together once I am home.  As I go through the menu planning process I will try to share some of our favorite family recipes.  If there is a specific recipe you would like please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate (some recipes are a toss together meal and I do not use any set measurements).

As a family of four our life can get busy.  What’s for Dinner is our weekly menu planning series and one of the ways to help keep us organized, on schedule, and within budget.  Our family typically eats 6 to 7  dinner meals at home a week.  We do try to go out to eat at least once a month as a special treat.  Breakfasts are eaten at home before work and school, lunches are eaten at work, school, or home, so dinner is our main meal together as a family.  Dinner is our time to reconnect, share, and enjoy being together after a busy day.  Our weekly menu plan covers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only because the weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) is our time to spend with family and friends.  The weekends tend to be more spontaneous and my husband (who is the better cook) likes pitching in therefore we keep the menu open for variety.  We use up the leftovers throughout the week for our lunches and on the nights that we are busy or can’t cook.

Photo by Liz

Sep 08 2014

What’s for Dinner: Our Weekly Menu Plan

The week ahead of us is looking pretty busy with a few extra activities tacked onto an already crazy schedule.  As we were looking at our schedule this week my husband suggested that I do easy and simple meals this week.  Thankful for a husband who is understanding and willing to be a little flexible with the family dinner.  These meals will help us cut back on our food budget and make it easier to prep with everything that is going on during the week.  While the menu is not overly exciting it keeps us fed during a busy time.  Here is our menu plan for the upcoming week:

Our Weekly Menu Plan

  • Monday (Beef or Seafood Entree): Poor Man’s Pasta, Fresh Fruit (we are altering our normal weekly beef/seafood night)
  • Tuesday (Kid’s Night to Cook): Pizza, Salad
  • Wednesday (Chicken or Vegetarian Entree): Steamed Rice, Vegetables
  • Thursday (Pasta or Pork Entree):  Leftovers
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday:  Leftovers, Family Preference, and Hosting

I have a general pattern I try to follow for my weekly Menu Plan (for example Monday we have a beef or seafood entree and so forth).  It is my goal, at least in the beginning, to have at least the main dish and one side planned.  I will put together the remaining side dishes (veggies / fruits) based on the food items that need to be used up first and compliment the main entree.

Setting a weekly menu plan helps me utilize my time better, thus freeing up extra time to spend with my family.  On the days that I am working longer hours I can prep the meal in advance so it will be easier to pull together once I am home.  As I go through the menu planning process I will try to share some of our favorite family recipes.  If there is a specific recipe you would like please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate (some recipes are a toss together meal and I do not use any set measurements).

As a family of four our life can get busy.  What’s for Dinner is our weekly menu planning series and one of the ways to help keep us organized, on schedule, and within budget.  Our family typically eats 6 to 7  dinner meals at home a week.  We do try to go out to eat at least once a month as a special treat.  Breakfasts are eaten at home before work and school, lunches are eaten at work, school, or home, so dinner is our main meal together as a family.  Dinner is our time to reconnect, share, and enjoy being together after a busy day.  Our weekly menu plan covers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only because the weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) is our time to spend with family and friends.  The weekends tend to be more spontaneous and my husband (who is the better cook) likes pitching in therefore we keep the menu open for variety.  We use up the leftovers throughout the week for our lunches and on the nights that we are busy or can’t cook.

Photo by Liz

Oct 24 2011

What’s for Dinner: Our Weekly Menu Plan

I am excited that Jake is back at home again!  It is wonderful that he has the opportunity to travel with work even though we miss him.  Right now, it looks like we have a few normal weeks together as a family again.   Yay!   The girls enjoyed the fun meals last week while Daddy was away and spending some extra time with Mommy.   Here is our menu plan for the upcoming week:

Our Weekly Menu Plan

  • Monday (Beef Entree):  Lasagna, Salad,  Garlic Bread
  • Tuesday (Seafood or Pork Entree):  Stuffed Clams, Baked Acorn Squash
  • Wednesday (Chicken Entree):  Mediterranean Herb Chicken, Cheesy Couscous
  • Thursday (Pasta or Vegetarian Entree):  Creamy Fettuccine, Fresh Vegetables
  • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday:  Leftovers, Family Preference, and Hosting

I have a general pattern I try to follow for my weekly Menu Plan (for example Monday we have a beef entree, Tuesday a seafood or pork entree and so forth).  It is my goal, at least in the beginning, to have at least the main dish and one side planned.  I will put together the remaining side dishes (veggies / fruits) based on the food items that need to be used up first and compliment the main entree.

Setting a weekly menu plan helps me utilize my time better, thus freeing up extra time to spend with my family.  On the days that I am working longer hours I can prep the meal in advance so it will be easier to pull together once I am home.  As I go through the menu planning process I will try to share some of our favorite family recipes.  If there is a specific recipe you would like please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate (some recipes are a toss together meal and I do not use any set measurements).

As a family of four our life can get busy.  What’s for Dinner is our weekly menu planning series and one of the ways to help keep us organized, on schedule, and within budget.  Our family typically eats 6 to 7  dinner meals at home a week.  We do try to go out to eat at least once a month as a special treat.  Breakfasts are eaten at home before work and school, lunches are eaten at work, school, or home, so dinner is our main meal together as a family.  Dinner is our time to reconnect, share, and enjoy being together after a busy day.  Our weekly menu plan covers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only because the weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) is our time to spend with family and friends.  The weekends tend to be more spontaneous and my husband (who is the better cook) likes pitching in therefore we keep the menu open for variety.  We use up the leftovers throughout the week for our lunches and on the nights that we are busy or can’t cook.

Photo by Liz