Thursday, May 26, 2016

This week in FOOD

Happy Friday! What was your favorite meal (or snack, or dessert) this week?

Here's what we had:

Sunday: Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole from Cookies & Cups

Photo credit: Shelly Jaronsky

Monday: Fish sticks and Pimiento Cheese Hush Puppies from Rachael Ray. Have I told you about my obsession with pimiento cheese? It started when I was in New Orleans for my friend Gabbie's wedding in 2012 and I've never looked back.

Tuesday: Jonathan and I went out to lunch at one of my favorite local restaurants, Ken & Sue's, to celebrate our anniversary.

For dinner we had Cesar salad. Homemade croutons are essential!

Wednesday: Philly Cheesesteak Mac & Cheese from Cookies & Cups. Have I told you about my obsession with Philly Cheesesteaks? I developed a craving for them when I was pregnant with Abel that hasn't gone away. This did not disappoint! Delicious. I did do a classic butter/flour/milk base for the cheese sauce instead of the eggs and evaporated milk per the recipe.

Photo credit: Shelly Jaronsky

Thursday: We were planning to have Ravioli with Kale and Mushrooms but ended up getting Chinese take-out after a never-ending pediatrician appointment. I don't care that the kids' birthdays are 6 days apart; I will NOT be scheduling their 1- and 3-year checkups at the same time!

I also made a batch of my favorite No-Bake Energy Bites from Gimme Some Oven. These are perfect to have around for a little something sweet after dinner without going overboard.

Abel has been gobbling up the all the Level 2 combos from Beech-Nut.

Are you doing anything fun this weekend? My plans are: 1) Running the Narrow Gauge 10-Mile on Sunday, 2) Doing a Memorial Day BBQ with my parents on Monday, and 3) Putting every single book from the Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide on hold from the library.


  1. All of your meals sound delicious! Love those energy bites too. I meant to make some the other night and ran out of time. Have a great weekend!

    1. I made another batch of the energy bites this weekend too, I'm obsessed!

  2. Yum! I live in Philly so I might have to try that cheesesteak mac n cheese!

    1. Oh, It's so good! To eat a Philly in Philly... Bucket list item right there. :-)


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