Saturday, September 24, 2011

Easy/Comfort food-ish week!

I'm a bit late posting for this week. But this is what we had this past week. It was a pretty simple week. I made up the quiche and it turned out well. That was our new recipe for the week. I also made up the beans & rice recipe, just threw stuff together and it turned out well too. 

Saturday: Publix Subs after church
Sunday: Bean & Cheese Enchilidas rice (I think), veggies of some sort
Monday: Onion, kale & feta quiche, figs
Tuesday: Kashi frozen meals (yay for easy!) (vegan)
Wednesday: Veggie Stir-fry w/ rice (vegan)
Thursday: Beans & Rice (I just did brown rice, then black beans with cut up onions, celery, tomatoes, green peppers, and some seasoning). Add cheese & sour cream if you wish... or don't to make it vegan :)
Friday: Pizza & Salad!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Onion, kale, and feta cheese Quiche

Onion, Kale & Feta Cheese Quiche

1 pie crust (prebaked)
1 yellow onion, diced
1 small bunch of kale, washed, stemmed & chopped
2 T olive oil
1/2 cup feta cheese
4 eggs
1 cup milk (I use almond milk)

Preheat oven to 375F
In small skillet, heat 1T olive oil. Add onions to caramelize. When onions are done, add a little more oil and the chopped kale. Season mixture with salt and pepper.

Crack eggs into bowl. Add milk & beat. Add spices, cheese, and onions/kale mixture. Pour into pie crust.

Bake for about 30 minutes (my quiches ALWAYS takes longer, but most recipes say 25-30 min for quiche).

Enjoy :)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Meals 9/11/2011

So I've been really bad about meal planning. Not just on the blog but in real life! I thought I'd try out planning what to eat the day before based on what we had in the pantry. And when I'm at the store only buy sales/staples. It didn't work out so well. I've read that its highly recommended to keep the food budget down, but maybe I'm just not creative as they are or maybe its easier to do if you eat meat. Either way we were eating the same things over and over and always wanting to go out to eat.

So, its back to meal plan time! We are trying a couple new recipes this week. The broccoli cheddar soup, and the summer cheese pie (which looks amazing!). Oh and Wednesday is going to be a date night for us! We'll rent a redbox and put the kids to bed (well the baby will still probably wake up) and have some kid-free couple time :).

Every other Friday is our "easy" night too because I now run the fruits/veg co-op I was in. So, I need something super easy.

Saturday: Out to dinner-Carrabba's (giftcard) (we typically go out after church on Saturday's)
Sunday: Lentil burgers, oven fries, kale chips (feel free to change this up. Its great with just salt and pepper, with apple cider vinegar, etc.)
Monday: SW Quinoa casserole in tacos, cooked carrots
Tuesday: Broccoli Cheddar Soup, homemade bread
Wednesday: DATE NIGHT :) Summer cheese pie, salad
Thursday: Bean and cheese enchiladas, broccoli (I now make my own enchilada sauce. I had no idea it was so easy!)
Friday: Artichoke Quiche (reheated--I froze one last time we had it), fruit salad
Saturday: Publix Subs (delicious & cheap)

Now I'm off to the grocery store :)

Artichoke Quiche

Here's one of my favorite quiches!

Artichoke Quiche:
1 rice crust (see recipe below)
5 eggs, whisked
3 Tablespoons cornflake crumbs
1 T mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
10 oz jar artichoke hearts drained, chopped
1 cup shredded Italian blend cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
2. In a large bowl combine eggs, cornflake crumbs, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper. Stir in artichokes and cheese. Pour mixture into pre-baked rice crust.
3. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

Rice crust:
2 cups cooks rice
1 egg
1 1/2 oz grated parm cheese

Mix together, press into greased pie crust, prebake pie crust 15 minutes at 425*F.