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Southwest Black Bean and Quinoa Burger

While we like our veggies in this family, it is hard to convince some family members to go meatless for the occasional meal.  So when I decided to go with a Meatless Monday this week it was met with resistance.  Well, guess what?  It was a delicious experiment.   My oldest heard “veggie burger” and went “No way!”, but I sort of shoved it in his face and told him to try it.  His reaction was “You never said it would taste like Mexican Black Beans.  I’m going to have one after my bike ride.”  Can you hear my eyes rolling?  You’d think he’d know by now that I know what I’m doing!  Since there is no tweaking required, I’m posting the recipe right away.  We garnished with avocado, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, and Tomatillo Salsa. Continue reading

Meal Plan for the Week of June 2, 2018

I decided to plan a themed week once again, using a variety of flavours and ingredients.  It’s fun to challenge myself to come up with the themes, but it can get old.  If you have some fun theme days you use in your family, I’d love to hear about them so I can try to incorporate them into the blog.  The fresh local produce is starting to appear as well, so that means salads, salsas, and fruity desserts–Oh my!  Finally, I’m extending the Meal Plan to include a shopping list of meal-specific ingredients you would need to make each dish.  It will not feature what I consider to be pantry staples, because, well, they’re staples so I would expect most kitchens to have them on hand.
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Meal Plan for the Week of May 12, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms following the blog!  This weekend I am celebrating on Saturday and Sunday with two things I love that just don’t go on sale very often but are this week: rack of lamb and lobster.  I’m not bothered about being taken out for dinner.  We can eat well at home and enjoy the nice weather in the backyard.  Wednesday night I’m babysitting for friends so they can go out and enjoy a birthday dinner and a movie, so as has become traditional, the boys have pizza when I’m out.  Finally, Friday is my husband’s birthday, so he gets to choose dinner.  Since every time I ask him what he wants for dinner he says “Burritos”, it’s no surprise to me that we are having burritos.
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