Here are some things that are cooking around the Almasy house this week! The weekly menu plan is a little odd this week because I don’t actually have to cook for several days due to outside events and activities. But here are some menu options for you to consider for your own weekly menu plan!
Brinner – Spinach & cheese quiche with bacon and cheese blintzes. This is one of our most popular meals. Breakfast for dinner never disappoints. And those cheese blintzes from Trader Joe’s are the bomb. I use fresh strawberries to make a sauce that goes over them. MMMMMmmmmmm.
Grilled sausages, watermelon & orzo salad – It’s getting warmer, but things are still busy with school and work, so let’s use the grill to get dinner ready without much clean-up! The orzo salad is compliments of my friend Marilyn, who treated us to it over the weekend.
Grilled hamburgers & hotdogs with broccoli slaw salad – Another grill night (although we won’t be doing them consecutively) will be on par for a birthday celebration for the girls. This broccoli slaw is amazing – another winner from Marilyn this past weekend – complete with a link to the recipe on Food Network! Round this dinner out with a fresh dessert or ice cream sundae bar for a special treat.
Chickpea Poppers – Give this healthy snack a try, it’s easy and yummy. I made it over the weekend and it was pretty tasty. Although I think I’ll cook my chickpeas a little bit longer next time – they weren’t quite as crunchy as I’d like for them to be. The recipe comes from my new MOM 100 cookbook, which is great!
Recipe: Drain and pat dry two cans of chickpeas. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 teaspoons kosher salt. Bake on a coated baking sheet at 375-degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let cool. The chickpeas will shrivel up a little while they bake, and then should harden up slightly when they cool. Adjust seasoning to your liking.