Monday, January 12, 2015

{menu monday} with a side of flexibility & grace.

"Ford love, let's not pour mommy's fancy granola into Pete's bowl." There is never a dull moment in our house with a tall toddler & his spotted sidekick. 
{Pete is never very far behind his brother}

I honestly believe that flexibility is 100% key when mapping out your weekly meal plan. Maybe you've had a crazy day & you need to switch to something super easy. Or "the baby" is craving both lasagna & a philly cheese steak sandwich simultaneously. Give yourself some grace & don't afraid to be creative & adapt recipes as a guideline for what you may have on hand. You might just surprise yourself!


Pasta Primavera w/ Bacon
I planned on making this fabulous Bacon, Leek, & Butternut Squash pasta last weekend but the aforementioned craving struck hard. So I adapted the recipe to what leftover veggies from last week I had on hand (red pepper, carrots, leeks, & zucchini) ... & voila ... a tasty meal without waste. 


Peppery Shrimp w/Grits & Greens
{Cooking Light -- January 2014}


Black Bean, Butternut, & Collard Quesadillas


Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup



Hands down the Kung Pao Zoodles. I know I know you've been hearing all about vegetti & zoodles and everyones spiralizer since Santa came down the chimney. But it's the truth. This was a hit with everyone & for a noodle loving lady, the zoodles really did make a nice healthy alternative.

{The Prepped Goods}

{The Finished Goods. Nom Nom Nom}

Happy Cooking!

1 comment:

Kristen [Playground Prepster] said...

You are the second person I've heard rave about the Kung Poa Zoodles this week!! I need to look into the spiralizer! I'm interested in hearing about the black bean, butternut and collard quesadillas - they sound amazing!