We had gone out to have lunch with Raphael’s godparents earlier in the day, and so when dinner rolled around no one was especially hungry. I don’t remember what we ate, but I’m pretty sure I heated up Tanks & Terrys for Raphael.
Tanks & Terrys are the dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets. The stegasauruses are the Tanks and the T rexes are the Terrys.
I’m not gonna complain because at least he’s eating.
On Thursday I made a double quantity of the rice portion of risotto, and a single portion of the chicken and asparagus. I took half the rice and saved it for supplì, and mixed the other half with the rest of the ingredients for dinner.
They did not disappoint. Wow were they good. Fiddly and a little heartburn inducing… but good.
I thawed 2 pounds of hamburger the night before to serve as one meal of hamburger soup and one meal of dirty rice.
Himself made hamburger soup with all two pounds of meat. It was extra delicious and filling.
I have no recollection of what I ate for dinner on Tuesday. I’m not actually sure I ate anything.
Chick Fil A
It’s CCE night. Slowly, catechists and families are beginning to congregate at this Chick Fil A before catechism class. This amuses me.
Roasted Cabbage, Kielbasa, & Red Potatoes
A Budget Bytes special, and since it incorporates ingredients that everyone (except Raphael) likes separately, I figured it would be a hit if they all got roasted together. And it was.
She isn’t kidding about splitting it between two pans if you double the recipe though. I increased the sausage and potato content by 50% because I had two 12oz packages of sausage and 3lb of red potatoes and a large cabbage, and so it split neatly into two meals that way. And even though my baking pans are nice and large, increasing it by that much made browning a little tenuous. It happened, but needed more babysitting.
And it was great. I subbed honey mustard because I was out of my usual stone ground stuff, and it was still delicious.
Another Budget Bytes recipe, one that I’ve been itching to try for a long time. But I had strong feelings about substituting linguini for the lo mein noodles and couldn’t find lo mein in my grocery store, so I kept putting it off until I could remember to get to a store that sold the right noodles.
I had fed the boys earlier in the evening, and Himself and I were having a late supper. I made a double batch of dragon noodles and served most of that up in a couple of bowls. Himself was attending a cranky baby, so I set his bowl down on the end table by the couch and went to get my own bowl. When I returned, David had absconded with his father’s bowl and was chowing down.
He ended up not eating very much, because they really live up to the name of Dragon noodles. Not surprising with a couple tablespoons of sriracha in there.
Something I am noticing about Budget Bytes – the portions are… small. And we are large, active people with lots of muscle mass, and who need lots of calories. I’m finding that we need at least two servings of a Budget Bytes meal in order to be decently filled up. The dragon noodles were delicious, but I made a double batch, and I doubled the scrambled egg on top of that to provide more heft. And we still ate it all, with room for dessert to boot.