I had seen the beautiful cookbook, Feeding A Family by Sarah Waldman, on Instagram a few weeks ago and it piqued my interest. I checked the library (my first stop for new books) but they didn't have it. Last weekend I spotted it at Costco - the only one I could see on a stack of other books - and bought it. I'm so glad I did! It is gorgeous and delicious and I'm not just talking about the food. I'm seriously coveting a few of the sweaters that appear in the book. What can I say? I love sweaters. Sigh...
We made the chocolate mint milkshakes, sweetened with dates and a frozen banana, and we all loved them. They reminded me of a Frosty, a childhood favorite of mine. We drank a round and then froze the rest into popsicle molds for the strangely hot days that came later in the week. I asked the kids to tag the recipes they were interested in. Gianna tagged every dessert plus roasted carrots and steamed artichokes. Dean tagged a curry noodle bowl, roasted veggie sushi rolls, and apple cider donuts.
Here's the menu for the week:
Sunday - chicken tortilla soup + broccoli (the broth is in the slow cooker right now)
Monday - chicken tortilla soup + salad
Tuesday - enchiladas + beans & rice for the enchilada-averse, + broccoli
Wednesday - slow cooker chicken gyros + veggies + frozen melon balls (from the new book!)
Thursday - enchiladas + beans & rice again
Friday - slow cooker chicken gyros + veggies + frozen melon balls
I don't think the kids have ever had a gyro before. I'm fairly certain that Gianna will eat the flatbread and possibly nothing else. Trying new recipes is always tricky. I try hard not to take rejected food personally. Crossing my fingers for success!