|Sunday:||Chicken & Whole Wheat Biscuit Pot Pie|
|Monday:||White Bean & Kale Soup|
|Tuesday:||Leftovers: Chicken Pot Pie|
|Wednesday:||Leftovers: White Bean & Kale Soup|
|Saturday:||DIY Pizza Night!|
Happy Easter everyone! That’s about all you get from me for this holiday…unless your lucky enough to be joining me for a Gospel Brunch at 1300 Fillmore, that is. Otherwise, Easter is not a big deal in the Henricksen household. Maybe when we have kids it will be, but until then we typically just treat ourselves to a nice brunch so it feels a bit like a special day. For the past few years we’ve been taking a long bike ride on Easter as well. No Easter ham or fancy lamb dinner…just brunch and a bike. Sorry to disappoint…but I’d love to hear what you are doing for Easter so when I do start celebrating it a bit more elaborately I have some yummy ideas!
So on Sunday evening we’ll be having a slightly healthier version of the classic comfort food, Chicken Pot Pie. The season for hearty dishes like this has technically already come to an end, but I thought I’d try to squeeze in a couple more winter-like dishes in while it’s still a bit cool. Hence one of our favorite soups on Monday as well…although we’ll likely make it on Sunday and just re-heat on Monday & Wednesday to make it a bit more simple. It’s been a while since we’ve had a taco night, which used to be one of our all-time favorite meals when we were still novice cooks. So it has a bit of a sentimental appeal and we still keep it simple. Ground turkey with a homemade taco seasoning mix on grilled tortillas with spinach, avocado, grilled scallions, shredded cheese, salsa and low-fat Greek yogurt. Crack open a can of low-fat refried beans (sorry, I know it’s a bit tacky but I freaking love these!) and you have yourself a delicious, cheap and simple meal. And leftover refried beans to make Huevos Rancheros on Saturday to boot!
I was catching up on my Bon Appétit magazines this past weekend and came across an article about having a homemade pizza party that inspired me. So we’ll have a little fun with DIY pizza on Saturday night. I’m going to try out the no-knead dough in the article that is linked in the menu as well…we still haven’t found a homemade pizza dough recipe that really works for us. So it’s a bit risky…Saturday could turn out delicious and fun or it may be a huge flop with sub-par pizza crust, again! Until we master this whole crust thing we won’t be inviting any friends over for a party just yet. Well, and let’s be honest, we don’t have a whole lot of friends to invite anyway. Everyone keeps having kids on us! Oh well. Christian and I can have quite the fun pizza party ourselves!