Saturday, March 26, 2016
Bare Essentials Challenge: Weekly Recap
So, here's a quick recap of what we ate this week (for any recipe links up check out the "Menu Plan" link on the side of the blog and check out this week's menu).
1. Best Ever Banana Crumb Muffins
2. Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Night
I forgot to take a picture of this, but it was also really good. Even my husband said it was decent, which he's pretty tired of chicken, so I'd say that's a pretty good endorsement. I kept it in the slow cooker a bit long, so it got kind of salty (to me), but my husband liked it.
3. Balsamic Brown Sugar Rosemary Pork Chops
The huge amount of brown sugar called for the in the recipe compared to balsamic kind of worried me when I read it, but I tried it anyway and tasting it before cooking the chops in it, it didn't taste too bad. Unfortunately, once baked this recipe was WAY too sweet. Like to the point I didn't want to eat my pork steak sweet. My husband was smarter than me (he ate after my daughter and I were done) and he sprinkled balsamic vinegar over the steak until it tasted right. He said after you did that it didn't taste bad. So, word to the wise. If you make this you might want to up the amount of vinegar in the glaze.
4. Smothered Pork Chops Night
5. Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta Night
6. Leftover Night.
And instead of leftovers we had BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans for dinner. I didn't take a picture of that one.
I even made the pie crust pretty (that's supposed to be a flower on there in case you are wondering. I was a bit short on pie crust to make leaves on the stem, so it came out KIND of looking like a flower).