Roast Beef, Saltfree except baking soda Sourdough Bread (Not going to post recipe, as it still needs some refining. Next time we will do have the salt, not salt free.), Bean/Rice side dish, and salad.
Pizza, Chips and Salad (Our typical Monday meal.)
Whole Wheat Pasta, favorite jarred pasta sauce, frozen Aldi’s meatballs, green beans and left over sourdough bread
Pineapple chicken over brown rice (This was my son’s idea, as I had just bought a pineapple at Sentry. Delicious! The rest was used the next morning, with some strawberries and yogurt.)
Apple Pancakes with breakfast sausage links and cut up fruit
Source: King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook
Made 12 150 calorie pancakes
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon (Recipe says 1 to 2 teaspoons)
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional. We did not use of course.)
1 1/2 cups milk
2 large apples, peeled and chopped (original recipe said 4 apples, but as we buy large apples, we used two and it was strongly apple flavored.)
Blend the dry ingredients together. Beat the eggs until they are light and mix in the milk. Blend the wet ingredients with the dry mixture. Gently fold in the sliced apple. (My husband left the apple a little bit chunky, which was quite enjoyable but different.)
Melt butter on a griddle (I cooked the breakfast sausage while my hubby made the pancake batter and then I moved the sausage leaving him the grease for cooking the pancakes.) and drop the batter by the tablespoonful, allowing room for the batter to spread. (My husband used a 1/3 cup measurer to make the pancakes and that made them a good size to put in a toaster for heating for the next day’s breakfast.) Cook the pancakes on both sides until they are golden.
We went out to Denny’s for dinner. I managed to order a reasonable calorie meal and not be over my calorie budget! My husband and son ate much larger meals. Stay away from anything at Denny’s with the onion tanglers if you are watching your weight. Overall, the Grandview/Silvernail Denny’s actually did very well. In the past we have had bad experiences at this Denny’s and refused to go back. But now that the smoking ban is in effect and it has been 5 years or so since we have been to that Denny’s, and we wanted a close sit down restaurant, we decided to give them a try again. The service was good and the food was decent. What confuses me is when I receive Denny’s coupons in the mail (Valpak primarily) or in email, they often list only the St. Paul location. I wonder if other Denny’s will take these coupons or not? I have never tried it. Anyone know?
Barbecue pork on a stick from our regular butcher (Robert’s Specialty Meats on Sunset. They have a coupon for a free pound of barbecue pork on a stick anytime you spend over $5 in their store and I always use that coupon when we go. We go about once every two months. We went in January near my birthday, I think and now, I am sure my husband will want to go soon to get his regulation Corned Beef Round, as he prefers it.)
Barbecued pork on a stick, macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables
This time I made the Kraft Homestyle Deluxe Four Cheese Macaroni Cheese that I bought on sale at Walgreens a few weeks ago. My thought is that if you prefer a casserole macaroni and cheese with breadcrumbs, then maybe you will prefer it. But my family has never been a casserole mac and cheese family. My son did not like the bread crumbs. I didn’t care one way or another and the cheese sauce just looks so unappetizing as it plops out of the foil packet. It looks like slightly melted velveeta to me. So not a fan. Does make a bit more than the blue box, 3 cups for the blue box and 4 cups for the homestyle package.