I feel like I completely slacked on my homemaker responsibilities while fretting over jury duty the last two weeks. Now that I'm released from it and it's the start of the new week, I'm obsessing over getting my schedule back. Of course, that didn't stop me from enjoying the weekend first!
|Hubs and a friend enjoying "Wasabi Cove" on Fish River|
One of my main tasks to start out the week is organizing our meals. I'm trying to both empty out the freezer as well as fill it back up with staples. As such, our dinner meats are kinda dull, but I've tried to compensate with some new side dishes. Here's what I've got planned.
Breakfasts: Cereal/oatmeal, waffles, peanut butter toast, bagels, eggs w/bacon & toast
Lunches: Ham & cheddar paninis, bean burritos, PB&J, chicken salad, ham sandwiches, soup w/grilled cheese, bagel pizzas
Cheese stuffed shells (from freezer) in marinara w/ salad & broccoli sauteed with crisp garlic (recipe below)
Let me say that many of these recipes feed way more than the two of us, so I will be halving them in most cases (I do this OFTEN). Now, here's the broccoli recipe. Unfortunately, this is just one I have saved with no link back so my source is unknown. I apologize for that.
Broccoli Sautéed with Crisp Garlic (serves 4)
1 head broccoli (cut into florets)
2 tablespoons sunflower or olive oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
Salt and pepper
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and get a large bowl of ice water ready. Once water is boiling, dump in the broccoli and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain the broccoli and transfer to the ice water. When cool, dry the broccoli in a towel.
- Pour the oil into a large pan over medium heat. Add the garlic slivers and saute until golden brown. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
- Toss the onions into the pan and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the broccoli and cook until hot, about 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat, pour in the oyster sauce, and sprinkle the garlic slivers atop. Season with salt and serve.
Check out more Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie
Lastly, here's a new bracelet in the shop for those Beachy Girls like me out there!
I'm off to tackle this messy house and unfinished projects. How's your Monday shaping up?