It's that time again! :) Happy Monday everyone! Hope your week has gotten off to a great start!! This week will be a little bit different for us because Adam's brother Justin and his girlfriend Carla are coming down to visit from Wednesday thru Sunday so I forsee a lot of restaurant dining in our future. :) haha I'm super excited about their visit and can't wait for them to get here!
We had a busy weekend. Well Adam had to work for most of it, :( but I was able to do some things!! I got up early on Saturday to give the Tahoe a bath. It took 2 hours! Geez that think is HUGE! Then when I was done, I decided it was a good idea to run over the bucket of soap and water with it, and proceeded to get the bucket stuck underneath the front of the Tahoe. I'm sure the neighbors got a lovely show. :) haha Here is a picture of the Tahoe the day we brought it home! I'll have to get some pictures taken of the inside (with and without the 3rd row seating) and post them on here!
Mom and I hit up an estate sale that afternoon and found 2 things. I got this silly horse/giraffe guy for $2.50 (Adam argues it is a giraffe because of it's long neck, while I think it looks more like a horse). :) haha And we found a random, brand new spool of red Coats and Clark thread in one of the rooms that was only 50 cents. SCORE! :)
Mom and I got to eat lunch at one of our favorite places in town! Cactus Flower!! YUM!! If you're local, you probably know all about it, but if you haven't tried it yet, you are missing out! They feature "California Style Mexican Cuisine," and they have gluten free options for my mom! My mom and I usually get the tostadas and they are soooo good! Here is picture of it from their website! (It's served with black beans and rice which are both really good too!)
Afterwards Mom and I went to Target for some retail therapy! :) hehe Plus, the whole reason we went out was so Mom could ride in my new Tahoe!! :)
Ok so enough about the weekend, and on to the meal plan for this week!
Monday: Crispy Oven Fried Fish (I adapted a recipe from Kraft Foods that I'll be using for this one! It's super quick and easy!) with sweet potato fries and salads
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
2 tsp. GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
2 tilapia fillets (1/2 lb.)
HEAT oven to 425ºF.
MIX first 4 ingredients in pie plate. Beat egg and mustard with fork in separate pie plate until well blended.
DIP fish in egg mixture then the crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each fillet. Place on foil-covered baking sheet.
BAKE 15 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork.
Tuesday: Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos (Recipe from Our Best Bites) with tortilla chips and homemade salsa.
This photo is from their site, and I'll add mine for comparison tomorrow night when I finish making them! This will work out well since Adam is closing and will be home late. I can just leave these in the oven for him to eat when he gets home!
Wednesday: Shrimp and Brown Rice with Veggies (Since we'll be eating out a lot in the next few days, I thoguth I'd do something simple and a recipe that Adam can heat up when he gets home late again from work!)
Thursday: Eating out with the family
Friday: Eating out with the family