Monday, January 24, 2011

Grocery Bag

We are buckling down for another big week at work, including a few call days for me and a week of call for T.  Better be prepared!   And yet, we seem to take it one day at a time around here......

Day One:
Winter Baked Ziti from Finding Joy in My Kitchen
I made this a day ahead and it is ready in the refrigerator for when I get home.  
The recipe calls for carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, spinach, but my kids will never know!
The sauce tastes amazing, and the dish looks great! 

Photo and recipe from SnoWhite at Finding Joy in My Kitchen

Day Two:
with homemade bread
This is one of my favorite meals to leave for T and the kids when I am away on call.
We love this soup.
Photo and recipe at

 Day Three
Spinach Fettuccine from Cooking Light Magazine
with orange slices and homemade bread

Photo and recipe at

Day Four
Spinach Mozzarella Calzones
with mixed green and pear salad
If I start the calzone dough in the breadmaker in the morning, I just have to add the spinach, marinara sauce and mozzarella to the calzones in the evening.  We love our calzone/pizza dough recipe!

Pizza/Calzone Dough
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 Tbs olive oil
3 3/4 cups bread flour
1 1/2 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp rapid rise yeast (or 1 1/2 tsp regular yeast)
Mix together in a standing mixer or add to bread maker on the "dough" setting.

Day Five
Sloppy Joes from The Pioneer Woman
with homemade whole wheat rolls from Finding Joy in My Kitchen,
carrot sticks and apples
These sloppy joes are fabulous, one of my latest go-to recipes.
We also LOVE SnoWhite's whole wheat dinner rolls.  I can make the dough in the morning and it is ready to bake when I get home.

Photo and recipe at The Pioneer Woman

Blessings on your kitchen this week!


SnoWhite said...

Delicious week! Can I join you for dinner? ;)

Jennifer said...

I made your Creamy Chicken soup yesterday! So delicious and perfect for this weather. I was impressed to hear you use your Breadmaker for some of the dough. We have one (wedding present :) that rarely gets used. It's such a large appliance that I've debated getting rid of it. Maybe I'll reconsider. By the way, what time are you getting up to start all these dough recipes?!

Kat said...

We made your sloppy joes and rolls yesterday for dinner - delicious! Thanks for the inspiration :) I didn't have enough ketchup so I substituted some BBQ sauce - still very yummy!