When Dinner for Two Becomes Dinner for Four

10 Feb

So Valentine’s Day is at hand! Have you made fancy dinner reservations yet? Bought something pretty to wear? Ordered flowers, champagne, and chocolate covered strawberries? Me neither. Valentine’s Day on a Tuesday with small children means it is pretty much the same as any other day – work, kids, dinner, sleep. Now, if I did have a sudden wealth of free time (and no little mouths to feed), I would probably make something fancy and romantic like these individual beef wellingtons with maybe a potato, mushroom, and gruyere gratin. I’ve actually made both these recipes before, but for a single large, traditional wellington and they are delicious so if you have the time, go for it. As it is, I will be making 9 regular old meals in the next two weeks (just 9?? Yes – we will be heading up to balmy Rochester, NY to visit friends and thus I am off the hook for Friday!). I do have a little special dessert I’ll make for V-day and if I have time this week I think I may make these rice krispy treats to send in with B & K for their classmates. But otherwise, it’s the same old, same old . . .

Monday, February 13, 2012

Baked Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Slaw and Black Beans and Rice

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – Valentine’s Day

Not-so-romantic Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin over Rice and Angel Food Cake Trifle

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cheeseburger Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Arroz con Pollo (Rice with Chicken)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Take Out!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

One Pot Pierogies and Kielbasa

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Baked Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Turkey Chili with Cornbread

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Italian Pot Pie with Broccoli & Cheese Patties

Friday, February 24, 2012

Turkey Stroganoff

There you go. Two more weeks of dinner that I don’t have to think about. Let me know what you think of the recipes and share your own menus and ideas below!

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2 Responses to “When Dinner for Two Becomes Dinner for Four”

  1. jennied February 10, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    I don’t know what we were eating before you started this blog but it wasn’t nearly as delicious or easy to cook. Thank you for saving our family dinners!

    • twoweeksatatime February 11, 2012 at 3:34 am #

      Jennie, you’re too sweet! Thanks so much for commenting. Glad you’re enjoying!

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