Monday, August 22, 2011

Make-Ahead Meals: Week 2 Recap

Well, we had another week of success with our make-ahead meals.  Week Two included lots of veggies and big portions that yielded plenty of leftovers.  Here's a peek at the delicious dishes:

Veggie Flatbreads with Hummus
Building block: roasted squash and peppers



Easy Brunswick Stew
Building block: pulled pork, tomato sauce



Pulled Pork-and-Slaw Sandwiches
Building block: pulled pork




Butternut Squash-and-Spinach Strata
Building block: roasted squash




Our favorite meal of the week was the pulled pork-and-slaw sandwiches.  The slaw as a side dish was a little too vinegary (probably because I didn't drain it very well), but as a topping to the pork, it gave the whole sandwich a great tang.

The brunswick stew made a very large amount and reheated well for lunch during the week (bonus points: the stew included a new food for us--okra!).  I thought the veggie flatbreads were a yummy and unique way to serve up a mix of veggies, carbs and protein (forgot the olives but still tasted great).  The strata was okay... I tried to sneak in some whole-grain white bread and it threw the taste a little, and Scott wasn't a huge fan of all the spinach.  It tasted a little better reheated the next day, perhaps because it "set" a bit in the fridge.

We're already moving ahead with Week Three, so stay tuned!  If you missed the introduction to this series, check out Make-Ahead Meals. Or for Week One, feast your eyes upon Make-Ahead Meals: Week 1 Recap.

18 comments:

  1. Wow! I am really impressed with the variety of foods and your cooking skills! The flatbread recipe looked yummy. Great job sticking with it and I am sure that Scott is enjoying all there home cooked meals.

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  2. I am amazed that you have gotten Scott to eat any vegetables! Jill and I are very proud of you. The food looks great- keep up the good work.

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  3. Thanks for the comments! Scott either doesn't want to insult my cooking or he actually likes veggies when they are mixed into a meal... or maybe all the marathon training is just leaving him famished to the point that he'll eat anything? At any rate, the meals have been great for both of us!

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  4. Yum everything looks good...I"m tempted by those flatbreads! :)
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  5. Alexa - somehow your comment was caught up in my spam filter :( Thanks for stopping by! The flatbreads are pretty easy to make and can be adapted to any veggie combination. Here's the link: http://www.rachaelraymag.com/Recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-search/dinner-recipes/veggie-flatbreads-with-hummus

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