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.


  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.

  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.

  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!

  4. Yum everything looks good...I"m tempted by those flatbreads! :)

  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:


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