Friday, January 6, 2017

What's For Supper? Vol. 1

If we are friends on Facebook, you may have noticed that I like to share articles from my favorite Catholic blogger, Simcha Fisher. One of her recurring articles (that gives me dinner ideas while at the same time making me literally laugh out loud) is her Friday "What's for Supper?" post, where she looks back at what she served her family of 12 (!) over the last week. It is such a fun and lighthearted topic that I can't get enough of, so I decided to take a page from her book and start sharing what our family has each evening for supper as potential meal inspiration and/or making yourself feel better over the fact that our family survives thrives off frozen pizzas and leftover crock pot meals.

Annieway, without further ado, I give you Living Like Martha's first installment of "What's for Supper?"

Chicken nachos

'Twas the night before New Year's Eve when I realized I wouldn't be getting my chicken nacho fix for another year (har, har) and decided to throw together some chips, cheese, and diced chicken on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Definitely not as good as the stuff you get at a sports bar, but it sufficed. 

Since Brandon was busy doing contract work on a website, Jackson and I sat at the table, ate, and played Hi, Ho, Cherry-O whilst enjoying each others company. (Side note: Either Jackson -- age 3 -- is cheating, or the rules of HHCO have changed since I was little, as I don't remember the youngest getting to spin multiple times in a row, barking when the spinner landed on the dog, and then getting to dump all of his cherries in the basket... Better luck next time, mom!)

Chinese Takeout

Since it was NYE, we decided to do something fun for the occasion and order a bunch of takeout. Brandon had sushi, Jax had chicken fried rice, and I had my beloved broccoli chicken with crab rangoons... it was delicious and the perfect meal to end 2016.


...because when there are leftovers in the fridge, mamma ain't cookin', 


I shared my recipe for taco soup on Tuesday and highly recommend you try it because:
a.) It's so stinking delicious and filling.
b.) It's inexpensive to make (and makes A LOT of food!)
c.) It takes only a matter of minutes to prepare, as you simply just brown the ground beef, mix it with taco seasoning, and then pour all the ingredients into your slow cooker. 

As you probably already know, we here at Living Like Martha are all about simplified living and this, my friend, is truly simple! 


Okay, so I really had every intention of making basil pesto chicken with roasted red potatoes and baked zucchini, but after a rough night of constant Gabe nursing and keeping the toddler awake all day so that he would go to bed at a decent hour, I was like naaaah and walked to the kitchen, set the crock pot on warm, and let it do its thing. 

Did I mention that the taco soup makes A LOT of leftovers? Boom.

Park Burger

Have I ever told you about my taco soup recipe and how much food it makes? 

Jackson and I both had more taco soup for lunch on Wednesday and just about finished it up. Fortunately, we had already made anniversary plans for that evening (which I will post more about next week) and had a dinner of delicious park burgers with my aunt and uncle.

Side note: If you live in or plan to visit Denver anytime soon, be sure to get a Park Burger... they are the best burger in the Mile High City!

Pizza Hut

Happy 4th wedding anniversary to Brandon and me! We woke up snowed in at a hotel with our boys, but managed to dig ourselves out to get brunch at Denny's and then head back home. Brandon had talked about making prime rib for dinner, but we found out that most stores only sell this special cut of meat around the holidays, so he ended up getting another cut that needs to tenderize in sea salt for 24 hours prior to making. 

So... half off pizza from Pizza Hut it was and -- aside from some sauce-induced acid reflux -- we had zero regrets.

What did you have for dinner this week?

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