There's something about sitting down for a quite Sunday afternoon after the little guy has been tucked in for his nap that is just so refreshing. If I muster up the motivation, this is usually the time I start to think about what to put on the grocery list and if not...well that happen Monday morning, right before we head out the door for the day.
Today I was able to get it done, but it's nothing fancy. We still have some leftover to clean up from last week, so I made sure to plan so meals that can easily be pushed to next week if we don't get to them.
1. Oven Beef Stew (I also add some chopped cabbage, yum!) and Artisan Bread (The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionized Home Baking)
2. Grilled Chicken Quesadillas and Salad
3. Breakfast for Supper: Easy Pancakes (below), Eggs, Sausage, OJ
4. Catfish, Baked Mac & Cheese (below), and Broccoli
2/3 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c milk
1 T oil
Combine dry ingredients. Whisk eggs, milk, and oil then stir into dry ingredients. Stir till moistened, being careful not to overmix.
I like to double or triple this recipe and freeze the leftovers. They heat up so nicely in the toaster for a quick breakfast!
Baked Mac & Cheese
2 c dry maccaroni (cook according to package instructions)
3 T butter
2 T flour
1 tsp salt
2 c milk
1 1/2 c any soft cheese (or a combination of your favorites)
2 c panko crumbs
Melt butter in saucepan. Whisk in flour till golden brown. Very slowly, whisk in milk as to not make any clumps. On medium heat, continue to stir mixture until it begins to thicken. Add in shredded cheese and stir till melted. Combine cheese sauce with cook maccaroni and transfer to a greased 9x13 baking dish. Lightly toss bread crumbs with a small amount of melted butter (1-2 T should do the trick). Sprinkle on top of Mac & Cheese. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.