As I'm pulling this post together, I realize it's been a good while since I posted my menu. But looking at the line-up below, you'd think all we've eaten is sweets. I actually looked back at my menus and found that I haven't done any planning from Pinterest, except for sweets. Most of the past couple weeks menus have come from Taste of Home magazines.
I usually make dessert twice a week. One usually lasts to put into weekly lunches and one lasts one meal. I made these Peanut Butter Chip and Jelly Bars on a Monday for dinner and the rest went into lunches. They were good. I used jelly I had on hand, which was Huckleberry. They were sweet and nutty. They would make a good after-school snack, too.
I discovered that I froze a ton of berries last summer and put them up in our larger freezer. It's been cold and dreary and a taste of summer sounded good. I remembered this Angel Food Cake from the Food Network and mixed it up. I don't have a tube pan, and this one bakes up in a loaf pan. I've made it twice now and it's pretty no-fail for me; Angel Food Cakes can be persnickety. I topped it with a Blackberry (from our garden) and Raspberry sauce I mixed up.
Just so you aren't in total sugar overload, I pulled the link for this New Orleans Gumbo, which we had earlier this week. I love how easy it is to pull together and all the flavor in it. I use chicken thighs instead of breasts, but otherwise stuck to the scrumptious recipe.
They keep saying we're going to get a lot of snow, so I'm trying to decide if I make my menu and hit the store today or take my chances. Either way I see comfort food ahead for next week.