No offense to Rachel, but I am so glad this week is over! I honestly feel like I've put on close to five pounds eating from her magazine. We enjoyed all but one of the recipes and they were very "homey" and comfortable which is nice. Nothing too crazy for the working mom or beginner cook.
Again, it was so nice to have a plan everyday. I didn't run to the store several times this week, we only went once, list in hand. There are also several tupperwares of leftovers still in the fridge that will get us through the weekend and lunch all week.
Best thing about the past two weeks? We did not order a pizza even once! Not even when the kids had friends over. Everybody ate what I made or chose a leftover from a previous night. Gotta love that. No wasted groceries and no extra spending on take out.
The kids' favorite from this week was definitely the Chicken Mac & Cheese. For my husband and I, it was the Sausage & Pepper Pizza. Actually, everything was very tasty with the exception of the Turkey "Chili". Another good experience.
So we are at the half way point and moving on. Next up is Bon Appetit. Oh, that one makes me nervous. But we are starting out easy and I have high hopes for the entire week. Best part - nothing is overly fattening. We won't see a lot of cheese this week!
Hope everyone enjoyed the week of Rachel Ray. See you tomorrow with a little glimpse of the beach. hint hint