Do you know that today is the first of the month AND a Saturday AND the day before the Super Bowl?! I was NOT going to the grocery store on this particular day, no sirree! So instead of my usual Saturday menu planning and grocery shopping, I did an abbreviated list earlier this week and #1 son went to the grocery store while I was working. I sure appreciate that! I will, however, get to the store sometime in the next few days to get the rest of what I will need to make the menu below.
With Valentine's Day coming up, I want to make some special treats too so I have included some great extras at the end. I have also included my new peanut butter cookie cereal - just can't believe how good this turned out! - and MR's Oatmeal Awesome Cookie recipe. You won't want to miss them!
Black beans and rice - This recipe is listed in the blog linked. Good stuff! And so fast, if you remember to make the rice ahead of time!
Creamy Tomato Soup - This is as easy as it gets, folks! Keep in mind, this should be paired with a protein.
Venison or Beef Goulash Soup - This looks absolutely beautiful! I will use grass-fed beef, but you can also use venison.
Crispy Fried Rice - This is one of the first recipes I made when we started clean eating. MR made some recently when he presented to a culinary class. I love this stuff and it is pretty quick and easy. You can add some chopped up cooked chicken for protein!
Hamburgers and and slow cooker baked beans - We are pretty much tired of Winter and thought maybe this would make us feel better. Besides, the baked beans are really amazing!
Stuffed Peppers - Baby Girl is making these for us sometime this week. She just told me what to get at the store, and she will make them. I am sure they will be wonderful and then I will get her to share her recipe with you!
Some other great recipes for you to try!
Peanut Butter Cookie Cereal - I set out to make cinnamon pecan crunch cereal, but once I started throwing ingredients in the bowl, I realized I didn't have everything I needed. What's a girl to do? I improvised and came up with this! You can eat it as a cereal, or mix it into plain Greek yogurt for a really great breakfast! (Or you can just snack on it!)
Wine Jigglers - The wine in these isn't clean, but the rest of the ingredients are! Valentine's Day is the perfect time for just a little cheat like this! For adults only!!!
Tiramisu Brownies - grain free - Tiramisu? Brownies? But of course! Another great idea for Valentine's Day!
No Bake Chili Brownies - Mexican spices and chocolate is such a fantastic blend of flavors! If you haven't tried it yet, don't wait another day! These taste like they are baked, but are fresh, raw, and super fast to make!
Cheesecake!- Cheesecake, even the clean kind, takes a little longer, but if you have a special Valentine, this is worth the extra effort. So good! (Oh yeah! I definitely want some of this!)
Oatmeal Awesome Cookies - These are my new family favorite cookie! MR whipped up this recipe one day while I was at work. I think I need to make him some tiramisu brownies to pay him back! The kids love them and we love them!
Whatever you are eating this week, remember to Keep it Clean!