While it now seems like ancient history, I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. We traveled for the holiday and had a wonderful time. This week was busy with catching up on everything since we were gone for almost the whole week, but we were able to make a few new recipes. And two of them earned keeper status!!!
The two keeper recipes were chopped steaks with mushroom gravy, and smashed red potatoes with scallions. I served them both the same night and was so pleased that they were both a hit. There is something so wonderfully satisfying when we sit down as a family and everyone not only tries new things but loves what they taste. I think that is what keeps me going with this endeavor. Sometimes when I meal plan for the week I want to stick with the usual suspects - salmon, tacos, pasta. But then I think of the times when smiles come across the kids faces and Owen or Liam yells "keeper". Then I hunt through the piles of recipes I have and decide on a few new things to try. And each week I am happy I did. I hope you've tried a few things along the way with us as well! It'll put a smile on your face, too!
Smashed Red Potatoes with Scallion
Chopped Steaks with Mushroom Gravy