FRIDAY date night!
SATURDAY baked bucatini and meatballs new + tuscan kale salad
SUNDAY 5 spice salmon & green beans
MONDAY date night!
TUESDAY moroccan chickpea bowls new
WEDNESDAY crockpot chicken gnocchi soup new
THURSDAY leaving for mexico for 8 days! woot woot!
whaaat? two date nights in the same week we leave for mexico? that was the plan anyway. i’m not sure if this goes on elsewhere, it must i’m sure, but the restaurants in vancouver come up with special fixed price menus every year at the end of january, when i guess business is a bit slower, to get people into their less busy restaurants. some of the nicer places come up with amazing menus so we’re taking advantage! our mexico trip falls smack dab in the middle of dine out so we needed to cram a couple in before we left! unfortunately, the husband got sick on like weds or thurs so we had to give our first reso to our daughter and her fella. so i just bumped up the bucatini.
actually i made baked spaghetti and meatballs, cos i have not had any luck finding bucatini around these parts. not sure it would make a difference altho bucatini is fun. i am going to say that this recipe was no big whoop. i have for certain had better meatballs and you know what? i missed the linked marinara recipe when i printed it out and instead of using jarred, used the one from kate’s spinach and artichoke lasagne which is easily my fave lasagne right now but i’m thinking that sauce was too mild for this dish. i just found it very meh. that said, the kid really liked it. would i do it again? probs not. there was however loads so we had enough for dinner saturday night too. luckily i bought enough kale for two nights’ worth of delicious tuscan kale salad. i can’t ever find pecorino, so use romano instead and it’s delightful.
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