This Weeks Eats 3.17.13

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!  Leprechauns did visit our house and took some of the 'gold' we put in the trap:

He asked me to write 'Gold for Leprechauns' just in case they didn't know..

But they left their 'flashlights' behind (clover shaped glow sticks).  Also, the green cake turned out rather good!  Spinach works well as food coloring and hidden nutrition.  WIN.

If I make this again, I think I'll use vegetable oil instead of olive oil - I didn't think it jived 100% with the sweetness of the cake.  Also, drizzle a scant amount of oil over your spinach to get it to puree more easily. 

OK, on to this weeks eats:

  • Monday - Pizza
  • Tuesday - buffalo chicken salad with creamy avocado ranch dressing (trying this recipe from Annie's Eats)
  • Wednesday - spicy Thai peanut noodles with veggies and chicken (trying this sauce from allrecipes)
  • Thursday -  chicken with artichokes, tomatoes and mozzarella 
  • Friday - steak fajitas (carne asada skirt steak from Trader Joes with all the fixins)
  • Saturday - rigatoni with arrabiata sauce (in a dutch oven, saute 1/2 pound Italian sausage with onion/garlic in olive oil, deglaze with some white wine once it's cooked and add 28oz can crushed tomatoes, an 8oz can of sauce and a can of tomato paste - let it simmer for at least 30 minutes to an hour)
  • Sunday - minestrone (trying a Barefoot Contessa version)

Also, don't forget to enter my giveaway for an Endorphin Warrior training bracelet!


  1. The same leprechauns have visited our house for years :)

    Love that you added spinach to make a green cake. I'll have to try it!

  2. That's so fun! I didn't grow up doing anything for St Patrick's day, so I haven't been in the habit of making it fun for L yet... might have to try something next year. At the very least, we could wear green and eat green foods. :)

  3. I love how you plan out all your meals for the week. I need to start doing this at home!