This Weeks Eats 6.30.13

It's still hot here in Seattle and it's pretty brutal for most people.  On Friday I said we've become weather wusses, but I also failed to mention that most people around these parts do not have air conditioning - imagine it hitting the mid-80s INSIDE your home.  Blerghhhh.  We certainly experienced our fair share of ridiculous numbers on the thermostat before we caved and installed central AC two years ago.  So, yes, just as we're all slightly crazy when it snows even a centimeter (because there are hardly any snowplows and they do not salt the roads) we're also whining when it's near 90 degrees out, but a fan can only do so much.  Local yokels, definitely give me a heads up if you want to sit around inside my house!  It'll probably be empty because I can't pry the kids away from the sprinkler in the backyard...

I also have the makings for these easy limeade margaritas - we relied on them heavily this weekend.
  • Monday - Pizza
  • Tuesday - Fish (Oven Fried Halibut) n' Chips (Alexia Fries)
  • Wednesday - Chicken and Veggies in Masala Simmer Sauce and Brown Rice (usually pick up these sauces from Whole Foods or Cost Plus)
  • Thursday - Independence Day! Gonna try these Sausage and Veggie Foil Packets on the grill with some Aidells  and Lemony Roasted Potato Salad
  • Friday - Barbacoa Enchiladas (using leftover beef from when we made taco bowls for enchiladas with jack cheese, corn tortillas and Frontera Sauce)
  • Saturday - Rigatoni with Arrabiata Sauce (In a dutch oven, saute about 1 cup chopped  yellow onion in olive oil until soft, add about 3 cloves of chopped garlic and 1/2 pound hot Italian turkey sausage, deglaze with some white wine once it's browned and add 28oz can crushed tomatoes, 8 oz tomato sauce, a can of tomato paste, a generous pinch or two of Kosher salt, pepper and crushed red pepper - let it simmer for at least a half an hour.)
  • Sunday - Easy Chopped Salads with Chicken, Bacon, Red Onion, Blue Cheese, Avocado and Homemade Champagne Vinaigrette
Linking up with Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers, as well as Rachel at In No Simple Language - be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!


  1. Watch out with that invitation! I may be calling you in a day or two! :)

  2. Yummy menu! Your weather report reminds me of when we lived in CA and lived with temps in the triple digits. We were happy to see 90 :)

    BTW, Seattle is one of my favorite cities!

  3. That's some great planning! I usually write a few meals down, shop for them and play it by ear but this definitely makes it easier!

  4. Lucky!! I want A/C so bad! It hit 88 in our house yesterday, ugh! Yes, a fan can only do so much:/

  5. Limeade margaritas? YUM! We never had a/c when we lived in the northeast either, just a few window units here and there. You are definitely allowed to complain about summer in those conditions!

  6. Nice menu! I will try to approve it by my wife for next week. There was Thanksgiving day on last week, so we are on diet now. Just drinking milkshakes and other healthy recipes from http://weightlosstop.com/. But i think we need something delicious before Christmas. Thank you for ideas.