Yesterday was my hubby's birthday! He turned 32! We didn't do too much, spent some good ol quality time with our boys and then we had our friends over for a quiet birthday celebration. Patrick has been craving burgers on the BBQ since the first snowfall this winter. And since the weather is finally starting to warm up I decided we would make some yummy caramelized onion burgers. We dressed them with sauted mushrooms, homemade big mac sauce and avocado. (Well that's what I put on mine)! They were awesome! I also made Patrick a delicious lemon cake filled with lemon curd and covered in lemon cream cheese frosting. It was a great night! As for the rest of the week I am obsessed with anything Asian cuisine right now. The Garlic Hoisin Pork we had last week was AMAZING! and I can't seem to get enough of Our Best Bites Orange Beef over rice. Sooo it's on the menu again this week! It was such a hit with our boys two weeks ago (I think I made it with shaved pork last time). I would make the Garlic Hoisin Pork again but I feel like two weeks in a row might be a little much. However; I bet you it will be on the menu next week. :) I have a giant whole chicken in my freezer and before the weather gets too warm I figured I would make a roasted chicken. I always like making roasted chicken because there is guaranteed leftovers. I plan on using the leftover chicken for the butter chicken we are having on Wednesday. This makes my life so much easier when I can use one meal and create two very different meals. Since the weather has started to get really nice around my neck of the woods I expect I will be spending a lot more time outside and less time in my kitchen. Be prepared, I have a feeling this spring/summer is going to be full of yummy bbq recipes and quick meals. As for now, I leave you with my menu plan for the week!
Happy eating :)