Well hello again! A part of me wishes each week would not go by so quickly! Sheesh. This week I had a harder time coming up with our menu. I think because I spent all day yesterday working until 9am, driving my husband to the airport, then driving into the nearby city and doing a little bit of shopping, then I convinced myself to get a pedicure (it was the best thing!), then finally I went out for dinner with my parents! As you can imagine, I slept really well last night! I guess I’ve been in a bit of a relaxation mode ever since and I didn’t want to do the menu! But, I did, and here it is:
* Veggie Chicken Pitas
* Meatball Souvlaki (recipe below), Greek couscous salad
* Orange Ginger Pork, macaroni coleslaw (recipe below)
* Chicken & Broccoli Pie (still haven’t made this!)
* Pesto Tortellini
Meatball Souvlaki
Servings: 4

1 cup (250 mL) plain low-fat yogurt

1/2 cup (125 mL) grated (unpeeled) English cucumber
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried mint
Pinch each salt and pepper
4 Greek pita breads, warmed
2 cups (500 mL) shredded lettuce
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1 egg
1/4 cup (50 mL) dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dried oregano
1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef
Meatballs: In bowl, whisk together egg, bread crumbs, mustard, oregano, salt and pepper; mix in beef. Roll by heaping tablespoonfuls (15 mL) into 24 balls; place on greased foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake in 450°F (230°C) oven for 15 minutes or until no longer pink inside.
In bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber, garlic, mint, salt and pepper; spread over pitas. Sprinkle with lettuce. Divide tomatoes, onion then meatballs over half of each pita; fold remaining half over top.
Macaroni Cole Slaw
1 package macaroni
1 package coleslaw mix
2 celery ribs
1 medium cucumber
1 medium green pepper
1 1/2 cups salad dressing
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Mix all ingredients together. Refrigerate. Enjoy!
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