Pinning and Planning Our Dinner Menu – Week of October 4

As I type this blog post, it’s pouring here in Florida. For the time being, the rain has brought some much needed cooler temperatures and the cooler weather combined with rain makes me crave warm bowls of soup and gooey grilled cheese sandwiches.

Iron chef Allan must have read my mind about bowls of heart goodness because he made a big batch of black beans and started simmering a slow-roasted mojo pork. Both of these dishes will make great leftovers and the thought of lovely, tasty leftovers brings images of gooey grilled cheese quesadillas dancing in my head.

A few months back, Allan tweaked his black bean recipe and began using dried beans instead of canned. I couldn’t believe how much better it tasted! Stay tuned for that recipe soon. It will be a winner-winner-Pinterest pinner! Trust me!

Black Beans and Yellow Rice

Since Allan is traveling this week, quick and easy meals and leftovers are a saving grace for me. Those black beans will make great leftover lunches for the kids as well as quick quesadillas. Yep, lots of leftovers in the week’s dinner menu.

Here’s our dinner menu for the week.

Sunday – Cuban Pulled Roast Pork with Black Beans and Yellow Rice with Iron Chef Allan’s 1967 Salad (Recipe soon to follow.  Promise!)

Meatless Monday – Penne and Asparagus

Taco Tuesday – Ground Turkey Tacos

Wednesday – Cuban Sandwich Quesdillas

Thursday – Black Bean Pepper Quack Quesadillas

Friday – Leftover Nachos

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One comment

  1. Tia says:

    I cannot wait for the recipe as I have been trying to find a go to black bean recipe to use. I love black beans but I cant seem to get them right yet.

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