Dinner is served and at our home this week we are having eye of round roast, spinach enchiladas, teriyaki chicken, breakfast casserole and a menu full of red for Valentine's Day!
Boneless eye of round (actually we are having the leftovers from last night. I cooked it using an interesting recipe from AllRecipes.com HERE. I adjusted the recipe per the comments from others because I have a gas stove and I was worried about it staying warm enough to cook the roast completely. I following the high temperature directions, then let it sit in the oven on off for 1 hour, then turned it to 200 degrees for another hour. It came out very moist but I prefer it a little more pink so I won’t cook as long the next time. It wasn’t fork tender because it is such a lean cut of meat, but it was very good. My 12-year old said she would help me make it the next time if that would help us to have it sooner. She loved it! For the rub, I just used salt, pepper and garlic powder. Next time I will try a little olive oil first and fill the pan with cut sweet potatoes, mushrooms, onions and carrots.
The boneless eye of round is on sale at Lowes Foods through Tuesday, 2/14 for $2.99/lb – a very good price.
French bread (marked down Pillsbury loaf at local store this week using coupon)
Baked sweet potatoes
Sugar snap peas
Tuesday – Happy Valentine’s Day!
This year, the meal theme is red and white, for obvious reasons. So, every dish will be primarily red. I’m going to decorate the kitchen while they are at school on Tuesday so it’s has an overwhelming red and white theme, as well (red streamers, a few red and white balloons, red tablecloth with white plates, etc.
Appetizer: Sliced RED peppers with red pepper hummus dip (red peppers on sale at Aldi this week through 2/14 for $1.89/3-pack)
Baked cheese ravioli with RED sauce – a favorite dish of my girls (Celentano frozen ravioli on sale BOGO at Harris Teeter through 2/14)
Sliced RED tomatoes with mozzarella and Italian dressing (tomatoes on sale at Aldi for .99/lb through 2/14)
Cheesecake with lots of RED strawberries on top (strawberries on sale at Aldi for $1.39/lb through 2/14 and $1.50/lb at Kroger through 2/18)
Teriyaki chicken in slow cooker (on sale recently for $1.99/lb for chicken breasts)
Breakfast for dinner!