Archive for the ‘meal plan’ Category

Menu Plan Week Of 08/21/2012

August 21, 2012

Week two of being back to work after maternity leave. My husband is home for two weeks but has a hard time juggling hungry baby & cooking, so we are going with make-ahead or easy things for the most part.

Links/recipes to be updated when I get time.

Monday – Swedish fish balls & potatoes

Tuesday – Chipotle-style chicken burrito bowls

Wednesday – Spicy carrot soup

Thursday – Grilled hamburgers or hot dogs

Friday – Crockpot Sticky Chicken


Meal Plan Week of 03/28/2011

April 2, 2011

I am a little late posting this, because the week has been hectic. This was “clean out the freezer” week. The freezer needed to be defrosted, so everything came out.

Monday – Mini-Thanksgiving, roast turkey and several side dishes (yep, clearing out the freezer)

Tuesday – Red Lentil Soup, zucchini bread

Wednesday – Pan fried tofu over greens with spicy “peanut” (sunbutter) sauce

Thursday – Spinach and feta meatballs

Friday – Church soup supper

Menu Plan Week of 1/17/2011

January 18, 2011

I have been really bad about posting lately. I have a new job, and I just haven’t seemed to find time. My hubby has been doing a lot of the cooking, so our meal plans aren’t especially inventive.

Monday – Tempeh stir-fry

Tuesday – Turkey Chili Pot Pie (Making gluten-free by using my own gluten free cornbread mix recipe, I’ll post it later)

Wednesday – Crockpot Chicken Makhani

Thursday – Chicken Sausage, rice, salad

Friday – Tuna Pasta

I’ll try to get back in the swing of posting!

Menu Plan – Week of 11/22/2010

November 24, 2010

We have a houseguest so I haven’t had time to blog this week. We have been getting ready for Thanksgiving.

Monday – Leftover buffet/ Fridge cleanout night (DH was picking up guest at the airport)

Tuesday – Oven Fried Chicken, asparagus, salad, mashed potatoes

Wednesday – Asian Pork Tenderloin, rice, salad

Turkey & Spelt Stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, mashed rutabaga (for those that like them), squash with pecans, green bean casserole, salad, Spelt Apple Pie, Pumpkin Tart with almond crust from Sarah’s meal planner.

Friday – Thanksgiving leftovers

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Meal Plan – Week of 11/16/2010

November 16, 2010

I have ingredients for more meals than we need this week, so I may swap out something for one of the planned meals depending on mood. It’s nice to have options.

Monday – Crockpot Ginger Beef & Carrots (I used 1/2 cup soy sauce and 1 1/2 Tbsp ginger, and it came out perfectly!)

Tuesday – Stuffed Tomatoes (my mother gave us tomatoes from her last trip to the farmer’s market, so they need to be used up)

Wednesday – Italian Sausage Risotto

Thursday – Crockpot Mustard Sauced Pork Chops and Potatoes

Friday – Broiled Salmon, Broccoli

Menu Plan Monday – Week of 11/8/2010

November 8, 2010

Last week, we didn’t end up having the potato leek soup (I ended up making cream of mushroom soup), so we are having it this week instead.

One thing I am going to try this week is eggplant fries. I have never had them, but someone brought leftovers to my husband’s work and he has been raving about them ever since. Eggplants were on sale this week, so I figured it was a good time to try it. The recipe I am going to try is oven-baked, they are usually deep fried. I am basically going to completely change the recipe and try it out, if it works well I will post my version. If not, maybe I will try the fried ones next time.

Monday – Potato Leek Soup, Eggplant Fries

Tuesday – Italian Sausage Pasta with Vegetables

Wednesday – Crockpot Beef Stew

Thursday – Chickpea Patties

Friday – Haven’t decided but I have a few options. In the freezer I have chicken breast, scallops, pork chops, and pork tenderloin. I guess I will just call it “Freezer Surprise” for now, and I’ll figure it out later in the week.

Speaking of freezers, can anyone recommend a good fridge toddler lock?

Meal Plan Monday – Week of 11/1/2010

November 1, 2010

Monday – Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

Tuesday – Crockpot Honey Lentils

Wednesday – Asian Steak and Soba Noodles

Thursday – Potato Leek Soup

Friday – Salmon

Meal Plan – Week of 10/25/2010

October 28, 2010

I am a little late posting this.

Monday – Pad Thai
Tuesday – Beef & Lentil Soup

Wednesday – Sweet & Sour Pork

Thursday – Kale Kugel and Tsimmes

Friday – Black Beans & Yellow Beans

Meal Plan – Week of 10/11/2010

October 13, 2010

Last week, I had bought a chicken at the supermarket for the vindaloo that turned out to be no good, but I had a very large chicken in the freezer, so I made a roast chicken and used leftovers to make vindaloo instead, which was a lot more frugal and came out excellent. So the chili has been moved to this week.

I am a little late posting this since our schedule has been up in the air this week; the Friday meal may change depending on plans.

Monday – Stuffed Acorn Squash (recipe from Cooking Traditional Foods menu mailer

Tuesday – Italian Sausage Pasta With Vegetables

Wednesday – Cream of Mushroom Soup (a la Julia Child), gluten-free garlic breadsticks

Thursday – White Chili

Friday – Savory noodle kugel and sweet potato casserole

Meal Planning Monday – Week of 10/04/10

October 4, 2010

I keep meaning to post and things have been so hectic. I have a bunch of recipes that need to be typed up. I am trying to get back into the swing of posting, so I will start fresh with the meal plan for this week. The weather is cold this week, so it’s nice to have a lot of warm meals planned.

Monday – Deep Dish Pizza

Tuesday – Thai “Peanut Butter” Pasta (with Sunbutter instead of peanut butter)

Wednesday – Chicken Vindaloo

Thursday – Pumpkin Soup

Friday – White Turkey Chili

Saturday – Asian Grilled Steak and Pasta Salad

Sunday – Roast meat from freezer (TBD – maybe turkey if we have time, otherwise chicken or beef)