Menu 10/12/2014

  1. out for L’s birthday
  2. crack slaw (burger, cabbage, daikon)
  3. stir fry (steak, zucchini, broccoli, red bell pepper)
  4. mom’s chicken w/ butternut squash and bacon risotto
  5. leftover night
  6. G&L: out of town, A: fends for himself
  7. out after hopefully surviving my first race ever

This is a weird week since my plans changed partway through.  We're eating out more than normal due to L's birthday dinner and then L and I racing on Saturday.  I'll be running my first ever 5k and I'm super nervous, anxious, scared, and excited.  

Menu 10/5/2014

  1. chicken fajitas
  2. easier chicken tikka masala leftover night
  3. sesame beef and broccoli stir-fry
  4. slow cooker roast beef with mushroom gravy w/ butternut squash and bacon risotto postponed
  5. leftover night
  6. tomato caprese chicken bruschetta thing w/ pasta
  7. company – chana pulao, butter chicken, saag paneer

Last week was a challenging week so I'm hoping that this week will be a bit better.  I had planned on spending one night with my parents last week and ended up needing to stay for two instead.  

We got a lot of vegetables from the farmers market on Saturday, and most of the meal plan is based around those acquisitions.  Acorn squash, bell pepper, potatoes, zucchini, small tomatoes, large tomatoes, butternut squash, and broccoli.  Yumminess.  

Also, Lance's birthday is this week and he asked me to make a cake for him to take into work, so I'll be making a delicious tunnel of fudge cake and be jealous that his coworkers get it and I don't!  

I still need to find a good recipe for saag paneer, which is why it's not linked as of this posting.  The other recipes aren't linked because I'll be creating them from my brain.  

Menu 9/28/2014

  1. grilled burgers w/ sweet potato fries w/ aioli
  2. chicken with mustard - made with chicken breasts w/ tomato tart
  3. chili w/ hot water cornbread out, since my dinner timing was horrible!  But chili made great leftovers.
  4. G: out of town, L&A: fend for themselves
  5. leftover night
  6. out
  7. grilled steaks w/ roasted acorn squash

The transition from last week to this has not gone so well, so this meal plan is incomplete at the moment.  I'll finish it up on Friday.  Or maybe earlier in the week if I have any inspiration.  

Menu 9/21/2014

  1. coq au vin kebabs w/ potato salad - made with roasted potatoes
  2. hearty meat lasagna - made with zucchini slices instead of pasta sheets
  3. ginger and green onion beef with broccoli w/ rice
  4. chicken with mustard - made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts w/ tomato tart postponed
  5. leftover night
  6. grilled steaks w/ charred pepper steak sauce w/ butternut squash bacon risotto - made with roasted butternut squash
  7. grilled burgers w/ sweet potato fries w/ aioli postponed

Life got a little derailed last week due to yet another kidney stone, so meal 1 is a holdover from last week's meal plan.  Lots of veggies from the market to use up in this week's meal plan and broccoli magically reappeared at the market this week!  I'm pretty excited about that.  

My meal plans have been pretty cow-heavy recently and that's because we have a freezer full of steaks that I'm trying to diligently work through.  I'm also not loving chicken as much as I used to, so I don't turn to it as quickly as I did in the past.  Plus it's better for our budget to cook with meat we already own than to buy more!  

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