It’s Monday again and time for another meal plan! If you haven’t tried meal planning, I highly recommend it. You can read all about my meal planning process to help you get started. It really helps in making your evening routine run smoothly as well as keeping your food budget in check! Here’s a look at what was on our meal plan this past week:
Saturday – My daughter spent the night at her friend’s house. My husband and I ordered Chinese takeout and watched movies with our son.
Sunday – We loved the latkes my husband made last week and since he didn’t make nearly enough, he made some more for dinner Sunday evening. He picked up a rotisserie chicken to have with the latkes. We had our fill of latkes and this time there were leftovers!
Monday – I went to the gym Monday evening. My husband, who was home from work, made the Spinach and Artichoke Tortellini from Rachael Ray’s Express Lane Meals cookbook that I had planned to make, while I was out. Of course the kids liked everything……but the spinach and artichokes!! So, they basically had tortellini in a cream sauce, as they ate around all the “stuff.”
Tuesday – I made a Rosti of sorts with the leftover latkes that I served with sauteed zucchini. Rosti is a Swiss potato pancake dish. I added a slice of ham, a slice of swiss cheese and two fried eggs on top of some latkes. When I tell you that this dish was a hit with the kids is an understatement. I’ve never seen my son eat his dinner so quickly and offer so many compliments!
Wednesday – I made Simmered Cabbage with Beef, Shan Style from Cooking Light, November, 2011. This was fairly easy to make. I didn’t add the red pepper to the main dish, for fear it would be too spicy for the kids. Unfortunately, I found the dish as a whole to be lacking in flavor. This was even after I added the red pepper to my own bowl. The kids weren’t big fans of this dish and my daughter commented on the neon color of the dish (from the turmeric). This is definitely not a repeat dish for us.
Thursday – Thursdays are currently our busiest evening of the week. I made Crock Pot Creamy Lemon Chicken from i heart eating. During the day I made Spaghetti Aglio E Olio (spaghetti with olive oil and garlic and I added some broccoli) to go with it and we just warmed it up when it was time for dinner.
Friday – Friday was a busy night. We picked my daughter up from her Girl Scout meeting and then went to my son’s tae kwon do board break-a-thon at the elementary school. I made our usual homemade pizza. My son had to eat his dinner super early and my daughter had to eat her dinner late….but everyone got fed!
What is on your menu this week?