Meal Plan Monday – Week 2

Meal Plan Monday June

Here is what was cooking in our kitchen last week!

Sunday:  The Weekend Chef made some Asian Turkey Burgers.  We served the burgers with some fries and Kimchi Potato Salad from blog Two Red Bowls.  The potato salad was made last minute and the flavors didn’t have time to really meld together.  While it was good, I think it would have been better if we had made it earlier in the day.  The kids had a little bit.  While the kimchi we had bought was pretty spicy, it really didn’t taste as strong in the potato salad and the kids were able to try a bite or two without complaint of it being too hot.

Zucchini Boats

Monday: We made Zucchini Boats adapted from blog Real Food By Dad and served these with a salad.  We didn’t have, and forgot to pick up, roasted peppers.  Overall, these were just okay and I think needed a bit more flavor.  The kids each ate a half of a zucchini though.  On a side note, the Weekend Chef did the grocery shopping.  I had put four zucchini on the list and he came home with four giant zucchini!   Needless to say, we had a bunch of leftovers, which unfortunately, did not reheat well.  These are much better eaten on the first night you make them.

Baked Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Tuesday: We made Baked Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Chicken Parmesan Meatballs from blog I Thee Cook.  We served these with pasta and sauce and a Caesar salad.  We thought these meatballs were tasty and flavorful!

Lemony Risotto with Spinach and Marscarpone

Wednesday: We made Lemony Risotto with Mascarpone from Every Day with Rachael Ray and served it with some roasted broccoli.  This was one of our meatless meals for the week.  My son helped with the lemon zesting and stirring of this risotto.  I added spinach to the recipe since we had some leftover and extra veggies never hurt!  The kids ate this, although my son complained that it was “too lemony.”  He then proceeded to eat a lemonade Outshine bar for dessert after taking forever to finish his risotto….go figure!

Peaches and Cream Pancakes

Thursday: We made Peaches and Cream Pancakes (with Ginger Peach Compote) from blog Well Plated.  My daughter helped make the pancakes.  She loves to help cook pancakes by pouring the batter and flipping them in the skillet.  We had these with breakfast sausage and fresh-cut pineapple. We could have made the meal meatless by not serving the sausage.  Any breakfast for dinner meal is a winner, and this was no exception.  Next time I’d double the peaches since they were really tasty and we all wanted more!  I had never thought to put Greek yogurt on pancakes before and discovered a new tasty combination.


Friday:  We made Peach, Basil, Mozzarella & Balsamic Pizza adapted from blog Two Peas & Their Pod.   We had some ripe peaches that needed to be used.  We’ve made this in the past and it was really good!  I used my Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar from the Saratoga Olive Oil Co. gift basket that I had won awhile back.   My son saw the pizza and said, “Do I have to eat that?!”  I didn’t realize that I had no more tomato sauce to make a regular cheese pizza for the kids, so yes, he did have to eat it.  Well go figure, both kids LOVED this pizza!



  1. Zucchini boats are my favorite! I love them!

    And that pizza!!! Looks amazing. I have to try that balsamic.
    And it’s funny what kids will eat when there is no other choice. I know mine would have had the same reaction and still eaten all of it.

    I’ve also learned – that if I know it looks weird, but tastes amazing – that I tell him to close his eyes before putting the dish in front of him. I give him one bite, eyes closed, and 9 out 10 times – he loves it. Our eyes can deceive us!

  2. Do I have to eat it? Seriously? That pizza looks delicious. I made a pizza similar to that last year and my son also said he wouldn’t touch it. The next time I added some crisp pancetta pieces and he seemed to nibble at it. He’s a picky eater though. Blueberry balsamic sounds amazing. I need to try that meatball recipe.

  3. Tuesday and Thursday look soo good! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope you’ll link up with us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

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