Weekly Meal Plan {Week 39}

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Mondays seem to come way too quickly!  We had a relaxing but fun weekend filled with the kids’ end of year tae kwon do demonstration, soccer, some geocaching, bike riding and a lunch out.  I also got some in some scrapbook and reading time!  Here’s a look at what was on our menu last week:

Saturday – We ordered Chinese take-out.  A low-key, no cooking, Saturday night!

Mother's Day Burgers

Sunday – For Mother’s Day we spent the afternoon up at a cupcake festival.  My parents and brother came over for dinner later that day, where my husband grilled some burgers which he served with bacon, gorgonzola cheese, sauteed mushrooms and fried onion straws.  He served the burgers with corn-on-the-cob and both regular and sweet potato fries.

Citrus Glazed Chicken Thighs

Monday – I made Citrus Glazed Chicken Thighs from Cooking Light, January 2006.  I adapted the recipe a little bit and cut up the thighs into bite-size pieces before marinating.  Instead of broiling the chicken, I sauteed it in a large pan on the stove.  The chicken didn’t get very glazed, but I cooked up the sauce and served it with the chicken over rice. The chicken is supposed to marinate for an hour, so it’s not a quick meal.  Taste wise, I thought this was okay, but probably won’t make it again.

Tuesday – Unfortunately, no picture was taken of tonight’s dinner.  I made Filet Mignon with Sweet Bourbon-Coffee Sauce from Cooking Light, March 2006.  Instead of filet mignon, I used thin, beef tenderloin steaks I found at Shoprite.  I served the beef with leftover corn-on-the-cob from Sunday and some mashed potatoes.  I thought the sauce was just okay and won’t be making it again.  

Chinese Chicken Salad

Wednesday – I made Chinese Chicken Salad from Yummy Health Easy.  While I normally hate making salads, my daughter helped me make this dinner.  She used the salad spinner to dry the romaine and then chop it while I cooked the chicken.  I had some sunflower seeds that I wanted to use up, so I put those in the salad instead of the slivered almonds and sesame seeds that the recipe called for.  I ended up adding some teriyaki and sesame oil to the homemade dressing as well.  Overall, this was a tasty enough salad.  I’ve seen other similar salads around the blogosphere that I may end up trying since we like the flavors.

Pasta alla Vodka

Thursday – I made The Pioneer Woman’s Pasta all Vodka.  This was a pretty quick and easy dinner and really tasty.

Breakfast Calzones

Friday – My husband made breakfast calzones.  I didn’t have a particular recipe in mind when I put this on the weekly meal plan, so we stuck some cooked, shredded hash browns, scrambled eggs, crumbled, cooked bacon and some shredded cheese inside pizza dough.  We cooked the calzones on our pizza stone.  They were tasty and a kid pleaser, though the eggs got a little overcooked.