Sunday, March 17, 2013

Menu Plan for Week of March 18, 2013

I had no menu plan last week because it was March Break in these parts. While we dreamed of an early spring arriving, we had no such luck. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that the dreary snow melts soon and spring truly arrives.

In the meantime, I'm looking for simple and easy recipes for a busy week back to school. We have hockey play-offs, martial arts, and I start my 10K running clinic, so there are many evenings that are rushed and hectic. Simple meals make it all easier to manage.

Monday: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Tuesday: Spicy, Sauteed Chickpeas, Beef and Cilantro

Wednesday: Leftovers/Soup/Sandwiches

ThursdayPotatoes and Sausage 

Friday: Homemade Pizzas

Saturday: Buffalo Chicken Tacos 

Sunday: Roast Chicken

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Menu Plan for Week of March 5, 2013

OK, last week went quite well. I made every meal with the exception of the pot roast on Sunday - mostly b/c we had too many leftovers around to make a big, heavy meal.  I'm trying to choose meals this week that a) everyone will like, and b) are manageable with our busy schedules.

I actually felt calmer and more at ease all week, knowing that I had my meals planned here in one convenient location. So easy to access quickly from my iPhone or iPad during the busy dinner time hour!

Monday: Tortellini with Pasta Sauce, Salad

Tuesday: Perfect Salmon and Roasted Brussels Sprouts 

Wednesday: Leftovers/Soup/Sandwiches

Thursday: Pasta with Goat Cheese and Roasted Asparagus

Friday: Crock Pot Mexican Chicken  - this recipe doesn't say to do it in the crock pot, but I am going to cook it that way b/c I've heard it turns out well. Also easier for a Friday meal after a long week at work!

Saturday: Dinner Out

SundayBest Pot Roast Ever  (only recipe I didn't get to last week!)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Menu Plan for Week of February 25th, 2013

Nothing like a New Year's Resolution at the end of February, right??? Back to getting my menu plans online again - much easier to access and link to favourite recipes! We have a busy week and are just recovering from the stomach flu, so I hope these meals work out ok...

Monday: Tacos (a simple but tried and true favourite here)
TuesdaySpaghetti in Garlic Gravy with Herbs and Lemon Marinated Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes
Wednesday: Leftovers/Soup/Sandwiches
Thursday: BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing 
Friday: Mom is out, Dad is on his own! 
Saturday: Dinner Out
Sunday: Best Pot Roast Ever 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Menu Plan for Week of April 1st, 2012

Maybe menu-planning every second week is a more reasonable goal for me :).  The first week went quite well, I think I only missed one meal due to the fact that Thing 1 had hockey play-offs during dinner time that week.  The Garlic Lime Grilled Chicken that I made was delicious and everyone liked it - the kids especially loved the mango salsa that went with it. (Kids meaning 2 out of 3 kids liked it . . . we always "round up" around here).

Last week was crazy because we had some wonderful family visiting (hello baby Olivia!!!), and I was out at a workshop one night - I'm learning that stuff like that really blows your menu planning.  But we're learning to just roll with it.  

I'm looking forward to this week as it's a short week!  Easter weekend is coming which means no school Friday or Monday for me and the kids.  And no plans in the forecast means lots of relaxing time and as well as time to cook a delicious Easter dinner.  I'm feeling like lamb, but am still unsure if I will use the recipe below or try lamb on the barbecue.

Sunday: Pork Tenderloin, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Fennel, and Feta Cheese

Monday:  Chickpea Curry from the Life Organic Blog

Tuesday:  BBQ Chicken and Roasted Potatoes 

Wednesday:  Spaghetti and Meatballs

Thursday: Home-made Pizzas

FridaySweet Potato Fries, Lemon Basil Mayonnaise, Fried Haddock

Saturday:  Slow Cooker Clam Chowder

Easter Sunday:  Slow Cooker Mint Glazed Lamb, Potato Gratin from the April 2012 Everyday Food Magazine, Veggies of some variety

Friday, March 16, 2012

Menu Plan: Week of March 18, 2012

Why, yes, it HAS been ages since I've posted anything on this blog.  Time is something of which I have very little, and thus blogging, cooking, and eating healthy have become a thing of the past.  I've decided to attempt to put a stop to all this. 

Having recently been diagnosed by my doctor with very low iron, I am committed to trying to get back to eating healthier.  After a winter of eating on the run, skipping meals, and snacking on junk food, it's time to make a change.

My short term goal is to plan, prepare, and eat three healthy meals a day.  As part of this I am going to better incorporate the foods in my weekly harvest box from Life Organic and include them in my menu throughout the week.  Let's take a stab at it!

Monday: Potato Leek Soup (which I will make on Sunday), Salad

Tuesday: Lemon Garlic Green Beans and leftover chicken

Wednesday: Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli and Grilled Steak

Friday: Grilled Salmon and Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Scallions

Also on my radar this week for lunches and snacks:

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Menu Plan for January 30, 2011

We had the crockpot chili last week and it was a huge hit with all of us. I wasn't able to fit in the Indian Curry last week, so I'm making it tonight and am hoping we have loads of leftovers!

Monday: Leftovers
Tuesday: Sandwiches/Soup
Wednesday:  Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (freezer)
Saturday: Ribs

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Menu Plan for January 23, 2011

Back to menu planning after another extended absence. I am continually reminded that menu planning and prepping ahead of time is the key to our family's success on weeknights.  I've made a goal to use my crockpot at least twice a week for the next little while, especially while we are all busy at suppertime and the weather is so cold.  I bought Stephanie O'Dea's "Make it Fast, Cook it Slow" and am planning to use her recipes on a regular basis.  I've been a big fan of her blog for ages, and love having the book at my fingertips.

Sunday:  Leftovers
Monday: Leftovers
Tuesday: Omelets with Stir Fried Veggies, Salad
Wednesday: Crockpot Indian Curry
Thursday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (freezer)
Friday: Crockpot Chili
Saturday: Ribs