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: