Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday Meal Planning 8.25.09

Tuesday Edition, yet again. I’ve been super organized at work and home lately, but it has kept me so busy that I keep forgetting about posting. I guess I just need to schedule it in somewhere – maybe a Saturday morning full of writing, scheduled to appear during the week. We’ll see how it works.

Plus, yesterday I was so starving in the morning that I couldn’t even bear to think about all of this delicious food. Let’s see if you can guess what hormonally driven cravings I’m having this week!

MondayTaco Joes, Cucumber Salad, Steak Fries

We top our taco joes with a slice of cheese and sliced avocado. For the steak fries, I toss them with a little olive oil, salt, and chili powder before cooking according to the package directions. This makes them go really well with the rest of the meal.

TuesdayBaked Creamy Chicken Taquitos with Creamy Lime Cilantro Dressing and Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeños

I made this meal for Aaron last week and he talked about it for days. It was really that good. I kind of riffed on the dressing because I had forgotten to pick up ranch dressing mix at the store. Instead I mixed equal parts of prepared ranch dressing and green salsa with the juice of one lime and a couple of tablespoons chopped cilantro. It was delicious, and really added a great flavor to the taquitos. The jalapeños were fun because there were two out of five peppers that I used that were much spicier than the rest. It was kind of like jalapeño roulette for your tastebuds!

WednesdayCorn on the Cob, Caprese Salad, Fried Zucchini, Foccacia

This meal was so good we’ve had it twice. For the foccacia – instead of following the recipe in that post, I did the following. I bought some frozen pizza dough from the local market and after it thawed I spread it on a greased pan and let it rise for 30 minutes. Then I used my fingers to make some dents in the dough, brushed it with olive oil and sprinkled on some fresh minced garlic. I baked it at 425 degrees for about 13 minutes (until it was brown around the edges, but it might be different in your non-ancient oven).

ThursdayChicken Bacon Stuffed Pizza Rolls, Salad

Since my last attempt at these rolls was so delicious, I decided to try this version. I haven’t made them yet, but I’m guessing they can’t be horrible.

FridaySmoky Beef Tacos with all the fixin’s

So, if you guessed Tex-Mex was my craving, you’re right. I’m even headed out to the Mexican restaurant across the street for lunch today. My PMS is killer this month. (Sorry for talking about that in a food post.)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, man, those taquitos were delicious, weren't they? I'm going to need to make those again soon. The taco joes, too.

    Good meals this week! I am now officially starving.



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