Monday, March 19, 2012
Monday Meal Planning 3.19.12
On to the food!
Monday: Homemade Spaghetti-os, Large Chopped Salad (for the adults) and steamed broccoli (for the kiddos)
This weather has me craving a big, vegetable-filled salad for dinner, but that absolutely won't fly for the little ones. I've been wanting to see how Sophie takes to the homemade spaghetti-os (perhaps we'll have one more meal to add to her limited repertoire of acceptable meals), so it fits perfectly.
Tuesday: Taco Rice
If you haven't tried this yet, do it. It's so, so good. I'm actually making it with ground turkey instead of beef this week. My family hardly notices the difference, and we're starting a weight-loss/fitness competition at work, so our meals are about to get healthier (for the most part).
Wednesday: Chinese Style Slow Cooked Pork Chops, rice pilaf, broccoli
Wednesday afternoon I have a meeting that is notorious for running late, so I'm planning ahead for once this week and doing dinner in the crock pot. I've made these once before and the family loves them, plus pork chops were on sale this week. It's a win all around!
Thursday: Grilled chicken sandwiches, sweet potato fries, fruit
It's supposed to stay nice all week, so I'm going to declare that Grilling Season has officially begun.
Friday: Twice Baked Potatoes, Steak Bites, wedge salad
I made these potatoes a couple of weeks ago, trading out the green onions I didn't have on hand for diced onion fried in bacon fat. They. Were. Divine. I can't wait to make them again.
Saturday: Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos, Cilantro Lime Rice
These are a family favorite, and perfect for watching the big game (Go State!)
Sunday: Brunch TBD
I ordered the Pioneer Woman's newest cook book, so I'll probably make something out of there.