Monday, July 9, 2012
Monday Meal Planning 7.9.12
On to the food!
(Also, I'm including last night's dinner, because it was awesome.)
Sunday: Glazed pork chops, corn on the cob, macaroni and cheese, watermelon
I froze the sauce from this recipe when I made it for father's day, and this time we used thick-cut (about an inch thick) boneless pork loin chops from the grocery store, and it was just as good. Everybody ate fairly well last night, which is a rare occurance, so that's yhow you know it was a delicious dinner.
Monday: Butter chicken, basmati rice, steamed broccoli, naan
I have been craving Indian food lately, and this recipe is nearly as delicious as anything I can get from my favorite Indian restaurant (and a heck of a lot cheaper). The last time I made this was a couple of weeks after Sophie was born, and at that time onions made her spit up. A lot. I kind of had PTSD regarding the recipe, but enough time has passed that I'm ready to eat it again. I can't wait!
Tuesday: Taco Rice
I have serious love for taco rice. Serious. It's so good!
Wednesday: Cheese ravioli, marinara (with mushrooms and zucchini), and roasted cauliflower
This is the day I'm heading out, so I planned a fairly easy dinner for Aaron. I'll have everything chopped so he just has to throw it all in the pan. The girls love pasta, so it should be a hit.
Thursday: Pizza, carrots and cucumbers, fruit
I'm not going to make him cook every day I'm gone. They usually grab take-out one night, so I'm making it super easy for him, and planning for that.
Friday: Ham and cheese empanadas, baked sweet potatoes
I'll put these together tomorrow night, and then they'll just have to pop everything in the oven and dinner will be ready a short time later!
Now all I have to do is come up with lunches for Wednesday through Friday for the girls and they won't have to worry about food all week!