Sunday, February 19, 2012
Weekly Meal Planning, Week of 2.20.12
I'm forging ahead with my meal plan for this week, even though my motivation for cooking is still sorely lacking. My family needs to eat, after all, and at this point I'm pretty sure they're sick of the poor substitutes for real dinners I've put in front of them too often lately. Is there anything sadder than a food blogger with absolutely zero interest in food? Haha.
I've planned a delicious week of meals this week. I'm using lots of chicken, since my freezer is stocked with it due to a really good sale a couple of weeks ago. There are also (of course) a couple of meals carrying over from previous weeks. Here's hoping this week of yummy meals can get me out of my funk! (I think I've been saying that for a month now, but whatever. Maybe this is the week!)
Monday: Cheesy chicken tortilla soup. I've made this soup three or four times, at least, and I've never shared it. It's so good. I'll definitely share it this time around.
Tuesday: Creamy ranch chicken, rolls. I saw this recipe in a recent e-mail from BHG and was instantly sold. Of course I was.
Wednesday: Pork stir fry with cashew rice, cream cheese wontons. I'm ashamed to say that I will not be making the wontons myself, but rather purchasing them frozen from the store. Making my own is just too labor-intensive for a Wednesday. This stir fry is still the best I've ever made.
Thursday: Cashew chicken wraps, chips. More cashews! And a carryover from last week. I think these are going to be absolutely delicious, and I can't wait to try them.
Friday: Blueberry buttermilk pancakes, hash browns, bacon. This is Andrew's contribution to the meal plan. When I asked him what he wanted for dinner next week, he told me he wanted blueberry pancakes. He gets his wish! (It's an easy one to grant.)
Saturday: I recently joined a cooking club with a group of friends from high school, and Saturday is our first meet-up. The theme is Mexican food, and I've been designated to bring an appetizer. In my absence, I'm sure Joe and the boys will order pizza...or just eat pizza rolls. What is your favorite Mexican appetizer? I have no idea what I'm going to take.
Sunday: Grilled Cajun ranch chicken pasta. Another carryover from, I think, two weeks ago. It's probably wishful thinking, but I'm still hopeful we'll be able to fire up the grill for this one.