Monday, June 25, 2012
Weekly Meal Planning, Week of 6.25.12
It seems unbelievable that this is the last meal plan for June. When I was a kid, it seemed like summer stretched out languorously, but now it's here and gone in the blink of an eye. I can't believe how quickly time passes when you're an adult, and constantly busy.
I planned a full week of meals this week, but I just remembered that the boys are spending this coming weekend at my stepmom's house (I don't know how I forgot this; I've been looking forward to it for quite some time). So it's unlikely that I'll be cooking. I'll be too busy savoring every. single. second of peace and quiet. And really, can you blame me?!
Monday: Ranchero chicken crostada, salad. This crostada is a family favorite, and since I have a pie crust in the fridge just waiting to be put to good use, it seems like a good week to make it.
Tuesday: Grilled pesto chicken with tomato cream penne. This is a Pinterest find, and I'm quite smitten with it already, even though I haven't made it yet. Using pesto in a marinade is genius and I can't believe I never thought of it before!
Wednesday: Black bean patties with corn relish and avocado cream sauce topped with fried eggs. My friend Sarah made these recently, and the egg idea came from her. Brilliant! I'm excited to try these, since they've gotten resounding recommendations from so much of the blogosphere.
Thursday: Joe's softball night. His game is later than usual, but we'll still probably do something really simple for dinner -- sandwiches or Chinese take-out, most likely.
Friday: Crescent roll breakfast casserole. Another Pinterest find. The picture sold me on this one, but the ingredients sound amazing too!
Saturday: Chicken with summer squash and spinach, rice pilaf. I saw this one on Pinterest too (sensing a pattern here?), and I immediately knew Joe would love it, since he's a sucker for Muenster cheese. This is pretty healthy, too (although I know the boys will pick out the spinach, and probably the squash too).
Sunday: Tortellini and vegetable bake. I have some adaptations planned for this one, namely using whole wheat tortellini, adding zucchini and summer squash, and stirring in some pesto. Yum!