Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekly Meal Planning, Week of 1.16.12

We're staying cozy during this cold weekend, and I'm loving it. I don't have to work on Monday, and I don't plan on leaving the house at all for the next couple of days. I probably won't change out of my pajama pants either...not that that's any different than any other weekend. Just keeping it real. I hope your weekends have been equally as lazy and wonderful.

Last week was pretty crazy, between work and Andrew being sick and car issues, and I didn't have very much time to dedicate to planning our meals for the coming week. As a result, most of the menu is made up of tried-and-true family favorites. This week promises to be nearly as busy as the last, at least at work, so when I come home at night to the task of making dinner, I want to know that the end result is going to be delicious.

Monday: Tortellini and pancetta in mushroom cream sauce. I have a few modifications planned for this, although it looks delicious as it is: using ravioli instead of tortellini (because it's what I have on hand), adding pesto to the sauce, and subbing bacon for the pancetta.

Tuesday: Chicken fajita lasagna. It's been far too long since I've made this. Actually, I think the last time I made it was when I posted this recipe back in 2009. That is unacceptable to me, considering how delicious this is and how much we love it. Joe's eyes literally lit up when I told him I was making this, so I think he's pretty happy about it too.

Wednesday: Sausage biscuit sandwiches and tater tots. I've been in the mood for a good breakfast sandwich lately, and I love the sweet and savory flavor combination that this particular one provides.

Thursday: Chicken cheesesteaks, chips. For whatever reason, Joe just absolutely loves these sandwiches. He swears up and down that they're one of the best things I've ever made. They are definitely delicious, so I'm happy to fulfill his request to put them on the meal plan this week.

Friday: Bacon and egg quesadillas. I can't even count how many times I've made these for breakfast on the weekends, or for a quick dinner on a weeknight when I don't feel like making what I've planned. It sounds sort of silly, but these quesadillas really are a revelation. They're so flavorful, filling, and simple to make.

Saturday: BBQ spice-rubbed chicken tostadas with cilantro-ranch dressing, probably with some kind of rice on the side. I can't remember what blog I was reading last week (or maybe I saw it on Pinterest), but I recently saw someone pair something BBQ-flavored with a dressing similar to this one. I thought that sounded pretty delicious, so when I remembered these tostadas I knew they'd be on our meal plan.

Sunday: Roasted tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. It really is the best ever, you guys. It just is.


Allison said...

Man, I think I want to move in with you if this is "tried & true" :) Reminds me--I need to post my meal plan. I actually finished it on Saturday this week, which is odd for me.

Didn't leave the house or change out of pajama pants yesterday at all. I'll put on something a bit more respectable (and maybe take a shower) to run to the grocery later this morning. Not sure if we'll do anything more outside the house or not. I love these "lazy" (although my day yesterday was far from lazy) weekends!

Aarthi said...

nice menu


Sarah - The Home Cook said...

I can't wait to make the tortellini recipe (I've also had my eye on it for awhile). And those bacon and egg quesadillas are so good but I haven't made them in awhile so thanks for the reminder. :)

Cooksploratrice said...

Dear Cassie, I love your recipes. They seem so quick and easy. Tried and true are not bad words to use, especially for weeknight meals.

On my blog, I like to alternate between discoveries and classics. Kids love the classic meals we make. These are the types of meals that scream "I'm home."

Have a great week.
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