I asked, you answered! I am going to start posting my weekly meal plans with recipes and links (click on all blue words to be taken to the source) The last few weeks I have been a Food Network junkie! I record Ina, Giada and Rachel during the day and watch them at night or sometimes in the afternoon with my middle kiddo who I am pretty sure will be a chef someday! This week I am co-hosting a baby shower and I am bringing the food, so I listed what I am making for that. Lately I have been trying more soups and salads in the kitchen. I do plan a lot of leftovers so I can keep my costs down. I heart organic, I buy organic everything if I can. My goal is to keep my organic grocery list for five people under $200, this does not include supplements and non food items. For things like toilet paper and paper towels I use Amazon. Whatever I can buy online including laundry soap I do since I do not like to spend my time going to a store ulesss I have to! aka: groceries! The day they have an online grocer I will be in heaven!!! I am not the most frugal shopper but I am happy I am able to keep my organic food under $200 most weeks. I will also say that Plan To Eat is my AWESOME way to meal plan, I don’t know what I did without it! So here we go…
P.S. I will always try to high light a favorite meal from the previous week…
Favorite meal of last week…
Our tongues flipped for this stew from Food Network!!! Sausage and Vegetable Stew YUM YUM YUM!!! I sliced up a baguette and mixed a garlic dipper in to some butter and we called it a DELISH meal! Try it!
- Breakfast – Oatmeal
- Lunch – Leftovers from Saturday’s meal Ina’s Mac n Cheese
- Dinner – will be whatever we scrounge up, smoothies, pancakes or something (I’ll be too pooped after the baby shower to want to make dinner)
- Mini Pizzettes using Giada’s Beet, Apple and Cheese Pizzettes recipe (I am using cows milk feta in place of goat cheese)
- Caprese Skewers from a favorite blog I follow www.theiconicblog.com
- Veggie stix and veggie dip
- Breakfast – Hot Muesli
- Lunch – Smoothies
- Dinner – Lemon Chicken Soup with Spagetti by Giada De Laurentiis, Pea Pesto Crostini by Giada
- Breakfast – Granola I add my own touches to Alton Brown’s recipe
- Lunch – Leftovers
- Dinner – Bean, rice and tortilla chips with cheese and salsa (I crock the beans Monday night, add some seasonings to taste like salt, pepper, cumin, cilantro, chili powder..)
- Breakfast – Granola
- Lunch – Mac n Cheese from the box
- Dinner – Giada’s Roasted Root Vegetable Salad and her Herbed Quinoa
- Breakfast – 10 Grain Hot Cereal
- Lunch – Yay! My sissy will be here for lunch! I am making her and my niece, Easy Parmesan Risotto by Ina and Pigs in a blanket (can of croissant dough, rolled around hot dogs and bake)
- Dinner – Leftovers
- Note – Make homemade bread today! NO NO I won’t give my bread recipe away, it’s still a family secret but here is a great place, The Fresh Loaf, to find some bread recipes!
- Breakfast – Scottish Oatmeal YUM!!!
- Lunch – Smoothies
- Dinner - Broccoli Cheese Soup and Peanut Butter and Honey sandwiches with my homemade bread! YUM!
- Breakfast – We head to a local coffee shop for goodies, YUM!
- Lunch – Leftovers
- Dinner – Honey – Mustard Chicken (I toss it in the crock on low for 6-8 hours, it smells up the house REALLY nice!), I will also roast some root veggies (cut up some parsnips, beets, carrots and maybe an onion, into 1/2 inch pieces, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, place on middle rack under and bake 375 for about 30-45 mins, be sure to toss every 15 mins and check to see if done). You could skip the baking step all together and just throw the veggies that will fit in with the chicken but be sure to oil and season the veggies first
Mmm I can’t wait to eat! What’s on your plan this week? Tell me in a comment below and share links if you have them, I am always looking for more ideas!