Saturday, September 20, 2014
Meal Planning: September 21 - 27
I'm back in the meal planning game! It's been awhile since I've put any forethought into what I might make for the week, but my husband has gone Paleo which means it helps to know what we'll be making for dinner for the whole week.
I'm only listing dinner plans. If I get better at this, maybe I'll include breakfast and lunch plans. :-)
In the past, when I've done meal planning, I've found that I have trouble sticking to the plan when it gets too specific, so I'm going to try something different and go with "categories" -- or themes -- for each night. I may still end up mixing things up (grilling on Sunday night instead of Thursday night for example), but hopefully, I'll hit each theme (I've given myself a leftovers night and a night to eat out to keep it realistic).
For each theme I've listed above, I'm providing a couple of recipes (again because I hate getting locked into a specific recipe). Maybe you'll find one or more of them inspiring and decide to steal one (which I'd love). I haven't tried most of the recipes provided below, but if I have, I'll indicate so...
Slow Cooker Lamb Gyros with Frites and Mint Aioli
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Skinny Slow Cooker Taco Soup
Soup & Salad
Mushroom and Leek Soup
Spicy Pumpkin Soup
Meat sauce with zucchini noodles
Lemon Dill Zucchini Pasta with Shrimp and Capers
Bacon Shrimp Zucchini Noodle Scampi - we made this two weeks ago. Easy!
Grilled Citrus Chicken Breasts
Marinated Flank Steak
Ginger Soy Grilled Salmon
I'm obviously on the hunt to try some new food (otherwise I would have listed more recipes that I've cooked previously). I like to take advantage of my excitement to cook when it comes -- as that excitement waxes and wanes. Hopefully I'll try some of these recipes this week and report back next weekend. All recipes I don't get to can wait until another week.
If you want more meal planning ideas, check out other meal plans at Mommy Run Fast, where other bloggers have linked up their meal plans!
Is there anything you are excited to cook this week?