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Meal Plan December 5-11, 2011

Second week of December and it’s still pouring rain instead of snow, not making it look like Christmas yet.  Well at least I decided what I will be making for the cookie exchange.  Can’t say until the big reveal, but dare I say stay tuned.  This week all the recipes are basically from the lastest issue of Every Day Food from Martha, keeping it simple.

Monday
Lunch:  pizza for the phase two of birthday celebrations
Dinner:  Tofu and eggplant stew from Young Thailand’s cookbook – Simply Thai, jasmine rice

Tuesday
Lunch: Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches on rye bread
Dinner:  chicken and lentil burger from EDF Dec’11 pg 68

Wednesday
Lunch:  grilled cheese sandwiches
Dinner:  halibut with warm bean hash from EDF Dec’11 pg 76

Thursday
Lunch:  sweet potato and black bean quesadillas
Dinner:  vegetable bean soup from EDF Dec’11 pg 80

Friday
Lunch:  out for lunch while celebrating a PD day, yipppeeee!!!
Dinner:   slow cooker chicken mole (requires me to find a store that carries ancho chiles or a good subsitute, would ancho chili powder do???) from EDF Dec’11 pg 43

Saturday
Lunch:  out for lunch during class (this is one of my favorite parts of taking an all day class)
Dinner:  out for dinner club

Sunday
Lunch:  leftovers
Dinner:  Sweet and Sour glazed chicken wings from EDF Dec’11 pg 57

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Meal Plan November 28-December 4, 2011

And with this week we welcome in December.  My son’s birthday is the 4th, at which point there is exactly three weeks to Christmas.  Global warming has made this late fall feel like Christmas is months away.  Nice for trial running, but not for getting into the holiday spirit.  This week will change all that with the start of  holiday party season, starting with an office party, children’s party  and the aforementioned birthday party.   I also need to decide on what cookies I am going to make for my annual cookie exchange.

Monday
Lunch:  pancakes
Dinner:  Butternut squash, kale and black bean stew served with rice

Tuesday
Lunch: roast beef sandwiches
Dinner:  fish sticks and roast root vegetables, including cranberry or all red potatoes, even the flesh is red, very cool

Wednesday
Lunch:  grilled cheese sandwiches
Dinner:  turkey tacos

Thursday
Lunch:  pasta with cheese
Dinner:  lentil and turkey burgers

Friday
Lunch:  minestrone soup
Dinner: stove top mac and cheese prepared by the children!!!

Saturday
Lunch:  sushi from the grocery store (I”m in class!!!)
Dinner:  out for office holiday party

Sunday
Lunch:  sweet potato quesadillas
Dinner:  pizza party for  a wee birthday boy!


Meal Plan November 21-27, 2011

I put this meal plan together instead of going out for a run this afternoon, bad for the marathon training plan, but good for the meal plan.  I am feeling uninspired again, it may be this between Thanksgiving and Christmas season.  Many of my magazines are either focused on Thanksgiving, which we celebrated back in October, so not really interested in those recipes, or are gearing up for the holiday season and entertaining, where are the quick weekday meals?  With some effort I did find a few that I am interested in trying out.  It seems that many of the recipes are too new for their websites, bummer, no links!

Crispy tofu from chatelaine.comImage from Chatelaine.com

Monday
Lunch:   Quesadillas
Dinner:  Crispy Tofu with Peanut Sauce and Bok Choy

Tuesday
Lunch:  Pancakes
Dinner: Mousaka (Canadian Living Dec 2011 p.161) with Lemony swiss chard (Chatelaine Dec 2011)

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Meal Plan October 17-23, 2011

The excuse I am using for not preparing my meal plan until now is that the mouse for my mac was out of batteries for the past two days.  Good one eh?

This is what’s on the meal plan for this week..

Image from Canadian Living, September 2011

Monday:
Lunch:  leftovers
Dinner: Meatless Monday:  Pesto Pasta with a green salad with a cumin dressing (so lovely)

Tuesday
Lunch:   Sweet potato, black bean and chicken quesadillas
Dinner:  Steak and Swiss Chard with Garlic Bread (Everday Food by Martha)

Wednesday
Lunch:  more quesadillas
Dinner: Chicken with Cilantro Peanut Sauce (Canadian Living, Sep 2011)

Thursday
Lunch:  Veggies and Hummus
Dinner:  Mediterranean Vegetable Bean Soup (Food and Drink Autumn 2011)

Friday
Lunch:  Egg wraps
Dinner:  Seared Cod with oven roasted fall vegetables (butternut squash, beets, broccoli etc)

Saturday
Lunch:  sandwiches at the Science Center
Dinner:  Garlic Ginger Chicken Wings (Canadian Living, Sep 2011)

Sunday
Lunch:  Green tomato and Leek Fritata (From Martha)
Dinner:  Basque Roast Chicken (Canadian Living, Sep 2011)


Meal Plan August 29-September 5, 2011

As I type this I am sadly noting the end of a great summer.  I was thinking earlier this evening while putting the kids to bed that this summer can simply be summarized as perfect (to this point and hoping this week doesn’t screw things up).  We have had two great weeks of holiday with good friends and lots of amazing times in between with family and friends.  The summer has simply been perfect!

The meal plan for this week is….

Monday:  Meatless Monday
Dinner:  Sundried Tomato, feta, and heirloom black cherry tomato pasta toss

This was a really simple recipe that I put together with fresh ingredients from the garden, this was our first substantial harvest of cherry tomatoes, and well there always is alot of oregano, so that was tossed in there too, and I have been craving sun dried tomatoes, since I stare at a jar of it in my pantry daily.  Toss about 4-6 cups of pasta, with 1/2 cup of feta cheese, 1/4 cup of sun dried tomato, 1 cup quartered black cherry tomatoes, 2 tbsp fresh oregano, one clove of minced garlic.  That’s it, and maybe some olive oil, to prevent the pasta from sticking and mmm mmm enjoy!

Tuesday:
Morrocan chicken with couscous and grilled pita (this sounds delicious and fast from epicurious)

Wednesday:
Slow-Cooker Tri-Tip Beef Mole (this recipe is a combination of the Chicken Mole recipe from Canadian Living and it’s Food Blog’s beef version, and it sounds like it might not be as fast I as I would like, so I am going to see if I can make the mole the day before and then throw it all in the slowcooker)

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Meal Plan August 1- 8, 2011

This week starts off with a BBQ pool party since it’s the last long weekend of summer, hard to believe that the summer is half over, and the week ends with a camping trip.   The next time we see a long weekend, will signal the most beautiful time of the year – back to school.

Monday:
out for a BBQ

Tuesday
meatless monday moved over a day, so we had Moroccan Carrot Salad and Caprese Pasta Salad

Wednesday
Dinner:  BBQ salmon with a peach and red pepper chutney on top, steamed broccoli and bok choy, and wild and brown rice

Thursday
Dinner:  swiss chard and roasted beet salad, corn and turkey burgers

Friday
Dinner:  going camping, so dinner on the fire pit (hmm hotdogs anyone?)

Saturday and Sunday Camp Menu
Breakfast:  pancakes, eggs and turkey bacon
Lunch: Crudites and Hummus and Pasta Salad
Dinner:  Roast Potatoes, Burgers and crudites

 


Meal Plan July 25-31, 2011

Here we are halfway through the week and the meal plan is finally getting up.  It’s been a week of not cooking much, lots of raw food and salads.  Just feeling a bit hot to cook.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Monday
Dinner: Quinoa Salad from the Canadian Living Blog (I used the Middle Eastern dressing) and Broccoli Slaw from Chatelaine I liked this recipe alot, it may be a nice use for the stems of broccoli that no one eats at my place, if only I was that organized!

Tuesday
Dinner:  Potato Salad and leftover quinoa salad.  This potato salad was really good, I halved the dressing and still thought it was a bit too much, I weighed the potatoes before peeling and they were close to the amount called for in the recipes, next time I would do at least 2.5lbs of potatoes for half the amount of dressing)

Wednesday
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