[monday meals mashup] week two
Hey hey hey.
It's week two of sharing our meal plan. FYI, I'm using the term our meal plan like Chuck does when he says "our backyard project". So - you know how much he's helped with this week's planning and how much I help with the backyard.
We are each other's support system and rocks.
If you believed what I just typed above was sincere, then I believe you have found the wrong blog or you're a new reader. In which case, welcome, I'm a horrible person.
Last week's dinners went pretty much to plan with the exception of Monday. It ended up being 70 degrees and that is not pasta soup weather. That's taco weather. So we had a last minute substitution and a carry over of pasta soup into this week. These are the things that occupy my time.
Oh and while we are talking about last week, the coconut curry chicken (a new recipe) was TERRIBLE. Don't make that. I made it and bestie Jessica made it and we both had the same feeling. It was so bland and beyond blah. Chuck ate it but only because it was that or cereal and he's a growing boy (protein is protein). Sam ate it too but he didn't mind when he peed in his mouth so he's not a credible critique.
On to this week. No new recipes; this week is all tried and true. These are some of our absolute favorites - just feels like that kind of week.
Monday: Pasta soup. See recipe from last week.
Tuesday: Fruited Beef Curry. This recipe is to die for and more of a rainy day recipe. It also needs to sit on low for two hours so this used to be a weekend only dinner until I stopped having a "real" job. That's a little stay-at-home mom humor for ya.
Wednesday: Chicken Enchiladas. The best recipe ever. Favorite meal as a kid. Favorite meal as an adult. I have a very developed, refined pallet.
Thursday: Spaghetti with homemade marinara. I say homemade marinara like I'm some Tuscan chef. It's so simple. I use a very easy Giada De Laurentiis recipe, but I omit the pancetta unless it is on some ridiculous sale. Otherwise, it just isn't worth the price to me.
Friday: BBQ chicken with homemade BBQ sauce (recipe below). Here's my one soup box for the week. If you are trying to stretch grocery money and save a little, buy whole chickens. They are so much cheaper than pre cut for a meal like this where you want them on the bone. Have someone in your house learn to cut up a whole chicken. I nominated Chuck in 2006 and he accepted.
Saturday: I'm out for the day in Portland with family so I'll buy Chuck a rib-eye to gnaw on for dinner (they're on sale this week - lucky him.)
Sunday: Chicken Parmesan. This recipe is bomb but it takes a baby wrangler because of the oil so it's officially been demoted to a weekend meal only. Sorry, Chicken Parm. Send complaints to Sam.
Check out my fellow link-up friend Ashley from Life at the Parsons for her meal plan this week.
I would love to hear what you are having this week - could inspire me for next week. Comments are always the best part of blogging (what? like I do this out of the goodness of my heart?).
Fellow bloggers - consider joining Ashley and Me in our Monday Meals Mashup. Grab our button, but don't forget to link back to us.