Monday, June 22, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

We'll actually be having a lot of the same menu as last week. We ended up going over to friend's house on Tuesday and Friday nights. Thursday we had take out to celebrate Father's Day early and last night we just snacked after being gone a good portion of the day (crackers & cheese, popcorn, cucumber, strawberries, and apple - funny combination, I know :)).

So, yeah, many of the meals are just taken from stuff we still have from last week with a few new ones in the mix.

Breakfasts - Piece of fruit or smoothie, eggs & toast or cereal, yogurt (a big favorite right now!), coffee, juice
Lunches - fruit, veggies, noodles & cheese, leftovers, bread & peanut butter
Snacks - popcorn, fruit

Meals -
Monday - Meat & potato quiche with zucchini
Tuesday - Pasta (shrimp, broc, & Alfredo)
Wednesday - Pork BBQ (easy crock pot recipe) with zucchini & carrots
Thursday - Roasted Chicken
Friday - Chicken &/on Salad (with leftover chicken from roast)
Saturday - Leftovers
Sunday - Chicken Salad Wraps

This weeks' shopping list - Meijer
  • Eggs
  • 1/2 & 1/2
  • Coffee
Shopping list at Farmer's Market (awesome market that we walk to on Wednesday & Saturday mornings!)
  • Vegetables - squash, carrots, broccoli (whatever is available)
  • Potatoes
  • Fruit - strawberries & apples
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
I also thought I'd share a recipe that was one of our favorites before leaving school for the summer. It's taken from More-With-Less Cookbook (World Community Cookbook) and varied a bit. It is really cheap to make (like $2.50 for the entire meal!) and so good!

You will need to cook dried lentils first - here's that recipe.
  • 1 cup Lentils
  • 2 1/2 cups Water
  • 2 bouillon cubes (beef, chicken, or vegetable are fine)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Put all ingredients into a medium size pot and bring to boil. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Then, the dish the lentils are for -
Curried lentils with carrots over rice
Ingredients for Curried Lentils:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 4 carrots (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. curried powder (I've been using McCormicks and it is SO GOOD)
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • In frying pan or wok saute - butter, onion, carrots and garlic
  • Add the salt and curry powder to above ingredients for just a moment
  • Add lentils (from above recipe)
  • Add lemon juice and stir all together
  • Serve over rice (any kind is fine)
I hope you enjoy it! My husband said he didn't think he'd like lentils, but ended up really enjoying this dish. We've also added beef to it once and that was great, just upped the price a bit (although, you can still make it for less than $5).

Happy meal planning to you this week! Don't forget to check out the other Meal Plans over at Organizing Junkie!


  1. I love making roasted chicken - and I always use the leftovers to shred over salad, which is wonderful! You should check out springpad's weekly meal planner, it's a great way to organize all of your menus and recipes (like this one, yum! and I think you'd really like it.

    Rachel @ springpad

  2. Like this curried lentils recipe!