Friday, January 24, 2014
recipe recap (1)
On Sunday, I shared the photo below via Instragram of our meal plan for the week ahead. Planning meals is one thing that helps me feel immensely settled and ready for the week. I try to not be too rigid, but choose about 5 meals and leave room for changes as the week happens. I know several bloggers who share their week meal plan on Monday, but I haven't seen anyone talk about how it went. Since most of my recipes are from online sources, I thought it might be fun to share our meals with some recommendations and thoughts on how they turned out. Who isn't looking for a new great recipe to add to their repertoire?
Here's how the week actually played out...
Sunday -out // we met friends to watch the AFC Championship
Monday -cauliflower crust pizza // a tried and true favorite. My husband is diabetic, so we love that the crust is low(er)-carb.
Tuesday -BBQ pulled pork (made from pork chops in the crock pot) // a new-to-us recipe I found pleasantly surprising. The mister actually assembled it all in the crock pot, but we both loved it.
Wednesday -deconstructed enchilada soup (crock pot) // it was a snow day for me and this seemed like the perfect meal to throw in the crock pot mid-day. I used boneless chicken thighs and it turned out great, even making enough for 2 lunches the next day!
Thursday -veggie laksa // another family favorite. It's the perfect combo of easy-to-prepare and full of flavor!
Friday -on my own (pasta/veggies/pesto) // when the mister is at work, I try to keep meals as simple as possible
Saturday -roasted butternut squash + red onion pasta // another favorite I've relied on for years. Even though it got pushed aside earlier in the week, I've been looking forward to it.
We spent about $50 for the week's worth of groceries, going to two different stores. Most of our produce comes from a local market and the rest from a grocery chain. Things like coconut milk, eggs and the pork were already in our pantry and freezer.
Do you meal plan in advance?