Ok, down to business. My meal planning goals:
- One grocery trip per week to cut down on impulse purchases & because it’s no walk in the park to go to the grocery with a nine month old.
- Cook no more than three times per week. Each cooking day should yield enough food to make two meals for each of us.
- Delicious, easy meals that can be cooked in less than 30 minutes OR have components which can be prepped ahead of time (i.e. during the Pie’s naptime) & then be cooked in less than 30 minutes.
Meal Plan: Week of September 30, 2012
Monday – chili with rice
Tuesday – Italian chicken with pasta & lima beans (A few changes: I’ll use canned, diced tomatoes to make this dish quicker & easier. I also used feta cheese instead of mozzarella because it was what I had in the fridge. Never fear, it’s still delicious!)
Wednesday –chili with rice
Thursday – beef curry
Friday – Birthday Splurge for the Husband’s Bday!!! fresh salmon with pesto butter sauce (thank you, Costco!), cous cous & crowder peas
Saturday – Italian chicken with pasta & lima beans
I had a lunch sized portion of Italian chicken & two dinner sized portions of curry leftover to put in the freezer. I consider that a big win! I’ll post my beef curry recipe if the Pie will cooperate and take an afternoon nap :-).
What’s for dinner at your house?