Monday, January 9, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

I'm a little late with this Meal Plan Monday post. I've already cooked and eaten Monday's meal (sans Alex, who unexpectedly had a late night at work), but here it is anyway, my meal plan for the coming week.

Our cabinets, fridge, and freezer were pretty well stocked, so I needed to buy very little during today's grocery shopping trip. The meals included in my plan will be made using ingredients from my small stock pile.

Meal Plan for the Week of January 9th

Cilantro Lime Slow Cooker Chicken - Chicken breasts, salsa, lime juice....easy peasy.

Black Bean Chili and Baked Potatoes- I always keep canned tomatoes and beans in my cabinets. So many easy meals can be made around them. I'll substitute ground beef for the ground turkey because that's what I have.

Ravioli with Pesto, Salads, and French Bread - Everything is in the house, and this will be a quick dinner for one of Alex's late nights. Put some olive oil and balsamic on the table for dipping, and the meal won't feel so thrown together.

Asian Chicken Breasts, Rice, and Veggies (we'll see what's left) - I love this recipe from "For the Love of Cooking" because on any given day, I have enough of the ingredients in the house that I can adapt the recipe and throw it together.

Reader Response: What's on the menu at your house this week??


  1. Beef and Bean Enchiladas - makes enough for leftovers and a batch to freeze. I always freeze the leftover adobo peppers and sauce since most recipes only call for 1 pepper at a time.

    Chicken Marbella - another big batch where half goes in the freezer

    Thai Peanut Chicken

    Tomato Chicken Tarragon Soup, makes 16 servings, so there's at least 2 meals to freeze when I make this

    Good thing we did "Eat down the freezer" in Dec.

  2. Thanks for sharing! Those meals all sound fantastic! I would love any recipes if you already have electronic copies. I need to start doing more freezer cooking.

  3. You can use any kind of chicken with or without skin/bones.

    The other 2 are from the Bluephies cookbook which has great recipes, but both of those are kind of long on ingredients and steps.