Monday, February 27, 2012

Meal Plan Monday - Week of 2/26

This week's meal plan feels like a complete mess. I set out to grocery shop this morning. It was cold. It was raining, and Nolan has started a phase where he likes to scream about everything. Everything.

diaper changes = screaming
putting on clothes = screaming
car seat = screaming
high chair = screaming
taking a toy away = screaming
giving him the wrong toy = screaming
picking him up = screaming
putting him down = screaming

I was a wet, stressed mess while I did my shopping, trying to quiet my banshee baby, who also figured out how wiggle out of the cart restraints and stand up in the cart. I thought I had a meal plan, but I didn't seem to come home with what I actually set out to buy. So...with what I did manage to bring home, here's a rough plan, one that will probably involve a phone call to the hubs, requesting he bring home take out tonight.

Sunday's Meal - Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, and Bacon Quiche - I made a quick quiche out of leftover fridge remnants. Success. Check it out!

Black Bean Chili - I need something nice and warm to put me in a better mood on this gloomy day. I picked up some ground beef and have beans and canned tomatoes in the house. If I can resist the urge to order in tonight, this will be our Monday meal.

Tofu Tacos - To take a break from meat, I'll be making these vegetarian, using tofu, which you can buy for $0.69 at Harris Teeter, using this printable coupon.

Curried Tilapia with Mango - I didn't get around to making this last week. I'm still using the same bag of tilapia I picked up a few weeks ago at Aldi. I also have a mango in the house (taking FOREVER to ripen). If you're searching for mango, they'll be $0.49 a piece at Aldi, beginning Wednesday.

Honey Ginger Pan Grilled Pork Tenderloin - I've had a pork tenderloin in the freezer for quite some time. It seems like it's high time I did something with it. Pan grilling, rather than grilling or baking, intrigued me. Somehow, I actually remembered to pick up the ginger I'll need for this dish. I did not, however, remember to buy more honey. Looks like this meal will be moved later in the week.

Spicy Chicken with Peanut Sauce in the Crock Pot - I've had some chicken thighs in the freezer for a while, which I'll use in this dish. I'm looking forward to a make ahead meal. Hoping this is a stress reducer.

Reader Response: What's for dinner at your house this week?


  1. sounds like you had a long morning. :(
    You inspired me with your Aldi deals on mushrooms, peppers, onions, and carrots so we've having stir fry (with all of the above and leftover chicken), beef bourguignon (doubled the mushrooms and carrots)
    meatball subs based loosely on this recipe
    and I whipped up some carmelized onions which are great on sandwiches or in a quiche as you pointed out.

  2. Yeah, that child has been something lately. He's become very opinionated.

    Thanks for sharing the recipes! They both sound really good. I don't own a Dutch oven. Do you have one and use it often?