Tuesday, April 10, 2012

terrific tuesday: meal plan in a month

Yet another month of eats and again it's a variety-free month. I'm taking the easy way out with a lot of the meal prep as a kind of 'well done' for finishing the deadlines at the end of the semester and for getting through an insane number of holiday/ProD day/solo parenting weeks.
Days off are not holidays IMO - they're just days with same amount of work plus the boys under my feet at home.
Grump grump grump!

Week One:
  • Monday =  salade Nicoise aka whatever leaf salad plus tuna from a can, hard-boiled eggs, cheese and bread; saving gace = home-made balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • Tuesday = pizza, fries and beans (this is grocery discount night so i'll be fighting my way thru the aisles while the boys prep this at home alone)
  • Wednesday =  spaghetti cheese pie (made with cooked spaghetti mixed with a couple of whisked eggs, topped with grated cheese then baked until cheese melted)
  • Thursday = slow cooker lamb stew with butternut squash and mint (recipe: Canadian Living)
  • Friday = tinned salmon with pasta bake (as per spag cheese pie but with added fish)

Week Two:
  • Monday = beany lasagne, using baked beans from a slow cooker ribs recipe
  • Tuesday = pizza etc (yes, another freezer meal)
  • Wednesday = sausage boulangere - layers of potato, sausage, herbs and onions baked slowly in stock in the slow cooker
  • Thursday = pulled pork (slow cooker), mash and coleslaw (again from Canadian Living)
  • Friday = shepherd's pie, using left-overs
Week Three:
  • Monday =  slow cooker roast chicken 
  • Tuesday = cold roast
  • Wednesday = more left-overs!!!
  • Thursday =  baked potatoes (wrapped in foil, slow cooker on HI for the day) served with cream cheese and coleslaw 
  • Friday = tofu stir fry, using up whatever veggies need rescuing from the bottom of the fridge and whatever noodles i have left in the pantry (cordon bleu)

Week Four:
  • Monday = oven-baked risotto of some ilk
  • Tuesday = ribs and beans, mash and coleslaw
  • Wednesday = beany shepherd's pie, using beans from under the ribs plus the leftover mash
  • Thursday =  butter chicken with garlicky naan bread (freezer meal) 
  • Friday = i will endeavour to bake fish but since i have this mental block for fresh fish recipes we will probably go out for a meal
Bon appetit!
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