Sunday, February 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday!

We wound up deviating from last week's plan a little this weekend. DH loves the Jamie Oliver chicken recipe so we had to have that, then I found a new recipe in the current issue of Cooking Light I wanted to try- Scallops with Warm Tuscan Beans. We've never cooked scallops at home before but DH enjoys them at restaurants so I wanted to give them a try, plus I was able to stop by Whole Foods, with their good fish market, since I was in that area yesterday. (Whole Foods isn't local for me unfortunately.) We had the scallops for lunch today and they were pretty good! DH cooked and said the recipe was easy and could lend itself easily to subbing any type of protein for the scallops. (He threw in a few shrimp that were delicious.)

Well, that was then, this is now, and here's the plan for the very busy upcoming week:
Monday Lunch: leftovers
Monday Dinner: deli sandwiches
Tuesday Lunch: Mushroom and Chicken Quesadillas, Family Circle January '09 page 133
Tuesday Dinner: Lemony Shrimp with White Beans and Couscous, Real Simple Feb '09 page 184 (sub olive oil for the butter and cut back on it a bit to make it healthier)
Wednesday Lunch: Healthy burgers on whole wheat buns, organic oven fries, and Waldorf salad
Wednesday Dinner: Spiced Chicken with Black Eyed Peas and Rice, Cooking Light Weeknight page 98
Thursday Lunch: Spaghetti with garlic bread and bruschetta
Thursday Dinner: Deep Dish Taco Pizza, Cooking Light Superfast Suppers page 69
Friday Lunch: Tasty Lentil Tacos from; this is our 2nd try for this recipe and DH especially likes it. I'm trying to incorporate more vegetarian/vegan meals into our menu plans since it's so much healthier, for us and the planet! This one was rated "a keeper" by the family.
Friday Dinner: Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Rice, green salad
Saturday Lunch: Jambalaya (made by adding pork tenderloin cut into bite sized pieces, onion, and red pepper to the Zatarain's mix and throwing it all in the rice cooker, which couldn't be easier!)
Saturday Dinner: Eat out at our Girl Scout event
Sunday Lunch: Black Bean Cakes, Carrot Salad, White Rice, and Organic Applesauce; our 2nd vegetarian meal for the week
Sunday Dinner: Pizza for the kids and sitter; Mom and Dad eat out!

The recipe link for Black Bean Cakes is for Apocalypse Chow, the cookbook I used for the recipe and not the recipe itself; I'm not sure of the protocol if the recipe isn't on-line already. I don't mind typing it in but I don't want to get in any trouble with copywright laws! ~:-O (I highly recommend that particular cookbook though, especially if you live in an area that can be subject to extended power outages for any reason or you just want a cookbook full of yummy vegetarian recipes that even meat eaters can enjoy.)

As always, don't forget to check Organizing Junkie for links to all of the other blogs hosting Menu Plan Monday!

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