July 31, 2011

What's For Dinner?

After scrambling through last week with no menu plan at all  (which I hate because I end up spending hours staring at the fridge wondering what to cook when I could be doing super productive things like watching Bravo or painting my fingernails) I got my act together and made a list for the coming week. There are a few things that I didn't get around to making from 2 weeks ago so I need to use up ingredients, and of course there is the overflowing garden to contend with so if the vegetable side dishes seem a little repetitive, that's why.  Also, coincidentally I managed to randomly pick out a bunch of recipes that originated at Simply Recipes.

Here's what's on the menu:


Lunch:  Taco Salad
Dinner:  Pesto + Goat Cheese Chicken + Garlic Butter Spaghetti Squash


Lunch: Grilled Chicken Salads (chicken grilled up this weekend!)
Dinner:  Blue Cheese Burgers + Caprese Salad (Garrett is addicted to this salad and it's basically all he wants to eat.  Good thing I pulled 30 lbs of tomatoes out of the garden last week!)

Lunch:  Chicken Tikka Masala + Broccoli
Dinner:  Flank Steak Stir Fry with Asparagus + Cauliflower Fried Rice


Lunch:  Garam Masala Ground Beef with Cabbage + Onions
Dinner:  Salsa Chicken  (I made an ENORMOUS batch of fresh salsa with a lot of those tomatoes...MUST USE) + Salad

Lunch: Out!
Dinner:  Bison Burgers (Summer Bucket List item!) + Chili Rubbed Squash

Leftovers, pick up meat share.


Go Shopping!  Usually I Sunday nights since I go to the store I make an impromptu dinner based on whatever impulse buy I feel like making.  ;)

Ok, it's YOUR TURN...


~Carla~ said...

Yum! Everything sounds delicious!! I need to make a menu plan too...it's on my list!

bethanyrx said...

I'll give you mine from last week... :)

grilled pork tenderloin, slathered with Dijon mustard and then rubbed with a random mix of spices (the contents of which I can't recall now, of course)
pan-roasted zucchini & asparagus (+ a little bit of parmesan)

Garlic Cashew Chicken (from Simply Recipes!)
salt & vinegar potato salad (with green beans and pickled onions)

crock-pot brown sugar chipotle chicken (this ended up cooking for 14 hours instead of the prescribed 8-10; it was dry as a whole breast but wasn't awful once it was shredded up... nonetheless, we ended up eating it for lunch the next day instead.)

grilled marinated flat iron steak (TO DIE FOR; again, Simply Recipes... but she uses flank steak)
Caprese salad (we're addicted too!)

Friday: bolognese sauce (half for the freezer! woo!) over garlic spaghetti squash. Remind me again why I'm roasting things when it's 42489320430 degrees outside?!

(Maybe someday I'll figure out how to make fancy links. I think the blonde has overtaken this evening. ;) )



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