Weekly Meal Plan- January 20-24

Last week was a bad week for cooking and following the meal plan. I came down with a terrible cold on Wednesday and we ended up eating leftovers and Lipton’s Chicken noodle soup for the rest of the week…I hate being sick.

But I am now feeling better and itching to cook. I know that some of you out there hate cooking, but I love it. I’ve even been searching Pinterest for something interesting to bake today to satisfy my cooking craving, so you may see another post sooner than normal.

Here is the meal plan for the week. Because we missed a lot of meals last week, there are a few repeats.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Pork Tenderloin and Roasted Vegetables Quinoa Black Bean Casserole Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower soup Honey Sesame crockpot chicken Frozen Pizza

Grocery List

  • Minced garlic
  • Onions
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Black beans
  • Vegetable stock
  • Cooked quinoa
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • 4 bell peppers (whatever color you like)
  • Mexican shredded cheese
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes and red onion
  • Goat’s cheese
  • 4 red peppers
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Thyme
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Paprika
  • Stir fry vegetables
  • Rice
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs or breasts
  • Honey
  • Soy sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Cornstarch
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions

Monday

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I’m making this one again, but this time I am going to use a tenderloin and, like I said last week, the beautiful rosemary salt my friend Teresa gave me for Christmas. Yummy…

Tuesday

Quinoa Black Bean Casserole

Missed this one last week too, so we will give it a whirl this week. Christy, I promise I’ll let you know how this turns out. Hiding quinoa from the family can be a hard task…

Wednesday

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Cauliflower Soup with Goat Cheese

I love soup. Doesn’t this just look amazing? I can’t wait to try this recipe. I bought peppercorn crusted goat’s cheese for this soup which I think will be the perfect topper. I’ll have to get some good crusty bread to dip in as well.

Thursday

Honey Sesame Crock Pot Chicken - even take-out can't beat the 10-minute prep time of this flavorful, family-friendly meal!  #recipe #crock pot

My crockpot has been neglected for the last few weeks so I thought I would try to find a recipe to use it. This has been pinned to my recipe board on Pinterest for a long time, but  I have never gotten around to making it. Hope it tastes as good as it looks.

**Bonus Recipe of the Week**

Pumpkin Oatmeal in Crockpot

In an attempt to eat a more healthy, filling, fiber filled breakfast I am going to try making oatmeal in my slow cooker. I found this recipe and, because I absolutely love anything pumpkin, I thought I would give it a try. If it turns out, I think this is something I will make regularly. Low in calories, but should keep me full (at least until recess right?) and be a good source of fiber so I am happy.

 

 

Weekly Meal Plan January 12-16

We are almost 2 weeks into the New Year and I thought I would give you an update on my resolutions.

I have been drinking my lemon water every morning. I haven’t lost any weight yet (BOO!) but I have to say that it does make me feel better. It took a while to get used to because I like to go right for my coffee in the mornings, but now that it is part of the routine it’s no big deal. Let’s hope some of those other benefits I mentioned in the previous post start showing up soon!

I have also been doing a stretch routine every day and I am happy to say that I can now touch my toes! This is a BIG deal because I am not sure I could ever touch my toes. I am no longer experiencing any hip tightness when I sit too long either. It is amazing how quickly things change with a very little amount of time invested (only 10 minutes a day). This has been one of the best changes I have made.

I know resolutions are hard to keep…but I think these ones are going to stick.  Have you started some resolutions this year that have made a positive impact? I’d love to hear from you if you have.

On to this week’s meal plan!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Won Ton Soup Quinoa Black Bean Casserole Pork Tenderloin and Roasted Vegetables Spicy Fish Taco Bowls Frozen Pizza

Grocery List

  • Chicken stock
  • Sesame oil
  • Wonton soup vegetables (I bought broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green onions, bean sprouts, pea pods)
  • Wonton wrappers
  • Minced garlic
  • Onions
  • Jalapeño peppers
  • Black beans
  • Vegetable broth
  • Cooked quinoa
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • 5 bell peppers (whatever color you like)
  • Mexican shredded cheese
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes and red onion
  • White fish of your choice
  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Avocadoes
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Taco chips

Monday

I have a whole bunch of Asian pork meatballs in the freezer so I thought I could use those in wonton wrappers and make wonton soup. Not sure what this recipe is going to look like yet, so stay tuned to see how it turns out.

Tuesday

Quinoa Black Bean Casserole

It’s back to making at least one vegetarian meal a week and, though Andrew loved the lentil meatballs, he asked that we take a little break from lentils. So I am moving to beans and quinoa…

I love Mexican flavors and who doesn’t love cheese (sorry Colin…) so this seems like a perfect meal. I’m going to add a few taco chips in for good measure too.

Wednesday

I found a recipe on Pinterest that I tried last time, but this time I am going to freestyle it. My friend Teresa gave me some homemade rosemary salt for Christmas and I think that is going to play a big role in this meal.

Thursday

Spicy Fish Taco Bowl

I continue to clean out my freezer this week. I have some white fish that has been in there for a bit and it is time to use it.  Found this as I was reading through Pinch of Yum. Check out their blog if you haven’t already!

I promised that I would share more stories of the great things that happen at school, and I am happy to say that the kids don’t disappoint!

In Grade 1 the students have started to bring in their Christmas gifts to share during Show and Tell time…now the problem is that the Grade 1 teachers don’t DO Show and Tell time. So one of the teachers sat her whole class down and talked about how they could not bring toys or gifts anymore to show to the class. She really thought the message was clear and the kids understood.

The next day as the students filed in she watched one of the boys in her class pull out a LARGE transformer toy box out of his backpack. Before he could fully remove it she walked over and said ” Remember how I told the class that they could not bring toys to share anymore?”

“Don’t worry” he said, confidently. “I just brought the box to show the class.”

I guess the message was not as clear as she thought…