Post # 1
Sunday is my meal planning day, and I was wondering what’s on the docket for you all this week? So far this week, I have:
Sun: Skinny Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
Mon: Autumn Sausage Roast
Tues: Baked Ravioli
Weds: White Bean and Turkey Enchilada Peppers
Thurs: probably so exhausted from the week, so leftovers?
Fri: even more exhausted, so microwave nachos?
Any inspiration to share? Especially quick “my brain is oozing out my ears, I can’t cook but I have to cook so I’ll make _______” recipes.
Post # 3
Tacos/burritos are always an easy one for me to throw together. I am completely brain dead when it comes to dinners lately. I am not a huge cooking fan to begin with so it’s been extra difficult. Hoping to get some ideas here!
@ohmariemarie: Do you have a recipe for the skinny chicken and broccoli casserole? I’m interested…
Post # 4
@ohmariemarie: Those meal ideas sound delish!
Sunday (yesterday for me): Lamb Saagwala (spinach) curry with basmati rice
Monday: Ginger beef stirfry with fresh egg noodles and lots of veges
Tuesday: Thai baked chicken thighs with rice and veges
Wednesday: Baked tortilla stack or my amazingly delicious (so modest!) chilli con carne
Thursday: Jerk chicken with pineapple-coriander rice
Friday: Maybe homemade pizzas or something easy.
Post # 5
@Wellington Bride: do you have a recipe for the jerk chicken and coriander and pineapple rice? That sounds delicious!
Post # 6
@yougotme: Sure thing!
Chicken thighs (bone out and skin off)
Jerk seasoning – I use Walkerswood jerk seasoning ‘hot and spicy’
In a bowl or a resealable bag place chicken thighs, 1 – 2 tbs jerk seasoning and a few squirts of bbq sauce. Massage into the chicken and set aside for 1 hour or more to marinate.
When you’re ready to cook place the marinated chicken thighs into an oven dish and bake uncovered at 200 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes or until cooked. You don’t want the chicken to dry out so do cover it if it looks like it’s getting a bit crispy on top.
1 cup rice (I use basmati)
1 small tin of crushed pineapple in natural juice, drained but retain the juice
Coriander, finely chopped (coriander is also known as cilantro)
Chicken stock (low salt)
Squirt some oil into a medium saucepan and turn your stove to medium heat. Place 1 or 2 tsp of the jerk seasoning and the rice into the saucepan, stirring around and allowing it to toast until the rice is golden brown and the spices are fragrant. Add the chicken stock and pineapple juice you reserved from the tinned pineapple. You will need 2 cups of liquid altogether. Add the tin of drained pineapple and the chopped coriander. Allow the rice to come to the boil, give it a couple of stirs and then reduce the heat to low and place the lid on. Set your timer for 12 minutes. When your timer bings take the pot off the stove and allow the rice to continue to steam for a further 12 – 15 minutes. Resist taking the lid off to check!! Fluff your rice up with a fork before serving, taste test for salt and add if needed. You can sprinkle some more chopped coriander on top if desired.
Post # 7
Tonight- Broccoli and cheese pot pie
Monday – Chinese dumplings with sauteed broccoli & rice
Tuesday – Tilapia with grits and kale
Wednesday- Stirfry with veggies and shrimp
Thursday – Pasta with sausage and veggies
Friday – Kadhai paneer
Saturday – Home-made pizza – probably with kale, mushrooms, peppers and whatever other veggies we have left from the week
Sunday – Split pea soup
Post # 8
These all sound good!
Sunday: Broiled Salmon with sauteed mushrooms and onions
Monday: Pork Tenderloin, squash casserole, and field peas
Tuesday: Crab cakes and shrimp, probably with a salad
Wednesday: leftover pork tenderloin meal with sweet potatoes
Thursday: Chicken Casserole
We usually go out to dinner on Friday and Saturday
Post # 9
Post # 10
I have a list of what I have groceries to make for the month but I dont have a list for the week. I guess i can make one.
Sunday – Made Chili for us and neighbors
Monday- Leftovers (Spaghetti), mondays are always late nights for the hubbs
Tuesday- Pork Loin, mashed potatoes, green beans
Wednesday- Beef Stew
Thursday- Left overs
Saturday- Not sure if we will be in town or not.
Post # 11
Coming here for some ideas!! I have no idea what to get at the grocery store, and we gotta shop soon!
Post # 12
@ohmariemarie: Venison, venison, venison, chicken, venison, venison.
FI just shot a deer, yay for extremely cheap, organic, incredibly healthy meat!
I haven’t done a lot of cooking with venison, so I haven’t really planned out our meals for the week. Just play it by ear!
Post # 13
Sunday – pumpkin turkey chili (so good!)
Tonight – baked chimichangas
Tues – grilled chicken salads
Wednesday – chicken sausage mushroom and pesto pizza (homemade)
Thur – salmon maybe
Friday – go out
Post # 14
@MichiganGirl24: Yey to hunting season! With a venison roast – chop it up and make a stirfry, with peppers, mushrooms, onions, egg noodles. AMAZING.
Post # 15
@ohmariemarie: I don’t plan it on a day to day basis, I just make what I feel like. Tonight will be stuffed peppers. At some point, I will make meatballs and salmon too. I feel like I will be dependent on my crock pot by the end of the week but no idea what I will stick in there – probably chicken or pulled pork.
Post # 16
Tonight : Brook trout and brussel sprouts
Tuesday: Pulled pork
Wednesday: Cucumber, feta, tomato olive salad
Thursday: Pulled pork leftovers
Friday: Out or quiche