Meal Planning: What Are You Making This Week?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
1163 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@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
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Wellington Bride:  do you have a recipe for the jerk chicken and coriander and pineapple rice? That sounds delicious!

Post # 6
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@yougotme:  Sure thing! 


Jerk Chicken


Chicken thighs (bone out and skin off)

Jerk seasoning – I use Walkerswood jerk seasoning ‘hot and spicy’

Bbq sauce


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. 


Pineapple-Coriander rice



1 cup rice (I use basmati)

Jerk seasoning

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
1867 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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 # 10
2042 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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

Friday- jambalaya

Saturday- Not sure if we will be in town or not. 

Post # 11
1553 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Coming here for some ideas!! I have no idea what to get at the grocery store, and we gotta shop soon!

Post # 12
2150 posts
Buzzing bee

@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
2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@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
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@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
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Tonight : Brook trout and brussel sprouts

Tuesday: Pulled pork

Wednesday: Cucumber, feta, tomato olive salad

Thursday: Pulled pork leftovers

Friday: Out or quiche


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