Monday, October 25, 2010

Week 1 - What's for Dinner, Mommy?

Hey Everyone!  I can't tell you how many times I hear "What's for dinner, Mommy" at my house and it becomes a very stressful question when I haven't planned accordingly.  I have three kids (7 yrs, 4 yrs and 2 yrs) and I'm married to the most amazing man in the world!  Here's a picture of me and the kiddos after a hike.  My hubby was taking the photo and there's a little guy that you can't really see, but my almost 2-year-old is on my back.  There's never a dull moment at our house. . .

So, I've been attempting to start this blog for a long time and I'm finally getting around to it as part of a fitness challenge that I'm doing with a friend.  I have to plan ahead if I expect to eat healthy meals every night of the week.  I'm hoping that this will hold me accountable. 

Here's the plan. . . I'm going to write down my weekly menu here each Sunday and I would like you to respond with your weekly menu plans so that we can be nosy and see what everyone is cooking each week.  I may randomly post pictures or personal recipe reviews and I will attempt to provide links to my recipes as I post them.  Hopefully, this blog will be just as helpful to you as it is to me.  ;)

Here's week 1 recipes:
Sunday - Chicken legs, grilled squash, green beans
Monday -  Salmon grilled with Emeril seasoning, yellow rice, broccoli
Tuesday -  Thai basil shrimp, white rice, green beans (I have this recipe, but can't find a link for it)
Wednesday -  Spaghetti with meatballs, green peas
Thursday - Chicken tacos, black beans, white rice
Friday - Out to Eat
SaturdayChicken pesto sandwiches, roasted potatoes, broccoli (separate link for each part of the sandwich)

So, this week is not full of some of my favorites and I don't have online recipes for most of them.  My one change on the pesto is that I usually use walnuts or even pecans.  I just use what I have on hand and it always turns out good! 

See you all soon!