Monday, August 22, 2011

Week 26

So, last week was a total wash!  I don't think I cooked anything I put on my menu if you can believe that!  I ate all of the meat and veggies, but just chose to cook them differently than my menu.  I'm sure you all have those weeks.  Before this blog, I didn't even usually even have a menu!  That's the biggest reason for doing the blog. . . so that I will continue to keep menu planning.  It's much less stressful to have a menu planned, but then decide to change it than it is to have no menu at all.  

Salmon with carrot, zucchini saute and steamed broccoli! 

I'm really enjoying reading your menus!  Only a few people posted last week, but I was very late in putting the blog post up, so I'm hoping to get a better response this week!

Here's the menu:

Sunday - Out to Dinner
Monday - Red sauce with ground turkey, angel hair pasta, zucchini noodles*, roasted asparagus
Tuesday - Chicken stir fry with cabbage and asparagus, white rice
Wednesday - Seared salmon, roasted cauliflower and carrots, couscous
Thursday - Grilled chicken legs, roasted sweet potatoes/white potatoes, broccoli
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Shrimp scampi with lime, roast veggie medley, white rice

*I've mentioned the zucchini noodles before , but I wanted to explain exactly what we do around here to accommodate my husband and his Paleo ways.  I make a pot of pasta for the kids, but I peel a zucchini or two (depending on the size) and I throw away the outside peel.  Then, I keep using the peeler and make long, thin noodle like strips of zucchini and I blanch them quickly in the water after I take the pasta out.  Now, this wouldn't work for a pure gluten-free diet since I'm re-using the water, but it's fine for us and I don't have to wait for the water to re-boil.  I usually just drop them in the boiling water for 2-3 minutes and plate them.  I think that they are delicious and I eat them every time rather than noodles now. 


  1. I am going to have to try the zucchini pasta!!!! That sounds delicious and even a great way to get the kids to eat zucchini!

  2. Sunday - BBQ with husband's family (me no cook!)
    Monday - I have class but put lasagna in the oven for the hubby and daughter
    Tuesday - have class again but will be nice once more and leave a mexican casserole in the oven.
    Wednesday - homemade chicken nuggets (you might have noticed that this has been on my menu for the past few weeks... and I still haven't made them! This week I have to make them as my husband is begging me to fulfill my promise)
    Thursday - cheesy zucchini and squash bake
    Friday - Greek roasted potatoes and chicken
    Saturday - not quite sure yet... something easy!

  3. Sunday : vietnamese fish soup
    Monday: chili and spinash salad
    Tuesday: leftover chili and cucumber salad
    Wednesday: braised red cabbage with apples, polish sausage and a touch of red wine vinegar
    Thursday: roasted rosemary chicken, red potatoes and tomato salad
    Friday: pan seared salmon fillet served with couscous and broccoli
    Saturday: pizza

  4. I've been off and on sick recovering from surgery, but now on steroids so WIDE awake and ready to cook up a storm!
    Sunday: jambalaya with shrimp and andouille sausage, salad
    Monday: pecan crusted pork tenderloin, mashed sweet potatoes, peas
    Tuesday: leftovers
    Wednesday: gluten free pasta with roasted eggplant, ricotta, and fresh basil, salad
    Thursday: sweet and sour chicken, jasmine rice, snap peas
    Friday: burgers, baked beans, corn on the cob
    Saturday: eating out (husband's birthday, so I am guessing seafood)