Monday, May 24, 2010

Menu Plan - Week of May 22

It's the last week of preschool for us and the first week with DH working his new job from our home every day. So, I am working harder to restock the freezer and pantry with quick, healthy, yummy meals and snacks. Since all 3 of us will be home now, it's essential to plan ahead to avoid the 12:00 rush for fast food and the even more costly 5:30 take out orders. We will be heading to the pool nearly every day starting next week and I am on the lookout for nutritious meal options that can be easily packed into a cooler.

Weeknight Dinners:

  • My two biggest time savers when it comes to lunch are to prepare a batch of basic pasta salad and a huge green salad early in the week. Then, I can use leftover meat and add a yogurt to have a complete lunch in less than 5 minutes.
  • Baked Chicken Fingers over green salad with homemade croutons
  • BBQ Chicken over pasta salad
  • Quesadillas using leftover grilled steak
  • Steak sandwiches with horseradish cream and chips

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Menu Plan - Week of May 15

We just returned from a week in the desert Southwest. It was a great vacation and I am inspired to try out some regional flavors this coming week. Our Spring season is winding down rapidly as preschool is ending, vacations are beginning, and the Southeastern US heat is in full force. Now is the time for simple, flavorful meals that require little to no stove-top time. Have a wonderful week in your home and head over to see Laura for more menu plans each week!

Weeknight Dinners:
  • Grilled chicken with chipotle BBQ sauce, pasta salad, grilled corn with chipotle butter
  • Grilled Fish Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Viniagrette
  • Salad with chipotle grilled chicken (cook extra on grill), homemade tortilla strips, black beans, cheese, tomatoes, and the remainder of the Cilantro-Lime Viniagrette
  • Egg rolls with coleslaw