Sunday, March 9, 2008

Menu Plan (Mar 9-15)

I have pictures to post from my mom's trip that I hope to get up later this week. We had a wonderful visit, and I can't wait to have her come out again ... soon!

I took a step back from Menu Planning, or rather posting my menu plans, and inadvertently blogging. Jeff and I have been talking about changing the way we are eating, and have been trying to settle into a plan. For various health reasons, he wants to cut out all meat for the next two weeks, sort of a test. He then hopes to add back in pork and chicken. I am going to use chicken in some dishes for Emi and I, but we are completely steering (haha!) away from beef for now, not that we really ate that much of it anyway. But the idea is to plan meatless dishes that I can then add chicken to. We shall see! Fish is a big part of our diet, and that won't change.

I was able to get my hands on a copy of Weight Watchers' Shortcuts. It looks great, fast and simple, and easy to adjust to what we are trying to do. One of this of this week's meals are planned using that book, I hope to try more in the coming weeks. (The book that I have has a copyright of 2008, when I looked on-line for a photo to post, those all were different. This book is: 130 almost-from-scratch recipes, 30 minutes or less, 7 ingredients or less, 3 simple steps or less. I got mine at a local WW meeting place, some places will sell to anyone some only sell to their clients.)

(Don't forget to check Laura's blog, Organizing Junkie) for more MPM!

Menu Plan for Week of: Mar 9 – Mar 15

  • Sunday: Misc leftovers from last week
  • Monday: Zucchini, mushrooms, onion and tofu stir fry (nothing fancy, just tossing it all in the wok with some low-sodium soy sauce and maybe some hoisin or fish sauce), whole-wheat penne pasta with Parmesan Cheese
  • Tuesday: Fresh fish (whatever looks good at Yokes), soba noodles, sugar snap peas
  • Wednesday: Chicken & Eggplant Roulades (making 2 chicken and 2 without), adding a can of “Jeff” fish (ie: sardines, herring, whatever he wants)

  • Saturday: Leftovers/Free Nite
    • We tend to go out one nite a week, or need a night of not making dinner for various reasons. I am factoring this in my menu plan each week, but it won’t necessarily always (or often) be on a Saturday.


Teri said...

Your Asian beef & noodles sounds great! I might try that recipe, but replace the cabbage slaw & a broccoli/carrot slaw since hubby doesn't like cabbage! Thanks so much! Take Care!

SilverMoon Dragon said...


Jaffles are a toasted sandwich made in a press that seals the edges closed while cooking - so it's great to put canned spaghetti and a bit of sliced cheese in.

And I cheat with the schnitzel - the butcher crumbs them for me!

Kiy said...

Teri, thanks for stopping by. The beauty of that recipe is that you can make it SO many ways. It's fun to experiment. :)

SM, thanks for the info. :)