Things to Eat - 6 Week Meal Plan
We had a lazy few weeks - dinners out, illness, lazy nights. But we still managed to try some great new recipes.
SWEET AND STICKY TOMATO AND ONION BAKE
* 1 pound baby onions
* 2 pounds large cherry tomatoes
* 2 pounds new potatoes
* olive oil
* 1 can cannellini beans
* A small bunch of basil
1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
2. Put the onions in a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Use a slotted spoon to fish them out and peel back the skins. Cut the largest onions in half.
3. Spread the onions on a roasting pan with the tomatoes and halved potatoes. Season with salt/pepper. And olive oil
4. Roast for 1 hour, mixing every 15 minutes.
5. Remove from the tray from the oven and add the drained beans and basil, then roast for another 15 minutes.
- slightly adopted from A Modern Way to Eat
MONDAY - Leftover chili from Sunday night.
TUESDAY - Turkey meatballs in tomato sauce (we substituted venison for the turkey) (via Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon)
WEDNESDAY - Zucchini rice gratin (via Food 52: Genius Recipes).
THURSDAY - Taco Torte (via Smitten Kitchen, the blog) with kale chips.
FRIDAY - Bibimbap bowls (Clean Eating). This has become a go-to weekday recipe, easy and the kids love it.
SATURDAY - Valentine's dinner at Texas Jack's (as a family).
SUNDAY - Salad for me; pizza at the neighbors' playdate for the kids.
WEEK 2 (Dan out of town)
MONDAY - Frozen pizza for the kids. Herbed green quinoa for me.
TUESDAY- Chicken breasts marinated in Trader Joe's Island Soyaki sauce and rice with kale chips on the side.
WEDNESDAY - Mac and cheese for the kids; leftover herbed green quinoa for me.
THURSDAY - Eggplant pasta sauce (via Food 52: Genius Recipes)/normal sauce for the kids).
FRIDAY - Hot dogs (T REALLY wanted hot dogs) and salad.
SATURDAY - Dinner club with friends.
SUNDAY - Chipotle.
MONDAY - Dinner out with friends. Perogies for Dan and the kids.
TUESDAY - Dinner out with Dan. The kids have mac and cheese.
WEDNESDAY - Sweet and sticky tomato and onion bake (recipe above).
THURSDAY - Dan out of town - salad for me, pizza for the kids.
FRIDAY - Venison tacos.
SATURDAY - Dinner club, we host (older kids) - venison kabobs, zucchini rice gratin (via Food 52: Genius Recipes), sweet and sticky tomato onion bake (via A Modern Way to Eat, and icebox cake (via the Kitchn).
SUNDAY - I have the flu. I have no idea what everyone ate for dinner.
MONDAY - Dan out of town, Parker and I have the flu, F makes mac and cheese and peas for her and T (godsend).
TUESDAY - Ledos pizza.
WEDNESDAY - Spaghetti (still feeling super lazy).
THURSDAY - Oven roasted chicken shawarma (via Wall Street Journal). This was awesome! Total keeper!
FRIDAY - Salad for me; hot dogs for T (girls at sleepover).
SATURDAY - The master hash (via Cooking Light). I love this recipe, it takes awhile to make but tastes fantastic.
SUNDAY - Chipotle.
MONDAY - Sweet potato and farro salad (via Cookie & Kate) and hot dogs for the kids. I realized you have to mix this REALLY well to blend the flavors, but once they blend, it tastes wonderful.
TUESDAY - One skillet mediteranean chicken (via Paleo Newbie), link via Not-So-SAHM. This was so so good.
WEDNESDAY - Cauliflower black bean bowl with guacamole (via Goop); black bean tacos for the kids. That bowl was crazy good, I'll be eating cauliflower rice more often now.
THURSDAY - Free pizza at school book exchange.
FRIDAY - Ledos pizza for happy hour (friends over).
SATURDAY - Portuguese sausage soup (via Epicurious). Yum! and easy! total winner.
SUNDAY - Dinner at our friends' house.
MONDAY - Sausage, cannellini bean, tomato ragout (via Cooking Light).
TUESDAY - Burrito bowls (via Dinner A Love Story, the blog). We eat these a lot because they're so easy.
WEDNESDAY - Pre-Saint Patrick's dinner of corned beef from Trader Joe's & cabbage with potatoes (via Epicurious). YUM!! Isn't St. Patty's day awesome? And, apparently, if you add a ton of butter to cabbage it tastes like dessert (well, almost).
THURSDAY - Early happy hour dinner at P Brennan's Irish Pub for St. Patrick's Day.
FRIDAY - Chicken with bacon and brusells sprouts (via Dinner A Love Story, the cookbook).
SATURDAY - Eggplant stacks (via me).
SUNDAY - Taylor Gourmet.