New week, new menu and this week we’re trying a couple of new recipes! First, though, we’re going to try to do a few more meatless meals. It’s the husband’s idea, so we’re going to try for at least one or two meatless meals each week. (I’m not a fan of eating meat constantly, and our son is now rejecting meat. He wants nothing to do with it, so we have to get creative.)
Sunday – Salad with chicken (and Tupelo Honey’s balsamic vinaigrette dressing.) The salad was lettuce, grape tomatoes, dried cranberries and chicken – and mushrooms for the husband. I pre-cooked chicken, so it was easy to add tonight. Also, the dressing is a must-have in my house. If you haven’t tried it, please work it into your menu sometime soon!
Monday – Baked tortellini. This is new for us, and I’ll have to let you know if we like it. It’s from an Eating Well magazine my husband received from his insurance company this week.
Tuesday – Pork chops and side salad. The pork chops are from a local farmer. We have a lot of salad stuff this week, so this was a no-brainer for us!
Wednesday – Skillet roasted chicken breast with potatoes. This is a recipe from the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook my brother gave us for Christmas. My brother has loved most everything from this cookbook, so we have high hopes for this dinner.
Thursday – Pita pizzas. These worked so well for us last week, that we decided to eat them again this week. (Pre-cooked chicken, on top of pitas with barbeque sauce, cheese and red onion. The kiddo gets pita with pizza sauce and cheese. He loves it, and it’s fairly healthy since we stick with whole wheat.)
Friday – Chicken fajitas (using the pre-cooked chicken, so it’ll be quick and we’ll be more likely to actually eat at home on a Friday night.)
Saturday – Open. My in-laws will be visiting so we may go out to eat or order in or even have a date night. We aren’t sure yet.
There you have it. Two new meals for us, one meatless. (The salad on Sunday COULD have been meatless, but we opted for chicken instead of almonds.)
What’s on your meal plan for the week? Do you try to go meatless at least once a week? (For dinners, that is, not necessary breakfast or lunch.)