Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Meal planner week: June 25th–July 7

I am just a bit late again with this.

  • Sat: Roasted Chicken with Pasta veggies**See Below
  • Sun: Chicken Panzanella
  • Mon: Chicken Quesadilla**See Below
  • Tues: Chicken Lettuce cups**See Below
  • Wed: Pork Steaks
  • Thurs: Gilled haddock
  • Friday: Hamburgers/Hot dogs
  • Sat: Make your own Pizza
  • Sun: Chicken Pockets
  • Mon: Steak
  • Tues:Talapia Tacos
  • Wed: Burgers
  • Thursday: Shrimp Kabobs

**My plan for this week was to follow this as a guide.  It was 5 days worth of cooking that was suppose to cost just $28 worth of groceries.  Problem 1) a few we didn’t think we would like 2) I can not follow a recipes I always deviate.

None the less I did my best.   Saturday I roasted a 7 pound chicken.  we were suppose to have Roast Chicken with Creamy Polenta And Mushroom Ragout but I have never had or cooked polenta.  I didn’t even know where in the grocery store it was.  So we ended up having (just this package not the recipe the link below shows)

Lightly Sauced Penne & Vegetables with Alfredo Sauce (12 oz) >

After dinner we cut up the chicken and had a quart size bag full for the next few nights!

Sunday I made the Chicken Panzanella salad and 21 calorie garlic bread.  The leftovers were my lunch on Monday! 

Monday we did try to make Chicken Goat-Cheese Quesadillas.  But I again deviated.  In a grill pan on one tortilla I added thinly sliced red peppers, scallions and chopped chicken.  I sprinkled Monterey Jack cheese before topping with another tortilla.  For mine I used the Arnold's flat sandwich bread only 100 cal.  For the kids and mine I did it in the sandwich maker they came out cute:

Then it was Tuesday the final day to use our 7 pound chicken.  we made Chicken Lettuce Cups..well kind of.  I knew David wouldn’t be into eating a lettuce wrap!

I thinly sliced a sweet onion and added it to a heated pan with 2 tablespoons of EVOO.  sauté for 3 minutes ( I added a little thyme and pepper to the onions). Reduce heat to low.  Then I added 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce,  my remaining chicken chopped up, a dash of celery salt and garlic powder.  I stirred everything and then mixed in 1 cup of cooked brown rice.  Once everything was heated I topped with sliced scallions. 

Then we just put it on a roll with crisp lettuce.  its was really yummy!  I will certainly make it again

1 comment: said...

I wish I could stick to something. I always say I willand then I dont:(