Monday, April 20, 2009

meal plan monday - April 20th

*see here for pictures of my groceries purchased for this week*

I'm actually pretty excited about my menu for this week. It all sounds yummy.

This afternoon I'll be roasting both chickens that I bought yesterday (I'm thinking of seasoning with oranges, cinnamon, and cumin, then pouring a bottle of beer over top since we don't have any white wine. What do you think?). We'll eat some tonight, then cut up and freeze a large amount of it for quick meals this and next week.

While the oven's hot, I'll roast all the peppers and garlic for the soup on Wednesday. I plan to make a huge pot of it so that I can freeze individual portions for Simon. This soup is so healthy and good AND HE'LL EAT IT. I'll try to remember to take pictures as I go so I can post them along with the recipe later this week. It's so, so good.

- roast chicken
- steamed broccoli
- Simple Stir-Fried Cabbage

- thai chicken lettuce wraps

- roasted red pepper and garlic soup
- grilled cheese and ham sandwiches

- grilled tilapia with mango salsa
- basmati rice
- sauteed asparagus

- leftovers

- chicken corn chowder
- fresh homemade bread

- chicken and chickpea curry
- coconut rice
- naan bread

- cut up all the leftover chicken (since I'm roast two of them tonight)
- make stock from the chicken carcasses
- bake carrot muffins (some safe for Simon and some for the rest of the family)
- bake several loaves of bread (will try once again to make bread for Simon... wish me luck)
- try making naan bread

For more great menu ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at

ETA: HERE is the update for the week's menu plan, with pictures.


  1. can we come eat at your house!

  2. Amy, you made me depressed. I feel very much like a bad mom because I hardly cook dinner for my children, let alone have a meal plan like you do and so healthy too!

  3. Looks great! We are big chicken roasters too - they are so delicious!

  4. Amy, You are a sweetheart!!!!! I have been looking for some good lettuce wrap recipes and and I love the mango salsa thanks!!!!! Love ya, A. Dianne

  5. Meal plan?? I thought you were one of us lazy parents. Impostor! Tell Martha Stewart I said "hi".


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