I have been reading One Bite at a Time ...52 Projects for Making Life Simpler by Tsh Oxenreider. One of the projects that inspired me was on meal planning.
Hubby and I both work outside the home, arrive home about 6 PM and scramble to put a meal together. We have meal-planned in the past and it worked out great…it makes our meals less stressful and more enjoyable and healthy. So, why don’t we do it every week?? In an effort to be more organized and create some accountability, I am going to plan our meals on my blog each week. If you have any great go-to recipes, I would love for you to share them with me.
This week we have a head start. We had a dinner party on Saturday night and roasted 4 chickens for the event. Hubby made his Dad’s “Hot Cabbage Creole” to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and it was a huge hit!
Here is the recipe if you are interested. Cabbage is loaded with Vitamin C and antioxidants (plus, the recipe has BACON).
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 red pepper
- 1 28 oz. can of tomatoes
- 1 medium-size head of cabbage (he used red) cut into strips
- 1 tsp. salt
- 10 drops hot sauce
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
Cut bacon and fry. Add onion and red pepper and sauté with bacon. Add tomatoes with juice. Add cabbage, hot sauce and vinegar. Bring to boil and simmer about 35 minutes.
Without further ado, here is our meal plan for the week:
Sunday: Stuffed artichokes.
Monday: Corned beef and cabbage in crock pot. (belated St. Patrick’s Day)
Tuesday: Chicken tacos in whole wheat tortillas with black beans, guacamole, and rice.
Wednesday: Caesar salads with grilled chicken breast.
Thursday: Carnival at school…the flyer indicated a ”delicious hot dog dinner” will be served. We told O. we would take him to his favorite Mexican restaurant after the carnival…but he is completely sold on having hot dogs with his friends. Anything for our little man cub.
Friday: Momma is going to Chicago for a weekend with the Girls! Boys are on their own…which most likely means German wieners and sausage.
Have a great week!