Monday, January 7, 2013

Meal Plan Monday - January 6 - 12, 2013

We get back into some semblance of a normal routine today as my son returns to school after an extra long winter holiday break.  Our school system has been experimenting a bit with the schedule the last few years trying to coordinate more with the school systems around us.  As a result, this year we had more than two full weeks off from school for our winter break.
The other thing we're beginning this week is a 100 mile challenge.  We, as a family are going to walk, run, bike, paddle, scooter or otherwise move 100 miles in 100 days.  Horseback riding and motorized vehicles don't count.  Since my son and I walk to school, I get in a mile every day just with that.  I'm trying to decide if I want to count that mile or move an extra one on top of our walk to school.  I'm keeping a close eye on the weather this week to see if we can fit in a hike along the Appalachian Trail this weekend.

I went through my cookbooks and "to make" file this weekend.  A lot of the recipes I chose this week, we haven't had in a long time and aren't items I've bookmarked on the web.  So not a lot of links or pictures this week.

Sunday - Chicken Paprikash, Roast Potatoes, Green Beans
I've made this once before and the "picky" non-tomato eating 8 year old sucked it down like there was no tomorrow.  Did I tell him it had tomatoes in it?  Are you kidding???  Unfortunately none of my pictures came out, which is why you haven't seen it on the blog yet.

Monday - Parmesan Beefy Skillet, Green Beans
A couple years ago when we were just getting by with the help of food pantry distributions, we ended up with a box of Parmesan rice mix.  It had a "recipe" on the box, which was basically to mix in a pound of ground beef with the mix.  I made it one night and the 8 year old exclaimed "Keep this recipe forever, Mom!"  I'm going to try to make this from scatch this time around.

Tuesday - Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Salad
What I make isn't really Swiss steak.  It's just round steak with gravy, but my mother always called it Swiss steak.  It was one of my favorite meals growing up and I haven't had it in a long time.

Wednesday - Corn, Black Bean and Onion Quesedillas, Cilantro Lime Rice
This seemed like a good vegetarian combination.  I might also add a bit of spinach too.

Thursday - Wild Mushroom Beef Stew, Salad, Bread
I'll be adapting a recipe I found in the little flyer that came with my CrockPot.

Friday - Rice Topped with White Beans, Tomatoes and Zucchini, Salad
We haven't had this in a while either.  I used to make it quite a bit for my mom's group when our boys were babies.

Saturday - Boys on own
I have a parenting meeting on Saturday, so the boys will have to fend for themselves. This usually means the 8 year old talks my husband into taking him to Taco Bell, but I always have high hopes they will eat up some of our leftovers.

1 comment:

  1. Good Afternoon Laura, Happy New Year to you.
    Congratulations on taking part in the 100 mile challenge in 100 days. There is nothing like walking to keep us fit. I walk a mile a day and love it when I return to my warm home when it is so cold outside, actually I sometimes find it too warm inside as I have become so warm from walking! Enjoy your day. Best Wishes Daphne