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.
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