Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012 Week 2 Meal Plan

So I've decided that I like posting individual recipes better than posting everything at one sitting. What I plan on doing is making recipes (and taking photos!) throughout the week and then on the weekend post a meal plan (which will really be the previous week's meal plan but you of course can make it for the upcoming week). If I get really ambitious I may add a grocery list for the week. I will usually do 4 or 5 recipes with one or two days planned for leftovers and one "off" day (which is usually Sunday because we have dinner with our church LifeGroup), so I will only show dinners for 6 days (usually).

So, here is the first of the meal plans in that fashion. I hope to get the next one out this weekend so I won't always be posting the full plan in the middle of the week. Enjoy!

Day 1 - Hearty Pumpkin Soup with Orange
Day 2 - Polenta with Roasted Tomatoes and Swiss Chard
Day 3 - Garlic and Greens Spaghetti Squash
Day 4 - Pumpkin Soup day 2
Day 5 - Thai Red Curry Mahi Mahi Salad (page 242 of Food Network Magazine's Great Easy Meals or visit
Day 6 - leftover round-up - meaning pull out all the remaining leftovers and everyone scavenge :)

Grocery list:
Possibly already on hand:
  • 2 onions
  • brown rice
  • 1 lb carrots
  • chicken or veggie stock
  • polenta
  • garlic
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • red pepper flakes
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
  • Parmesan or Romano Cheese
  • Thai red curry paste
  • sugar
  • fish sauce
  • Asian chile sauce
  • peanuts or cashews
Probably need to purchase:
  • 1 baking pumpkin or kabocha squash
  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 1 orange
  • 2 bunches Kale or Swiss Chard or Spinach
  • 28 oz can plum tomatoes
  • goat cheese (chèvre)
  • frozen peas or edamame
  • 1 can coconut milk (not lite)
  • 1¼ lbs Mahi Mahi
  • limes
  • Bib or red leaf lettuce
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper
  • cilantro

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