Sunday, February 27, 2011

Why does the weekend go so fast?

Since becoming a working Mom (redundant I know...) I find the weekends go far too fast. It seems as though I am just beginning to relax and Sunday rolls around. Today I have a jam packed afternoon of fun watching Missy Lu skate her hiney off, proud Mama moments I am sure. So that said I must be off, it's a short and sweet intro this week!
Happy Planning!

Monday - Baron of Beef and tossed salad
Tuesday - Chicken with Twenty Cloves of Garlic
Wednesday - Better than ever beef enchiladas
Thursday - Leftovers
Friday - Make your own pizzas
Saturday - BBQ'ed steak and grilled veggies
Sunday - Buffalo chicken clubhouse wraps and oven fries

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The theme this week....LOW CAL :)

So despite my efforts I am not losing weight. Like at all. And it sucks. So this week I have decided to seek out low calorie meals, maybe this might help. The only recipe I have tried on this is the pork tenderloin. It's FANTASTIC. And low calorie. The beef curry stew comes highly recommended (Thanks Robbi!) And I have included some recipes from Theresa Albert, they look super yummy. So my friends, Happy Eating!

Monday - Maple-Mustard Pork Tenderloin
Tuesday-Couscous Salad with Chicken and Chopped Vegetables
Wednesday-Spicy Beef Curry Stew for the Slow Cooker
Thursday-Thai Beef and Baby Bok Choy Stir-fry
Friday- Tortellini Soup
Saturday - Fish Tacos with Lime Drizzling sauce
Sunday - Mediterranean Chicken

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The sun is shining.

Hmmmmmm, I just realized most of my blog post titles are about the weather. It must be an easy way to segue into a post about food, not sure I can back that statement up but let's try. Today I woke up happy, the sun is shining, Mr. M made coffee and my children have yet to fight *knock on wood* I'm thinking a nice big breakfast is what will happen shortly after I finish my plan for this week.

Last week played out well, I don't think we had one meal that was on the plan but I'm not complaining. We ate, I didn't cook. I miss cooking. But I digress.

So this week, lets see. I'm thinking fresh, and delicious. I should be thinking hearts and love but the Hubster and I are forgoing V-Day this year. My idea not his :)

As always I would love to hear from you, share your menus or just say hi and until next time...

Monday- Beer Bum Chicken, salad and rolls ('cause nothing says romance like shoving a beer can up a chickens butt)
Tuesday - Chicken Pesto pizza (using leftover shredded chicken from Monday)
Wednesday- Perogies, kielbassa and raw veggies
Thursday- Tacos with homemade guacamole
Friday- Cheater chicken souvlaki, and roasted veggies
Saturday-BBq'ed Burgers & oven fries
Sunday- Chicken wings, and taco salad ( or dressed up nachos!)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Holy Snow Batman!

As I sit here planning this weeks meals the snow is falling outside my window. It's been falling ALL day. It's beautiful and white and looks really fluffy. It makes me think of warm things, like coffee and baileys errr I mean like soup and stew and pasta. I spent the morning with some of my favorite ladies and our brood of kidlets so I apologize for the lateness in this post. So without further ado here is yet another meal plan from good ole Meal Planning Mama!

Monday- Sweet & Spicy cashew chicken stir-fry (use frozen veggies, cashews, stir fry noodles, and chicken breasts)

Tuesday - Steak and peppers quesadillas

Wednesday- Winter Beef stew

Thursday- Pork tenderloin, rice and veggies

Friday - Munchies (meat, crackers, cheese, 7 layer dip & nachos)

Saturday- Leftovers

Sunday- Roast Beef, yorkshire pudding, veggies and potatoes


Perfect Winter Beef Stew (Slow cooker version)

3/4 cup zesty Italian dressing
2 lb. stewing beef, cut into 1-inch chunks
6 slices bacon, chopped
1 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 large onion, chopped
6 carrots , sliced
1 1/2 cups peas
1-1/2 lb. potatoes (about 5), peeled, cut into large chunks
1 can (19 fl oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (10 fl oz) beef broth

Marinate beef and cook bacon, onions and mushrooms as directed. Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade. Add meat, onions, mushrooms and remaining ingredients to slow cooker; cook 10 to 12 hours on LOW (or 5 to 6 hours on HIGH). Stir in 2 Tbsp. flour mixed with 2 Tbsp. water. Cook 15 min. or until sauce is thickened.