I’m getting my menu for next week together super early. Wanna know why? I think a picture says 1,000 words.
Yep, it’s empty. Like, the most empty it’s ever been. I blame my refrigerator purge from the first week of our #organizedin2013 mission as well as my friends who came over last night to help me drink all of my wine. That’s what friends are for!
Needless to say, we could use some basic essentials up in here. Like milk. And may be a veggie or 5. Perhaps some fruit. And something to cook for dinner! I’m seriously dreading this grocery bill. I think it’s gonna be a winner!
I also am terribly sad to confess: my lo-cal menu from last week coupled with daily exercise has resulted in… Drumroll please… me gaining a 1/2 pound. Once again, I blame my friends who came over last night to help me drink all of my wine. So, I guess I’d say that 1/2 pound is worth it. You only live once, right?
Once again, I’m trying this whole healthy menu plan again this week, and I’m NOT going to be buying any more replacement wine at the grocery store today. (Don’t worry folks, I have a big stash I can pull from in an emergency.) In this week’s menus I went back to my favorite recipe box and pulled some great dishes and some interesting ones too! Have you ever cooked with duck before? Now’s the time!
Spicy, Crispy Roasted Broccoli
Tuesday: Try Something New – DUCK!
Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
Wednesday: One-Dish Vegetarian
Creamy Barley with Tomato and Greens
Vegetable Ribbons with Fettuccine
Ginger Shrimp: Toss one pound shrimp with one tablespoon of ginger paste, salt and pepper. Heat two teaspoons oil over high heat. Add shrimp and saute until just cooked through.
Weekend Cooking (Brunch-ish):
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Brown Rice Crust (Adults)
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips: Peel and quarter veggies. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and Garam Masala. Roast at 450 degrees for 25 minutes, flipping once.
I can never plan for the week partly because I always change my mind lol!
Duck, really??? Please follow up w/ your thoughts on that!
I find it ironic that you have all of these vegan/vegitarian meals, but your ‘try something new’ is duck of all things! 🙂 That sounds like a big try to me!
These recipe’s look delish! I can’t wait to try the barley w/ tomato and greens.
We eat a flexitarian diet. Meaning, we eat mostly vegetarian, and occasionally incorporate meats once or twice a week. For protein, encourage the kids to eat a well-rounded diet, and well, because I like meat! I thought it would be fun to cook with duck. My local grocer carries it and I found an interesting Cooking Light recipe. Win-win!
I’ve never tried it. Let me know if you like it!
We don’t eat a ton of meat either… I love that most of your recipe’s have beans and grains… we’re big on that too!
Laura Lamere says
Thanks for this – I’m trying to get inspiration for healthy eating!