Weekly Meal Plans

This Week’s Dinner Plan

heyyyyyyy! I’m back into the swing of things! Well, mostly. I’m still having a hard time getting up at my regular alarm – I stayed up way later than normal while at the beach and slept in way later too. I’ve been so tired since I got home! I ended up just skipping my planned AM workout and got back in bed, even after getting up. Maizey is also exhausted. She slept all day yesterday after I picked her up and has been sleeping all night since I got home.

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Plus, I’m kind of drowning at work trying to get caught up, even after only 1.5 days out of the office. But I’m getting there. Coming back from vacation is hard stuff. Whomp whomp.

One of the easiest ways for me to feel normal again is to make dinner. So I’ve planned out a couple meals for the week; I have a few plans to go out but I’m staying in as much as possible. Here’s what’s on the agenda!

  • Tonight:Β Skillet Veggie Tacos (with corn tortillas). I used this $4 Blue Fine wine for the recipe and served it alongside. It actually wasn’t too bad for $4! Annnnd I just realized I accidentally left out the mushrooms.
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  • Tomorrow: Dinner out, location TBD
  • Wednesday: One Pan Pasta (Maybe I’ll stick the ‘shrooms in there)
  • Friday: wing it. Maybe tacos again of some variety; they’re my go-to summer food.

 

Should be a tasty (and easy!) dinner week.

In other news, I may or may not have ordered a 16×20 canvas print of Maizey last night. This one. I think it’ll look really nice in her room. πŸ™‚

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Whatcha cookin’ up this week? I’d love for you to share your dinner plans; it’s group meal planning! Like a virtual dinner party. πŸ™‚

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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun
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    It is my goal to get better at meal planning it is just so hard for me. I have a full time job and my husband is a full time medical school student so our schedules are always all over the place. Anything I make has to be able to be eaten at different times – completely doable but I need to put more time and effort into it!

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    Jill
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    I made that one pan pasta last week and it was yummy and easy! I’m actually making it again this week. I love the blue fin Pinot noir from trader joes! It’s our go to red wine.

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    Melissa C
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    This week we are having slow cooked herbed turkey breast with sauteed kale salad for me and raw salad for the hubs! I love leftovers, makes dinner prep so simple! This weekend we may slow cook some ribs as my MIL is visiting.

    • Reply
      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      ooh i’ve never done turkey breast in a slow cooker! Could you share the recipe?

      • Reply
        Melissa C
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        Yes of course! πŸ™‚ It is super easy and delicious! Put some coconut or olive oil in the bottom of your slow cooker, place 3-5 lb turkey breast in slow cooker, rub TJ’s 21 salute all over the outside of the turkey, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. It makes a ton of leftovers that you can give to your beau, or freeze for later. Enjoy πŸ™‚

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          Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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          thank you! “It makes a ton of leftovers that you can give to your beau” πŸ˜‰ hehe

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          RLR at Mom's Magic
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          Hello, my new must-try recipe! Simple, hands-off, doesn’t heat up the kitchen *and* leftovers? Fantastic!

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    Laurin
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    This week I am really excited to try out a honey and sriracha glazed chicken recipe I found on Pinterest! I am always desperate for variations on grilled chicken!

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    Shana Norris
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    Yum. The Skillet Veggie Tacos look so delish!

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    Rebecca P.
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    I made Jerk Seasoned Chicken ( http://strengthandsunshine.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/jamaica-taste-great/ ) this week, Its one of my favs! I saw those Veggie Tacos on Pinterest the other day. will have to try them, they look delicious!

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    sally cooks
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    Hello! I love meal planning too – especially with the wonders of Pinterest.
    I’m going to try making olive oil bread in my crockpot today (a Pinterest find), cheesesteak chicken for dinner and maybe some Thai inspired recipes for the rest of the week (Turkey Larb/Chicken Pad Thai.) Cheers! Sally

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    Chelsie
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    If I don’t plan on Sundays, I’m always a little off – but I was in Hawaii for a week, so like you it’s been less than a running start on this week. Tonight I’m making a Thai Chicken Salad and the rest of the week, I’m relying on crock pot for a pork roast (tacos!) and a beef roast (yum!)

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    Christina
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    Looks good! I love meal planning. My plan for the week is:
    Sunday: grilled pizza on homemade whole wheat dough with mozzarella, parmesan, fresh clams, tomatoes, arugula, and garlic scapes
    Monday: grilled quesadillas with black beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, garlic scapes, chives, and cheddar on brown rice tortillas, avocado and greek yogurt topping
    Tuesday: fresh cod (wrapped in foil, grilled) with mayo/parm/paprika topping, with sauteed collard greens and brown rice
    Wednesday: brown rice tortilla wraps with grilled turkey cutlets, smashed avocado, provolone
    Thursday: brown rice macaroni with homemade tomato sauce and broccoli
    And we are out of town Friday and Saturday πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      um can I come over for dinner? πŸ˜‰ that all sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing – definitely gave me some ideas!!

      • Reply
        Christina
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        Thanks! I’ve tried to make it a point in 2013 to meal plan and grocery shop on Sundays… otherwise it is a pain to grocery shop on weekdays after work!

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    Jess Holtzer
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    Miss Teri! Love your blog! I joined a CSA this summer to force me to try new things… So far it’s been lots of greens, but I just discovered that I like collard greens and just made a raw kale salad w/ fresh lemon juice, olive oil, & pecorino cheese that knocked my socks off. (Let it sit for an hour at room temp before eating)

    I just got done eating these Black Bean & Grilled Avocado Goat Cheese tacos for dinner: http://naturallyella.com/2012/06/06/spiced-black-bean-grilled-avocado-and-goat-cheese-tacos/ (I use jalapeno goat cheese that I get at the farmer’s market) and they’re amazing!! Hope you are doing awesome my dear! Would love to get together for a glass of vino or a run next time you’re in town!

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    RLR at Mom's Magic
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    So far this week – quiche (for my lunches, since my hubs is mostly dairy free {the quiche is full of cheddar} and my kids are somehow picky eaters…), spaghetti and meatballs, and soy-ginger flank steak. Hopefully the leftovers will get us through tomorrow, because my plan ended with today!

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    Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
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    Love me some blue fin πŸ˜‰ So far this week we’ve had a zucchini lasagna, and mexican toastadas. Not sure what’s planned for tonight!

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    Brenda Breining
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    last night I made a farro salad with golden raisins. cucumbers, avocado, fresh rosemary and black beans. The dressing was a chipotle olive oil and honey ginger balsamic (done in the blender so it emulsifies and won’t separate—extra vinegar to keep the avocado from browning). YUM!

    • Reply
      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      OMG that sounds amazing!!! Do you have a recipe or did you just make it up?

      • Reply
        Brenda Breining
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        Just made it up with what I had laying around (thought about going to the store for a red bell pepper and some feta cheese). The vinegar and oil both came from Green Gate, and all of the food from TJ’s (except the rosemary which came from my backyard).

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        Brenda Breining
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        I forgot…and pistachios! I nice surprise when I bit into my first forkful tonight!

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