Meal Plan Monday – Week of October 2, 2011

Every Monday I post the meal plan for the week.  For anyone local to me, if something sounds good here, come on over and join us!

Sunday:  Keepin’ it simple and easy with pizza

Monday: Vegetable Quiche

Tuesday: Stuffed Shells and Spinach Salad

Wednesday: Tofu and Veggie Curry & Rice

Thursday: Vegetarian Shepherds PieI don’t know about this one…I’ll give it a try and see what happens!

Friday: Out

Saturday: Kebabs and Couscous (I really need to use up some couscous.  I have two boxes in the pantry and my husband doesn’t even like it.  How does this happen and why do I keep buying couscous?)

As usual, I will try to supplement these meals with a simple salad or fruit to help amp up the nutritional value.

Miss K will have yams, Khichadi, pumpkin, cereal, oatmeal, avocados, peas, and possibly carrots.  Carrots seem to be controversial.  One book I have says they’re great for babies.  Another says don’t do it because of nitrates.  So I’ll look into that a little more.

Update – How did we do?

We didn’t exactly stick to the meal plan this week but all in all, did pretty good.  Like I said earlier, no fast food but I did eat out more than I had planned.  On Sunday, my husband had a late lunch and said he wasn’t hungry enough for dinner so I ate some food my mom had brought over for me.  On Monday, we made the quiche – it’s a tried and true recipe at our house so it was pretty good; good enough that DH had leftovers for breakfast the next day – awww…that makes me feel good.  Tuesday’s stuffed shells were ok.  I hadn’t made these in a while and the consensus was that the sauce and cheese on the outside were tasty but the stuffed part of the shell was just kinda meh.  But we did finish the pan off, between dinner and lunch leftovers.  The bad news is that I have probably another two pans’ worth in the freezer.  We’ll see if we eat or toss those.  Wednesday I tried a garam masala simmer sauce with some tofu and veggies over rice.  We didn’t care for this.  Ended up throwing a lot out, unfortunately.  Argh.  I don’t know why I take shortcuts.  I have all the ingredients for making an authentic curry.  I should perfect that skill instead of buying store bought crapola.  Ended up switching Thursday’s plan with Friday’s; went out on Thursday and on Friday we had the vegetarian shepherd’s pie.  It was surprisingly better than we were expecting.  We ended up eating the entire thing, between dinner that night and lunches/snacks the following days.  Yay!  Saturday we had mediterranean food for lunch; actually kabobs so we decided not to have that again for dinner and instead cleared out some left overs.  Still have that stinkin’ couscous.  Will see what we can do with it this week.

Made yams and khichadi for baby, along with pumpkin, sweet potatoes, avocado, apples, cereal, oatmeal, and quinoa.  Actually went through and used up a lot of the homemade baby food I had frozen for her.  So this week I’ll need to make some more and build up our supply.  Didn’t make carrots.


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