Meal Plan Monday (for real this time) – October 10, 2011

First off, happy birthday to my baby bear.  She’s nine months old today.  Nine months of sheer joy to me and her daddy.  We’re so blessed.  She’s crawling, singing, cheering, clapping…all with her cutie little toothless smile.

The meal plan is definitely behind schedule but I think we can still make it work this week.  We started off by getting take-out on Sunday, so not the best start, but that’s ok.  I still didn’t know what we were going to have for dinner tonight (I was definitely contemplating going out again) until about 5:00.  But we made it work.  Here’s what I’m-a thinkin’…

Sunday: Had Take-Out

Monday: Tofu Pad Thai & Bok Choy Salad

Tuesday: Enchiladas, Chips, Guac and Salsa

Wednesday: Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Soup

Thursday: Shells and Cheese with veggies

Friday: Out

Saturday: Black Bean Veggie Burgers & Tater Tots

Looks like the couscous will have to wait.

Miss K. will have peas, oatmeal, quinoa, zucchini, multi-grain cereal, bananas, avocado, apples, pears, lentils, sweet potatoes, and yams.

Update – How did we do?

We did pretty good this week too.  Made Pad Thai with a salad on the side for dinner on Monday after eating out on Sunday.  The salad is a tried and true, so no surprises there.  The pad thai, on the other hand, confusing.  I went to the market at like 3:00 on Monday, with no real plan on what we’d eat and a really skimpy grocery list. I half thought we’d just eat out but I came across some pad thai noodles and some pad thai simmer sauce.  Eh, why not?  So I threw together the noodles, some crushed peanuts, tofu, green onions, and scrambled an egg in the pan.  Mixed in some sauce and voila – dinner. I thought it sucked but my husband liked it!  Only thing was I think there was too many noodles for the amount of sauce, so next time I’ll cut back on the noodles.  Tuesday we had enchiladas, no big deal there.  Was in a rush so didn’t make guacamole.  Mixed around the days a bit and made shells and cheese with an avocado, tomato, broccoli, and cucumber salad on the side.  Husband picked up dinner on Thursday and we tried the pesto grilled cheese sandwiches on Friday.  They were ok but we used store bought pesto, which wasn’t great.  Saturday I made black bean burgers for the first time.  I started with this basic recipe but made some modifications.  I bought slider buns and made the mix into eight small sliders instead of four burgers.  Panko breadcrumbs were more accessible to me so I used those instead of normal breadcrumbs.  Also made a chipotle mayo and added it, along with a slice of tomato and a 1/4 of a slice of provolone to the burger.  Baked some fries in the toaster oven and called it a meal.  The mayo was a bit overwhelming and the burgers were a bit dry because of the panko but otherwise these were ok.

Didn’t get around to making the sweet potato, lentils or quinoa for baby but she did have everything else as well as peas.  She also had khichadi again this week.  I think it’s good for her – lentils provide protein and we throw in peas and spinach to up the nutritional value.  Ya!

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