Meal Plan Monday – Week of 5/7/2012

Holy smokes has it been a crazy few weeks.  First our Disney Cruise Vacation, then we came back and baby and I got CRAZY sick, then my husband started getting sick, then we attended a five event wedding extravaganza week where I was one of the bridesmaids and along the way we found out that our baby has Shiga toxins from e. coli.  It’s been nuts.  The last several weeks have not been exactly stellar in the areas of making our own meals, staying away from fast food, or avoiding high fructose corn syrup.  But it’s time to get back in the saddle again.  I’m feeling better – just have the lingering cough and occasional runny nose, which makes it easier to deal with any residual crankiness that the baby needs to get our of her system.  The house is slowly but surely recovering from the whirlwind that hit it and hubby will be better soon too.

Step one of getting back on track is eating our meals at home again.  So here’s the plan:

Sunday:  Chili, Corn Bread & Fruit – made a big batch of chili and topped it with some fresh avocados.  Some we ate, some we’re eating for lunch, and some we’ll freeze for a future dinner.  We picked up some strawberries and they were a tasty post-dinner treat.

Monday:  Flash Blasted Broccoli and Feta Pasta.  This will help clear out some ingredients that I’d like to use up and will keep us away from greasy foods that will irritate my husband’s throat as he recovers.  I like that the ingredients include both broccoli and spinach (and red pepper flakes and sun dried tomatoes – yum)

Tuesday:  Chole, Rice and Chicken – got this pre-made meal from Trader Joes and need to use it!  If I’m feeling inspired, maybe I’ll make some raita and get some papad to go with it. 

Wednesday: Asian Kale Noodles with Tofu (trying to use up both kale and tofu!)

Thursday:  Vegetable Quiche 

Friday:  Quinoa Bowls – Going to use dry black beans for this and bust open our new bag of quinoa.  Can’t believe we blew through a whole four pound bag!  Yay us!

Saturday:  Either left-overs if there are any OR go out.

Wish me luck!

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