Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday - 5 Day Meal Planner 7/26

Monday: Greek Style Flounder
Tuesday: Easy Tex-Mex Bake
Wednesday: Chili Rubbed Pork Roast
Thursday: Nacho Chicken
Friday: Pot Luck - You should have Pork and Tex-Mex Bake left. Reheat this and serve a bagged salad garnished with sunflower seeds and light ranch dressing. Enjoy the night off from cooking!

After speaking with a friend of mine last week I realized that I should share the main reason I do the weekly meal planner. It is because in times past when our meals for the week were not planned it was such a point of contention between my husband and me. The conversation that began with “what do you want for dinner?” always ended in an argument. We would try and decide on the phone at 4:00 in the afternoon what we were going to have for dinner that night. Bad idea!

I recently realized that we were not the only couple facing this dilemma. So, we finally got smart and started planning what we would eat for the week and shopping on the weekend. What a difference this made! Our weeks went remarkably more smoothly and in the end the family ate well and felt happy. I have chosen to do this 5-day meal planner so that I could share this happiness and make your week better too! If you like it please tell all or your friends so that they too will visit and try it out!

This week I have shared with you all recipes that I could only find in my cookbooks and ones that are easy and yummy! It just so happens that we are going to have quite an ethnic week given the Mexican and Greek influence of the recipes. They are some of my favorite things for a busy week. Please try them out and use the comment section to tell me and other readers what you thought. Have a wonderful week!

I will assume you have: Salt, Italian Seasoning, Mayonnaise, Butter, Balsamic Vinegar, Oregano, Olive Oil, Pepper, White pepper, PAM cooking spray, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chili Powder, Soy Sauce, Vegetable Oil, Ground Cumin, Eggs

From the Grocery:
4 Chicken Breasts
3 pound boneless prime rib pork oven roast (I use whatever 3lbs of pork roast I can find)
4 (4-ounce) Flounder Filets
1 pound ground turkey (personally I really don’t like Butterball so buy any but that)
Sunflower Seeds
A Bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos
1 Bag of Ore Ida Fries
2 Bags of Salad
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bunch of parsley
Light Ranch Dressing
A Bottle of Real Lemon Juice
4 ounce can chopped green chilies
1 Bag of Birds Eye Vegetable Steamers
10 ounce package of frozen corn
Pack of hamburger buns
8 ounces penne pasta
Your Favorite Salsa
16 ounce container low fat cottage cheese

On Sunday Night Before: Watch True Blood… Do Nothing! This week is so easy that you really don’t need to prep anything.

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