Friday, March 21, 2008

Meal Plan Monday

Okay so I realize it's not Monday yet, but I'm afraid I'll forget. I found this organizing junkie lady's blog---she has some cool ideas ---who hosts a meal plan Monday thing. So we've already discussed what we plan to eat next week and I want to write it out now. Perhaps you're thinking why on earth should you care what my peeps are eating? Well frankly I don't know but realized I have been anxiously awaiting the menu planning posts of the blogs I read that give meal plans. Since you guys are my friends perhaps you're freakishly interested too! If your not feel free to skip to the end for Reese's news. SO-- Kyle is working either 4pm-4am or 6pm-6am, so he'll only eat one meal at home and even though it will be almost as soon as he wakes up, steel cut oatmeal and blueberries will probably not be enough. So our 2pm-ish meals will be:
Monday: Chicken Tetrazini, brussel sprouts or salad
Tuesday: Spinach Ravioli with pesto sauce, salad
Wednesday: Quesadilla a la Kyle
Thursday: Spaghetti and meatballs, salad
Friday: Stir fried veggies and brown rice or quinoa and egg rolls (the frozen costco kind--don't want to cross the line into health food zealots you know!)
Saturday: Stuffed bell peppers with ground turkey and quinoa (I usually use rice, so this will be a test.)
Sunday: Rib-eyes, mashed potatoes with skins, broccoli

Now some ladies have links to the recipes for their meal plans, but I'm not sure how that works...maybe they've previously posted the recipes on their own blog and link to the old post....I'm not sure anyone would actually want one of my recipes, though I assure you they are magnificent!
Reese' s Update:
Normally we would not have so much pasta in one week, but I have decided it is time to get serious about Reese practicing eating real food. I think pasta could be eaten successfully--by successfully I mean without the turning red, eyes watering, tongue protruding choke that results in projectile vomit--which is our usual grown up food experience.
Today Reese had 2 blueberries, each cut into 8 pieces, yes you read that correctly a single tiny blueberry cut into 8 pieces is able to be successfully moved around his mouth by his busy little tongue and swallowed!! Hooray!! He also had some Amylu organic apple-gouda chicken sausage. I cut a coin sized slice (like you would with hot dog), peeled off the tougher outer edge and ripped it into about 10 or 12 microscopic pieces. He LOVED it!! BEGGED for more. (We just got these as an impulse buy from costco and they are delish!)
I bought some bananas today that he will attempt to eat for breakfast. I was going to buy some yobaby yogurt but Freddie's didn't have it. So we'll hold off on trying yogurt.


kelly said...

your meal plan looks great-i agree, i'm not too sure why i post mine cuz i probably have like 3 readers but i do think it's makes me feel more accountable to sticking w/the plan and not eating out. anyway, enjoy your easter guests. we are in SW eat free night at macado's was a blast-the boys had a great time and everyone had kids so no one noticed that ours were being crazy ;)

Shultzybabe said...

Great menu plan! Thanks for sharing. Welcome to MPM!

Crazy Daisy said...

looks like you have a great week of meals! Thanks for posting!

Mommychicky said...

Welcome to MPM! We post our menus because of the attention we get from other similarly curious people. When my daughter was starting on grown-up food, crinkle cut carrots were a bit hit.

Thanks for sharing your menu and have a great week.

My menu is up at Don't Eat Baby.

Bobbie said...

Welcome to MPM! And I am terribly interested in what you are cooking at your house this week!

Stephanie said...

Welcome! I am here for 2 reasons - posting helps me stay organized and not frantic at dinner time, and I get into ruts WAY too often. Reading other people's posts gives me all kinds of ideas. Besides, it is kinda cool to get to know people "out there." Look forward to reading more of your menus!