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My Menu Plan

2013 September 16


Happy Monday, friends. This weekend was a good one. We basically holed up in the house for most of it, our little family of four, in our pajamas, reading books, watching Octonauts, and cooking up a storm. All that was missing was some rain beating down on our windows. All this talk of Fall starting to show its face in other parts of the country makes me so jealous…but I digress. Here is my menu plan for the week – hope it inspires you in some way:

Sunday – made this chili from Skinny Taste (pictured above) and it was DELICIOUS. I realized my kids weren’t actually going to eat it halfway through cooking it when they kept eyeing the pot and saying “I don’t want chili” so I amped up the spices in the recipe and added a hint of brown sugar as well. I also did it in my Le Creuset Dutch Oven instead of the crockpot because I wasn’t on top of it four hours early. Too much pajama time.

Monday – pork chops with mustardy onions and apples from Dinner: A Love Story. Another cozy, warm meal for those of you who live in a place where the temperature actually dipped this weekend. Serve with roasted potatoes and a simple green salad.

Tuesday – Taco Tuesday. Obviously.

Wednesday – broiled salmon with sauteed broccolini with garlic and brown rice. We have been really good about incorporating fish into our plan once per week and this has to be the easiest meal ever – literally ready in 10-15 minutes. I promise. And my kids eat up the salmon. So how can you go wrong?

Thursday – pasta with brussels sprouts, chicken sausage and pesto

Friday – homemade pizza. Always.

Have a good week!

PS – I also made homemade tzatziki this weekend. I am a BIG tzatziki freak and literally smuggle it into the country from Montreal whenever we go to visit because I find the offerings here are so bland and boring. No more smuggling for me! Ina has NAILED it and this recipe truly delivered (with a little extra garlic, of course – I used four cloves instead). You must try.

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