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My Menu Plan

2014 March 2


We are on day three of rainy skies and grey days here in Southern California and I say let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. Not only does the rare change in weather mean a different pace outside the home, it means the same inside, too. So today will likely involve more cooking, baking, couch time and reading. Oh, and keeping my stir-crazy kids from killing each other.

Here is a look at our menu for the week:

Sunday – grilled sweet Italian chicken sausage with this delicious corn bacon hash from Dinner: A Love Story and grilled baguette. This corn sidedish is an absolute favorite in the Summer when corn is in season but we make due in the off months with the frozen fire-roasted corn from Trader Joe’s.

Monday – spaghetti squash and meatballs. I have sort of given up on making homemade meatballs. It’s so much work and they always end up tasting just alright so now I buy the gourmet pre-made ones from Sprouts and we’re all happy.

Tuesday – Taco Tuesday. Keeping it crunchy this week with ground turkey and the usual fix-ins.

Wednesday – I am heading to LA to see one of my best friends from Montreal for the night. Did you see Gwyneth Paltrow’s best of LA restaurant list on GOOP this week? I have been to many of them and they are indeed great picks – wanted to try Bestia for the first time but now that it’s been GOOP-ified, tables are scarce. Might go back to Church + State or this old favorite.  Side note: have you heard about this Tips for Jesus thing?!? Crazy.

Thursday – I am having a moment with Dinner: A Love Story this week. Grilled fish with smoked paprika butter served with brown rice and something green.

Friday – homemade pizza. Obv.

Sweet treat of the week (pictured above via Martha Stewart) – we are going to make these whole wheat brownies to warm up today’s rainy weather and I am going to sneak in some zucchini to feel better about them.

Happy Sunday! Enjoy the red carpet later, if you’re tuning in!

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