My Menu Plan
Fall feels good around here. It’s not in the temperature outside (that’s still in the 80s) or the change in wardrobe (still open-toed everything), but it’s in the routine. School is back in session and the kids are thriving in their new classrooms. Weekends are more defined and a little less busy. And menu planning is back on my weekly routine. Which helps my sanity, budget and waistline…all good things.
Here is a look at our menu for the week:
Sunday – Baked pesto parmesan chicken (recipe here) with spaghetti squash.
Monday – Grilled steak with brown rice and brussels sprouts. I buy the shaved brussels sprouts from Trader Joe’s and stir fry them with a bag of this brown rice (I get ours at Costco), diced shallots, chicken broth and lots of seasoning. It’s pretty darn delicious for brussels sprouts and brown rice, have to say.
Tuesday – Fish tacos. This may be the easiest 15-minute meal ever and our family eats them up. We sautée some fresh tilapia with a green salsa and then top it with avocado, shredded cheese and a squeeze or two of lime in a fresh flour tortilla. My little guy hasn’t embraced the tilapia yet so I cook him some fish nuggets from Trader Joe’s to fill his taco with. I still consider it a win.
Wednesday – Chicken meatballs with pineapple sauce. This is a first-time recipe for us so will report back. Planning to serve over brown rice with some roasted broccolini.
Thursday – Take out. We’ve earned it by now.
Friday – Homemade pizza. I am trying to limit myself to eating pizza once per week. This may sound like an easy challenge to most of you but not me. We’ve been obsessed with Gaby’s creations lately (her menu plans are pretty great, too) and this one is on heavy rotation…but only once per week 😉
Have a good Sunday!