Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Week's Worth of Meals

Sometimes I put my meal plan together for the week (yes, I plan our meals out for a week at a time so I only have to make one grocery store run!) and it looks good, fine, I know I'll like everything, but I'm not necessarily psyched to cook dinner every night.  Other weeks, for whatever reason, things fall into place and I am really excited for what's coming to my plate in the week ahead.

This is one of those weeks.

And in case you want to eat along with me, and because a lot of these recipes are others' recipes I'm trying and can link to, I thought I'd share a week of meals with you.  Actually six days, but you can take that seventh night off from cooking and go out somewhere :)

Night One
Crispy Fish Sticks 

Crispy homemade fish sticks
Roasted asparagus with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper
Cantaloupe gazpacho

Night Two
Branzino with tomato jam
Crusty bread with garlic, smashed avocado, heirloom tomatoes, salt, and pepper
Swiss chard sauteed with olive oil, garlic, and salt, topped with toasted pine nuts

Night Three
Coal-Roasted Eggplants 
Grilled chicken sausages (Whole Foods garlic and herb are my favorite)
Grilled eggplant with yogurt sauce and naan
Fresh cucumber and heirloom tomato salad

Night Four
Sambal Chicken Skewers
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Sriracha glazed chicken skewers
Crispy roasted potatoes
Beet salad with fresh mozzarella and poppy seed dressing

Grilled Beets with Burrata and Poppy Seed Vinaigrette 
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Night Five
one-pan farro with tomatoes 
Farro with tomatoes and poached eggs
Garden salad

Night Six
BLT with avocado
Sweet potato fries (Alexi frozen)

And a few extra treats I'm making this week and will share recipes for soon:
  • Coconut and seed granola
  • Watermelon, feta, and quinoa salad
  • Fresh mint chocolate chip ice cream
  • Healthy "milkshakes"

Hope you all enjoy a lovely weekend and I'll see you back here next week!

7 comments:

  1. Yum. We kind of take a break from weekly meals plans during the summer since we have no set schedule, but I do miss it! Will have to try some of these.

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  2. I think I'll have to try the beet salad. I have been eating lots of fresh ones from my father-in-laws garden and love them.

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  3. You.need.your.own.cooking.show. Wait...since you can pretty much do everything else in the book...you just need your own show! I'm thinking you'd give Martha a run for her money! ;)

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    1. You are too funny :) Not sure I'm meant for TV...but do you know anyone at HGTV/Food Network?? ;)

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  4. how do you find the time -- all looks amazing. I'd love to hear about the watermelon/feta salad.

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  5. Oh. My. Gosh. Can I come over to your house every night this week? All of that sounds amazing!

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  6. YUM! Once again I'm hungry, everything looks fab. I'm definitely going to be trying a few of these

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