Meal Plan 1/19/13 through 1/25/13
Well, I’m sorry to say this week I don’t have a lot in terms of a meal plan… I’m only going to be cooking 3 times this week. J has to go out of town to wrap up his current job, do his exit interview etc, so he will be gone Monday-Friday. Also, I will be going to two hockey games this next week, on Tuesday and Thursday. So that doesn't leave a lot of need for cooking! But I will share my plan anyway, because what I AM making is going to be delicious I think, and a bit lighter than the norm for me, since I’ll be indulging on beer and hot dogs and whatever else at the hockey games.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
There won’t be a whole lot of cooking going on on Saturday. It’s the NHL season opener, so we will be spending most of the day/evening at “our” bar, which is a hockey themed place. I’m going to try and eat a heartier late breakfast and just a few snacks for lunch, so I’ll have plenty of room for some beer and maybe some wings!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
DINNER: Jalapeno Popper Mac N Cheese. Since this is the only meal I’m making for J this week, it’s something I think he will really like. I plan on adding around a pound of chicken breasts to it to increase the protein, and I might even get crazy and add some bacon to it, which won’t increase the calories too much.
I’m attempting to “healthify” it a bit by using low fat cream cheese, and whole grain elbows. I have it as making 6 servings, with 528 calories per serving, so actually not too bad at all for Mac n Cheese!
Monday, January 21, 2013
LUNCH: Leftover Mac N Cheese
DINNER: Moroccan Spiced Chicken Paillards. This one is a bit more “out of the box” than what I normally but I’m looking forward to experimenting more when it’s only me that has to eat it! This sounds very delicious though.
I have it as making 2 very generous servings (about 8oz of chicken each, so could easily be 4 servings!), at 415 calories per serving. I plan on serving it with some couscous to soak up all the yummy sauce, and a simple sautéed zucchini. Would you believe that I’ve never made couscous, and I’ve only had it a few times? I’ve liked it when I did have it, so I don’t know why I’ve never made it.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
LUNCH: Leftover Moroccan Spiced Chicken Paillards
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
DINNER: Pasta with Butternut Sauce, Spicy Sausage and Baby Spinach. This is a dish I’ve been saving awhile because J doesn’t like Butternut Squash, in any form. I have about a half a squash already chopped up in my freezer, so this is the perfect time to try it out!
I’m also making this for my Maintainers Team “What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’” Challenge. So, next week, you will see a blog post that reviews the recipe, along with photos! I have this as making 4 servings, using 8oz of pasta (what I have left over from another meal), at 511 calories per serving…. Not bad at all for a pasta dish that includes sausage!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
LUNCH: Leftover Butternut Pasta
DINNER: More hockey!
Friday, January 25, 2013
LUNCH: Leftover Butternut Pasta (gosh I hope it’s good since I plan on eating it so often!)
DINNER: J comes home around 5pm, so I’m sure we’ll just go out to eat.
There are no hockey games the following week, and we’ll have J’s parents in town, so I’ll be cooking up more delicious meals then. Have a great week everyone!