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Meal Plan for February 16-February 22

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Meal Plan 2/16/13 through 2/22/13

Well it’s another week of the unknown around here. J might be going out of town, but he might not. So I’m planning meals where if I eliminate 2 of them, it will be OK as they are made mostly with things I already have. I guess it’s a good exercise for me, to not be able to plan out everything in advance. Basically to not be a control freak. Not much otherwise to talk about, so I’ll just get to it!

SATURDAY, February 16, 2013
LUNCH: Not sure yet.

DINNER: BRAISED SHORT RIBS IN BEER WITH BACON AND RED ONIONS This is going to be our belated Valentine’s Dinner. It is another recipe from the “Cookbook of the Month” from my other cooking board. It is served with mashed potatoes, and I will probably do a side of asparagus as well. This is my “non-tracking” meal so I didn’t figure the calories.

SUNDAY, February 17, 2013
LUNCH: We are traveling up to my aunt’s home to have lunch there with my family.

DINNER: ROASTED RED PEPPER PESTO PASTA (say that 5 times fast) - www.aspicyperspective.co
. This sounds really interesting, and I love roasted red peppers. I also plan on adding some spicy Italian chicken sausage to bulk it up a bit, and maybe some broccoli too. I have it as 6 servings, which will be pretty large servings, at 590 calories per serving.

MONDAY, February 18, 2013
LUNCH: I have the day off work, and we have a hockey game to go to at 1pm, so I am planning on eating an early lunch, probably either the pasta leftovers, or if there is some short ribs left over.

. I have some sirloin steaks in the freezer, and some whole wheat egg noodles in the pantry, and this looks interesting. I plan on serving it either with roasted asparagus, or broccoli (it is on sale this week). I have it as making 4 servings, at 535 calories per serving.

TUESDAY, February 19, 2013
LUNCH: Leftovers, either the Red Pepper Pasta or the Steak Tips

. This is the dish I’m planning on making this week for the “What’s Cookin’ Good Lookin’” Challenge on the Maintainers’ board. However, if J ends up going out of town I am not going to make it (I’ll use one of my other meals for the challenge), since I think it’s something he’ll really like. I plan on serving it as you see it in the photo, except I will do the spinach on the side with a vinaigrette dressing. For 2 servings it’s 513 calories, which will probably go down once I weigh the actual meat I’ll be using.

WEDNESDAY, February 20, 2013
LUNCH: More leftovers

DINNER: More leftovers

THURSDAY, February 21, 2013
LUNCH: You guessed it, more leftovers (hoping there’s plenty left!)

DINNER: SWEET AND SPICY PORK TENDERLOIN - www.melskitchencafe.com/
I have made this one before, it is SO easy and everything in it is pantry staples. J also loves it. I’ll serve it with mashed potatoes, and a veggie, most likely broccoli or asparagus (I’m so exciting, I know). A 6oz serving is 427 calories.

FRIDAY, February 22, 2013
LUNCH: Chipotle!
DINNER: No plan as usual.
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    So it looks like he's going! We were hoping it would be Monday, but it might be Sunday :( Coming back Friday. So, Tuesday's dinner (stuffed chicken) will be on Sunday (if he's home), and Sunday (red pepper pasta) move to Monday. Tuesday, I'm going to make a butternut squash and maple risotto, with spinach salad with homemade vinaigrette, so a totally meatless meal! It's from my "cookbook of the month" but comes in at under 400 calories for a huge serving of risotto and of course the salad calories are very low. Then, I'll just munch on the leftovers of the risotto and the pasta the rest of the week and if I run out, I'll do something simple on Thursday night.
    1830 days ago
    The recipes you have planned to make sound delicious! You are also doing really well (at least on paper :) with going with the flow of not knowing if J will be home or not. I think not having control of the situation is a good test for people like us who are "planners." Enjoy your belated Valentines dinner with J!
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    1831 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Yum! My heart goes out to you for not knowing what nights he will be home
    1831 days ago
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