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Meal Plan for February 23-March 1

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Meal Plan for 2/23/13 through 3/1/13

Well, it’s the last week of February, which means Spring is getting closer and closer. I’m actually home today on a snow day from work. We got about 5”, which isn’t a ton, but all the roads are pretty icy so I elected to stay home. Thankfully I remembered to bring my work laptop home with me. I will say, I'm sore as heck from snow shoveling!

Things are still a bit crazy around here, but I’m pretty much not counting on J being home for dinner at all during the week now. So, you’ll see my meal plans will be a bit different. This coming week, I’ve basically picked two recipes that both make 4 servings, and I will just munch on the leftovers from those throughout the week. I am also still doing our “special” dinners on Saturday nights. This week it’ll be steaks with blue cheese butter, baked potatoes, and asparagus. The rest of the week I’m trying to keep it pretty light. So, here’s the other two meals I’ll be making this week, most likely on Sunday and Monday nights.

Chicken Cacciatore Risotto ellysaysopa.com/2011/12/
I didn’t end up making the butternut squash risotto this past week after all. I decided the protein count just wasn’t good enough. So, this next week I’m going to make this risotto. I love risotto, and while it requires some attention, I find the cooking process for it to be rather soothing and relaxing. Lots of stirring. I’ll use more chicken than it calls for in the recipe, probably more like 12 ounces. Total calories is 511 per serving, with 4 servings.

Hoisin Pork with Rice Noodles pinchofyum.com/hoisin-po
. Like the first line of the blog says, “Throw it all together and call it dinner? Alrighty then, I will.”. I like meals like this, pretty much done in one pot, where you can change out the protein and vegetables to be whatever’s on hand or good in the store. I have around a pound of pork chops to use up so I’ll be using those, and then I’ll use the carrots like in the recipe, and probably also throw in green beans since they’re on sale this week. I’m not going to use the peanut butter and peanuts, because while I’m sure they’re great in this recipe, it makes the calorie count pretty high. I am going to make this as 4 servings, and each serving is 442 calories.

So that’s it for this week, sorry it’s not more exciting!
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  • PATTIE441
    You are wonderful! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1788 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Your special meal is one of my all time faves! Same sides and all! My mouth is watering!
    I got some ribeyes on sale last week so steak will be coming up here pretty quick for us too.
    1790 days ago
    Thanks for your recipes! I think I may try the Hoisin pork. You might try reduced fat peanut butter. I love using it in my peanut butter cookies! You can't even tell the difference. emoticon
    1792 days ago
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