Meal Plan for 3/30/13 through 4/5/13
Already April? I feel like March just started. Hopefully the weather will improve along with it being April! It looks like J is going to head out on the road again starting either Sunday or Monday. Sounds like heíll be spending 8 weeks (still coming home on weekends) in Nashua, NH, which is outside of Boston. I might even try to go visit him for one of the weekends, Iíve never been to that part of the country and Iím sure itís pretty in the spring. This week I donít have too many meals planned as we have a pretty busy schedule. Saturday we have a hockey game in the afternoon then will go out downtown afterwards. On Sunday, I am going up to my auntís house for Easter Dinner. I am taking a tapenade to use as an appetizer with pita chips, so I will share that recipe. Then, on Friday we are going to the Rockies (baseball) home opener game in the afternoon, and a hockey game in the eveningÖ a sportsapalooza!
Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade with Garlic and Herbs: www.kalynskitchen.com/20
Coming up with something to take to this Easter dinner as an appetizer was a bit of a challenge. I have one cousin who is lactose intolerant, and another that is strict low carb. But I found this recipe on ol reliable Kalynís Kitchen and it looks delicious, and I donít have to buy much for it. I will leave out the cheese, should be fine. I plan on serving with pita chips and some veggies I think, that way everyone is happy! I figured it as being 57 calories per each 2 tbsp serving and it makes about 12 servings.
LUNCH: If Iím not sent home with leftovers from Easter, I will just swing on over to Chipotle.
DINNER: Halal Cart Chicken www.seriouseats.com/reci
This was so good the last time I made it about a month and a half ago, I couldnít wait to make it again.
LUNCH: Leftover Halal Chicken
DINNER: Bistro Roast Chicken with herbed roasted potatoes and roasted asparagus: www.myrecipes.com/recipe
I have some chicken leg quarters to use up, and this looks like a very easy recipe. Plus itís another one where I can make one one night, and then another the 2nd night. Simple roasted potatoes with the same herbs, along with some roasted asparagus makes this an easy meal. I calculated out the calories for the chicken and got 312 calories, but I really wonít know the final amount until I weigh the meat after cooking.
DINNER: Spicy Orange Beef Stir Fry. I donít have a link to a recipe for this one, as I got it out of a new cookbook I ordered called ďOne Pan, Two PlatesĒ Itís a really great cookbook, and is exactly what the title suggests, a cookbook of recipes that are for 2 people, and all made in one pan. I will say some of their serving sizes are a little much for two, but thatís OK, theyíre still generally smaller, which is great for those of us who cook for one or two. It also has great indexes that sort the recipes by season, so you can try to cook seasonally as much as possible. Here is the link to the book if anybody is interested: www.amazon.com/One-Pan-T
The recipe Iíll be making Thursday is just what it suggests, a beef stir fry with a spicy orange sauce. It also has carrots and snow peas in it. The stir fry with ĺ cup of rice per serving is 600 calories. I will probably end up using less rice and making some other tweaks to get this down in calories once I start making it.
Hope everyone has a good week!