menu plan monday, the “haven’t blogged in a week” edition

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How did I let all of last week go by without writing anything? Honestly I am not even sure what I was doing, LOL… I didn’t think I was all that busy but the days do go by and sometimes the computer just doesn’t take priority. Well, I am proud to say that I did stick to last week’s meal plan (pretty much). There were a couple minor changes. For example, we just made the cube steaks our usual way (with Dijon mustard), and I didn’t make Cobb salads — we just had sandwiches with the soup. The spiced parsnip soup was OK. Drew liked it better than I did. I’m not a huge fan of the parsnip, but it was a way to use them up. I probably wouldn’t make it again, but I’m glad I tried it. Now, on to this week’s menu:

Sunday: Leftovers
Monday: Chicken Scarpariello with potatoes, tossed salad
Tuesday: Steak, broccoli, tossed salad
Wednesday: Slow cooker turkey and bean chili, tossed salad
Thursday: Chicken fajitas with fresh pico de gallo and guacamole, black beans and rice
Friday: Cheeseburgers, tossed salad, chicken soup
Saturday: Celebrating J’s birthday, so no cooking for me!

Drew is trying to do South Beach again so I’m trying to prepare meals that lend themselves to Phase I pretty easily without having to make something totally different. For example, tonight he just won’t have the potatoes with dinner. On Thursday he’ll skip the rice and use lettuce leaves instead of a tortilla, and no bun on Friday’s burger. I’ll be making my own chicken soup (as usual), so I don’t add any kind of grain until the last minute anyway. Not a very adventurous week, but one that should not meet too many complaints from my peanut gallery. Sometimes that’s important too!

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