Weekly menu plan, January 12-18

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Thai Lentil Chili from last week’s menu — delish! (and vegan, if you’re into that sort of thing)

The polar vortex has lifted! The polar vortex has lifted!  We might even be able to get outside a little bit this weekend… wouldn’t that be awesome?  Of course, the main things my son is excited about are getting to stay in his pj’s on Saturday morning, and going to the grocery store (clearly we’ve taken advantage of the free cheese samples at the deli counter a few times!)  Here’s what we’ll be shopping for:

Sunday – “I have time to cook!” night: Glazed chicken & almond quinoa, roasted broccoli

Monday – Crockpot night: Goulash & egg noodles (I know, I know — goulash.  Sounds like your least favorite cafeteria food.  But this is really good – slow-cooked beef chunks, beets… mmmm….)

Tuesday – Soup/salad/sandwich night: Inside-out sushi salad (I’ve made this before and it’s so good!  I’m hoping it will be a big hit with my 3 yr old too, since he has a newly discovered love of edamame.)

Wednesday – Leftovers

Thursday – International night: Asian pork sliders with Magic Miso-Mayo, oven garlic fries, wasabi slaw (baby carrots for the “it’s too spicy”/under-4 crowd)

Friday/Saturday – eat out/leftovers

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Linking up with the Menu Planning Challenge from Mommy Run Fast & Fitness, Health & Happiness

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23 thoughts on “Weekly menu plan, January 12-18

  1. Every single thing on this menu sounds amazing. Goulash with beets?! The beets would certainly dress it up … but then, I love goulash anyway – as long as it’s not the school cafeteria version.

    We’re supposed to see a high of 48 tomorrow. It always amazes me how *relative* everything is. A few months ago, I would have thought that meant a “cold” run, but now I’m thinking it sounds blissfully warm.
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    • That is high praise coming from you! My husband helped plan the menu this week, so I think we got a bit more variety than normal. =)

      I know exactly what you mean about the weather — I was outside briefly in short sleeves today, but if we had this weather in July I’d probably be in a hat, coat & gloves!

    • This is a great recipe, especially since it goes straight from the freezer to crockpot, then it’s ready when you get home (except for boiling some egg noodles). Great for working moms!

    • Oh my gosh, you’re not kidding! We had a really warm day today and we ran around all afternoon. I know I’m looking forward to your yummy salad. There’s always pbj if he refuses to eat it. =)

  2. You had me at Inside Out Sushi! That looks delish! My hubby grilled up a ton of yummy chicken breast this weekend, so I’ll be using it throughout the week…making chili…and the Cowboy Skillet that I posted this week. 🙂 We’re ordering my son’s favorite stuffed crust pizza for his birthday this week, too!
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    • Genius! I love having grilled meat to eat on all week long in the summer, it never even occurred to me to break out the grill on this beautiful day! You should definitely try that salad, it’s really good! Gives me a sushi fix for way cheaper, too.

    • I actually thought of you when I posted that pic! I don’t eat vegan too often, but I didn’t miss a thing with that recipe. (The recipe is on the post-punk kitchen website.)

    • Sure, although I’m much better as finding good recipes than writing my own. I’d love to figure something out to do with your link-up, it sounds like such a fun concept. (You are going to make me face my fear of selfies…)

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