Monday, March 14, 2011

Meal Plan Monday! What's For Dinner This Week?

Here is what I'm planning for Dinners (Monday - Friday) this week. 
There are lots of recipes in this group of meals - I'd LOVE some feedback - which recipes would you like to see most this week?

Monday - Roast Chicken w/ roasted cauliflower and steamed green beans

Tuesday - Breakfast for Dinner! Coconut Flour Pancakes w/ homemade applesauce, and homemade sausage

Wednesday - Skirt Steak Tacos with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, gaucamole, and homemade salsa - trying a new recipe for grain free wraps from The Spunky Coconut website  ( )...hope they're good!

Thursday - Corned Beef with roasted Brussel sprouts, red potatoes, and carrots

Friday - Broiled Whitefish Parmesan and Creamed Spinach

For Snacks - I'm making Crispy Cheese Crackers, homemade Beef Jerky,  Chocolate Coconut Clusters, and Coconut Macaroons.

I'm not posting Breakfast and Lunch plans because we don't all eat those meals together, so they are more varied.  This morning, the little guy and I had a peach blueberry smoothie w/ homemade breakfast sausage. (no idea what Rick ate, because he eats so stinkin' early!)  Lunches are often leftovers, or a salad.  For instance, today, Rick took leftover egg salad from Saturday in his lunch, while the Little Guy and I are both having leftover Smoked Turkey Fajita Soup.

So - let me know which recipes you most want to see!   Enjoy today - the sun is shining here in MI - I may go for a walk and get some Vitamin D!


  1. You have a great looking menu!

    I need some inspiration for menu planning. We have so much food in the house that sometimes I just don't know what to do with it. For example, in the freezer, we have a whole hog, 1/4 side of beef, lots of frozen veggies. On the shelves, we have tomatoes, green beans, salsa, spaghetti sauce, chili sauce, pizza sauce, peaches, pears, strawberry jam, applesauce and so much more that we put up last summer. We have lots of chickens for eggs. And with all of this, I'm at a loss as to what to feed my family.

    Where do you get inspiration for your meals? I get tired of feeding them the same thing all the time. Or looking in the cabinet/fridge/freezer at 4:00 and thinking, WHAT are we going to eat? I love to cook and have lots of amazing tools and wonderful food to use. I just don't know how to plan for upcoming meals. Oh, and I like the food that I make to be pleasing to the eyes and the palette. My hubby just eats because his belly is growling. LOL! So he is no source of inspiration. I ask what he wants - bacon & eggs & burgers (not all together). Me, I want fancy sauces and quiche and stuff like that.

    Thanks for listening to me ramble. I love reading your posts! Keep up the great work!

  2. I would love the sausage recipe and the jerky recipe. I also want to know how you do the skirt steak thing. Not a fan of skirt steak, but I don't know what I'm doing with it.

  3. I have a friend who would probably like to see the coconut flour pancake recipe.

  4. Crystal - I'm just like you! That's why I'm doing the Meal Plan. I have freezers, cupboards, a pantry, and a refrigerator full of all kinds of good food ingredients, and I look at it and think "there is nothing to eat in this house!" And then I make a run to the store for more ingredients to add to what I already have at home!

    But now, I'm sticking to this self-imposed budget, so I can't do that. I have to use what I already have.

    You pose a great question though about how to build a menu plan...I think that will be an upcoming post in the near future!

  5. Jill - sausage and pancake recipes coming tomorrow!

    Skirt steak is new for me. I'm playing with it, and if it's good, I'll post the recipe I come up with for dinner on Wednesday! :-)