Today is the DAY!!! That is, Menu Plan Monday. This is the day that I plan my meals for the week. Did I tell you how much it helps me to know what I am fixing for dinner every day? It helps me tremendously!!! This week I may have a guest eating with us every day, so I MUST be prepared. (My dear friend from church is away this week, so her husband may join us for dinner.)
Here's the plan:
- Monday: Pizza from Wild Wings & Things (Monday Madness Special), raw veggies & salad.
- Tuesday: Marinated pork roast with potatoes & carrots, rolls, green beans and salad.
- Wednesday: Mexican Fiesta: Tacos, nachos, burritoes, corn cake, spicy cheese dip, salad.
- Thursday: Leftovers (or Breakfast) and/or quick and easy meal.
- Friday: Meatball sandwiches, salad, raw veggies.
- Saturday: Grilled Hamburgers and Hotdogs, salad, chips.
- Sunday: Crockpot baked beans, salad or dessert.
Oh, and I have a recipe for those of you that are looking for a new spin on you meal time. I did not use this recipe this week, but with picky eaters I tend to plan things that they don't mind too much. This recipe is delicious and nutritious, anything that you see is low-salt can be replaced with the regular thing (it is just higher in sodium that way). I gave the recipe to Swylv to try, it can be vegetarian or meat can be added to it! Enjoy!
Sesame Broccoli Stir-Fry (with or without chicken)
1 - 2 split chicken breasts, cubed (optional)
1 lb fresh broccoli
2 tsp peanut oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. medium mushrooms, quartered
1 red pepper, cut into 1 inch squares
2 T reduced-sodium chicken broth (or water)
2 T reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 T toasted sesame seeds
Chop broccoli, set aside.
Pour peanut oil into wok or nonstick skillet; place over high heat unit hot. Add chicken (optional), garlic, & stir-fry 30 seconds (with the chicken, stir-fry until chicken is thoroughly cooked 8-10 minutes). Add broccoli, mushrooms, and red pepper and stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil; stir-fry 2 minutes or until most of liquid is evaporated and veggies are crisp-tender. Transfer to serving bowl and toss with toasted sesame seeds.
If you add chicken, cook it first then add veggies.
To toast sesame seeds, put a dry pan on medium heat, add seeds, and stir until seeds start to brown. Careful, as they will be very hot!
This recipe is delicious and can easily go over rice for those who are eating carbs.
Have a great day!