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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November Meal Plan Menu #1

 When I first began writing for other websites, one of the things I did was write meal plans for the week. I stopped writing them for the longest time, but recently a friend of mine asked if I could provide links, etc to the menu plans that I was posting on Facebook. This inspired me to write, once again, meal plans for the week. What you see below is mostly what we are having, with a few things swapped out for something similar because the item wasn't blogged yet. Otherwise, what you see is what we're probably eating!


Extras for the week's lunchboxes and dessert, which I often make ahead:

Bacon Cheddar Sage Biscuitsblueberry apple crumble

Bacon and cheese biscuits
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Blueberry apple crisp

 

Monday:


Ratatouille


15 Minute Ratatouille with Saffron Rice, crusty bread, and salad 

This ratatouille comes from Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute meals and is very much like a vegetarian pasta sauce, spooned over rice. The rice is amazing-Jamie Oliver is brilliant with his method of cooking rice really quickly, and I admit I use it all the time. I like some crusty bread to sop up the extra sauce, and we have some salad on the table if anyone feels the need to have anything else.

Tuesday:


Zesty Garlic Chicken Wraps


 Zesty Garlic Chicken Wraps

Kind of like Caesar chicken wraps, these are really very tasty. We like wraps for dinner-it keeps things simple. On the side, I always love some roasted sweet potato bites.

Wednesday:


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Three Cheese Spinach Noodle Bake

 Here at home, we're actually eating some lasagna roll ups, but since the site that I had originally written the recipe for no longer has it up, I need to make and re-write it all over again! This dish really is easy and delicious, appeals to kids, and is fast. We love it on a weeknight with garlic bread and salad.

Thursday:


Chicken Mulligatawny Soup


Mulligatawny Soup

Spicy curry chicken soup with rice and veggies, topped with a little sour cream makes a wonderful lunch or light dinner. You can supplement the soup with some naan bread, if you wish, and some raw veggies. I often make a big pot of this and then freeze it for lunches. If you do this, be sure to use brown rice rather than the usual white, or it will go mushy in the soup.

Friday: 


egg cups

Egg Cups with salad and fruit

This is a fun, low mess way of cooking eggs. Sometimes we slide them out onto English muffins or into buns. You can drizzle a little cream on top of the eggs to keep them moist, and switch up the herbs or cheese but the premise is the same; and it's really delicious.

Weekends are fend for yourself nights! On those nights we may pull something from the freezer, have leftovers, or fix up something easy.

What are you eating this week?

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