Sunday, January 15, 2012

Meals for the week

Well, the Meal Planning continues. Last week was pretty successful. The kids liked every meal and gobbled up the Pulled Pork like it was their job. My picky one even ate her weight in cole slaw (made without mayo!). So the pressure is on to continue my winning streak. Will this week's menu be as successful? We'll see!

Monday - Pork Tenderloin (I froze the extra from last week), Mushroom Risotto, Braised Kale

Tuesday - Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes & Leeks (thanks Pinterest!)

Wednesday - Wild Alaskan Salmon, Garlicky Green Beans, Quinoa

Thursday -  Grass-fed Chuck Roast, Potatoes, Carrots in the Crock-pot

Friday - Ribollita Soup (recipe on my site)

Saturday - Pomegranate-glazed Chicken, Roasted Carrots

Lunches - I'm getting a couple of small chickens to make chicken salad and to have for sandwiches. I'll roast those tomorrow since it's a holiday.

I'll make a Nicoise Salad one day as well, since I'll have green beans and wild caught tuna.

Good luck with your meals this week. Keep up the good work!


  1. Yum! I'll have to see if I can summon the resources to let this inspiration become a reality in my family this week. Do you have the braised kale recipe?

  2. Good luck Laura! I'll add the recipe for the Kale under my Recipes tab.

  3. For the last few months I have been taking small steps in transitioning to "real" eating i.e. reading ingredients as opposed to nutritional facts, eliminating low-fat varieties, cooking more from scratch and replacing margarine with butter. My next goal is to experiment more with familiar and new vegetables. I will be trying your braised kale (new) recipe next week. Can we have your cole slaw sans mayo recipe? Thank you for sharing your journey; it is admirable and inspiring.

    1. That's wonderful news! So proud of you for making this change!
      My cole slaw recipe is ever changing, but basically I use apple cider vinegar, touch of honey, and walnut or sunflower oil, and S&P. You could add fennel seeds, celery seed, etc... to jazz it up as well!