menu plan monday : 1.7.13.
my first meal plan of the new year - woot! we had a bit of a kitchen mishap last week when the crock of my crockpot slipped from the mound of dishes that were drying in the sink and, as the two year old of the house says, "broke into a million pieces." thanks to amazon, the new one arrived on friday and i've already used it twice. i love the kind that i have so much i bought it again.
here's what we'll be dining on this week :
meatless monday : lemony lentil soup. i had pulled this out of an issue of parents magazine a few months ago. if i remember correctly, this is the soup that leighton threw on the dining room rug the first time i made it. and then deemed it "delicious!" the next day. a super easy soup that i was able to pull together during carson's psuedo-nap this am. my favorite part? he was able to eat it as well! just in a more mushed texture. our first dinner where all five of us ate the same thing!
i've selected monday as a night of the week for our family to eat a meatless meal as it tends to be more budget friendly as well as a friendlier option for the environment. my meat and potato eating husband tends to go along with this idea because i also make him a yummy dessert in addition to his meatless meal. what can i say, i'm nice like that.
tuesday : slow cooker beef and tomato stew. another recipe that i pulled from a magazine - can you tell i recently went through my cookbook cabinet to tidy things up? i keep pulled recipes in a binder divided by type so when i'm looking to try something new i have them at the ready. andy is a big stew kind of guy so i have a feeling this will go over well. this is also where i should note i'm still i mourning that everyday food will no longer be published. *sniff, sniff*
wednesday : leftovers. time to clean out the fridge...
thursday : homestyle chicken and noodles. this looks like comfort food at it's finest! kristin hasn't steered me wrong yet so i'm excited to give it a try.
friday : pizza. andy's parents are coming into town so that we can celebrate faux-christmas, what i've deemed our holiday celebration on the years that we aren't together on the 25th.