I will do my best to compose myself long enough to get this post finished, as I am still on a fantastic high from seeing Wicked last night! I woke up this morning with the music still playing in my head!
The show was nothing short of amazing and instantly became my favorite musical of all time. And I’ve seen many! I will try to refrain from singing for the remainder of this post.
Here we are at week 3 of the Menu Planning Challenge, and I am still going strong. It took some forethought and some serious planning ahead this week (why yes, I do plan ahead to get planning done), but it will so be worth it–we have another busy week in store.
Last week’s menu went well and I didn’t have to make any changes from it. I have to admit, it was kind of nice not having to cook three of the nights!
This week though, all of our dinners will be at home, so while that means there will be lots of good stuff available, it also means I will need to rely on some quick-fix meals a few nights. I am making an effort to try out some of the gazillion recipes from other blogs I have bookmarked to try, and I included two of them this week.
Here we go:
Monday: Mexican Crockpot Casserole with Tempeh–Mondays have become crockpot nights thanks to busy days and soccer practice during my usual cooking time. I don’t have many vegetarian crockpot recipes so when I come across one, I get excited to try it. This week I am using Happy Healthy Mama’s recipe as a base and giving it a Mexican spin. I can’t wait to try it–thanks, Maryea!
Tuesday: Chana Dal–another lovely find, from Sharon at Bit of the Good Stuff. We love Indian food and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to devour try it.
(Sharon has so many beautiful, delicious, healthy recipes I always end up drooling on my keyboard whenever I visit her blog. You might want to go visit too, just sayin’.)
Wednesday: Breakfast for Dinner: Scrambled Eggs, Fruit & Pancakes–My little guy has soccer practice on Wednesdays too, so it’s another night I don’t have much time to cook. It’s been a long time since we’ve had breakfast for dinner and since Laura put together such an awesome collection of healthy pancake recipes last week I’ve had pancakes on the brain. I have no idea which recipe we’ll try–it’s going to be a difficult choice!
Thursday: Fresh Rolls with Tofu–these were on the menu the week before last but they got bumped by something hot on a chilly night. Cameron has specifically requested them for this week.
Friday: Pizza Friday! Check out this old post to see my two favorite pizza chefs in action. I consider myself pretty spoiled to get to have such incredible, healthy homemade pizza each and every week!
Saturday: Salad & Sweet Potato Fritters–it’s Erik’s poker night so just the boys and I will be having dinner. This is an easy dinner that I know they like (I just leave out the strong spices to make them more kid-friendly). This will leave us more time for harvest partying, soccer playing, and movie watching.
Sunday: Apple Chili–It might sound weird, but trust me–it is amazing. We have been stockpiling organic apples at the farmer’s market every week before it closes down for the winter (their price is a full dollar per pound less than the grocery store sale price!) so I will use up a few of them here.
And there you have it, dinner is planned. Be sure to check out the other menu plans (or link up your own!) at Mommy Run Fast! to see what else is for dinner this week around the blogosphere. There are many good ideas to be had!
Question: What are you having this week? Do you make any meals that sound sort of weird but actually taste delicious? Have you seen Wicked?