menu plan monday, 10.23-10.29

I am kind of flying by the seat of my pants this week. I drew up a quick meal plan, but I’m not sure if I’ll really stick to it.

My crustless pizza casserole was delicious, though! Next time I make it I’ll take measurements and photos and post the recipe. It really is a delicious way to get all the flavor of pizza without the extra carbs. (Plus, it was less messy to eat!)

Lunches are typically a big salad (my standard is organic mixed greens with goat cheese, poached chicken, walnuts, dried cranberries, and balsamic dressing). With the cold weather very clearly here I’m making a lot of soups, and often have a cup to go with that salad. For example, this morning I am roasting butternut squash and onions. I’ll add that to my homemade chicken stock along with some curry powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and whatever else sound good, puree it, and have a delicious autumn soup. Cream of broccoli is another favorite that is simple to make. I love soup!

Anyway, here’s the general idea:

  • Sunday: Crustless pizza casserole, salad
  • Monday: Cube steaks with mustard gravy, steamed broccoli, salad
  • Tuesday: Chicken Marsala over cauliflower puree, green beans, salad
  • Wednesday: Steak. Whether I cook it, order out, or go to a restaurant I am having a big old steak for my birthday! And a big salad. And probably broccoli. Maybe a baked potato if I’m feeling naughty. And this Atkins-friendly pumpkin cheesecake.
  • Thursday: Roast chicken with vegetables, salad
  • Friday: Reuben meatloaf, steamed veggies, cole slaw
  • Saturday: Asian chicken lettuce wraps

For more menu ideas, visit Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday feature.

One comment

  1. Heidi says:

    Happy early birthday, birthday buddy! 🙂 I saw your menu plan and remembered that we share a birthday. 🙂 Not sure what I’m having for dinner that night yet, but hubby and I are going out, so it will be something yummy. 🙂

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