Usually I meal plan and grocery shop on Friday, setting us up to eat well through the weekend and the next week. However, fall activities have somewhat thrown me off my game recently, but I’m doing the best I can, lately being a Sunday-Friday meal plan (if you can call it that because Friday always equals pizza night- no real meal plan needed).
Still, I thought it could be worth it to share a quick peek at last week’s menu, as I know I always like seeing Courtney’s and when Jen shares what she ate too. You can always find my meal plans under the weekly meal plan tab under the food category at the top of the page too. Ok, let’s roll!
Last week was my “reset” week so I focused on a lot of veggies and protein. Since I already had the freezer stocked with breakfast burritos for David, I didn’t do a lot of prep beyond making a batch of this turmeric and ginger tonic for the mornings.
5 Ingredient Spaghetti Squash Pizza Pie with Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Family’s Feedback: LOVED. In fact, I think I need to make two next time. Roasted Brussels are one of the girls’ favorite foods and if you’ve ever tried the spaghetti squash recipe then you understand why everyone devoured it.
Crockpot Thai Chicken Curry over Rice
Family’s Feedback: The girls really liked the flavor and how the rice soaked up the sauce. They cleaned their plates no problem. I wish the sauce would have been a little thicker and if I was making it just for me, I would have added some chili peppers for spice. I did forget to add the kale (oops) and loved the use of butternut squash. I’ll make it again.
Garlic Shrimp over Zoodles with Great Harvest Spinach and Mozzarella Swirl Bread
Family Feedback: I lost the recipe I was going to try so I totally winged it with a simple garlic, butter and parsley sauce. The girls loved the shrimp (I got the smaller size this time which they definitely preferred) but weren’t wild about the overcooked zoodles (oops). Hailey ate them all anyway and Kaitlyn ate a couple bites. Both liked the bread, toasted with butter. I give the meal a “pretty good” though I would have preferred a more flavorful sauce.
Beef, Mushroom and Kale Stir Fry over Rice (for fam) and over Cauliflower Rice (for me)
Family Feedback: I think I undercooked the mushroom slightly because the girls did not like them at all. They ate around them and liked the sauce a lot with the rice and kale (beef is still a little tough for Kaitlyn to eat when it’s not super tender, so she spit a few pieces out after chewing it for like 5 minutes). Personally, I love the flavor of this sauce (so does David) so next time I will make sure to use the recommended cut of steak (instead of whatever beef I had in the freezer) and cook the mushrooms longer.
Crockpot Salsa Chicken Burrito Bowls over Rice (for the fam) and over Cauliflower Rice (for me)
Family feedback: I used spicy-ish salsa so Kaitlyn only ate the chicken after I mixed in some sour cream. They both asked for more avocado, which they like with a sprinkle of salt. All in all, an easy meal I can usually count on everyone enjoying- I just need to remember to get mild salsa!
Pizza Night! We were in Blowing Rock and hit up the Mellow Mushroom, which never disappoints.
Family Feedback: Two thumbs up!
Now please share with me…
What is the best thing you ate last week?
What is the best new recipe you’ve tried lately?