Menu Plan Monday – February 10


From this past week’s menu, the Slow Cooker Chickpea and Lentil Stew was a hit! The whole family loved it, especially E who couldn’t get enough. I did make a mistake though and used some white beans I had soaked the other week in place of some of the chickpeas. This would have been fine except that I should have cooked the white beans first. I forgot that acid such as in tomatoes makes it very hard for beans to turn soft. Over 24 hours in the slow cooker fixed the problem! But it delayed us enjoying the dish. Don’t be like me. 

I’m going to be doing my menu plan a little different this week. I’m going to be away at a conference for a better part of the week. My mother-in-law is helping take care of the children, which usually involves her cooking lots of delicious Chinese food. Though I also have plenty of leftovers from the past few weeks labeled and stored in the freezer to help fill any gaps so no one will go hungry. It might be ambitious to think that I will prepare 2 meals this week, but here they are:

Meal 1: Ravioli Zucchini Casserole with Strawberry Salad

Meal 2: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Coconut Curry over Basmati Rice with Broccoli

Or if you want to see what we ate this time last year, check out this post.

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