Menu Plan Monday – February 28

Menu Plan Monday is back! I apologize for the lapse but I was sick last week and the last thing I was thinking about was food, much less trying to plan what to eat for the week. My family survived on leftovers and my husband’s cooking from the pantry and freezer (which he is quite good at!). While it was a little difficult for me not having  plan in place, I just didn’t have the energy to do otherwise.

But I did make a fun new purchase this past week once I was feeling better. I decided to take the plunge and get a pressure cooker. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and although I still love my slow cooker, an efficient and fast way of cooking is certainly appealing too. I found a great beginners series over at Hip Pressure Cooking that I plan on following one recipe at a time. I’ve incorporated the first two into this week’s menu plan (smashed potatoes and carrots):

Monday: Skillet gnocchi with spinach and white beans

Tuesday: Dinner out for father-in-law’s birthday

Wednesday: Beany Cheesy Zucchini Quesadillas from Meal Makeover Mom’s No Whine with Dinner

Thursday: Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis with Smashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Salmon Cakes, Broccoli and Pressure-Cooked Carrots

Sunday: Dinner out for my dad’s birthday

Stay tuned for my pressure cooking adventures. Please share some of your pressure cooking favorite recipes or tips!