Menu Plan Monday–February 20


I got quite off course again this past week. I made my planned meals for Monday and Tuesday and then changed my mind for the rest of the week. I actually used the leftover flank steak meat and some leftover shredded chicken (I made another slow cooker rotisserie chicken one night) to make fajitas on another night. This was a great use of leftovers and the first time I had ever done that! I must remember to do that again.

I also decided to use my canned salmon in a different way. For some reason, I was craving a pink vodka sauce, and found this recipe online. I added shrimp, a can of wild salmon and some frozen peas . I left out the parmesan cheese for myself, and apparently it makes the dish taste much better this way. I thought it was pretty good but everyone else, who had parmesan cheese, raved over it.

I’m also on a bread making kick. I love my bread machine! This Rosemary Bread is divine. Of course I used white whole wheat flour for all of the flour in the recipe and a little bit of ground flaxseed. It was delicious – just light enough in texture with a lovely rosemary aroma. I also made my Cinnamon Raisin Sunflower Bread, though I made it with walnuts instead of sunflower seeds. I also used all white whole wheat flour. I don’t know why it has taken me this long to use white whole wheat flour, but it is my new go-to for bread recipes – gives a similar texture to all-purpose flour, but with more fiber and better for you overall.

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law moved in with us a few months ago and it has been so wonderful having them here with us. They have been incredible helping out with my children, especially my three year old as we adjust to a new baby. He has a blast playing with them. It is also just nice spending time with them. We eat most dinner meals together and we are working out a cooking plan to divide up those duties each week. So some weeks, I may know what they are preparing and some I may not. But here is this week’s menu plan:

Monday: Cheesy Beany Zucchini Quesadillas from the Meal Makeover Mom’s No Whine with Dinner (sans cheese for me!) with fresh fruit salad

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Quinoa and Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots

Wednesday: My sister is providing dinner (no idea what, but she mentioned curry chicken and lentils – yum!)

Thursday: Turkey Meatloaf with Roasted New Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli (brother- and sister-in-law cooking)

Friday: Beef Stew (brother- and sister-in-law cooking)

Saturday: Stuffed Peppers (may be making up my own recipe on this one – stay tuned!) with Green Beans

Sunday: Simple Supper (odds and ends out of the fridge)

Have a wonderful week! Click on over to Menu Plan Monday on I’m an Organizing Junkie for more menu inspiration!