Sunday, March 25, 2012

{Make this}: Meal Planning Week Two.

Last week I wrote about wanting to reinstate the meal planning that I did a lot before. To that end, I wrote out our meals for the week and reported back to stay accountable. At the end of the post, I linked the follow ups to the meals we made. And overall, we were successful - we made three of the four meals. The only meal we didn't make was the chicken caesar pitas, which is funny because it was the one I was most excited about. Turns out that Wednesday we were going to make them and Jake had a chicken caesar wrap for lunch from school without knowing we were eating it for dinner. So you may notice the chicken caesar pitas make an appearance on this one too!

Here's my meal plan + grocery list:

Monday: Chicken Caesar Pitas, Take Two

You'll need:
  • caesar salad kit
  • chicken (cubed and cooked)
  • feta cheese
  • pita pockets
  • salt/pepper
You'll do:
1) Cook your chicken however you like to. 

2) Make your salad kit - toss in chicken and feta cheese. Salt and pepper lightly.

3) Heat pita pockets in oven slightly, just to make crisp.

4) Stuff salad mixture into pita pockets. 

Tuesday: Fiesta Chicken Pockets + Salad

Recipe found here

You'll need:
  • crescent rolls
  • shredded chicken
  • cream cheese, 1 box
  • fiesta ranch dip packet
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
I think we'll add Rotel tomatoes to our chicken pockets. Salad will be a fresh spring mix with olive oil and red vinegar and some bits of feta left over from the chicken pitas. 

Wednesday: Spinach and Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe found here.

You'll need: 
  • pasta (we'll use ditalini because we have it)
  • diced onion
  • garlic cloves (2 but let's be honest, we'll use 5)
  • fresh spinach
  • artichokes (jarred with marinade is good)
  • whole milk 
  • dijon mustard
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (some mixture of cheeses TBD)
  • 2 TBSP flour
Thursday I have a meeting that serves dinner (sweet! free food!) so Jake will have to fend for himself. 

Friday we'll do something fun for the weekend like making nachos but I'm not holding myself to it so I'm not buying groceries for it. 

So there you have it - the plan for the week. This one is a bit crazy at work with meetings and such so here's to making it through!

In pinterest (where these recipes came from!),

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