Sunday, March 18, 2012

{Make this}: Meal Planning.

We're trying to get back into the habit of grocery shopping for the week around here (off and on we're really good about it.. then not so much). So today while we were eating lunch, I sat down and made a list of meals for the week (4 dinners) and the groceries we'd need to make them:

If you want to make these meals at home too, here are the links/instructions you'll need:

Monday - Chinese Chicken

You'll need:

  • boneless/skinless chicken breasts (chopped into cubes)
  • Szechwan seasoning (on the spice aisle)
  • olive oil
  • white rice
  • veggie of choice (broccoli works well)
You'll do:
1) Cook some white rice (hopefully you know how to do that...?).

2) In a wok (or frying pan), heat oil (we use olive oil.. you could probably use peanut oil). While that is heating, take your cubed chicken breasts and toss them in your seasoning. Once the oil is hot, cook the chicken in it, adding seasoning as needed.

3) Steam your broccoli or chosen veggie (we're doing edamame this time).

4) Serve all tossed together in a bowl, use soy sauce as you see fit.

Tuesday: Spinach Mozzarella Pasta Bake

You'll need:

  • large pasta
  • frozen creamed spinach (9oz package)
  • 14 oz can artichoke hearts, rinsed and quartered
  • 2 cups mozzarella, grated
  • parm cheese, grated

(recipe here)

Wednesday: Caesar Pita Pockets

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. 

Thursday: Cilantro Lime Chicken 
*crockpot recipe*

You'll need:
  • jarred salsa
  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • taco seasoning
  • chopped cilantro (fresh)
  • optional: tortillas for tacos, sour cream, mexican cheese

{Update}: Here are the blog posts for each day that we did of the meal plan

In frugal food endeavors,
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