Planning a Week of Meals

I can’t cook dinner every night without a plan, which allows me to buy all the groceries for the week at once. I also don’t get home until 7 at night, which means I have to outsource some of this cooking. I spend a little time on Saturday morning flipping through my best cookbooks and food blogs in order to get inspired. Basic principles: I need to plan to use all meat and fish at the beginning of the week since they shouldn’t be sitting around in my fridge, anything I make needs to take less than 30 min., and every dinner needs at least one substantive vegetable component. Here’s what we are eating this week:

Sunday:

Siracha and lime salmon, with sauteed kale and mashed celeriac, cauliflower, and potatoes (from Gwyneth Paltrow’s “It’s All Good”)

20131111-182500.jpg

Monday:

Spaghetti Squash with peanut sauce, brussels sprouts and sauteed shrimp (I’m off this day so I can make this 40 min recipe)

Tuesday:

Roast chicken and arugula salad (husband will make this). As simple as it gets: salt and pepper a dry chicken, pop it in 445 oven for 55 min.

Wednesday:

Roasted tofu with hoisin sauce, sauteed red peppers and quinoa (husband will make this)

Thursday:

Chard Frittata (from Alice Water’s “The Art of Simple Cooking”)

Friday:

Go out for pizza

 

-D

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Planning a Week of Meals

  1. Wow, this all looks so, so good. I wish I had the discipline to browse cookbooks/blogs to find new recipes. I love cooking itself, but I kind of hate all of the planning and shopping that one has to do beforehand.

    Question about brussels sprouts: do you have a tip for prepping them quickly? I’d love to make them more often, but I find the washing/trimming to be tedious and really time consuming.

  2. My brussels sprouts secret is to buy super small ones. Then you don’t have to trim/cut them at all. Or if I have bigger ones I don’t really do much else except cut off the brown bit on the stem and cut in half. Trimming is not really necessary.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: