I’ve been slacking with posting our meal plans. I’m sorry! Life has been hectic, but I’ll make another post about life in general.
This post here? It’s all about food! No pictures though.
I know, I know – you’re heartbroken you won’t be seeing my incredibly talented dinner photography in action. I get it! I’m heartbroken too.
January 29th: One of my best friends came over for dinner after speaking to a former professor’s class about how rigorous and stressful nursing school is, so I made a pasta bake (I used 1 pound of Italian sausage – half was hot, half regular, 1 pound of whole wheat pasta, some marinara, and 1 pound of fresh mozzarella. Cooked the sausage, boiled the pasta, mixed those together with the sauce, topped with the fresh mozzarella, and baked at 350 until it was melted), and we had some green beans. It was a lovely evening. We had dessert of banana bread I’d made the day before, and some vanilla ice cream.
January 30th: Our last meal plan got a little off, so we had the bacon, cream cheese, and cheddar chicken this night with carrots, and I had broccoli while Kalen had a salad.
January 31st: We took some chicken breasts, topped with some red enchilada sauce, topped with some shredded pepper jack cheese (we shred cheese ourselves – so much tastier!), and baked it. We served it with some yellow rice, and a salad.
February 1st: We went to my mother-in-law’s and she ordered Chinese take out – Mongolian beef with fried rice and an egg roll! Mmmm!!!
February 2nd: Our mothers went to a craft/antique show, and we met them at a Mexican restaurant for dinner that night. Beef chimichangas! Yummy!
February 3rd: Kalen went to a concert, and I went to dinner with my sister and our friend for our friend’s birthday. We had Mexican! Steak chimichanga for me lol!
February 4th: I made a big pot of lemon rice soup (nothing fancy here – 4 cups of cooked rice, 4 cans of cream of chicken soup, 4 cans of chicken and rice soup, 3 cups of milk, and 1-1.5 cups of lemon juice [adjust to your tastes]. Just cook the rice, mix it all together, except the lemon juice, and heat through. Then add the juice, to your tastes, and serve), and we had some frozen chicken patties on a bun. Fancy!
February 5th: Stuck some chicken legs in the Crockpot, topped with a bottle of barbecue sauce, and cooked on low for 8 hours. Made some garlic Parmesan mac and cheese (homemade), and had a salad.
February 6th: pork schnitzel made with almond flour (it wasn’t my favorite), leftover mac and cheese, and green beans.
February 7th: leftover lemon rice soup with a grilled turkey and cheese sandwich.
February 8th: We made some meatballs in a garlic herb sauce, and mixed with some whole wheat spaghetti, plus a salad. We also started getting hit with snow this night, again. Barf.
February 9th: I made Keto Butter Chicken and Baked Asian Rice (both recipes call for ground ginger, and we were apparently out of it), and had a salad with it. This was so so so good, and SO FREAKING EASY!!! Be careful with the chicken though – turmeric stains! We’ll be making this again, for sure!
February 10th: Kalen picked up some steak (filet; we prefer ribeye but he said they were really thin) and cooked them to a perfect medium rare using the sous vide, and gave ’em a quick sear in the cast iron. We also had homemade garlic bread, and some carrots. It was our Valentine’s Day dinner. 😉 I made some chocolate chip cookies too, so we have dessert!
Our upcoming meal plan is pretty tasty-sounding too!
February 11th: Creamy Italian Sausage Scalloped Potatoes. We have all the ingredients, so why not? We’ll serve with a salad.
February 12th: Southwest Chicken Pasta but not in the Crockpot! I’ll have broccoli, Kalen will have a salad.
February 13th: Chicken Enchiladas Casserole. This just sounds easy and yummy! Salad for us both.
February 14th: Instant Pot Smothered Pork Chops. I have yet to try anything from this site that I don’t like. We’re having this with some green beans, broccoli for me, and a salad for Kalen.
February 15th: Simple Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken Legs, carrots, and rice pilaf. You guys, I love Laura and her blog, and her recipes are always a hit! She’s the sweetest mama to 4 boys ever, and her life is one I’m envious of. She has a strong faith in the Lord too!
February 16th: We have some leftover enchilada sauce from the chicken we made, so I’m going to whip up some beef and some cheese enchiladas, make a version of the Pioneer Woman’s Cheesy Refried Bean Casserole (really just gonna saute some garlic and jalapenos, mix with beans, top with cheese, and bake, but her actual recipe is so so so good!), and have some yellow rice.
February 17th: Caprese Chicken Thighs because yummy (we’ll use pesto from Costco though), Keto Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia, and salad. This bread is so so so tasty, and easy!
February 18th: Chili Cheese Hot Dog Casserole (tater tots version), with broccoli for me and a salad for Kalen.
So that’s what we’re going to stuff our faces with this coming week! What about you?