Friday, January 06, 2012

My First Flop & Meal Planning

After two months of married- and food- bliss, I finally met a recipe I didn't like: French Onion Soup. I followed the recipe exactly, but the end result was nothing like the photo in my cookbook and we ended up eating fresco Taco Bell. Oh well. I guess that is how it goes- you win some food battles and you lose some. Needless to say, I will be steering clear of onion soup in the future.

On a brighter note: it is Friday, which means it is time to plan meals, make a grocery list, and go grocery shopping- three things that I love doing. My meal planning usually starts by checking the weekly sales online for Publix and Whole Foods. Then I browse through clean eating blogs and my cookbooks to see if anything strikes my fancy and correlates to items on sale. 

Tip:  I always make a recipe that serves at least 4, leaving enough leftovers for lunch the next day.  This saves prep time in the morning and you end up with a more nutritious midday meal.

Just for fun, here is my meal plan from this week. I haven't developed next week's yet- I get to play with that goodness tonight! (Which I will share this weekend along with a few of the recipes!)

Monday- Shrimp Scampi
Tuesday- Grilled Flank Steak with Jicama Relish
Wednesday- Chicken Pot Pie
Thursday- French Onion Soup (Yes, this was the great idea turned total flop.)
Friday- Black-eyed Pea Stew

I know this coming week will have at least one dish with shrimp because wild caught shrimp is onsale for $5.99/lb at Whole Foods! What a great price! 

How do you plan your meals? What are you having for dinner this week?

<3 K.E.


  1. Can I just say that you amaze me? And that I would like the grilled flank steak and jicama recipe, please? :)

  2. I will get that recipe to you soon! :)