Monday, July 28, 2014

Meal Plan and Recipe Review

What was that nonsense I was blubbering on about last week about having more motivation and drive on Mondays? It flew out the window today as I've been suffering for days with a sinus headache. While at the grocery store I finally picked up some sinus medicine, but I'm still running a little slower today than I would like. As such, let me just get to the menu for this week.

Breakfasts: Smoothies, Nut butter w/fruit, Cereal, Omelets, Muffins

Lunches: Hot dogs, Cheese quesidillas, Soup w/grilled cheese, Tuna noodles, Leftovers, PB&J, Bean burritos

Snacks: chips w/salsa, hummus, or avocado dip, cheese and crackers w/fruit or veggies, celery w/pb, veggies w/hummus (Aaaaand in writing this I realize I forgot to buy hummus. I guess there's another trip to the store in my near future dangit.)

Dinners
General Tso's Tofu w/broccoli and brown rice
Egg roll manicotti w/mixed salad
Veggie cheese soup w/garlic bread
Kitchen sink pizza (on easy homemade pizza dough)
Crockpot chicken w/peas and potatoes

Desserts: PB chocolate chip pretzel sticks, Froyo

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Recipe Review

Baked Tofu: I think this was the second time I've made this. It's good and pretty easy to make too. I like the spiciness of it and will likely make it again

One Pot Wonder Thai Peanut Pasta:  - As stated yesterday in my Pinning with Purpose Post (say that 3 times fast!), this was good. What I failed to mention is that it could definitely use a little kick of something - maybe some curry or chili powder or something along those lines. Also, I used wheat linguine and a yellow bell pepper to make it.  With our love of peanut butter, I have no doubt I'll be making it again.

Andean potato & cheese soup: This was really good. I enjoyed it immensely. I'm always a little worried about foods/soups with fresh corn in it as it tends to be SO SWEET, but the use of the peas and potatoes with this kept it from going too far in that direction. I'm pretty sure I'll be making this again.

Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Pops: I had planned to share the recipe for this with you today, but they just didn't turn out as good as I had hoped. Instead of making straight up chocolate pudding, I used almond milk with this tip from Single Girl Gourmet. But, that wasn't the problem at all. It was the raspberries. I blended them with some powdered sugar and added it straight to the pudding.
Pretty huh!?

The pops actually came out fine, but the seeds in the raspberries made the popsicles a little more. . .bumpy and tongue-scratchy than any of us liked. Oh well. I've bought more pudding and may try again later without the raspberries. You live, you learn.

So that's it for this week. I'm hoping this medicine kicks in and I will feel more productive tomorrow. Each new day is a do-over for the one before, right?

1 comment:

  1. Goodness. You definitely have more ooomph then I do. If I have a headache, all I want to do is lay in a dark room listening to pod casts or a book. There are times that I think my blog would falter if it wasn't for the fact that I do up a lot of posts in advance when I have the energy.

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