Monday, January 10, 2011

Grocery Bag

Neurology starts today!  I am pretty sure that when I get home from thinking about brains all day, my brain is going to be fried.  Thank goodness for meal plans.  Here's hoping that ours will get us through our week.

Day One
with green peas and apples
YUM!  This is a great recipe.  I like to make it with our leftover butternut quash and apple soup rather than puree.  The kids can't tell the difference between this and regular mac & cheese.  
Photo and recipe from Tasty Kitchen

Day Two
Wine-marinated steak from Cooking Light Magazine
with mashed potatoes and steamed green beans
Time to use up the last of the steaks from our grass-fed cow!  

Photo and recipe at

Day Three
Spaghetti Carbonara from Sunset Magazine
with romaine pomegranate salad and homemade bread
We love a good carbonara recipe, and this one fits the bill.  Quick, hearty, delicious! 
I always add green peas to the pasta for extra veggies.

Photo and recipe from

Day Four
Thai Honey Peanut Tofu with basmati rice and 
garlic-ginger carrots from Cooking Light
The original recipe is with chicken, but tofu works well too.  My kids don't notice the difference :)
I prepare the tofu/chicken in the marinade in the morning--then in the evening we are minutes from dinner.  The carrots are my all-time favorite.
Photo and recipe at Tasty Kitchen
Garlic-ginger carrots photo and recipe at

Day Five
Larb from MyRecipes with romaine lettuce wraps, apple slices
and Rosemary Flat Bread from Tasty Kitchen
Be still my heart.  Have you not yet tried larb?  
This fabulous Thai dish is a family favorite.  Quick to pull together and fabulous flavor.  
The flatbread recipe is fabulous as well-- I made it for a party this weekend and we all loved it! 


Photo and recipe for rosemary flatbread at Tasty Kitchen

Blessings on your kitchen!

1 comment:

SnoWhite said...

wonderful week!

I'd love to talk with you about where you get your meats, etc.! I know you're going crazy presently, but ... sometime in the coming months would be great.