Monday, June 28, 2010

Meal Plan 6/28-7/4

Previous Week (Meal Plan 6/21-6/27)


Meal plans are wonderful, but life happens. Here is a review of last week's eats and how it all turned out.



Monday we had grilled ribeyes, vegetable skewers, and roasted garlic potato wedges. Hubby put a coffee spice rub on the steaks and grilled them medium. The grilled vegetables turned out great. Monday's meal would have been perfection without the super salty potato wedges. I halved my recipe and forgot to halve the salt and garlic. Oops, Betty Crapper struck again!


On Tuesday I used my thawed frozen pizza dough and made a pizza topped with marinara sauce, salami, red onions, green peppers, mushrooms, kalamata olives, and fresh mozarella cheese. I loved the combination of toppings. 

Tuesday I also made mamey ice cream for the first time. My father in law picked up his ice cream before I had a chance to take a picture. He tells me it was excellent and there's none left. I'll be making it again this coming weekend for my mother.


Wednesday I deviated from the meal plan and made picadillo. There was enough to have leftovers for lunch on Friday.

On Thursday, I met my husband for lunch and over ate: definitely not conducive to cooking dinner. That evening I had a small bagel with cream cheese and let my husband fend for himself. I believe he had cereal.


Friday's planned meal was also a bust. We ate spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce. Later that evening I made a cucumber salad to take to the beach. I found the recipe over at Use Real Butter

On Saturday I ate the Thai cucumber salad at the beach. The salad was delicious and perfect for the hot day. I will definitely make it again. 

Have I told you how much my ten month old loves the water? Lots and lots and lots! We followed up the beach with a dip in the pool at my sister's condo. The baby kicked and splashed and laughed. I believe she loved the pool more than the beach.

There was definitely no time to cook dinner on Saturday, so I picked up food from Outback on the way home.


Sunday, was a busy day in the kitchen. I made pizza dough for my freezer, chocolate cake to satisfy my chocolate cravings, and balsamic chicken over brown rice for dinner. 

Meal Plan 6/28-7/4

Monday: shredded chicken tacos with salsa, guacamole, and homemade flour tortillas
Tuesday: pepperoni pizza
Thursday: chicken with warm tomato corn salad and homemade bread
Friday: three cheese ziti inspired by SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen
Saturday:TBD, beach bound! dinner will likely be take out or leftovers.
Sunday:TBD, Fourth of July! 

I reserve the right to make substitutions and deletions due to laziness.

Baking/Sweets Wish List
(all homemade of course)
  • mamey ice cream
  • apple cake
If you are in need of further inspiration, check out the weekly Menu Plan Monday post over at I'm an Organizing Junkie

19 comments:

  1. Homemade flour tortillas sound good. So much better than the ones you get at the store.

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  2. Ooooh, my goodness, can you please tell me the recipe for your roasted garlic potato wedges? And I'm definitely going to check out your flour tortilla recipe.

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  4. looks like a delicious week! Have a great one!

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  5. OH yum yum yum. I think you're doing great and I'm super jealous of the thai cuke salad. Uh, YUM!!!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  6. Your family had a week of glorious good! May I ask what type of fruit you used for the mamey ice cream? I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  7. Corn soup with guacamole sounds delicious! Have a great week!

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  8. Oh wow, your salami pizza sounds yummy. I think I'll try it this weekend.

    Glad to hear your mamey ice cream turned out well.

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  9. That balsamic chicken looks so good!

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  10. I just bookmarked your choc cake recipe... sounds yummy! Found you from OrgJunkie... I am now following your site!

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  11. The three cheese ziti looks yummy!

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    http://angelfoodskitchen.blogspot.com/2010/06/blog-with-substance-award.html

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  13. You had me laughing pretty hard...love the name and you striking again... ;) I can see we share a love for olives- yummy!!!

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  14. awesome meals for the week! enjoy the ziti :)

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  15. @ Sheena & Seanna, you should try homemade tortillas some time. They are definitely better than store bought.

    @ Alicia, I emailed you the recipe to the address listed on your profile. I need to get around to blogging the recipe.

    @ Jet & And Miles to Go, thanks!

    @ Alex, thank you. That cucumber salad was really quick and easy.

    @ Mary, I used Mamey Sapote. My father in law gave me frozen pulp from trees in his yard. It grows well in South Florida. Fairchild Tropical Garden has a good picture of mamey sapote midway down the page at following link
    http://www.fairchildgarden.org/livingcollections/tropicalfruitprogram/jackfruit/

    @ Food on the Table, my husband requested the corn soup again. It's delicious.

    @ April, thanks for the award. Salami pizza is really good.

    @ Liz thanks. It's really easy. Several of my friends have made it with great success.

    @ Vanessa, thanks for following. I appreciate the support.

    @ Traci, that ziti comes highly recommended.

    @ Miss Mommy, laughing is good, very good. I eat olives right out of the jar. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    @ SnoWhite, I can't wait to try that ziti.

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  16. Sounds like a great week! Stopping by from the link at Menu Plan Monday :-)

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  17. I'd love the recipe for your corn soup and roasted corn guac....sounds great. Come join me for What's On the Menu Wednesday this week. I'd love to see you there.

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  18. pastas and rice are my favorite and when i see a dish, i just want to snatch them and eat rigth away, your cooking looks very yummy

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  19. I just happened upon your great blog. Love all the recipes.

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