Sunday, July 18, 2010

Meal Plan 7/19-7/25

Previous Week (Meal Plan 7/12-7/18)

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

Last Sunday I made focaccia dough for the first time and baked it on Monday to go with our spaghetti dinner. The rosemary focaccia was delicious and will be made again.

Tuesday, we ate picadillo with brown rice and roasted potato wedges. The plate looked very brown and sad, so we decided to add a splash of color to our meal and opened an amazing bottle of wine. 

Wednesday, I was supposed to make balsamic chicken; however someone in the house (not Betty Crapper) was craving fast food fried chicken. Betty Crapper said no way. I compromised and breaded the chicken. A little olive oil and butter in the skillet and we had some delicious cutlets a few minutes later. 

On Thursday, I had planned on leftovers. Betty Crapper ate spaghetti. Have I told you how I can eat spaghetti every single day?

Friday, Betty Crapper made pepperoni pizza on her new baking stone. What happened to her old one? hmmmmm

oops. Betty Crapper struck again! I swear I set it, very gently, in the sink to rinse. Do you think it was revenge? 

Friday, I also made a very moist and delicious apple cake. Look for an upcoming post.

Saturday, we ate churrasco with chimichurri sauce and roasted potatoes. The steak was great; however next time I won't add so much garlic to the chimichurri sauce. I also baked and assembled a tiramisu cake. Because I procrastinated, we were not able to indulge until Sunday. Look for an upcoming tiramisu cake post.

On Sunday, we went to my in laws for dinner. They grilled steaks, chicken, and vegetable skewers. We also ate salad, rice, and roasted sweet potatoes. For dessert we had a very yummy tiramisu cake! It's amazing I didn't roll out of there. Betty Crapper is still stuffed.

Meal Plan 7/19-7/25

Monday: balsamic chicken with white rice
Tuesday: ground beef tacos
Wednesday: leftovers 
Thursday: homemade pizza and salad
Friday: spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce
Saturday: peach chicken
Sunday: TBD

Baking/Sweets Wish List
(all homemade of course)
If you are in need of further inspiration, check out the weekly Menu Plan Monday post over at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Good looking menu as usual. That peach chicken recipe looks especially yummy.

  2. I love chimichurri and that steak looks great!!! You made a tiramisu??? My husband will be over in 5!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  3. I love your reviews of last week's meal plans. This week's meal plan looks yummy especially the peach chicken!
    Have a great week!

  4. Looking forward to seeing a post about that apple cake!!!

  5. I've been eager to make focaccia lately! Can't wait to give it a try...

  6. peach chicken sounds fun!

    I love focaccia bread ... so delicious, especially with spaghetti :)

  7. your blog title :)

  8. Heh. I've always found that a bottle of good wines brightens up the saddest of meals! ;)

  9. The steak with the chimichurri sauce looks awesome. I can't wait for the post on the Tiramisu cake and hopefully the focaccia as well :o)
    Bummer on the pizza stone, but I heard it doesn't take much for some of them to break.

  10. This looks delicious! The pizza and steak turned out great.

  11. You inspired me, I'm making pizza tonight too.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  12. Oh yum! I am not doing the meal plan very well ;) But at least we eat!

    I can't WAIT for the tiramisu cake! open... open... open...

  13. Yummy ymmy!! have to try out another one of your recipes!!

  14. The tiramisu cake looks delicious! I can't wait for the recipe. Hope you're having a great weekend!