I'm lovin' the meal plans.
Monday - I'm totally thinking outside of the box here. I want us to eat fish at least once a week. Last week we really enjoyed the tilapia, but wanted something different and inspired by a Greek thread on the WW recipe review board, I found this Greek Catfish. Since I had everything except the catfish, I thought I'd give it a try. I'm gonna make the following Greek Villager's Salad from the WW board to go with it (just as a salad,not as a pita filling):
Greek Villagers' Salad
Serving: 1/4 Salad with 1/2 pita
3-ripe tomatoes, cut into 6 wedges
2-green bell peppers, seeded and cut into rings
1-cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices
4-pepperoncini(small peppers packed into vinegar)
1/2 cup sliced red onion
6 Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 oz reduced fat fetta cheese crumbles(about 1/2 cup)
2 pita breads, toasted and cut in half crosswise
Combine tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, pepperoncini, onion, olives, vinegar, oil, oregano, salt, and pepper in a large serving bowl; toss well. Sprinkle salad with feta. Serve with pita bread.
Tuesday: No point night! I have some frozen chili, that I made pre-WW and don't even really know what's in it, which makes it really tough to count the points on - so we will have that with some good ol' sweet-buttery cornbread.
Wednesday: Spaghetti (maybe). I didn't make sauce this weekend, KK said she couldn't find any in the freezer, but I'm pretty sure there must still be a bag in there.
Thursday: This is the start of mid-winter break and my chickies won't go back to school until Tuesday. KK will be gone overnight to a friend's birthday party, so I'm letting SS have a friend over. I thought Sloppy Joe's would be a good choice, as they are SS's favorite. I have made my own chili sauce. It is actually cooking up right now and smells divine! I thought maybe some sweet potato fries might be good with this, and I'm positive that my girls would gobble them up - I always have to remember that other kids aren't as adventerous as mine, so we will just have oven fries with good ol' russets!
Friday - I've been craving this simple little pork recipe I got off of the WW board many moons ago:
4 lean boneless pork chops
2 cans ranch-style beans (or sometimes called chili beans)
1 cup of BBQ sauce
Throw it all in the crock pot. Call it dinner! The trick is to use a BBQ sauce that you love. I'm really easily pleased and like Kraft Original (I know, so horrible!!!!). I bought a bunch on sale for $.88, so I'm not even going to try and be impressive and make my own! LOL
Sautrday: Since I am going to all the trouble of making my own chili sauce, I thought we needed a nice recipe to utilize it and thought chicken was sorely missing from my menu this week, the result is Chili Sauce Chicken. I'm not sure what a good side for this would be?? Open to ideas!
Sunday: Another friend over day (since there isn't school Monday 2/16) and there was a 2-day meat sale at our small local store and I scored a nice roast for a reasonable price. I'll be making my favorite Slow-Cooker Pot Roast. I use red wine instead of water and it makes my favorite gravy on the planet. Some of "My Famous Mashed Potatoes" (that is what SS calls them - really they are ordinary mashed potatoes, but she loves them!) and that'll round out our week.
Hey, where all the food pics I keep promisin' y'all!??!?! BWAHAHAHAAHAHHA
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I'm lovin' the meal plans.