As I mentioned before, I am big on meal plans. Meal plans keep you from driving to the nearest take out spot and spending way too much money on not so good for you food. Now of course things happen and there are those times when you need to get the take-out but for the most part a meal plan will keep your kitchen organized.
I like to stick to at least one meatless meal, one vegan meal, one carb free meal, one easy grab meal and one pasta meal. In the perfect world, I would have nights for this (Meatless Monday, Fish Friday, etc.) but even I am not that 'together' ;)
I also like to take items from other nights and add them to other nights--like a whole chicken roast one night followed by chicken noodle soup a few nights later.
Anyway, before I bore you to pieces (sorry if I have already!), let me just show you what the very busy household is eating this week:
Monday: Homemade Pizza topped with grilled veggies and tossed salad
Tuesday: Lamb Stew (veggies in stew so a one-pot wonder!)
Wednesday: Wild Salmon sauteed with Kale
Thursday: Tuscan Bean Soup (this is from an incredible soup base I use for a variety of soups--I will share the recipe next week in Thrifty Thursday) (includes leafy greens so another one-pot wonder!)
Friday: Chicken Parmigiana with pasta and broccolinni (sauce left-over from pizza night)
Saturday: Build your Own Sandwich Night on the panini press (I have a GNO so I will not cook!)
Sunday: Leftover lamb stew meat in pitas and small salad
**If you would like any of this recipes, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org