I like to plan our dinner menus a month at a time, so that I can make sure we don't have the same meal more than twice in one month (I am easily bored)
Sunday - Roast Chicken, Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Cauliflower, Roast Asparagus
The inspiration for this meal came from Woman's Day's Month of Menus (LOVE this feature!) It's a "planned leftovers" meal, so the leftover chicken will be getting used on Thursday. I haven't yet decided specifically how I am going to season the roast chicken - lemon and rosemary, perhaps? For the mashed potatoes, I am going to swap 1/2 the amount I would normally do for raw cauliflower, cooked and mashed together. (I'm trying to get us to eat healthier).
Monday - Veggie Ravioli w/ Spinach Salad
I have been missing ravioli and tortellini/tortelloni something fierce. Or ANY stufefd pasta. I recently bought a Pampered Chef Cut-N-Seal and have been itching to make homemade, fresh ravioli ever since. And since I am now incorporating vegetarian meals twice a week instead of once into our eating plan, it seems like the perfect opportunity to make it.
Tuesday - Broiled Ham Steak, Lemony Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Green Beans
Again, inspired by the monthly dinner menu from Woman's Day. They had listed peas as the side dish to this meal. Confession time: I hate peas. I gag at the thought. Went searching on recipezaar for a yummy-sounding green veggie side and came across this one. Sold!
Wednesday - Roast Beef Cottage Pie, Irish Colcannon, Chocolate Potato Cake
St. Patty's Day! I have never made a themed meal for St. Patrick's Day (I'm not Irish) but why not? After doing searches for authentic Irish dishes, I came across these and they seem to fit the bill, as well as please the picky-palate people in my house. None of these recipes are GF/CF as you can see if you take a peek at those links, so I'll be making swapouts and recipe adjustments as needed.
Thursday - Funky Chicken w/ Sesame Noodles (leftover chix)
I have made this recipe from recipezaar mnay times now. I absolutely adore this meal. It's fantastic! Prepare a double batch, you'll want the leftovers. I will be using the leftover chicken from Sunday's dinner in this one, instead of the raw chicken called for.
Friday - Baja Black Bean Tacos
After doing a recipezaar search for vegetarian main dishes, I ran across this. Sounds fabulous, and why not make it a filling for tacos?
Saturday - Stuffed Meatloaf, Lemon Garlic Broccoli, salad
Inspired by the stuffing-mix stuffed meatloaf on Woman's Day's March 2010 menu, I will be stuffing mine with a veggie mixture instead. And if you can have cheese, mmmmmm yummy.
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