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November 20th: Weekly meal plan

Wow! It’s almost Thanksgiving. I’m not 100% certain how that happened. I also realize that I haven’t posted in a ridiculously long time. Truth is, I’ve been a little overwhelmed getting ready for the baby. We’re pretty much down to the last 3 months and while I wouldn’t say I’m freaking out, I’m kinda freaking out. So much to do, so very little time!

This week’s menu/grocery list is chock-a-block full of holiday goodies. I’m in charge of all the desserts for my family and am looking forward to a little indulgence.

Happy Thanksgiving!

– Swedish meatballs over mashed cauliflower
– Chicken minestrone
– Savory German oven pancake with Brussels hash
– Turkey divan
– Roasted veggie salad
– Huevos rancheros

October 23rd: Weekly meal plan

I realize that I completely forgot to post last week’s meal plan. I set out every day with the best of intentions and they just fell flat. Among other things last week we eat: white chicken chile, Italian sausage rice bowl, and mushroom ragu. I had a beautiful butternut squash lasagna planned, but when it came right down to it, it felt like more work than I had energy for so I turned it into a skillet. At this point, that’s my go to–when in doubt, make it a skillet!

I promised myself I wouldn’t skip two meal plans in a row, so combined with the grocery list, here you go!

– Moroccan carrot soup, salad, and flatbread
– Pizza
– Garbage Stirfry from NomNom Paleo
– Roasted Brussels sprouts and pear salad
– Broccoli sausage casserole
– Huevos rancheros
-Hodge Podge!

Next week, I’m hoping to have 2 new recipes to share. And maybe a peek at my 2nd trimester eating habits.

October 9th: Weekly meal plan

We’re heading into the final stretch! No, not that final stretch, we’re still quite a few months away from baby–I’m talking about the final 3 weeks of our busy season. 2015 has been go, go, go! Between ever so many family weddings, the pregnancy, and general household keeping up the year is flying by.

That being said, we’re not quite through, and I’ve been trying to make sure our dinners are super easy and high in protein. Apparently, babies need protein!

Check out the grocery list and have a great one!

– Broccoli, egg, cheese casserole
Sausage and peppers over cauliflower mash
– Cabbage casserole
– Huevos rancheros
Mushroom ragu over cauliflower mash
– Spaghetti squash bolognese
– Hodge Podge!

October 2nd: Weekly meal plan

Even though we’re a week + into fall, it’s still pretty warm in the Portland area. I know winter is coming and I’ll probably be wishing for sun sooner rather than later, but for now I’m just really craving warm and hearty fall dinners. So even though we’re looking at a couple of days in the 80s next week, you’re still going to see bolognese, casserole, and ragu on our menu. What can I say? Baby likes fall!

Here’s the grocery list–and here’s to a fantastic week!

– Spaghetti squash bolognese
– Broccoli, sausage, tomato casserole
– Chicken ragu with mashed cauliflower- Huevos rancheros
Kohlrabi pasta alla Foriana
– Cauliflower frittata
– Hodge Podge!

September 25th: Weekly meal plan

Do you ever crave food that you’ve never had–or according to Google isn’t a real thing? Early in the pregnancy I was craving bubble tea. I’ve never had bubble tea but it sounded so good. Except for all the artificial flavorings. Thankfully, the craving passed without me having to indulge.

More recently I had the most random craving for Philly cheese steak hash. When the idea first popped into my head I did a quick Google search and couldn’t find anything that really looked like what I wanted. So this week, I’m experimenting and I’m going to make my own. Sure, I’m going to make it out of leftover pot roast–not steak–and there’s a lot of debate about what toppings are truly traditional, but if it’s as good as I’m hoping, the recipe will probably make an appearance here shortly.

Have a fantastic week–and don’t forget to take a peek at the grocery list.

– Slow cooker pot roast with mashed cauliflower and carrots (probably similar to this recipe.)
– Philly cheese steak hash
– White chicken chili (I’ll share this recipe soon!)
– Broccoli cheese egg casserole
– Maple glazed salmon with shredded Brussels sprouts
– Hodge Podge!


July 17th: Weekly meal plan

This week’s meal plan is fairly veggie heavy, as we’re headed into another warm stretch. I feel a little silly buying zucchini and summer squash at this particular time of the year, but my zucchini plant struggled a bit in the heat and is just now starting to produce.

I’m hoping all the veggies will help keep things cool.

Here’s the grocery list–have a great week!

– Tomato mozzarella zoodles
– Taco stuffed tomatoes
Chicken, mushroom, zucchini skillet
– Fennel, chickpea, and citrus cauli-rice
– Chicken pesto squash ravioli
– Egg scramble
– Hodge Podge!

July 10th: Weekly meal plan

I got distracted by the cooler weather (we even had rain this morning!) and completely forgot to post this week’s meal plan and grocery list on Friday.

– Buffalo chicken stuffed peppers (these were a big hit last week!)
Chorizo rice bowl
– Antipasti/Niblets
Texy Mexy skillet
– Tuna salad stuffed tomatoes
– Grilled chicken BLT salad
– Hodge Podge!

Have a great week!

July 3rd: Weekly meal plan

You guys, it is so hot. I can’t even begin to describe how much I want it to rain. And, we’re looking at another full week of hot hot hot! Thankfully, it’s supposed to start cooling down next Friday and I couldn’t be more excited.

My meal plan feels very uninspired this week. I just can’t muster the creativity to cook awesome things when it’s so darn melty outside. You’ll even notice one or two things that I never have in the plan–specifically the garbanzo bean salad. I don’t cook with a lot of legumes, but the recipe is super duper easy and that’s what I’m looking for right now.

Here’s the grocery list! Stay hydrated!

– Grilled chicken and kohlslaw
– Antipasti/ niblets
Grilled buffalo chicken stuffed peppers
– Grilled zucchini boats
Chickpea salad with cumin & garlic
– Flat bread (I don’t know what exactly, but something with flat bread)
– Hodge Podge!

June 26th: Weekly meal plan

If the weather forecast is true (and I’m praying it’s not) over the next 10 days Portland is going to get hot and stay hot. I’m already melting at the thought of all those 90+ degree days. Nothing sounds worse than turning on the oven, and Popsicles for dinner are sounding like a very real possibility.

The meal plan and subsequent grocery list is surprisingly protein heavy. I’m hoping to do some pre-cooking/grilling in the cool of one of the weekend mornings, and then just pull cooked meat out of the fridge for all those cool salads we’ll be eating.

Stay cool and hydrated, everyone!

– Taco salad
Chorizo rice bowl
– Grilled sausage and kohlslaw
– Grilled chicken salad
– Antipasti plates
– Caprese salad
– Hodge Podge!

June 19th: Weekly meal plan

Hello, hello!

It’s been a gorgeous week hereabouts and according to the weather forecast next week looks to be the same. We’re having some friends over for dinner next week, and I wanted to do a slightly more elaborate meal in celebration (pulled pork tacos), but everything else is easy peasy. The garden is spitting out more lettuce than I know what to do with hence all the salads.

In case you’re wondering what “Fiesta” salad is, basically it’s whatever is left over from the tacos in salad form. Take a peek at the grocery list, and have a great one!

– BBQ pulled pork tacos with kohlslaw and fruit
Chorizo cabbage skillet casserole
– BLT salad
– Mediterranean rice bowl
– Chicken salad, salad
– “Fiesta” salad
– Hodge Podge