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Meal Plan Monday

on April 5 | in Recipes | by | with 4 Comments

In my pantry there are fifteen boxes of non-GMO cornstarch. Okay, maybe not fifteen, but a lot. Ironically, I don’t even use cornstarch anymore (I use arrowroot powder), so they are probably going to sit there for a long, long time. One of the main reasons I started Meal Plan Mondays is because every time I headed to the store without a list I ended up buying a bunch of stuff I already had and nothing I actually needed.

I started with short lists, which Daniel was very grateful for. He has gone to work sans deodorant more times than either of us would like to admit thanks to my lack of organization. We make our own deodorant now that works better than store brands, but that’s beside the point.

When I moved to full meal plans life in our house really changed. I still can’t remember what I’m making on any given day (I have to check my own blog for that), but having the list to refer to means it almost always gets done. Gone are the days when Daniel got nothing more than a helpless expression when he asked “What’s for dinner?” Long live Meal Plan Mondays! At least in our house.

Monday

Spaghetti from Scratch – This was on the menu last week but I didn’t actually get around to making it. Remember I said it almost always gets done ; – ) Long simmered spaghetti sauce with rustic, soaked handkerchief noodles

Sides -

Fried Eggplant

Microgreen Salad

Tuesday

Seared Salmon – Served with lemon/garlic butter sauce

Sides –

Brown Rice and Avocado Stuffed Nori Wraps (fresh wasabi available behind the deli counter at whole foods)

Mixed Green Salad

Wednesday

Rosemary and Mint Lamb Stir Fry – We’re using this recipe but substituting wild rice for couscous. The mint will be supplied by our garden. Yum!

Side –

Steamed Broccoli with Organic Valley Pastured Butter

Thursday

Irish Lamb Stew – Recipe here

Sides –

Homemade Bread

Salad Greens

Friday

Poached Huevos Rancheros – Quick and super healthy! Recipe here

Sides –

Steamed Artichoke

Baked Sweet Potato

Saturday

Kitchen CLOSED!!! – Out exploring a new restaurant that serves local, organic or grass-fed ingredients.

Sunday

Ancho Chili Rubbed Whole Chicken - Spice rub recipe here

Sides -

Roasted potatoes, carrots and onions

Salad Greens

What are YOU making this week?

P.S. What do you think of the color scheme of today’s photo. I am trying to convince my brilliant blog genius husband to redesign Mommpotamus for me so I’m not trying to fit the theme of the current design anymore.

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4 Responses to Meal Plan Monday

  1. Mae says:

    I, personally LOVE that color scheme! I say you should do it. While I think the one you have is great, those colors definitely suit this blog more! Have fun at WF!
    .-= Mae´s last blog ..Meal Plan Monday =-.

  2. Kristine says:

    Love the photo, and the meals sound delicious! Would you post your deodorant recipe sometime? :)

  3. Heather says:

    Sure! But don’t be mad at me when you realize you’ve been wasting tons of money at the store that you could have spent on coffee ; – )

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