Jan 11, 2015

Menu Plan Monday: Week of January 12, 2015

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I'm going to cook a new healthy dish each week. I started last night with beets, since I had a bunch in my fridge already from my CSA box. I've been wanting to try this Cooking Light raw beet salad, but my beets were red, I think I didn't shave them thinly enough, and I skipped the shallots because I didn't have any and don't like them. So I really can't blame the recipe, but this dish wasn't what I hoped it would be (however, I've been eating the raw beets today - marinating in the Meyer lemon juice has made them more tender and far more palatable):

Shaved Beets - chieffamilyofficer.com

I was a good girl and even cooked the greens:

Beet Greens with Anchovies - chieffamilyofficer.com

Not the prettiest thing, but I (loosely) followed the anchovy variation of this Martha Stewart recipe, and it came out tasty.

This week, I'm going to try my hand at quinoa (since I have that free bag from Ralphs in the cupboard). The kids are back to school, so I will also be planning breakfast to make mornings a little easier:

Breakfast - Bagels with cream cheese
Dinner - Best Quinoa Salad EVER, Grilled Shrimp, Garlic Bread

Breakfast - Breakfast Coffee Cake
Dinner - Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Lemon-Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Breakfast - Oatmeal
Dinner - Sashimi, rice, sauteed bok choy

Breakfast - Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Dinner - Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Smoked Trout appetizers, fruit

Breakfast - Cereal
Dinner - Cheesy Mashed White Beans With Kale, Parmesan, and a Fried Egg

Saturday & Sunday: I think we'll be out and about both days, and will just have to grab food wherever we are. If we happen to be home, I'll make something easy like quesadillas.

See more weekly menus at I'm an Organizing Junkie..


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Chief Family Officer said...

Thanks, Kathy! I appreciate you taking the time to let me know :D