Meal plan Dec 24 to Dec 31, 2011

Saturday – roast chicken from here:
Sunday – with family
Monday – Chili from this post:
Tuesday – with family
Wednesday -Ginger salmon patties from here:
Thursday – out
Friday -Black bean soup and corn bread
Saturday – Chicken and broccoli alfredo from here:

Vietnamese spring rolls
Bacon / artichoke creamy pasta:
Orange scones:

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Meal plan Dec 16 to 23, 2011

Condiments — sour cream, grated cheese, ...

Friday – tuna pasta (corn pasta, 2 cans flaked tuna, olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, capers)
Saturday – slowcooker Beef Curry
Sunday – roast chicken, green beens, rice
Monday – Beef stir fry with broccoli and orange ginger sauce Rainbow foods
Tuesday – salmon – lemon dill
Wednesday – Chicken Fajitas, salad
Thursday –  Lentil pasta, see below
Friday – ?

Curry sauce
3 onions
jalapeno peppers
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp each garlic powder,cumin, coriander
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
2 cans coconut milk
28 oz can diced tomatoes

Lentils with spinach and tomatoes over rice pasta

2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 can lentils
1 cup chicken broth or beef broth? I might add cooked ground beef to this as well.
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp hot red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp ketchup, or tomato paste?
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
300g pkg frozen spinach
450g box of rice pasta
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Fajita seasoning:
4 tbsp chili powder
8 tsp ground cumin
4 tsp course salt (I used sea salt)
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cayenne – no way I’ll use this much!

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Meal plan nov 25 to dec 2, 2011

Friday – chicken and fennel
Saturday – leftovers
Sunday – chicken curry (see below) and make chili
Monday – fajitas
Tuesday – out
Wednesday – chili
Thursday – beef stir fry

Friday Vietnamese spring rolls

Basic Curry

Heat cooking oil in a pan. Add 1 to 2 tsp. of curry powder. Stir until well mixed, about a minute or so. Add onions, garlic, ginger and sauté until onions are soft. Slide this to the side of the pan. Add about 2 cups of cut up uncooked or cooked meat (e.g. chicken, turkey, beef or lamb, any of which are good choices) with additional oil if necessary. Stir for a couple of minutes, until heated and/or cooked. Add 2 cups of chicken broth, stir the onions, garlic, ginger and meat well in together. Add vegetables of choice (e.g. carrots or peas) plus chopped celery into mix. Stir occasionally over medium heat and simmer until vegetables are cooked. Add 1 cup of dried fruit of choice (e.g. dried apricots or prunes) usually with raisins as a base. Stir mixture well. Add fresh apple slices and, if desired, banana slices. Simmer for about 4 minutes. Garnish with choice of nuts e.g. cashews or coconut.

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Meal plan November 19 to 25, 2011

Saturday – tuna pasta
Sunday – chicken with thyme, fennel and peppers ( from epicurious)
Monday – eggs or leftovers or lentil soup
Tuesday – meatballs and spaghetti sauce
Wednesday – Moroccan winter squash stew in slow cooker
Thursday – ginger salmon patties
Friday – citrus chili chicken with grape tomatoes and feta

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Meal plan November 13 to 18, 2011

Sunday: beef curry, slow cooker

Monday: chicken fajitas

Tuesday: turkey pumpkin chili from here

Wednesday: ginger salmon patties from here

Thursday: Citrus Chili chicken – from here

Friday: Moroccan winter squash stew from here

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Meal plan Nov 5 to 11, 2011

Saturday – West African stew
Sunday- chili and marinade chicken for Monday
Monday- chile yogurt baked chicken
Tuesday – lentil pasta
Wednesday – beef stir fry with orange sauce and broccoli
Thursday – eggs
Friday – slow cooker beef curry

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Meal plan Oct 30 to Nov 4, 2011

Sunday-Beef Curry
Monday – pizza dinner – Halloween!
Tuesday – West African Stew
Wednesday -Baked Chicken wih Chile-Yogurt Marinade from epicurious
Thursday – Tuna pasta
Friday – Moroccan Chicken from chatelaine

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Meal Plan October 22 to 29, 2011

Saturday-chicken fajitas
Ginger Scallion Egg Drop soup from epicurious
Monday-Left overs
Tuesday-Lentils with spinach and tomatoes over rice pasta from this post
Wednesday-Bombay BBQ chicken and salad
Thursday-Black bean quesadillas
Friday-Beef Curry

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Meal plan Oct 14 to 21, 2011

Friday – with family
Saturday – roast chicken with carrots, sweet potatoes
Sunday – slow cooker chicken curry
Monday – eggs
Tuesday – Moroccan beef
Wednesday – tuna pasta salad
Thursday – slow cooker black bean soup
Friday – some variation of Thai chicken salad

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Meal plan October 1 – 7, 2011

Meal planning really makes my life easier. Back to this routine! 

Saturday – Chili – from this post

Sunday – Moroccan Winter squash and carrot stew from epicurious

Sunday – Eggplant and walnut dip with nachos – from Rainbow foods

Monday – Leftovers

Tuesday – Broccoli with Orange Sauce- from Rainbow foods  (I will add stir fry beef, ginger, and maybe some curry!)

Wednesday – Lemon garlic chicken drumsticks, with this rice recipe

Thursday – Eggs

Friday – BBQ Fajita chicken

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