Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Meal Planning For The Week

In hopes to make a dent in my October Goal of making 5 new recipes this month, I'm planning to knock out three new ones this week.  Here's what we've got on the menu at our house for this week:

Sunday- Chinese Five Spice Wings with Roasted Zucchini and steamed edamame

Monday- Chinese Five Spice Wings with Roasted Zucchini and Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday- Garlic Shrimp Pizza with carrot sticks & ranch

Wednesday- Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas & romaine salad w/ Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Thursday- Chicken and White Bean Enchiladas & romaine salad w/ Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Friday- Out to eat

Chinese Five Spice Wings

A few months ago I had to buy Chinese five spice for a recipe, so I've been trying to find other recipes that call for it.  I ran across a recipe for Chinese Five Spice Wings on Pinterest recently that sounded simple and didn't call for any ridiculous ingredients, so we had that on Sunday and Monday nights this week.

When I serve a meal multiple times in the week, I usually try to change something the second time around.  Somehow it makes it seem less leftover-y to me. On Sunday we served the wings with roasted zucchini and edamame, and I switched it up a bit on Monday night by making some wasabi mashed potatoes.  I've been making these potatoes since college and they're so tasty- especially when you drizzle a little of the leftover wing sauce over top. 

Once a week we typically have some sort of pizza, it's just so easy to throw whatever you've got on some pizza dough, top it with cheese, and it bakes up in less than 20 minutes.  This week we're having one of our favorites, shrimp, basil, and feta with a garlic olive oil base.  We had a pizza similar to this one in a restaurant years ago, and I've been making the copy-cat version ever since.  I'm making it really simple on myself this time by just serving some raw carrots alongside it.  No need to dirty up another pot or pan cooking a side dish.

This evening, T and I are bringing dinner to two of our friends who just had a baby.  To keep myself from making two separate dinners, I'm going to make the same thing for us.  I haven't ever made this recipe before, but Skinny Taste never disappoints!

Hope y'all are having a great week, and happy hump day! 

1 comment:

  1. The garlic shrimp pizza is on my list once I'm finished with Whole 30. It looks so yummy.


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