"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan [break out the grill!]

Ok, so I said I was going to start posting weekly meal plans. I haven't had time to decide this weeks, so I am starting by posting last weeks :) Hopefully this might help you out in trying to get together your dinners for the weke.

Monday: Whole Chicken & Roasted Cauliflower
I just half a lemon and stick the two pieces inside the chicken, salt, pepper & sometimes throw on some thyme or tarragon and bake at 350* for 90 minutes or so depending on the size of the chicken. For the last 15 mimutes I turn the oven up to 400*. The only thing I put in the pot with the chicken is some butter, a carrot and a celery stalk for the chicken to sit on! Roasted cauliflower is too easy; drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, salt & pepper and bake with the chicken the last half hour.

Tuesday: Homemade Burgers [on the grill] and oven roasted red skin potatos
For our burgers, we mix it up depending what we have on hand, but it is usually at least a chopped onion, one egg, bredcrumbs, mushrooms and some red wine mixed into 1# of ground chuck, topped with cheese. Roasted Red Skin Potatos get halved and thrown into a baking dish with coconut oil, salt and pepper and into the oven at 375* for about 30 minutes. You can cook in less time if you up the oven to 400*. Shake the pan every ten minutes or so to help prevent any from cooking to it :)

Wednesday: Homemade Fettucini Parmesan with Broccoli

Thursday: Pork Chops in Caper Cream Sauce w/ Rice (I told you we eat this often!)

Friday: Homemade Fish Sticks with Kale Chips
For the Kale Chips, I tear the Kale into pieces, throw it in a bowl to coat with some olive oil, then onto a baking sheet. I spread it out, sprinkle it with sea salt and bake for 12-15 mintues at 350*. You have to keep an eye on it, or at least I do, because otherwise I end up burning them sometimes! And trust me, if my husband request these, then pretty much anyone would like them!!

This post is linked up at Real Food 101, Pennywise Platter and Monday Mania


Susan said...

Weekly meal planning just makes cooking that much easier. I applaud your ambition and good sense to do so. <3

Camille said...

You just made my life infinitely easier! Thanks!!! This is great!

Unknown said...

Oh good Camille! I am hoping this will be useful for people!