Menu plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday – January 9 edition

This week is my first full week on Weight Watchers, so I’m even more inclined to plan than usual. Last week I actually used three (yes, three) freezer meals (two made by someone else, one made by me) and it was great, so I want to make some easy-freezy stuff this week to replenish my freezer.

For those clicking over from Menu Plan Monday, we’re a family of five – two adults, a preschooler, a toddler, and an infant. We’re blessed in that our kids will eat pretty much everything. Oh, and we’re kosher.

Monday – the kids are at the grandparents’ for dinner, Mr. December is at work late. I have no idea what I’m eating.

Tuesday – feta and spinach quiche (make 2, freeze 1), salad, bread

Wednesday – taco night (vegetarian – and I probably won’t eat the shells, but the filling is very yummy in a bowl with some cheese and veggies)

Thursday – Meatballs in sauce (big-batch cooking with a friend), egg noodles, broccoli

Friday – Shabbat dinner with my parents

Saturday – Citrus-nut couscous, moroccan glazed chicken breasts

Sunday – Lentil soup, pita, Greek salad

Hmm… there we go. Two meals that will be frozen for later, only two meat meals, and yummy food all week.

Question for my readers: What do you (and your family) love to eat for dinner? What recipes do you make that freeze well?

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday – January 9 edition

  1. Sounds great!!! If you have soft corn tortillas with your tacos you’ll ‘save’ some points – and they’re authentic and yummy!!! Chicken meatballs instead of beef are good as well!

    Sariel makes a very yummy slow cooker meal of beans (soaked for abt 24 hours) with a smoked turkey thigh (or something…I don’t cook!!!. Okay, just asked him for recipe: cover beans with water, smoked turkey thigh, molasses, dijon mustard, (optional: ?ketchup, ?maple syrup, ?ancho chile). Cook for about 10 hrs in slow cooker….tastes AMAZING!!! Freezes really well!!!!

    We eat a lot of quinoa as well…high protein, high fibre, freezes well, goes with almost anything!!!

    You are gonna do GREAT!!!!
    peace
    shlomit

    1. Yum… that sounds cool!

      Quinoa isn’t so much my favourite. I mostly just eat it on Pesach because it approximates the stuff we don’t eat.

      Thanks for being such an awesome cheerleader!

  2. Love couscous salads but never made one – what type of couscous do you use? (I’ve been meaning to try quinoa – I hear it’s a super-food!) A co-worker of mine gave me her greek-style lentil soup recipe and apparently the secret is to put one tablespoon of vinegar in at the end. I tried it and it really does bring out the flavour. I’ve used balsamic and cider vinegar and had the same effect.

    1. I use whole-wheat couscous. I’ve tried quinoa, but I don’t love the flavour.

      I’ve never heard of putting vinegar in the lentil soup. We usually add lemon juice right before serving. Does that do the same thing?

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