Monday, October 31, 2011

Meal Plan Monday {Oct 31} + WW {Wk24}

Happy Halloween! 
I’m excited to dress Lucy up in her hot dog costume tonight while we hand out candy.  I’ll have to post a photo next week :)

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Wow, once we broke our not eating out streak we went wild!  Haha.  Ok, not really --- but we did enjoy a nice evening out for my birthday plus dinner out on Friday night AND lunch on Sunday with our running buddy after our half marathon race.  Lets not even mention the amount of Halloween candy I’ve eaten in the last few days.  All well … its a new week.  A fresh start.  I can honestly say that I feel “off” from over eating large portions of food at restaurants, drinking alcohol and eating candy/cupcakes this past week.  I’m ready to get back on track. 


Monday ~ Penne & Zucchini Carbonara

I can’t believe this is the third week in a row that this meal has been on my meal plan.  I don’t recall why I didn’t end up making it last week but a lot of stuff got moved around so who knows.  I really think we are going to like this pasta dish so I’m eager to cook it tonight to finally find out!

Tuesday ~ leftovers

Wednesday ~ Veggie Quinoa Stew {freezer}

A few months ago I made a big batch of this stew {without the chicken} and we need to eat the portions in the freezer. 

Thursday ~ Sloppy Joses Supper 

One of our favorite meals!  I have some leftover cooked ground turkey in the freezer that I need to use up so I’m making this. 

TIP:  this recipe calls for 1 chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce --- what to do with the leftovers?  FREEZE them.  Chop up each pepper and place it in an ice cube tray with 1 TBSP of the adobo sauce.  Then when you need 1 chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce all you have to do is add in the frozen cube!

Friday ~ Pasta with marinara sauce and turkey meatballs

Pre-long run / race meal …

“If it ain’t broke --- don’t fix it!”

Saturday ~ End of the Season Soccer Banquet {Potluck}

Sunday ~ Freezer Veggie Burgers {freezer}

A great recipe that you make in advance and then freeze so that when you need a quick meal you just grab them from the freezer and pop them into the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

What’s on your menu this week?
Do you meal plan?  Why or why not? 
Got a favorite recipe that I’ve got to try?  Please share :)

Don’t forget to check out the links … you never know what you might discover!  There are some GREAT food blogs & recipe websites out there :)

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Weight Watchers Week 24 {10.24.11 – 10.30.11}
My birthday week
Weigh-in {10.31.11} = 137 lbs
Week 24 Gain/Loss = +0.04 lbs
Total Weight Loss = 13.2 lbs
Starting Weight {05.16.11} = 150.2 lbs
I earned 58 activity points
I exercised 6 out of 7 days
*I didn’t track most of this week --- it was my birthday week!  I was not surprised to see another weight gain.
WW recaps can be found HERE.

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