Monday, February 13, 2012

Meal Plan Monday {Feb 13} + WW {Wk39}

I’m excited about this weeks meal plan.  An old favorite, a new favorite, some new recipes to try, and VALENTINE’S DAY.  What’s not to like?  I’m not one of those girls that dislikes Valentine’s Day.  While the husband and I don’t need a “special day” to show our love for one another, I’m still a romantic and I enjoy this “special” day anyway.  We’re celebrating with exchanging cards, candy, and drinking champagne with dinner :)

Do you and your spouse/significant other celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Monday ~ Sloppy Jose Supper with baked polenta

One of our favorites meals!  I’ve got some leftover pre-cooked ground turkey in the freezer that will make enough of this dish for two servings.  Traditionally the recipe calls for cornbread for serving but I’ve found that we enjoy it served over some crispy baked polenta rounds :)

Tuesday ~ Valentine’s Day ~ Steak, Asparagus, Homemade Bakes Sweet Potato Fries, and Champagne

I really enjoy Valentine’s Day.  We are keeping it very low key this year and will be making a steak dinner and enjoying a bottle of champagne that we picked up at the grocery store on sale :)

Wednesday ~ Lentil and Black Bean Stew 

This stew has quickly become one of my new favorite meals!  It’s so quick and hearty, I love it :)

Thursday ~ Chicken Fajitas in the Crock Pot

This is a new-to-us recipe that I’m excited to try this week.  I love fajitas and I’ve never attempted cooking them in the crock pot before.  I’m anxious to see how it turns out.

Friday ~ Pasta with marinara sauce and crispy baked polenta

Nothing new here.  We had a supply of canned/jarred sauces that we have been using up the last several weeks until finally last week we were out.  So, I made a batch of my semi-homemade marinara sauce.   I added in some mushrooms last week to bulk up the sauce and ended up with enough for three meals.  I sealed up the leftovers in a jar and dinner for this night will be quick and easy --- boil noodles, heat sauce!  We won’t have used all the polenta on Monday so we’ll enjoy the leftovers with our pasta :)

Saturday ~ Cheese & Green Chile Enchiladas

Another new-to-us recipe from the March 2012 Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine.  My grandma gifts me this magazine every year and I really enjoy receiving it each month because it always make me think of her :) 
I love Rachael Ray recipes and over the years I’ve tried several.  It’s been quite a while since I’ve made enchiladas and I’m excited about this cheese & green chile recipe.

Sunday ~ leftover enchiladas

Leftovers on Sunday?!?  My new favorite way to end the week.

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 39 {02.05.12 – 02.12.12}
Weigh-in {02.13.12} = 135.4 lbs
Week 39 Loss/Gain = –1.4 lbs
Total Weight Loss = –14.8 lbs
Starting Weight {05.16.11} = 150.2 lbs
I earned 38 activity points.
*I started the week tracking, but I didn’t track the entire week.  If I’m being honest, I’m a little sick of tracking and I feel like I need a break from it.  I haven’t yet decided what I am going to do about this. 
WW recaps can be found HERE.

1 comment:

Ali Mc said...

I work every night this week minus tomorrow and friday. so Colin will have to make up most of the meals. I may steal a few from here ;) haha