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Meal Plan End of June 2012 June 21, 2012

Filed under: Meal Planning — clappingonthedownbeat @ 9:20 PM

We have a crazy week(s) coming up, so I did not get around to my ads.  But here is my meal plan.  We had some great quick summer meals this week.  My meatless day is out of usual order, but it works for prepping the meal plan.  My posting may be sporadic, but I will update as much as I can!

Monday: Grilled BBQ chicken and roasted corn salad

Chicken Breasts

Favorite BBQ rub or sauce

6-7 ears corn

2 avocados, sliced

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

handful radishes, sliced

2 green onions, chopped

1 tsp. chili powder

1 lime, freshly squeezed

Cook chicken on the grill and roast the corn till bright yellow and cooked.  Cut kernels from 3 cobs and place into a bowl with remaining salad ingredients (avocados lime).  Cut kernels from remaining corn and save for Tuesday.

I also mashed up 2 extra avocados and mixed them with a little salt and garlic powder and then added 1/2 c. sour cream and served that with some chips.

Meatless Tuesday:  Corn Chowder and Spinach salad

1 onion, dived small

2 Tbsp. butter

Cook onion in butter till translucent.

1 carton chicken broth

2-3 potatoes, peeled and chopped

leftover corn kernels (from 3-4 cobs)

Simmer till potatoes are cooked and with an emulsion blender puree half of soup (or place half in a blender).  Add 1-2 c. milk or cream to desired consistency.  Serve with shredded cheddar on top.

Spinach Salad (per 1 pound fresh spinach or cut this recipe in half)

1 lb fresh spinach

3-4 hard boiled eggs

1 can bean sprouts, drained

1 can water chestnuts, sliced

6-8 slices cooked crumbled bacon (optional)

In a blender: dressing

1 c. oil

1/4 c. ketchup

1/4 c. brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 medium onion chopped

  

Wednesday: Greek meat balls and green beans

1 pkg. ground chicken or turkey

1 pkg. frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed

1/2 c. crumbled feta

1 Tbsp. greek seasoning (oregano, garlic powder, onion powder…)

1 egg

Mix well and roll into balls the size of golf balls.  You can make a head of time and refrigerate on a tray till ready to bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

Beans:

1 large onion diced small

About 6 garlic cloves diced

1 tsp. salt

1/4-1/3 c. olive oil

Heat oil and cook onion and garlic and salt till soft and translucent, but not burned.

1 pkg. steam fresh green beans (I cook them in the microwave first) this works with fresh beans too

1 can diced tomatoes ( I like the fire roasted, I use them for everything)

1 small can tomato sauce

1 tsp sugar

Add the rest of ingredients and simmer 2 hours or more.  I think the longer the better.  But you can decide.  Make sure to stir every once in while so they don’t burn on the bottom.  I can pass these off as “noodles” to my youngest!

Thursday: Grilled sausages and veggies

Simple! I buy chicken sausages and just through them on the grill.   I do a side foil packet of sliced bell peppers and onions (red and white) in a little olive oil.

Friday: grilled pizzas

You can buy pizza dough at Papa Johns ( I think a large size of dough was under $3) or buy some flat bread pitas or naan bread.  Have sauce and toppings ready to go and let everyone make their own.  Through them on the grill and when the crust is done, serve.  These cook up very fast.

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