Meal Plan – January 7th – January 13th

  • Saturday – Dinner: Elinor’s Baptism


  • Sunday – Dinner: Sushi Take-Out from Asiana – Pepper Tuna (Thin-sliced seared tuna w. wasabi mayo), Pan Fried Dumpling, Western Roll (Spicy crab w. crunch inside and avocado, shrimp tempura outside w. mayonnaise sauce on top), Vegetable Tempura with Clear Mushroom Soup, Carrot & Ginger Salad and White Rice. I am so getting the pepper tuna again. Loved it, and the leftovers were great for lunch the next day.


  • Monday – Dinner: Jaime Out for Girls’ Night to Café Hollander – Met up with Amber & Jennifer for cocktails and dinner. We had started with the Roasted Mushroom Rusks (Herb cream cheese, portobello, shitake, and oyster mushrooms, shaved Pecorino cheese, and rosemary oil on toasted country French bread), and then I split the Benelux Salad (Mixed greens, tomatoes, candied walnuts and bleu cheese, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette) and Grilled Portobello Sandwich (Grilled marinated portobello cap topped with melted white cheddar cheese, mixed greens, roasted red peppers, sliced red onion and feta cheese on ciabatta with chipotle mayo). My only complaint with any of this is that the salad could have been dressed more liberally, but that was corrected with an extra side of dressing.


  • Tuesday – Dinner: FINALLY BACK IN MY KITCHEN!!! Pan–Seared Chicken Breasts, Whole Wheat Herbed Couscous, and Steamed Broccoli – We wanted simple comfort, and that’s exactly what we got.


  • Wednesday – Dinner: Pasta with spicy Italian Sausage, Spinach, Red Peppers, & Pesto – This was a nice quick meal to throw together a lot of what I had on hand into a healthy Wednesday dinner.


  • Thursday – Dinner: Birthday Fiesta por Me!: Grapefruit Margaritas, Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Restaurant Style Salsa, Guacamole (store bought), Chicken, Pepper, & Portabella Tacos – It’s no secret that I adore Mexican food, so it was only fitting that I make it for my birthday. I’m sure you’re wondering why I didn’t just make my own guacamole, but at this time of year with avocados around $1.50 a piece, it’s cheaper for me to just buy the stuff from the produce section rather than purchase. It’s pretty good, and I can doctor it up if I ever feel it needs it, … it usually doesn’t.


  • Friday – Dinner: Anti-Pasti, Caesar Salads, and Salmon Oscar – This was a fantastic meal if I do say so myself. The salmon felt really fancy, but really wasn’t that difficult. Would be great for celebrating with a group, or just the two of you.

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