I'm on a mission in 2012 to streamline and simplify my life. One way I think will really help is to plan a whole week's worth of meals at one time. I'm notorious for telling Bill to stop and pick up a pizza on his way home from work because I can't decide what to make (and even if I could, I wouldn't have all the ingredients for it). Well, no more! From now on I'm getting serious and planning ahead. Here's what I've come up with for this week:
Monday: Tortellini with Snap Peas, Lemon and Dill
Doesn't this look yummy?! I can't wait to try it tonight. I'm going to add a salad and some garlic breadsticks to complete the meal.
Tuesday: Cowboy Casserole
Wednesday: Greek Turkey Meatloaf with Roasted Lemon and Dill Potatoes
This is a recipe from Giada de Laurentiis and it's delicious! I call it Greek meatloaf since it contains feta and sundried tomatoes. It's lighter than regular meatloaf and has a fantastic, complex flavor. I'm pairing it with my new favorite side dish, Real Simple's roasted lemon and dill potatoes.
I made these a couple of weeks ago for the first time, and I've been dying to make them again ever since. Roasting the potatoes and lemon together creates flavor that is, in a word, divine! You'll thank me for these. I'll also add a green veggie of some kind - we'll see what we feel like having on Wednesday.
Thursday: Green Goddess Enchiladas
Friday: Verdura Pizza
Pizza is *big* at the Perkins home. We have it every Sunday after church, and it usually makes another appearance sometime during the week. In this case, it's going to be on Friday. When I watched Sandra Lee make this on Food Network, I knew it was going to become a favorite. I'm making it even easier this time by starting with a ready-made frozen pizza as the base and just adding the goat cheese, spinach, red peppers, artichokes and olives on top. I know it's cheating, but I don't care. :-P
How about you? Do you do weekly meal planning?