Meal Plan for the Week of March 17, 2018

This week is pretty chicken-intensive because boneless, skinless chicken breast is on sale for $3/lb at Loblaws.  My tip for easy weeknight meal prep is to cook extra chicken for dinner on Sunday night and use the extra cooked chicken later on in the week.  The featured recipe this week will be Sunday night’s Moroccan Chicken, and will be posted Sunday morning.  If you follow along and make extra chicken, you are all set for Tuesday night’s Cobb Salad.  It is my youngest son’s birthday on Thursday, so dinner out has been worked into the Plan this week.  Maybe you can substitute something from one of the previous plans into your week, or fill in the blank with one of your own family favourites and share below. Continue reading

Playing by My Rules

 

Everyone has rules they live by.  Rules for parenting, rules for relationships, their own rules for playing games. (C’mon, people! How many of you collect money if you land on Free Parking in Monopoly?)  I have rules for myself for planning meals, grocery shopping, and for cooking. I’m going to outline some of my hard-and-fast rules here and maybe you’ll find a few you would like to apply in your own life. Continue reading

Broccoli, Ham and Cheddar Frittata with a Potato Crust

This meal is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner and it feeds a crowd.  You can cut it into 8 generous servings, or 12-16 smaller servings and serve with bacon, sausage, fruit, and/or salad.  And once it’s in the oven you can sit back and put your feet up for a while over a cup of tea or a glass of wine.

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Meal Plan for the Week of March 10-16

The freezer is pretty full right now, and there are no exceptional specials this week (except stewing beef for $3.99/lb at Loblaws), so we are saving some money by living out of the freezer.  It’s a great way to cut back on the weekly grocery budget from time to time and creates space for when those really great meat specials happen and you want to stock up.  The featured recipe is a Broccoli, Ham, and Cheddar Frittata (pictured).

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