This Week's Menu Plan {March 3 - 9}

3.02.2014


I feel the need to redeem the yumminess of Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole after having a major fail with a slow cooker version a few weeks ago.  Man, that was disgusting. It rarely happens that I pick a recipe that is such an epic disaster, but I guess it has to happen every once in awhile! This week's recipe goes in the oven and is from a great food blog - Table for Two.

The casserole and the rest of the menu were strongly driven by the accumulation of produce in my fridge. Specifically, I have chard, kale, eggplant, three kinds of lettuce, and broccoli to use up. After last week's carb fest, all these vegetables sound pretty awesome. Also, my grocery budget was way over last month, so I need to have a couple weeks with a smaller bill!

As a result of using up all that stuff, and an artful selection of recipes to avoid buying many meats and cheeses, this was my entire shopping list (before adding our staples like fruit, granola bars, cereal, etc.):



(By the way, if you want a super cool shopping list like this, give Plan to Eat's 30-day free trial a go. I can carry my phone through the store and check the items off the list.)

Monday

Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard, and Garlic {Smitten Kitchen}
Baguette

Tuesday

Leftovers

Wednesday

Broccoli, Rice, and Chicken Casserole {Table for Two}
Green Salad

Thursday

Chickpea, Sausage, and Kale Pasta {Everyday Food Magazine}
Green Salad

Friday

Eggplant Roll-Ups {Every Day with Rachael Ray Magazine}
Green Salad

Saturday

Eat Out

Sunday

Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles {Taste of Home Magazine}

Star of Last Week

In last week's comfort food fest, I think my favorite item was the Cracked Out Chicken Noodle Casserole. It was exactly what you would think a casserole with cheddar, bacon, ranch and chicken, then covered with fritos, would taste like. I made my own cream of chicken soup to add and I think that helped, but it was a little silly considering the rest of the ingredients....



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Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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2 comments:

  1. This is great, Madeline! We're trying the sausage, kale, chick pea one tonight. Smells good so far. :)

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  2. Our week got away from us, so I never ended up making that one - I hope it turned out well!

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