05 March 2012

Week 6 Meal Plan Experiement

Welcome to Week #6 of my meal planning experiment!

Last week I made the mistake of not printing out the new recipes for the week when I wrote the blog post so I kept having to go back to the blog and look things up.  This week I will print it out as I go to simplify!

I thought this week I would try something different - I asked my husband to pick out some recipes.  I think he saw the task as work, but I hope that he took the opportunity to chose some good meals that he will enjoy.

Which leads me to my #1 question in the kitchen - Does he really like what I am cooking?  My husband is sweet and will eat whatever I prepare or shop for him to prepare - but does he really like it?

So here are the husband's picks for the week!

{old favorites}
Crock Pot Lemon Chicken
Grilled Steak with Green Beans and a Salad (must be a "normal" salad - croutons and no fancy lettuce!)
Lighter Chicken Enchiladas
Cayenne Rubbed Chicken with Avocado Salsa & Couscous Stuffed Bell Peppers (we have some frozen and want to see how they fared)

{new recipes}
1-2-3 Alarm Turkey Chili with White Rice
Lemon Pepper Marinated Pork Chops on the Grilled with Grilled Onions, Grape Tomatoes & Mushrooms

{baking project - if I have time!}
Black Bean Brownies as suggested by An Organic Wife

View my other meal planning blog entries at this link.  They are all packed with good recipes so enjoy!

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  1. Sounds delicious, I wish I was your neighbor! :) (any chance you can point me in the direction of a recipe for that crock pot lemon chicken?)

  2. @Chantel I can't seem to find it online anymore ... but here is what I have written down.

    Crock Pot Lemon Chicken

    1/4 Cup Chicken Broth
    1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
    3 Minced Garlic Cloves
    1 tbsp Garlic Salt
    1 tbsp Onion Powder
    1 tbsp Pepper
    2 Cups Red Potatoes
    1 Small Squash
    1 Small Zucchini
    1 Onion
    8 oz Mushrooms
    2-4 Chicken Breasts

    I just throw it all in the crock pot and cook for 6 hours, and add the lemon juice and some fresh lemon slices if you have them in the last hour of cooking.

  3. "My husband is sweet" - that is so refreshing. Good for you! :o) (And am I allowed to visit if I admit I like cupcakes a bit more than cucumbers?)

  4. @Andrew - who doesn't love cupcakes?! :)

  5. Thanks Brooke, I love lemon and this is now on next week's menu! (tonight I'm taking thin pork chops, season well with s & p and sage, arrange thin slices of lemon on top, wrap in two pieces of bacon with the ends tucked under and saute till done and bacon is slightly crisp--yum!)

  6. Some of these recipes sound intriguing!

  7. @Chantel - sounds delicious!