Week two of meal planning had a few hiccups. Elijah and I caught a stomach bug. My appetite is barely coming back. I put Bryce in charge of dinner one night and he refused to follow the meal plan. He made the kids steak and potatoes, which they loved. He was sweet enough to warm up some soup for me. He is a keeper for sure!
Due to still having the stomach bug, I decided to try out a crock-pot meal on the plan. We tried Crockpot Honey Pork and Apples. Due to not feeling well, I did not really follow the directions. I just threw the ingredients into the crock-pot. I did not even measure the ingredients out! The kids loved it, but Bryce said it smelled funny. I think I put way to much cinnamon in it.
We also had a few wins in meals as well. The Lemon Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus Foil Packs were super delicious and easy to make. I love the garlic lemon sauce that drizzled over the asparagus and salmon. The kids could not get enough of the sauce (I think it was the only reason they enjoyed the meal). I will definitely be keeping this recipe and making it more often, especially since it was so easy to make! I can add, easy clean up as well!
Another crock-pot meal we made was Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Rice. This was another hit with Bryce and the kids. It was a pretty easy meal to prepare.
My favorite of the meals we tried was Low Carb Cabbage Lasagna – Find the recipe here. I am not going to lie. I had my doubts, pretty much the time I was preparing the meal. I had never even heard of it before.
At one point, Bryce walked by and said, “Wait what lasagna without the pasta…no!”
After that comment the doubts filled my head even more, but I continued preparing. Pretty much, because we invited missionaries over for dinner and I had to serve something. I prepared a simple side salad to go with the meal.
Let me tell you it was a hit! Everyone asked for seconds… even Bryce! Who knew lasagna could be so delicious, without the carbs! This meal I have to say has to be my favorite so far among the new meals thus far we have tried. The prep work took a bit of time, but was not bad at all!
Again I love having meals planned. Seriously, I was sick probably three days this week and having a plan saved me! I did not need to run to the grocery store! We had everything already!
Meal Plan for the Week of January 22 – 28th
- Gluten free cereal: Cheerios, corn chex, rice chex
- Eggs, gluten-free toast
- Fresh fruit
- Gluten free pancakes
- Gluten free chicken nuggets (found at 99 cent store) and cucumbers
- Sandwich – egg and cheese sandwich, ham and avocado sandwich, Tuna Sandwich
- Cucumbers Sandwich find the recipes
. Leftovers from dinner
Dinners Monday – Sunday
- We have extra pulled pork from the other day so we will try Sour Cream and Onion Pork Shepherds Pie from Make the Best of Everything. Find the recipe here.
- Salmon Shrimp and asparagus – One pan Meal from Valentina’s Corner . Find the recipe here.
- Gluten Free Crock Pot Potato Soup from Katrina Runs for Food. Find recipe here.
- One Pan – Oven Baked Pesto Chicken from Tamingtwins.com. Find Recipe here.
- Hobo Dinner from The Magical Slow Cooker – Recipe found here
- Fresh Fruit
- String Cheese
- fresh vegetables
- Hard Boiled Eggs
This Weeks Grocery List
- 1 1 ½ lbs fresh salmon
- 1 lb large shrimp, uncooked
- 1 lb. 10% fat ground beef
- 1 Dozen Eggs
- sandwich meat
- 1/2 lb asparagus
- 1 large lemon
- 1 cup Celery
- 1 Yellow onion, large
- 8 lbs Potatoes
- 1/2 cup of chopped Kale ( or spinach)
- 1 chopped carrot
- green beans
- 1 white onion
- 4 small russet potatoes
- 6 Tbsp butter, sliced
- 2 Bars cream cheese
- 2 cups Cheddar cheese/ shredded cheese
- Whole milk
- cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheese
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
- 5 cups Chicken stock, gluten-free
- Nutmeg, ground
- 2 packages of Birds Eye Sour Cream and Onion Potatoes
- 1 package of Birds Eye BBQ Sweet Corn
- 120 g Sacla’ free from pesto
- gluten-free cereal
- gluten-free bread