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Meal-planning Monday

I had a flop last week. This healthier chicken korma. I think some of it was my fault. I used nutmeg instead of mace. I didn’t have ground coriander. I found it bland, but Josh said it was good and the kids gobbled it up so… maybe I’ll have to give it another chance. One day… 

But that cauliflower and bacon pasta? Go make that today. Unless you have nice weather. It’s definitely a dish for cosy days. And yes, I consider the weather forecast in my meal planning. 

The next two weeks are hefty ones. As of Friday, the Kita is closed for 10 days, which means the little people are home the whole time I’m gone to New York (making me the worst and Josh the best and also my neighbours are the best as they’re taking the kids for the time that Josh cannot take off work) (and also having 6 weeks of paid vacation is also the best because it means taking a day and a half off work is not a big deal) (I’m really just saying all these asides to assuage my guilt for the oversight of booking my trip to New York at the same time the Kita is closed).

Anyway, all this is to say that meal planning will be key.

Here is the next seven days:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday:

  • Breakfast: Eggs and bacon and toast
  • Lunch: grilled cheese sandwiches and cucumber salad
  • Dinner: leaving this one open with the hopes we will eat a dinner out 

Sunday: 

  • Easter Brunch with friends at ours! There will definitely be a quiche (tbd) and this potato galette and something sweet too. And chocolates. 
  • Dinner: A slight divergent from our stir-fry Sunday meals, as we’re making a curry instead. This chickpea curry, to be exact. 

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Meal-planning Monday

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday: at friends! No meal planning required. 

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday: 

  • Breakfast: Fresh rolls and croissants
  • Lunch: Bavarian Weisswurst and pickle salad
  • Dinner: Fresh orange pork tenderloin with mashed veg and green beans

Sunday: 

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Meal planning Monday

So I didn’t really meal plan the last couple of weeks. It turned out, I’m really good at predicting what Josh ate for lunch by making it for dinner the same day. And I also found myself staring at my fridge a few times in the last couple weeks, with that “what to make…” gaze while pint-sized chaos erupted around me. Let’s go back to planning. 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  • Breakfast: fresh rolls and probably some croissants
  • Lunch: Basque Tortilla and cucumber salad
  • Dinner: Spaghetti and meatballs

Sunday

  • Breakfast: French toast
  • Lunch: leftovers/sandwiches
  •  Dinner: Beef and broccoli stirfry (I swear I have not made it since the last time I did a meal plan) (but I’ve thought about it) (a few times)

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Meal-planning Monday (on a Tuesday)

We were sick last week, but our meal plan stuck. Success! I was out and about yesterday, enjoying fresh air and good health and good company, so it’s Meal-planning Monday (on a Tuesday). As always, breakfasts during the week are cereal or toast and lunches are at kita (kids), work (Josh), leftovers (me). We did skip our roast chicken dinner in favour of something lighter thanks to some cake we picked up on our way home from the market on Saturday afternoon, so she makes an appearance this week. 

We’re on our own this week for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday dinners, which, Luisa now knows, means Sushi take out! 

Monday

  • Abendbrot

Tuesday

  • Sushi take out! 

Wednesday

  • Peas and pasta (from the Smitten Kitchen cookbook)

Thursday

  • Beef stew (own method) 

Friday

  • Roast chicken with vegetables

WEEKEND: We’re away! We’ll be feasting on Oma-made food and eating salad all week next week, which makes this week’s meal-planning not very exciting. 

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Meal planning Monday

New week! New food! I veered off course at about Wednesday last week — I didn’t really feel like a vegetarian dinner that night. I forgot about our habit of ordering sushi when Josh goes away on an overnight work trip. Luisa did not. So brinner night became one-pot pasta night and Thursday was sushi. Also, Smitten Kitchen’s blintzes didn’t get made last weekend, so you find them on this week’s menu, again. 

This week! 

Monday

Tuesday

  • Sweet potato blintzes (aka Jacob’s blintzes) from Smitten Kitchen cookbook

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Abendbrot (the German light dinner of fresh bread and deli meets and cheese and, in our house, more cheese and pickles and maybe a salad) 
  • Evening snack: Popcorn + M&Ms for Germany’s Next Topmodel viewing

Friday (Valentine’s Day!) 

Saturday

  • Breakfast: pancakes
  • Lunch: leftovers
  • Dinner: Chicken roasted with vegetables (probably carrots and parsnips and potatoes) 

Sunday

  • Breakfast: Rolls and jams and cheese
  • Lunch: leftovers
  • Stir-fry Sunday dinner: Beef and Broccoli stir fry (again) (because it’s good)  

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Meal planning Monday

Last week went really well. Having my dinners planned out made shopping easier and our evenings go smoother because there was no standing in front of the fridge and yelling “THERE’S NOTHING TO EAT HERE.” So that was good. Friday was ditched due to me having dinner plans with friends. Stir fry Sunday was moved to Stir fry Saturday as we had planned a kid’s movie night with friends, including ordering pizza. 

Josh is away for Thursday and Friday night, so I’m keeping it simple to make my solo evenings easier. 

I link to the recipes where I can.

Monday: 

Tuesday:

  • Abendbrot (German light dinner of breads, deli meats, cheeses, pickles, salad) 

Wednesday: 

Thursday: 

Friday:

Saturday: 

  • Breakfast: Fresh rolls and jam and cheeses
  • Lunch: sandwiches
  • Dinner: Fried chicken and salad (from Jamie Oliver’s America) 

Sunday: 

(last week) 

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Meal planning Monday

Maybe I’ll make this a regular thing. During the week is just dinner as breakfast is pretty much always toast or cereal and fruit. Kids are at kita for lunch and Josh is at work and I eat all the leftovers. 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Pasta (tbd — suggestions?)

Thursday

Friday 

Saturday

  • tbd

Sunday 

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