Saturday, January 10, 2009

menu planning monday 01.12.09

We did great with watching our calories last week.  Chef D lost 7 lbs. and I lost 6 lbs.!  Yay us!!!

I am still working on figuring out the calorie counts for the food this week and will amend this post when that is finished.  Here is to another great week!

Monday:  Chef D and the boys are going to the church Men's Club dinner, so I am on my own and will probably have a soup and salad.  Prep: repackage and freeze chicken breasts; make berry sorbet.

Tuesday:  Fajitas with the works (490 calories); cheese quesadillas for the boys.  Berry sorbet for Bible Group dessert.

Apprehension-Free Wednesday: This week's dinner at church will be Mexican chicken casserole, macaroni and cheese, lima beans, salad and dessert.  Prep:  Bake butternut squash and freeze for future use.

Thursday: Smoked Mozzarella and Artichoke Ravioli with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce (the sauce recipe is at the bottom of the page and I will adjust to reduce calories) and a tossed salad (345 calories).  Prep:  make avocado butter (50 calories/tablespoon).

Friday:  Rosemary Grilled Chicken (inspired by this recipe) with whole-grain pilaf and steamed asparagus (512 calories)

Sous-Chef Saturday: TBD

Hospitality Sunday:  I think I will see if Chef D will make some of his famous barbecue and serve it with cole slaw, cornbread, and pinto beans.

Don't forget to check out all the other menu plans posted at OrgJunkie!


Anonymous said...

My dairy-allergic daughter would love that sorbet. Tell us how it turns out!

Have a great week!

Annie said...

avocado butter... intriguing... must go check this recipe...

PlanningQueen said...

What a great looking plan for the week. I wish my husband could cook more than 4 basic meals!

I have launched a Free Menu Planner you might like to check out. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Rosemary grilled chicken sounds great! Have a great week!


Rona's Home Page said...

Congratulations on your weight loss!