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!

5 comments:

mommustwrite 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!

learningtobefrugal said...

Rosemary grilled chicken sounds great! Have a great week!

Allie
Learningtobefrugal.com

Rona's Home Page said...

Congratulations on your weight loss!