March 11, 2012

This Week's Eats 3/11/12

Posted by Kristin

Its been a while since I've done a post on this week's eats. Don't worry, we've been eating alright, but we've been doing it in Colorado, Atlanta, Boston, and even a bit at home! Despite lots of traveling between Mike and I, I did still manage to meal plan for the times we were home, which helped keep my belly full and the green in my pockets.

Now that our life schedule is back to normal for the foreseeable future, here's what we'll be cooking up this week:

Sunday: Spinach mac and cheese muffins with a green salad

Mike and I love Mac and Cheese so we're always looking for new versions to try. This one caught my eye because its relatively healthy, has spinach (a super-power food), and is portion controlled by being cooked in muffin tins instead of a large baking dish.

Monday: Pesto chicken panini with a side of lemon-garlic sauteed broccoli

There's something fun about having sandwiches for dinner. Maybe because its easy, maybe because its fun to eat finger food.....either way, paninis are especially fun. Ooey-gooey melted cheese, toasted bread...a pretty good place to start.

Tuesday: Broccoli cheese cheddar soup with a green salad and bread

Broccoli Cheese Soup

This is a new recipe to me but I've made similar recipes before. I may try blending in some cannellini beans for added protein and texture. They're pretty flavorless and a great, inexpensive way to bulk up a meal.

Wednesday: Pan Roasted Chicken with Lemon Garlic Green Beans and Potatoes

Pan-Roasted Chicken With Lemon-Garlic Green Beans
Sometimes you just gotta roast a chicken.

Thursday: Leftovers of Sunday's and/or Wednesday's Dinner
Between hosting a house church and working late, left overs are a God-send on some nights! Plus its a good way to clean out the fridge.

Friday: Sliced steak gyros

Sliced Steak Gyros
We love steak tacos so we figure these may be like a cousin to a steak taco. Just Greek instead of Mexican.

Saturday: Happy St. Patty's Day! We'll probably have Irish food with the fam somewhere- TBD. All I know is that Mike and my dad are brewing beer and what better way to celebrate this holiday? At some point I'll probably make some of this Irish Soda Bread. For whatever reason, I seem to identify most with my Irish heritage, despite having peeps from Italy, Germany and England. Maybe my love of the Irish was helped along by the fact that I did Irish step dancing when I was younger, of which no evidence exists. Nope, Laura did not take a video on New Years Eve of me busting out my dance moves. Not at all.


What are you eating this week? Do you meal plan or do you tend to fly by the seat of your pants, whipping out your culinary creativity when needed?


  1. I've made the wednesday roast chicken from real simple. So good!

    1. Great to hear Alissa. I figured roast chicken is pretty hard to mess up but I like the idea of layering it over the green beans. Thanks for sharing and happy cooking!