Sunday, November 28, 2010

Menu Plan 11/28

Sunday - FIFI (Find It, Fix It)

Monday - Turkey/Sweet Potato Skillet Hash, steamed veggies

Tuesday -grilled salmon, Nutty Barley Bake, green salad

Wednesday - dinner at church/small group

Thursday - House Blessing Lunch - Tomato Kale Sausage Soup, herb & cheese bread, shortbread cookies (Dinner will be leftovers)

Friday - spaghetti & meatballs, steamed veggies

Saturday - Brinner! (breakfast for dinner, probably scrambled eggs with veggies & skillet hash browns)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Menu Plan 11/21

Trying to keep everything simple this week before the feast on Thanksgiving Day.

Sunday - pig roast at friend's house

Monday - spaghetti, meatballs, steam veggies, Spinach salad

Tuesday - pumpkin waffles (tried a new recipe last week and want to tweak it), scrambled eggs with veggies

Wednesday- broccoli soup

Thursday - Thanksgiving Menu

Friday - FIFI (Find It, Fix It) Mama's not cooking!

Saturday - turkey rice soup, lots of veggies

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thanksgiving Menu Plan

Here's what we're planning for the big Thanksgiving feast. I'll be sharing cooking duties with my mother-in-law, but we'll have everyone to our house to eat. 

Roasted Turkey
Bread Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Shrimp and Grits (Hubby's request)
Green Beans w/ Toasted Almonds
Spinach Salad
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie

We're trying to keep it simple this year with the basic favorites, but I'll tweak some of the recipes to make them a little healthier.

What are your favorite must-have dishes for Thanksgiving?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Healthified Corn Bread

Continuing in the process of "healtifying" favorite recipes.  I tweaked the corn bread recipe on the back of the plain corn meal package.  Nutritional information is at the bottom of the post to compare conventional preparation vs. my healthified version.

Healthified Corn Bread

1 cup corn meal
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp oil or melted butter
2 Tbsp ground flax

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix wet ingredients in a smaller bowl, and add to dry ingredients, stirring until combined.  Do not overmix.  Pour into a greased 8x8 pan.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done.  Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional info:
140 calories; 3.6g fat; 322.7mg sodium; 13.8g carbs; 0.8g fiber; 3.2g protein
vs. conventional preparation
173 calories; 5g fat; 428mg sodium; 28g carbs; 0g fiber; 4g protein

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Menu Plan 11/14

Sunday - turkey burgers, oven fries, steamed veggies

Monday - spaghetti squash with sauteed veggies

Tuesday - pumpkin waffles (I bought REAL maple syrup, much to Hubby's delight!), scrambled eggs with veggies

Wednesday - dinner at church/small group

Thursday - homemade calzones, roasted veggies

Friday - cabbage sloppy joes, steamed veggies

Saturday - tomato-veggie soup and grilled cheese sammies

Don't forget to visit my main blog Not a DIY Life to follow my journey of healthy living!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Menu Plan 11/07

Sunday - turkey burgers, sweet potato fries and sauteed veggies

Monday - chicken and veggie stir fry w/ brown rice

Tuesday - sausage and egg muffins, biscuits

Wednesday - dinner at church small group; we are providing salad this week

Thursday - FIFI, aka Find It, Fix It since we have music practice

Friday - meatball subs (homemade meatballs & buns), roasted veggies

Saturday - potato and kale soup, salad