Weekly Meal Planning

by Koko on January 31, 2013 · 2 comments

in Meal Planning, Recipe

Since I’ve been a bit of a nomad these past few weeks, it’s been a little while since I’ve posted our weekly meal plan. I’m usually at a loss on what to cook after arriving home after a trip to an empty fridge. Because of this, I thought it was even more valuable I share with you what I did with what we had.


Before Q and I headed to Los Angeles, we cleared out the fridge. We didn’t grocery shop for 10 days and used whatever we had on hand. I didn’t think we were going to manage (I mean how many nights of chicken can we have?), but we actually managed just fine! So coming home to an empty fridge which was really empty was the challenge. I did run to the grocery store after work on Monday to stock up on essentials, but didn’t have time to meal plan anything until today!


Monday – I arrived home late from the airport (11PM) and Q brought me some turkey skillet and tortilla chips to snack on in the car. What a catch.

Tuesday – I ran to the grocery store quickly after work and grabbed fresh veggies and some fresh salmon. I figured I could plan it out later (it took me 48 hours). So on the fly, I made our go-to Asian-Marinated Salmon, roasted veggies and brown rice. It’s pretty fool-proof.


Wednesday – Another easy go-to for us is Q’s pan-roasted chicken (I promise I’ll sit him down and write this out this week!). I paired it with cous cous, roasted broccoli and a big salad.


Thursday – We made a quick Teriyaki Stir Fry with the extra brown rice, chicken and veggies we had. We threw it all in a hot skillet, added teriyaki and mixed it around a bit. Perfection.



Friday- Friday is usually our pizza night, but I think we are going to make pizza for Super Bowl Sunday, so instead I’m thinking about this Honey Beer Chicken by Tessa. We have all the ingredients on hand and this seems like an easy alternative to our usual chicken.


Saturday – Date Night, we are finally going to see Zero Dark Thirty! Date night equates a little bit of a cheat day to me, so I am thinking of trying this Spinach and Artichoke Pasta by Jessica.


Sunday– Pizza time for the big game! Some of our favorites: Pepperoni and Sausage, Black Bean and  Chicken Pesto (pictured below)!


What does everyone have in store for this weekend? Q and I are thinking about going dog mushing (like the Iditarod) since it’s gotten a little warmer out (yup 10 degrees is warm here!). It’s been on my Fairbanks “must-do” list for a while, but we needed to wait until winter to try it!


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Meg February 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm

My friend used to mush dogs. It sounded so fun! Let me know how it goes!


Jessica February 1, 2013 at 8:19 am

All of your meals look so yummy! I look forward to possibly seeing the recipe for the pan-roasted chicken – it looks great.
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