I try to have my weekly menu planned on the weekend and shop for groceries early in the week in the morning, to avoid crowds. To see how I menu plan, check out this post. I have tweaked my process a bit since then but it covers the essentials.
Monday: Pesto sausage, bell peppers, and potatoes skillet.
A very simple meal using store-bought pesto and Italian sausage. Start by sauteing the sausage, add potatoes cut in bite-size pieces and saute for 7-10 minutes, covered. Add chopped bell peppers, onion, garlic and saute for a few more minutes. Add a couple tablespoons pesto at the end, salt and pepper to taste.
Tuesday: Shrimp paella. This is not an authentic recipe and uses a mix from World Market. I normally avoid using packaged store-bought meals like this, but once in a while I find something really good and minimally processed. Some day I will make a real deal but not on this busy Tuesday night. I will add fresh shrimp and frozen peas towards the end of cooking time.
Thursday: Pulled pork BBQ bowls. I have a batch of pulled pork in the freezer that I had cooked in crock pot, and all other ingredients in the pantry. I am not going to char the corn, will use some frozen corn to keep it simple.
Friday: Japche— Korean noodle stir-fry. Very excited to make this. I have ordered the noodles from the Amazon (the link is in the recipe). Will let you know how we like it. I expect it to be a hit, judging by the success of this Bibimbap I have made:
Saturday: Moroccan kebabs (chicken or lamb, if I can find it) with pita, tzatziki and cucumber-tomato salad. Brian has been exploring his new grill and is looking for some grilling recipes. Looks really good.
Sunday: Salmon patties made from fresh salmon, asparagus, roasted potatoes.
We don’t eat gluten-free but most these recipes are gluten-free, and most are low-carb which is how we eat. I hope you’ll find some ideas that will work for your family.
What are you cooking this week?