Spiffing up my meal planning was one of my top Kitchen Resolutions this year. I do a fair bit of meal planning already, but I’m always looking to improve! Sharing my meal plan is another good excuse to actually get them done by Monday!
January is a great time for soups and stews, so two are featured this week. I’m also trying to keep things light and fresh to make up for holiday overkill, but this isn’t diet food! For this week:
Monday: Turkey and vegetable chili (no recipe!) with tomatillo salsa (from the Homesick Texan Cookbook), topped with pepper jack and yogurt. Side of spinach, either under the chili, or steamed with some garlic.
Tuesday: Jamie Oliver’s Fresh Asian Noodle Salad with cucumbers, carrots, and five spice turkey.
Wednesday: Nigel Slater’s Main Course Soup for a Winter’s Day from Appetite. With beans, carrots, celery, leeks, garlic, parsley, butter, and a ham hock. (Or parmesan rind if I decide to do veg.)
Friday: Turkey sausage, mashed potato, and roasted brussels sprouts.
Saturday: Take-out. (Most likely Japanese, possibly pizza.)
Sunday: Chicken teriyaki stir fry with ginger-sesame broccoli. (Although, possibly something lighter as we are brunching around noon.)
What are you cooking this week?