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Meals (7/5 – 7/9)

6 Jul

MEAL PLAN:

Tuesday (7/5):  Spaghetti & Turkey-balls

Wednesday (7/6):  Grilled Chicken with Grilled White Corn Mango Salsa.

Thursday (7/7):  Ground Turkey Chili with Black and Pinto Beans

Friday (7/8):  Big Spinach Salad with leftover Grilled Chicken

Saturday (7/9): AM: Eggs with Spinach, Green Bell Pepper, Onions & Avocado

Lunch: Leftovers (Chili, Spaghetti, etc)

PM:  Burgers (with Morning Star Grillers)

SHOPPING LIST:

  • Ground Turkey
  • 3 ears of White Corn
  • Mangoes
  • Bell Pepper
  • Lime
  • Black Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Avocado
  • Eggs
  • Morning Star Grillers
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Hamburger buns

I had on hand:

  • Pasta
  • TJ’s 3 Cheese Marinara
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Feta
  • Chicken
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Simply Organic’s Chili Mix
  • Salad Dressing
  • Fixings for Burgers

This is how I plan our meals each week.. I go through my fridge, freezer and pantry and see what I have on hand, then I go through the weekly ad for Sunflower Market and see what’s on sale and in season (usually the same things!)  and go from there. When I’m shopping if there’s a great sale on something not on my list, I ‘ll usually buy it and freeze or store it for the future. This makes meal planning simpler but also fun because we eat in season.

I’ll be following up with posts for each meal (hopefully) so stay tuned!

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mmmahi mahi

1 May

Last week, Sunflower Market had mahi mahi for $3.99 / lb! I was all over that deal! We grilled the mahi mahi with a mango chipotle sauce I picked up at World Market earlier this week. We made the mango salsa by combining mango, minced onion, garlic and green bell peppers with avocado, cilantro, a little orange juice and few dashes of our favorite hot sauce. We served the fish with the salsa on top and grilled white corn on the side. We combined the leftovers to make a cold salad for the next day. This salsa really complimented the fish’s flavor and the whole meal was fresh and summery.

grilled tilapia and pineapple salsa

8 Apr

The weather today was perfect for grillin’! This little dinner was fantastic and super easy! We marinated the tilapia in some pineapple teryaki sauce, sprinkled pineapple slices with a little margarita salt and chili powder and threw them on the grill. Once the pineapple was done, we chopped it up with some mango, green and orange bell peppers, cilantro, lime and a splash of orange juice to make the salsa. Throw some salsa on top of the fish and you’re all set to dig in and did we ever. I can see us making this dinner a lot in the coming months when it gets too hot to cook inside.

my little garden

4 Apr

Check out my mango tree:

mango tree

Looking so healthy!

In addition to the mango, I’m growing cherry tomatoes and jalapenos in my Aerogarden (the salsa kit!).

tomato blossoms

 I’ve also got some other peppers growing in a pot outside.

peppers

 

If you don’t have an aerogarden yet, I highly recommend it. Not only do herbs grow wonderfully in it, put any plants near it and they thrive also. It’s great!