menu plan monday: 02.06.12

Just had to share one of my new favorite breakfast sides or snacks – fresh blueberries, coconut flakes, roasted pecans and a splash of coconut milk. And you know what would make it even yummier? A dash of cinnamon. I use cinnamon on a pretty much daily basis in something – my paleo muffin tops, in my mashed butternut squash and I’m working on a spiced coconut milk drinking chocolate that I’m hoping to share soon.

I love the first menu plan of the month – it’s when I’ve done my big Costco trip, we’ve usually hit the big city for Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, and I find I’m always up to trying some new recipes.

This week, I’ve got a fridge full of produce – including a flowering broccoli-ish something I need to do a little more research on, a great big bag of baby bok choy, several pounds of mushrooms and three heads of napa cabbage.

I see lots of veggies in our future and some stir-fry’s coming for lunch! And, as usual, everything is gluten-free and paleo friendly.

Here’s our dinner plan:

Monday
Marinated Tri Tip Steaks and Roasted Veggies (mushrooms, asparagus, onions)
Zucchini Alfredo
Still working on perfecting the marinade for the tri-tip and veggies – hoping to share next week!

Tuesday
Creamy Chicken and Tomato Soup
Tossed Greens
Paleo Muffin Tops – but a little more savory

Wednesday
Beef with Broccoli (from the Make It Paleo cookbook)
Cauliflower Rice (using the roasted technique in this recipe, and pulsed a little less in the food pro so it’s more riced and less mashed. I’m finding roasting as opposed to steaming to be the way to go for non-mushy cauliflower rice)

Thursday
Red Curry Glazed Chicken Skewers (from Make It Paleo, but doubling the red curry paste for more flavor)
Grilled Veggies – whatever needs to be eaten most!

Friday
Smothered Pork Chops
Roasted Kabocha Squash
Mixed Greens Salad

Saturday
no idea – probably breakfast for supper? maybe paleo waffles?

Sunday
Paleo Chicken and Vegetable Lo Mein

Shared at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday and the Gluten Free Menu Swap at Celiac Family!.

menu plan monday: 11.14.11

I’m doing something a little different this weekend. As we move toward the end of our Whole30, we’re getting a little bit bored with the foods we’ve been eating. To shake things up a little, and to take advantage of the gorgeous yumminess that is Make It Paleo, all of our dinners this week come from the cookbook.

So…no recipes, but I will be posting pictures to my Twitter feed and in a blog post later this week or next weekend. All Make It Paleo recipes are noted with the corresponding page number in the cookbook.

And for this week’s meatball theme at the Gluten Free Menu Swap…I got nothin’. I’ve never been a big meatball eater, but I’m hoping to find a great recipe to take to potluck next Sunday at church. If you have one, leave me a link!

Monday
Skirt Steak with Chive Butter (p. 128)
Roasted Baby Carrots (p. 336)
Tossed Salad

Tuesday
Pulled Pork (p. 150)
BBQ Sauce (p.306)
Cajun Sweet Potato Fries (p.340)
Steamed Broccoli

Wednesday
Butternut Squash Soup (p. 290)
Herbed Chicken Skewers (p. 180)

Thursday
Paleo Pot Roast (p. 288)

Friday
Balsamic and Rosemary Chicken (p. 196)
Grilled Vegetables (p. 354)

Saturday
church event

Sunday
Grandy Ky’s Chicken Soup (p. 294)

Shared at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday and the Gluten Free Menu Swap.