Each week, to help our readers with their meal planning, we invite an FBC member to put together a weekly menu plan based on recipes from their blog that includes a week’s worth of dinners from Sunday to Saturday. We include a printable shopping list so you can get everything you need and be ready to cook. And you’ll get introduced to some new recipes and meet some great new Canadian food blogs!
Meal planning time! Sunday is my actual meal-planning day, so what better day to share some of my tried-and-true favourites with you? I am all about quick and easy at the moment, with a new baby having just joined 3 older siblings in our house, and this meal plan will definitely leave you with plenty of time out of the kitchen, and plenty of good eats when dinner time comes!
If you like to prep ahead, the tomato sauce, taco lasagna and Japanese chicken coleslaw salad can both be made ahead, and the chicken salad also doubles as a fantastic lunch. Have a great, organized week!
Carrot Lentil Soup …so easy, so healthy, and aren’t Sundays just made for soup?
-serve with homemade naan and cantaloupe
Pasta with slow cooker tomato sauce …the sauce makes lots, so you can freeze some and save some for Friday’s lasagna. Perfect for Meatless Monday, or add ground beef or your favourite meatballs.
-serve with salad and garlic bread
-serve with raw veggies and dip: chop double and save half for Friday
-serve with crusty bread
Teriyaki Chicken (or Beef) Stirfry …the single most regular recipe in my rotation, personalizable to your favourite veggies, and bound to convince you not to buy teriyaki sauce again.
-serve with rice
-serve with raw veggies and dip
–serve with rice and Japanese coleslaw salad
In the spirit of quick and easy, I can’t not tell you about the revelation that is oven-baked pancakes in my house – you need to make these this week for a special breakfast or last-minute dinner when you don’t feel up to real cooking, then add them to the menu forever after, because you’ll be as hooked as I am.
MENU PLAN SHOPPING LIST
Don’t forget to grab your downloadable shopping list (FBC Meal Plan - Hidden Ponies) that includes all your pantry staples as well as fresh foods and the more unique ingredients!
MORE MEAL PLANNING TIPS & IDEAS
When her babies are in bed, Anna blogs about food and family life at Hidden Ponies, where cooking and baking are necessary evils to feed her distinct fondness for eating. She loves simple recipes using real food that don’t take all day (or even close to it) to prepare. Come say hello on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Bloglovin’, and Pinterest!