Monday, January 11, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

So, I nearly ALWAYS have a menu sketched out, but I decided I'd try participating in the Meal Planning Monday hosted at I'm an Organizing Junkie. I actually started my menu on a different day due to the fact that I just returned from a LONG visit to my parent's house! I think I'll be able to swing a full week with the remainder of my menu!

Monday- Pan Fried Tilapia with  Roasted Balsamic Vinegar Asparagus
 1 lb of Asparagus (cleaned and broken/cut)
 2 tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar
 1 Tbsp of oil
 Salt and Pepper to taste
 Oven set to broil

Toss the Asparagus in the Balsamic Vinegar and Oil mixture, salt and pepper as desired.
I drizzle the remaining mixture over the top and add more if I so desire!
Lay out on pan and put under broiler for about 10 mins or until Asparagus becomes soft.

Tuesday-Beef Bok Choy
   1 lb of beef tips, good quality(I cut my own and save some $$ that way)
   1 lb of baby bok choy
   Carrots (I eyeball the amount my family would enjoy)
   Bell Pepper (usually one large one)
   1 tablespoon of minced garlic (I make my own minced jar of Garlic using the food processor, WAY cheaper)
   Soy sauce
   Splash of Teriyaki Sauce
   Garlic Salt and Crushed Red Pepper flakes

After cutting and cleaning the veggies, I set them aside and saute my beef tips in a hot pan with Garlic, garlic salt, and about a teaspoon or two of Teriyaki sauce.

Once cooked to the desired doneness, I put them in a bowl and add a little soy sauce, olive oil and some more garlic to the pan.

Then I take the carrots, the onion, bell pepper and ends of the bok choy and saute them in soy sauce and a dash of red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you want it). Once the onions and ends of bok choy start to turn slightly translucent, I add the leaves of the baby bok choy and mushrooms if you choose to have them. These will saute quickly, so if I want a little more sauce, I'll add soy and a dash of teriyaki! Served over brown rice!! YUMMY
Wednesday-Store bought sauce and Spinach Cheese Tortellini

Thursday- General Tsao's Chicken

Friday- Leftovers!!!

Saturday- Edamame and Gyoza (easy because they are premade! I just make my own Gyoza dipping sauce!) Should make for a GREAT movie night meal!

Sunday are our easy days...meaning we kind of eat leftovers or easy meals! Sometimes we go out to eat,  but usually it's what's in our freezer or pantry!

I just realized that my first post with MPM makes us look like big Asian food eaters, but that's just what we have in our fridge for this week! I don't generally seem this "themed".


Debbie said...

Welcome to MPM. Your menu really sounds flavorful. Thanks for sharing it. Come join me for Crock Pot Wednesday this week if you can. Have a great week.