Time to get back to meal planning! Strange how even though you’d think it would be easier to prepare meals in the summer months, what with a more flexible schedule, more produce, and the ability to grill without freezing my butt off, but I actually sometimes find it more difficult to plan ahead because our schedule is so much less rigid. I also don’t really have a good collection of grilling recipes, so that’s something I’m going to have to work on.
I have added a few new cookbooks to my library recently and have bought a few magazines with recipes I want to try, so I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to make this week. You’ll also note that, since my kids are home with me, I’m planning lunches for the week, except for Wednesday and Thursday, when I’m planning a roadtrip with the kids to Calgary to watch my husband’s cousin qualify for the Canadian olympic team. Without further ado, here’s this week’s lineup:
Monday lunch: Not Your Average Grilled Cheese (Parents Magazine July 2012), steamed broccoli and carrots
Monday supper: Farmhouse Chicken and Corn Chowder (pg 10 America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution), whole wheat baguette, spinach salad with tomatoes, cucumbers and sunflower seeds
Tuesday lunch: Salmon with Hoisin Glaze (myrecipes.com), Garlicky-Spicy Snow Peas, quinoa, spinach salad with feta crumbles, sliced apples and celery
Tuesday supper: on the road
Wednesday: on the road/Calgary
Thursday: Calgary/on the road
Friday lunch: Shredded Barbecued Chicken (pg 154 America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution), corn on the cob, mixed green salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, feta, and Greek dressing
Any favourite grilling or salad recipes you can share?