Ooops! This is a bit late getting posted. This week I looked through some of the cookbooks that I had been given and looked online a bit and just felt uninspired. Everything either required way to many ingredients (which is a problem for those who are making just enough for two) or sounded way too bland.
I was working on this at the table and
complaining explaining to my husband my difficulty with this when he said he would help me. He promptly picked up a cookbook flipped through a couple of pages and said, "This looks good. How about this?"
I looked at the recipe and it was different - stirfry in a taco essentially. It was something that I would have never tried, but because he chose it I figured we might as well try it, especially since we already had almost all of the ingredients. I made it up tonight (with some modifications of course- I didn't have plum sauce or teriyaki sauce, so I used some Asian Sesame marinade and soy sauce). It turned out to be really pretty tasty. It was soooooo easy. I thawed out some grilled pork chops, cut them up and "stir fryed" them in a pan with some of the marinade, soy sauce, canola oil, and a bit of sesame oil. Once the meat was heated I added in the stirfry veggies and kept it on the stove for a few more minutes until the veggies were all cooked.
Finally we put that filling in warmed up taco shells and had a yummy and easy dinner!
Here was the plan for the week:
Monday: eat with family
Tuesday: Stir fry tacos
Wednesday: Hamburgers on the grill (first time this season!), cut up fresh fruit/veggies
Thursday: Bean/rice burritos (I've never made them without meat, so we'll see how it goes)
Weekend: Crockpot Beef Arm Steak/Potatoes/Carrots/Onions
For more menu planning ideas, visit Orgjunkie.com.