I have all sorts of great excuses as to why I’m behind on posting, but as someone who can’t stand excuses, I’ll spare you mine. 😉 The most important bit is that we’re having an incredible time in Portland and eating lots of great food and drinking amazing coffee. (I’m currently sitting in my favourite Portland coffee shop with an absolutely perfect almond milk latte!) Hopefully this week’s meal plan will be up tomorrow and we’ll be back on schedule.
In the meantime, you need to know about these super fun and delicious grilled pizzas that Pete’s godmother made us yesterday. Such a fun and easy idea! She grilled one side of the dough first and removed them from the grill for us to add toppings to (on the grilled bit). They then went back on the grill to cook the other side on a lower heat to make sure the cheese had plenty of time to melt. I’ve never actually attempted grilling on my own, but these may be where I start!
I’m starting this week with one of my favourite recipes: quinoa patties! My kids love these and they make delicious leftovers as well. We’ve got a quick meal on Wednesday and, of course, Pizza Friday (mmm . . . ).
Twice baked Mexican sweet potatoes
One pot Thai pasta with peanut sauce
“Grown up” grilled cheese sandwiches
Every weekend I sit down with my iPhone and plan our meals for the week. I find inspiration from cookbooks and Pinterest (but truth be told, I mostly just use Pinterest!). As I choose our meals, I then go onto the Ocado app on my phone (which I’ve used for years and I LOVE!) and add all the ingredients to our weekly food order. That’s it! I am then all set for meals for the week. It takes about 15-30 minutes to find the recipes and put together a full food order, but that little bit of planning saves me a world of stress during the week.
As you can see above, I am only making three actual recipes this week (I’m counting the grilled cheese because it requires following a recipe). Sometimes I do more, and sometimes I do less depending on the week. I am singing a gig in town Monday night, so that needed to be easy for the sitter/Jason to throw together. The rest of the week is pretty low key, so I’m throwing in a new recipe, along with a recipe I want to tweak. Then Friday is pizza night!
Please let me know if you have any questions about this week’s meal plan! I’d love to chat!