Friday, May 4, 2012

Menu: April 28th - May 4th

Posting menus every week has made me pay attention to how often we eat at home versus eating out at a restaurant. For the last several weeks, it seems as though we've eaten at a restaurant for dinner at least once a week. While I would definitely say we eat out at least one lunch per week (usually Saturday when we're out grocery shopping), the amount of dinners we've had out is unusual for us.

Losing weight while eating at restaurants is really hard to do. I'm not going to say impossible because people have definitely done it, but for us it's not practical. Plus we both like to cook and we can eat just as well (if not better) at home.

This week's menu was all about being excited for eating at home. The chicken recipe from Sunday is my favorite and all of the others were chosen with care. We have gotten off track recently but it's time to start heading in the right direction again.

Menu: April 28th - May 4th

Breakfast:
Chocolate Chip Coffee Muffins
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-chip-coffee-muffins-50400000118628/

Saturday:
L: Out
D: Asian Flank Steak with Asparagus and Wild Rice Pilaf
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/oriental-flank-steak-with-asparagus-wild-rice-pilaf-10000000223237/

Sunday:PREP/START PORK FOR MONDAY
L: Leftovers
D: Asian Barbecue Chicken, Brown rice with sesame
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/asian-barbecue-chicken-10000000698696/
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/brown-rice-sesame-50400000120257/
Change: six servings of chicken, full recipe of rice divided into six

Monday: PORK NEEDS 16 HOURS
L: Leftovers
D: Crock Pot Kalua Pork, Pineapple fried rice
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/06/crock-pot-kalua-pork.html#more
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/07/pineapple-shrimp-fried-rice.html
Change: double rice recipe, no shrimp; divide all food into 8 servings

Tuesday:
L: Leftover pork/rice
D: Leek and Mascarpone Cheese Risotto
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/leek-and-mascarpone-cheese-risotto-10000000223000/
Change: Halve recipe

Wednesday:
L: Leftover chicken/rice
D: Leftover pork/rice

Thursday:
L: Leftover pork/rice
D: Out, for a meeting with our wedding photographer

Friday:
L: Leftover Risotto
D: Brown sugar and mustard salmon, Roasted Broccoli
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/brown-sugar-mustard-salmon-10000001809128/
http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/03/roasted-broccoli-with-smashed-garlic.html#more

1 comment:

Rachel said...

this looks great. i'm goign to try the asian chicken and pineapple rice. thank you. i'm about to check out the site for your photographer- so exciting!