Welcome to the new Recipe Rundown!
Each week (hopefully before Monday night but this week is trial and error…) I’ll post the recipes I’ll be making for dinners during the rest of the week. I started planning our meals months ago but with the craziness of Ryan’s school, Junior League, work trips, and day-to-day life, my planning went out the window. Well now I’m re-energized and re-organized to make this work again. Nothing is worse than coming home from work and staring in the fridge and thinking “What on earth are we going to eat tonight!” Instead of frustration, I’ll know exactly what is on tap for the evening and can hopefully devote more time to crafting and pursuing other projects I’ve got in the works. So without further a due here is the first installment of Recipe Rundown.
Tuesday – Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice
Wednesday – Chicken Sybil with oven roasted cauliflower
Thursday – Spaghetti with sauteed chicken and wilted spinach
Friday – leftovers
Saturday – Lemon feta chicken
Sunday – leftovers
A few items to note:
I don’t eat any red meat. AT ALL. I haven’t eaten red meat in over 10 years, I don’t crave it, don’t think about it, and don’t under any circumstances eat it. I also don’t eat lamb or veal. I didn’t eat bacon or sausage for 10 years until I just tried it again recently. I wasn’t impressed, so I won’t be eating any more of that stuff. As you can tell, I’m a pretty picky meat eater, so expect to see lots of chicken, seafood (I love me some shrimp and salmon), turkey (only ground), and veggie options in my menus. Ryan will eat anything so when I’m away from the house for dinner, I encourage him to eat his steak, pork, and sausage then. Cause I won’t even cook it. I also hate touching raw meat and avoid it at all costs. That’s where Ryan comes in – he preps the meat and I do everything else with it.
I also have a big love for feta cheese. I will use it whenever possible.
Ryan and I tend to eat out once a week so that’s why I have included leftovers a couple of the nights. During the week, we are really good about packing our lunches so we can enjoy the dinner and drinks (also referred to as “date night” ) out come the weekends. Nothing beats a PB and Banana sandwich in my lunch box! :)
Update: I’ve added the recipe links to for each night. Sometimes I pull from cookbooks, sometimes from the web, and sometimes from memory so I’ll try to include the recipe when possible. You might notice a pattern of using Weight Watchers recipes, I started the plan a few months ago and lost about 10 pounds. I’m “maintaining” the loss by monitoring what I eat myself without paying WW to do it, so I scour the web for free recipes. Enjoy!
pps. The meaning behind Chicken Sybil? According the website I found it from, the name comes from the fact that the chicken recipe is so versatile, it has, ahem, many personalities.