8.05.2013

Meal Plan Monday!

Hi everyone! Happy Monday :) Hope you guys had a great weekend, and don't forget to enter the August Cash Giveaway!

Last Wednesday was the last day of my internship, and it was definitely bittersweet. I enjoyed working there a lot (I'm planning to delve more into details in the next post) and will definitely keep in touch with everyone there!

I have two more weeks of summer remaining, and I'm spending them in San Diego with the BF until the very last minute (I start school August 19th). Since he works full-time, I'm going to be spending my days working on some research for his side business, cleaning, and cooking! I'd love to do this full-time in the future. This is my first real "vacation" without stress in awhile, so you bet I'm soaking it up as much as possible. Nothing makes me happier than helping out my BF and cooking good food!

Since I'm going grocery shopping and meal planning today, I wanted to share some of the meals I'll be making for the next 2 weeks. I also have to go to 3 grocery stores - Albertson's, Vons, and Trader Joe's. We compared prices and quality at all the grocery stores and Albertson's has great beef, veggies, and fruits, Von's is for bread and chicken, and Trader Joe's for specific TJ items like salsa and tomato sauce.

Today I'm making a filipino dish called Chicken Nilaga. It has chicken, carrots, bok choy, cabbage, chicken broth, lemon, fish sauce, and potatoes. My grandma made this a lot when I was growing up and we love it over rice. BF will also have this for lunch on Tuesday.


On Tuesday, I'm planning to make spinach enchiladas with a cilantro cream sauce using this recipe. I also want to make Chipotle's barbacoa beef in a crock pot for Wednesday but I have to let it sit overnight. That way we can have enchiladas and burrito bowls for Tuesday-Thursday (including lunches).


We like to eat out on Fridays or Saturdays, so depending on when and if we decide to eat out, I will be making Chicken Rollatini on the day that we decide to eat in. This one looks so delicious! 



On Sunday I want to make Mongolian Beef since BF can take it to work the next day.


Next week I plan to use the crock pot a lot since I'll be packing and getting in a lot more work during the day.

Here are some crock pot recipes I want to try and also these easy garlic cheddar biscuits!








When meal planning, I try to focus on using similar ingredients in all of the dishes. We're going with a lot of mexican style dishes so that I can use the same ingredients like beans, rice, beef, chicken, sour cream, cilantro, tomatoes, mozzarella, etc. Also, the dishes may have to be shifted around depending on the amount of leftovers.

What are you guys making this week?

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