Monday, November 25, 2013
Menu Plan Monday
-Monday, we had Skinnytaste's Crockpot Italian Meatballs. This was relatively easy to throw together, but I mean, it did take some time to roll out the meatballs. And I browned mine before I dropped them in the crockpot. I would typically have used jarred marinara (Newman's Own for the win!!) but I didn't have any. Ugh. We REALLY need to get up to the base. So I had to make it with crushed tomatoes like she says.
Anyway, it was good. I wouldn't go so far as to say it's better than the vastly easier concept of buying a bag of frozen turkey meatballs and tossing them in a crockpot with a jar of sauce, but Nick said they were WAY better, and I can't find frozen turkey meatballs here anyway, so it doesn't really matter. It's a moo point. You know, like a cow's opinion.
-Tuesday we had these Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells. I hate to say I wasn't a fan because I love Life in the Lofthouse and even though she doesn't know me from Adam, I don't want to hurt her feelings!! But it just wasn't for me. I didn't like the texture of the chicken being shredded instead of ground, and I really didn't care for the pesto. And once again I had to make my own fucking sauce, which is just lame. Maybe they sound good to you? I will say that this Giada recipe for turkey and artichoke stuffed shells is my go-to, and it's a LOT to live up to. I probably shouldn't even bother trying new versions of shells, but honestly, that thought never entered my mind until right this very second. Idiot.
-Wednesday we had leftovers. Which means eggs and bacon and pancakes. And no, not grain free pancakes. Not even gluten free pancakes. Just regular Aunt Jemima pancakes. SO GOOD.
-Thursday I wanted to make these Paleo Chipotle Meatballs, but go figure, they don't sell cans of chipotle here. I sure wasn't going to soak them, so I didn't bother looking for dried ones, but I guess I will next time I'm around. Anyway, since that was a bust, I decided to go the anti-paleo route and whip up my Numero Uno Favorite Meal, my hack of PW's Comfort Meatballs and mashed potatoes. No, not sweet potatoes. Not mashed cauliflower. Just boiled white potatoes all mashed up with tons of butter and milk.
Stay tuned to find out how much weight I gained this week.
-Friday I wanted to try these Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps, but I couldn't get ground chicken (mince, that's what they say here) in my delivery, and I sure wasn't going to go to the actual store. Besides which, I never cook on Fridays and Saturdays so I don't know why I even planned anything. Don't they look fab though?
-Saturday we went to London and ate fair food and I had pasta not only for lunch but also for dinner. Nice. And Sunday we had steaks. But I did refrain from shoving another white potato in my face hole. And I had a salad. So that probably cancelled out like ALL the crap I ate all week. Right?
What've ya'll been eating lately? Head over to Organizing Junkie if you need some inspiration!!