Ok, so my husband has challenged me to fulfill a pretty big goal for the next 2 months: WE WILL COOK AND EAT AT HOME EVERY NIGHT UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15th. Now, granted, he travels 1-2 weeks out of the month so during those times he will obviously eat out on the road and I will probably just make simple sandwiches for the kids and me at home. BUT, for the days that he is home, we are going to try to not eat out at all! This is a pretty big goal for us because while I think we’ve gotten much better at cooking and staying home, we still tend to spend way too much money on going out to eat. We get into this routine of eating at home for 5-6 nights, but then when our refrigerator is empty, we tend to get by on Chipotle or Indian take-out for a few days before actually going to the grocery again.
So, in lieu of this lofty goal, I am planning out our meals for the entire week. We are also on quite the healthy kick and aren’t eating much meat at all, so most of my recipes will be vegetarian or fish-based. In case you need some inspiration for the week ahead, here are 6 nights of meals for you!
Monday Night: Vegetarian Pad Thai
Thursday Night: Tofu Masala Curry paired with White Rice
Friday Night: Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers with Avocado & Roasted Garlic Cream alongside Twice Baked Potatoes
Saturday Night: Garlic Shrimp Baked Penne
Sunday Night: Ok, so I have nothing planned for Sunday. I do need one night off from cooking. Surely, one of these nights we’ll have enough for leftovers!
Claire’s Fabulous Loves: her family, traveling to new places, coffee, hot yoga, yummy food & date nights.