September 23, 2010

Meal Plans Again

For the first time in a month, I made a meal plan for the Morgan family's eating this next week. A meal plan during my first-trimester is tricky because I don't always feel like thinking about food. And, it's a meal plan that doesn't include Arby's or anything frozen in a bag.

Tuesday - Spaghetti with zucchini, walnuts, and raisins
Since Deb was here at the beginning of the week, she actually prepared Tuesday night's dinner. Having Mom here is like a balm to the soul. She's full of energy for all the things for which I'm not full of energy right now: cooking, cleaning, picking up kids at school, chasing Hamilton, etc. This dish was surprisingly full of flavor and extra delicious, even to my pregnant belly.

Thursday - Spiced pork and apricot stew
This dish is currently bubbling in my slow-cooker. Though the recipe was written for making four meals, I only made enough this time for the Morgans. So, no one should expect stew to show up at their house.

Friday - Turkey burgers
These are the best turkey burgers I've ever tasted, perhaps from the heaping amount of Gruyere cheese included in the mix.

Saturday - Eggplant "sandwiches"
I'm always looking for interesting, different dishes to make with eggplant, and these "sandwiches" looked tasty. For dinner, I'm making homemade pizzas which usually includes lots of Sockarooni sauce, too many pepperonis, bell peppers, red onions, feta, and a sprinkling of mozzarella on the thinnest crust possible.

Monday - Creamy mac, chicken, and cheese
Since I've been pregnant, I've eaten a lot of macaroni and cheese. I discovered this recipe in my magazine-clippings book, and my heart skipped a beat. Sadly, The Nest no longer had this recipe on their site.


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