Friday, December 9, 2011

Meals for the Week of December 12, 2011

So how's the Holiday Hustle and Bustle going?  I haven't even begun to make all the homemade gifts I have planned.  Or bake the cookie and candy trays that my husband will bring to work.  Somehow I have to get it done all next week.  With that in mind, I have a few meals already in the freezer and will work on a few more on Sunday.  If I don't post here next week, I'm up to my elbows in flour.  :)

This week on the other blog I posted how I make breakfast burritos which you may find is a great item to keep handy for hurried mornings.  Also, I added an article that I had on my old website that was long overdue to be added to the blog.  It's timely because the New Year is coming and maybe it's time to purge your kitchen or get organized.  Well, here's a little guide for The Well Stocked Pantry.

This week I am again heavy on the meals that are good to make ahead and freeze or are quick to make on a weeknight.  But I also tried to choose some low calorie or nutrition packed meals that can keep you going while you are running around.
Have a great week!

 Meals for the Week of December 12, 2011

Paprika Shrimp Green Bean Saute- Shrimp is always a great weeknight choice because it’s so quick cooking.  This is a good one pot dish, cooking the shrimp and green beans together. 

Chicken Fajitas- Prep this on the weekend so you can save time later on.  Or make it on the weekend and then have leftovers for lunch during the week.

Vegan Crockpot Lasagna- I’m in love with polenta.  I’m preferring it over pasta right now.  Although it’s not like I’m eating every night.  It just seems to be what I want to pair my sauce with these days.  So I love that my friend Allison has this recipe for a crock pot lasagna using polenta.

10 Minute Tasty Asparagus and Brown Rice- You can consider this a side dish.  Or you could have it as a meatless main dish along with more veggies or a salad.

Crockpot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili- Very low fat, a great twist on the usual flavors and packed with vitamins.

White Bean and Kale Soup with Chicken Sausage- I’ve posted this one before.  If you haven’t tried it when I recommended it, try it now.  I make it with chicken apple sausage, it’s so good and full of good stuff for you. 

Braised Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Carrots- Another simple and easy slow cooker recipe.

Cheap and Easy Turkey Stir Fry- If you have ground turkey or beef in the freezer and any sort of veggies, you can make this meal.  And it keeps it simple and healthy and cheap! 

Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Al Forno- Really easy pasta casserole.  You can assemble in advance and then bake when you want it. Or cook the whole thing and re-warm as needed. 

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