This Week for Dinner: #3 Happy Valentine’s Day!!

I always get ask asked what I cook and feed my family on a daily basis. Truth be told, like most moms, I’m often at a loss come dinner time. I’ve found that having a meal plan ready helps me overcome the 5 o’clock stare-into-the-fridge-blankly symptom and also prevents us from getting unhealthy fast food.

I consider myself to be really lucky that Baby Dear can give any food connoisseur a run for his money. Truly, I shudder when I hear stories of how some kids won’t eat anything green; or even worse, how they will ONLY eat chicken nuggets and pasta. My 16-month old on the other hand, prefers spinach, artichoke & goat’s cheese on his pizza; will only eat a cheese quesadilla it it’s accompanied by tomatillo salsa on the side; and enjoys his grilled chicken marinated with exotic flavours. Nope, just “salt & pepper” on his food won’t work. Add in a dash of rosemary, some garlic and maybe even a splash fish sauce, and he’s a happy camper!

The little guy just started going to daycare part-time (every monday, wednesday and friday for the whole day), and this gives me plenty of time to prepare a heartier meal on those days.

Here’s what we’re having this week:

MONDAY: Masala Dosas (with potatoes), Sambhar & Tomato Chutney

TUESDAY: I’ve planned a V-Day special surprise dinner for my boys. Hubby Dear reads my blog, so I will have to update this once we’re done!

WEDNESDAY: Quick Tandoori Chicken, Mushroom Pulao, Raita

THURSDAY: Peanut Noodles, Ginger-Chilli Shrimp, Pineapple Salad

FRIDAY: Hubby Dear has take the day off. So after we drop Baby Dear to his daycare, we’re off to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The plan is to hit the mall for some retail therapy, have a fancy lunch at on of our favourite places and maybe catch a movie. Then we pick up Baby Dear, surprise him with a treat and we all go out to dinner at Applebee’s, which is one of our favourite places to dine in as a family!

WEEKEND: It’s a long weekend with Monday being Family Day, so we’ve plans for doing lots of family-related fun stuff. Dinners this weekend are up in the air right now!

Menu Plan Mondays hosted by Orgjunkie.com

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