Our Meal Plan: Week 8

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Hubby Dear is off on a business trip again tomorrow and will be back Wednesday night. Baby Dear has his regular preschool days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and we have some renovations on the house going on this entire week. All this can only mean ONE thing – dinners will be quick and simple, and there’s going to be pizza! Here’s our meal plan for the coming week. What are you having for dinner this week? Please share your menus!

MONDAY:
Goat Curry
- Pulao & Salad

TUESDAY:
Chana Dal Masala
- Rice & Salad

WEDNESDAY:
- Chicken Tikka Sandwiches
- Oven Fries

THURSDAY:
Pesto Pasta with Roast Veggies
- Salad

FRIDAY:
- Pizza & Movie night!
- Ice cream for Dessert

SATURDAY:
- Eat Out

SUNDAY:
- Weekend BBQ!!

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Our Meal Plan: Week 7

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Here’s our meal plan for the coming week. Nothing out of the ordinary planned this week, so it’ll be business running as usual – office for Hubby Dear, day care and swim class for Baby Dear, and blogging, cooking and lots of reading for moi. What are you having for dinner this week? Please share your menus!

MONDAY:
- Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
- Garlic Bread & Salad

TUESDAY:
- Roast Veggie Grilled Cheese
- Potato & Leek Soup

WEDNESDAY:
Fish Masala
- Rice & Salad

THURSDAY:
Homemade Veggie Burgers
- Sweet Potato Fries & Salad

FRIDAY:
Mango Chicken served in Lettuce Wraps
- Ice cream for Dessert

SATURDAY:
- Eat Out

SUNDAY:
- Lamb with Green Peppers
- Naan & Raita

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Our Meal Plan: Week 6

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Here’s our meal plan for the coming week. Nothing out of the ordinary planned this week, so it’ll be business running as usual – office for Hubby Dear, day care and swim class for Baby Dear, and blogging, cooking and lots of reading for moi. What are you having for dinner this week? Please share your menus!

MONDAY:
Chilli Paneer
- Quick Fried Rice

TUESDAY:
- Grilled Cheese S/Ws with tomatoes & green peppers
- Tomato Soup

WEDNESDAY:
Egg Sambal
- Rice & Salad

THURSDAY:
- Spaghetti & Meatballs
- Salad

FRIDAY:
Burgers/Hot Dogs on the grill
- Ice cream for Dessert

SATURDAY:
- Eat Out

SUNDAY:
- Lamb with Green Peppers
- Naan & Raita

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Our Meal Plan: Week 5

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Here’s our meal plan for the coming week. Tuesday is a holiday for Canada Day, so its a perfect day for our family BBQ, then it’ll be back to our weekly routine. What are you having for dinner this week? Please share your menus!

MONDAY:
- Rajma
- Pulao and Salad

TUESDAY:
Mediterranean Chicken Burgers
- Ice cream for dessert

WEDNESDAY:
Coconut-Lime Chicken Curry
- Rice

THURSDAY:
Gobi Manchurian
- Quick Veggie Fried Rice

FRIDAY:
- Eggplant & Spinach Lasagna
- Salad

SATURDAY:
- Eat Out

SUNDAY:
- Lamb & Potato Curry
- Cumin Pulao

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Our Meal Plan: Week 4

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Here’s our meal plan for the coming week. Nothing out of the ordinary planned this week, just our regular days with preschool and weekly smim class for Baby Dear. What are you having for dinner this week? Please share your menus!

MONDAY:
- Spiced up Spaghetti (recipe coming soon!)
- Salad

TUESDAY:
- Tuna Sandwiches
- Fruit Salad

WEDNESDAY:
- Basil Chicken (Hubby Dear requested this AGAIN. Thank God for the over-flowing Thai Basil in my kitchen garden!)
- Rice & Mango Salad

THURSDAY:
- Dal Makhani
Cumin Pulao and Salad

FRIDAY:
Samosas
- Ice cream for dessert

SATURDAY:
- Eat Out

SUNDAY:
Chicken Noodle Soup

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Our Meal Plan: Week 3

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Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there, especially mine and my baby’s!

Here’s our meal plan for the coming week. It’s going to be a regular week for us with usual routine. Baby Dear is at preschool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – which means I have the day to myself to work and get things checked off my list. He has soccer practice on Tuesday evening – we’re home by 7:15, which means that dinner must ready eat. Swim class in on Thursday morning. As far as my planner shows me, neither me nor Hubby Dear have commitments any of the days in the evenings. So yea, pretty much a regular, busy week at the HOH casa! What are you having for dinner this week? Please share your menus!

MONDAY:
- Quick & Easy Chicken Biryani (recipe coming soon!)
- Raita

TUESDAY:
Paneer Tak-a-Tak Sandwiches
- Fruit Salad

WEDNESDAY:
- Ginger-Chilli Shrimp
Peanut Noodles

THURSDAY:
- Vegetable Lasagna
- Salad

FRIDAY:
- Pizza
- Ice cream for dessert

SATURDAY:
- Eat Out

SUNDAY (Happy Father’s Day!!):
Masala Mushrooms
Peas Pulao

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Our Meal Plan: Week 2

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Here’s our meal plan for the coming week. I love that the weather’s getting warmer, so we can finally use our outdoor grill more often! My humble container kitchen garden is also starting to bear fruit, so I have a ton of fresh spinach and lettuce to work with. Also, the Thai Basil I planted has now doubled, which means that Hubby Dear can indulge on the Thai Basil Chicken that he’s been requesting I make again – since the last time I made it!  What are you having for dinner this week? Please share your menus!

MONDAY:
Lamb with Green Peppers
- Rice & Salad

TUESDAY:
- Baingan Patiala
- Rotis & Raita

WEDNESDAY:
Thai Basil Chicken
- Rice & Mango Salad

THURSDAY:
- Halloumi and Chickpea Salad
- Mushroom & Peas Pulao

FRIDAY:
Mediterranean Chicken Burgers on the BBQ
- Cookies for dessert

SATURDAY:
- Eat Out

SUNDAY (Happy Father’s Day!!):
- Grilled Chicken & Veggie Fajitas
- Margaritas!!

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Our Meal Plan: Week 1

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I often get a ton of emails asking for help with meal planning and readers wanting to know if and how I do it. Well, to be honest, I do meal plan and have been doing so for the past 10 years. It has helped me immensely on days when I’m completely bogged down and can’t bother to even come up with an idea for dinner. Knowing that I’ve planned and shopped for at least six meals, makes it so much easier for me to simply pick one that would suit my mood and the time I have on hand on any given day. I usually plan out simple and quick dinner for weeknights and leave the slow simmering and attention needing recipes for weekends.

This week is going to be a little laid back. It’s my birthday on Tuesday (YAY!!!) so takeout’s in order, and Hubby Dear’s travelling for pretty much the rest of the week. That leaves just me and Baby Dear to fend for ourselves; and we’re generally happy just flying by the seat of our pants! Here’s my meal plan for the week. What are you having for dinner this week? Please share your menus!

MONDAY:
- Caprese Paninis
- Roasted Tomato Soup

TUESDAY:
- Take-Out

WEDNESDAY:
- Chicken Curry
- Rice & Salad

THURSDAY:
- Roast Veggie Pesto Pasta

FRIDAY:
- Pizza
- Ice cream for dessert

SATURDAY:
- Eat Out

SUNDAY:
- Pepper Chicken
- Garlic Tofu Noodles

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Our Dinners this Week: Whole Foods

I started the ODTW series with good intentions at heart. But, life happens! The main reasons I haven’t updated our weekly meal plans the past few weeks is not just sheer slacking, but also because Hubby Dear has been away on business for most days of the week. Although I love planning a completely balanced and varied meal for our dinners every night, I tend to take it easy when it’s just me and Baby Dear at the table. So for the last couple of weeks, we’ve been having a lot of pasta, stir-frys, sandwiches/wraps and grilled meat and veggies for dinner.

I also missed my regular Friday grocery day last week, which is why I had to shop today. This week is another ballgame altogether! I’ve started going to the gym in earnest, and this is made me become more consious of what and when we eat. My grocery cart today is a tesmament of that – no bag of chips hiding in there! It’s not hard to me to eat healthy (our meals are almost always whole foods, with a few helpers thrown in when necessary!) or curb my sweet cravings. And Lord knows how I instantly turn to mush at the sight of a rich, dark chocolate cake! My problem lies with the dreaded bag of chips – no matter how hard I try, if it’s there then I’m eating it. All of it. Sometimes, all at once. So my solution – just don’t buy it. Out of sight is definitely out of mind for me!

Back to this week’s meal plan. I like to have a variety when it comes to our dinners. I always try to plan in different meats and veggies, cuisines and also cooking techniques. Here’s what we’ll be eating this week, if all goes as planned:

MONDAY: Roast Tandoori Chicken, Grilled Veggies (Mushrooms, Peppers, Fennel, Cauliflower), Tabbouleh Quinoa Salad

TUESDAY: Kadhi, Karela (Bittergourd) Masala, Rice, Salad

WEDNESDAY: Egg Sambal, Bok Choy in Coconut Milk, Rice

THURSDAY: Pesto Pasta Salad, Sauteed Perogies

FRIDAY: Grilled Paneer & Veggie Paninis, Soup

SATURDAY: Fajitas, Hubby Dear’s Famous Nachos

SUNDAY: Hubby’s travelling again, so maybe burgers for Baby Dear and me!

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Our Dinners this Week: Winter Wonderland?

The week ahead looks like it’ll be bringing some unwanted snow to our neck of the woods. Baby Dear will be going back to preschool on Monday, after being home all of last week due to the flu. What can I say, I’m actually looking forward to time alone at home just so I can get some actual work done around the house. The laundry’s been piling up, and the family room looks like a tornado just came and said hi. So yea, it would be nice to be able to vacuum the house without having a toddler begging to try it out!

I’ve also planned to do a lot of work on the blog this week, so watch out for some exciting new content coming your way. 2013, let’s get to work! Here ‘s what we’ll be eating this week for our dinners. Since many of you asked, yes – Baby Dear does eat whatever we eat. I’m not an advocate of making separate dinners, except when we’re having something extra spicy that he can’t possible have. But otherwise, it’s almost always the same meal for the three of us. Follow me on Instagram (hookedonheat) and Twitter (@hookedonheat) for more tid-bits and pics from my kitchen.

SATURDAY: We’re having a family movie and munchie night, so a mish-mash of finger foods will keep us all happy. There’ll be an assortment of Cheese (Tomato & Basil Havarti, Caramelized Cheddar and Gouda) with Crackers & Grapes, Crispy Oven Fries, Taquitos (store-bought, frozen) and Paneer Tikka.

SUNDAY: I like to take it easy on Sunday nights with a quick nourishing and comforting meal to get us ready for the week ahead. A big bowl of Dal with some rice and Veggie Cutlets will be on the table tonight.

MONDAY: It’s going to be a long, busy day (aren’t all Mondays?). I have a ton of chores for the home, as well as a few freelance assignments to take care of; so dinner has to be something quick, simple and pleasing. Did I also mention we’re expecting a bad snow day? So definitely something to warm up our cold, tired bodies. Masala Scrambled Eggs with home-made Parathas it is!

TUESDAY: I have a few recipes ideas I’ve been dying to try out, so maybe today I’ll work on a Veggie Pulao recipe I’m been dreaming up. Will probably serve it along side some Spinach Dal and Raita.

WEDNESDAY: Sounds like a perfect day for a Soup & Sammie Nite. We have a big batch of Minestrone Soup in the freezer, which should pair perfectly well with some Tuna Melts.

THURSDAY: A roti night – fresh hot Rotis from the stove with some Paneer Burji.

FRIDAY: Grocery shopping day! I can’t tell you how much I look forward to hitting up the markets and picking out what we’ll be eating the coming week. It just gives me so much inspiration when I look at the abundance of fresh produce. It’s also a perfect day for me to whip up a fun meal that gets up excited for the weekend ahead. I’m thinking Tex-Mex Meatballs, Mexican Rice and side of Corn Salad should just get us in the mood. Maybe Hubby Dear will be game enough to whip up his famous Margaritas as well!!

What’s on your menu this week?