Sunday, June 8, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

In typical New England fashion, the weather here has gone from cool and damp to ridiculously hot overnight. It seems we might even reach a record breaking 100 degrees tomorrow.

Clearly, I am in need of easy no cook meals this week. Since I find grilling a bit challenging on a weeknight with my two little ones, I grilled up a big batch of chicken which I plan to add to Monday's salad and Tuesday's noodles.

Sunday: Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Monday: Chicken Caesar Salad

Tuesday: Szechuan Noodles with broccoli and chicken added

Wednesday: Pizza Night

Thursday: Bean and Cheese Quesadillas

Friday: Taco Salad

Saturday: Chicken BBQ

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  1. Sounds like a tasty week!! It has been super hot here, too. This week I tried to use leftovers and crockpot meals.

  2. Looks like a yummy menu! It got hot overnight where I live, too. Have a great week!

  3. Sounds like a yummy week! Especially the roasted red pepper and goat cheese sandwich! try to stay cool in this nasty hot weather...I'll be in a/c all day. :-)

  4. I've made Ina's noodles before and they are YUMMY! I'm making cold sesame noodles for Father's Day, which are very similar.

  5. It all sounds tasty and refreshing!


  6. I hear you about the weather. It's really hot here in Maine too. I'm praying for Thunderstorms today, I can't stand the humidity!

    Great MP. The Pepper & Goat cheese sandwiches sound particularly good!

    Have a great week!
    Amanda, Down Home Dieting

  7. Those hot days are great for grilling or cool salads, aren't they? Are you grilling your BBQ chicken? Sounds delicious however you cook it, though!

  8. Your menu sounds great! Anything with goat cheese has to be super! Well, I wish we had your hot weather. Up here in the Northwest it's cold and rainy. Oh how I miss Texas! lol

  9. Your meals sound really tasty. I always go for simple with my bunch, but it still keeps me in the kitchen. I may have to try something else. Have a great week!

  10. Hi Beth!

    Okay, so I know that I'm about a week late commenting on this post, but I just happened to read it along with this week's MPM . . . I am, luckily, married to a man who loves to grill so I take complete advantage of that fact! And he wants to eat low-carb, AND, to save money, he primarily eats leftovers for lunch, so that means that we tend to cook a lot of meat and I grill a lot at one time. Anytime that you read "grilled chicken" on my MPM, I invariably cook about eight or ten chicken pieces (breasts and thighs frequently), we eat two that night and then use the remainder for lunches and dinners (cut up on salads, in sandwiches, on pizzas, etc.) later in the week. I also frequently grill relatively inexpensive cuts of beef (flap steaks, London broil, etc.) or roasts at very high heat to a medium consistency (keeps them quite tender) and we use them the same (we prefer our meat medium, but, as leftovers heated, it rarely gets above medium-well this way.) I've also been experimenting with grilling whole chickens (I tend to roast a lot of chickens in the winter, but in the summer it is too hot) with great success - and they are frequently on sale so you're saving money too! I grilled a whole chicken while camping this weekend and we ended up eating it for lunch the next day and I still have some leftover for tomorrow!

    Anyway, long comment, but just wanted to share what works for us so that I cook once and eat several times during hot summer days! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!