Monday, February 07, 2011

Meal Plan Monday - Week 6

We had a busy busy weekend! But it was a lot of fun too. The weekend seems as though it started on Thursday with a cocktail after work with a co-worker and meeting friends in from out of town. Friday was our 4th annual Winter White Event for the wine club, and Saturday was our 4th Annual Mink Night. We had such a good time and it was a really fun group of girls this year, a bit smaller and we did a sit down dinner this year which was also very nice. Sunday, we had plans, but by the afternoon rolled around, after said plans, I needed a NAP and boy did that feel good!

On Saturday, prior to Mink Night, I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting. Through work they pay for 100% of it for 14 weeks. This is the last time they are going to be offering it, so I figured it couldn't hurt anything and I knew I would learn a lot. My biggest problem for a while now has been finding the "me" time for myself to actually work out. I have always been a good at home work out person, but I just never seem to have a spare moment lately. I know once the weather gets nicer I will be able to take walks in our new neighborhood, and I am looking forward to that, but in the mean time, I think that this will be helpful as well. But, it was a bad day to start it, that is for sure.

Most of what I do make, is pretty healthy for the most part. I don't like or buy pre-packaged meals, so counting points is going to be a little harder for me, but there are a ton of recipes out there on the WW website as well as blogs and such, so it shouldn't be hard to find recipes. We also want to curb our dining out to once a week, so this should help there too. We both take our lunches pretty much every day, so not a problem there either. It is just monitoring and tracking as well as getting more exercise.

This is how the week is shaping up! All of the recipes that I am making this week are from Weight Watchers. I will definitely be making others too, but for this week we wanted to start with their recipes (if you would like any of the recipes, please let me know). It helped with shopping too, I normally start with what I have and go to the store to finish off the ingredients. This week, I planned the menu, trying to use as much as we have as possible, and then went to the store.  The boy and I went through and picked these out together, so it was joint planning.

Plans - Home, laundry, cleaning
Dinner - Chicken Thighs with Lemon and Capers, Asparagus and White Rice

Plans - Home, tackle the cabinet over the desk
Dinner - Slow Cooker Lasagna, Green Salad, Garlic Toast

Plans - Book Club
Dinner - We are having wine and appetizers, so I am going to have to play things by ear. Its leftovers for the boy.

Plans - Dinner out and  a movie
Dinner - Cheesecake Factory - this should be interesting since we are doing a mystery shop. But it will also be a good lesson in trying to figure out what to order while out.

Plans - Home
Dinner - Beef and Vegetable Stew

Plans - Summit Duty and Food Fest 2011 (we have a good friend who is organizing a day of cooking something you have never cooked or made before,t hat you have always wanted to try. Really looking forward to this.
Dinner - Someone is making boar chops, butternut squash ravioli, creme brulee, and I don't even know what else is coming!

Plans - Pack and get ready for CT and NYC
Dinner - Clean out the fridge

For more menu's and recipes, check out the orgjunkie.

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