Since this week’s meal plan began with fish and ended with shellfish, I had to break up the seafood with some pork and beans in the middle. Not pork and beans mixed together, although I do love that meal. The beans we ate this week were not one but two nights. Tuesday’s garbanzo beans sautéed with fresh sage (pictured above) were delicious. Heat a skillet until it’s hot and toss in chopped onions and sage. Add minced garlic, several cups of cooked garbanzo beans, and some broth or water. Once everything is hot, dinner is done. You’ll want to spice it up with some Old Bay, Tony’s or Frank’s, of course. Served hot over quinoa, it’s a hearty meal. Is your stomach growling? Do what I do and cook the beans during the day in your Crockpot, just make sure you soak them first.
Weekly Meal Plan
This meal plan is from Monday, April 16, 2012 to Sunday, April 22, 2012
Monday: fish, brown rice, roasted broccoli
Wednesday: sauteed cabbage and onions with ground pork
Thursday: sauteed cabbage and onions with ground pork (leftovers)
Friday: pinto beans (freezer) and cheese burritos with fresh salsa
Saturday: egg strata with vegetables
Sunday: shrimp scampi with green salad
My daughter made dinner Saturday night. With fresh eggs from our chickens and chopped up fresh vegetables, we dug out all the bread scraps from our freezer and tossed those into the strata as well. You know the last piece of bread (usually the heel) to not get eaten in a loaf of bread? I freeze all of those lonely bread slices and use them when we make strata. It’s a great way to use every piece of bread in a loaf. My son made dinner Sunday night.
Spicing it up in the kitchen
All the meal planning posts are here
How to meal plan is here and it’s simple
Slow food and slow families
How to soak and cook garbanzo beans – and make it into hummus – is here