family meals: week 42

June 3, 2013

simple crunchy shell tacosSimple Crunchy Shell Taco. Easy go-to meal when I need fast and delicious. Ground turkey, taco seasoning, cheese, greek yogurt, and whatever greens we have on hand with lots of Tapatio sauce (at least for Ben and me). Ben has his on whole wheat tortillas, but us girls opt for crunchy shells.

orzo and shrimporzo and shrimpOrzo with Feta, Basil and Shrimp. We all really liked it! We made two batches, one had imitation crab meat because True is allergic to shellfish and sans the spice, and then we made another with the shrimp and lots of spice! My only change to the recipe was that I added minced garlic in with the marinade and pretty well doubled the spice for ours. Ben liked all the flavors, but he didn’t like that the orzo wasn’t a whole grain. It’s my first time cooking orzo, so does anyone know if there’s a whole wheat version of it? We also both agreed while it was pretty spot on for flavors, it definitely could have used some vegetables in it. Next time, we’re thinking of throwing in either artichokes or roasted red bell peppers. I think that would add another yummy (and healthful) good dimension to the dish. Or even just cherry tomatoes like Frédérique suggested in last week’s family meal comments.

Week 6/3 – 6/7

Monday: Spaghetti
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Homemade burgers
Thursday: Easiest Posele (from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook)
Friday: Pizza night

I wasn’t able to get my meal plan up at the end of last week, but I still wanted to make sure to do it because it keeps me in check for meal planning this coming week. I seriously use these posts to do our real family meal plan, so during the weeks I don’t share it, I probably didn’t plan and Ben probably ended up cooking. How do you plan for weekly meals?

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