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March 17-23 Mealplan

I’ve gotten a little off my schedule lately as a result of my personal chef/meal planning business. Because now I’m shopping and cooking for more than my little three, I’ve had to change my shopping day to earlier in the week and that has changed my mealplan day…so that’s why I haven’t been as consistent with my posts lately.
Our weekend away without the little one was a great success, we had such a great time and then couldn’t wait to get back home to him!
So, here’s the plan for what I hope to be a relaxing week at home…
*Tuna-Avocado Cakes with Plantain-Corn Fritters
Avocados were on sale this week and I found a ton of overly ripe plantains that desperately needed love so…. with the help of my canned tuna that I always have on hand, this meal was born. I’ll follow the non-recipes for my Plantain-Corn Fritters and Tilapia Cakes for this meal.
*Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup with Tarragon and Thyme and a Caramelized Onion and Goat Brie Tart
I got a great deal on some portabello and enoki mushrooms this week and thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and make a soup out of them, (those portabellos can turn on you quick!) I just sauteed some onions, garlic and mushrooms, then added thyme, tarragon, white wine and chicken stock and pureed it until there were no lumps. Then I added cream until it became velvety smooth. A simple tart with caramelized onions and Goat Brie will be a perfect accompaniment.
*Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad
We have this quite a lot… It’s a great recipe to rely on when you can’t think of anything else to eat…
*40 Clove Chicken with Roasted Asparagus and Mashed Potatoes
I have a lot of garlic that I fear may go bad so I thought, what better way to use it than this recipe? I’ve posted it before and it’s a great dish…really creamy, really garlicky and really yummy.
*Soy-Soaked Skirt Steaks with Enoki Mushrooms and Sesame Green Beans
So I still have quite a bit of enokis left and I figured that mushrooms and steaks go so well together, so why not turn Steak Night into Asian Steak night? With the simple twist of an ingredient or two, you can change your normal meals into something totally different and fun.
*Fettuccini Bolognese and Homemade Italian Boule with Roasted Garlic Butter
I have a lot of fresh tomatoes that are a little too pink for my taste (it being still winter, and all…) So I thought cooking them into a sauce would be the best way to use them up. And the last time I made a batch of Moms Italian Boule I was left with several extra loaves that now sit in my freezer. The rest of the garlic cloves I have so much of will be roasted and mixed with softened butter and salt to be spread on that delicious bread.
Thanks for listening and Happy Eating, Everyone!
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