What’s Cooking: This Week’s Plan

For the purposes of meal planning my week begins on Friday because that is when I have groceries delivered from FreshDirect.  Preston brings home his schedule on Thursday so I have a rough idea of when he’ll be home each night of the next week.  We also keep a running list of stuff we need on a Post-It pad stuck to the cabinet door.  I scan the fridge and freezer, grab Preston’s schedule, grab the list and grab my Circa notebook filled with my favorite recipes.  When I get to FreshDirect I start with their President’s Picks — what’s on sale this week.  Then I start building my plan.  (I also have a “weekly order” shopping list saved with stuff like milk, eggs, diapers and so on.  That saves me a lot of time.  I also love that FreshDirect save everything you’ve ever ordered.  I can search by date (“What was that yummy thing I got last week?” by department (“Which of these Pinots is the one we’ve ordered before?”).

So here’s my plan for this week:

Friday: Black Bean Soup (Haven’t tried this recipe before.  Will probably tweak it a bit.)

Saturday: Halibut with Lentils in Mustard Sauce (I’m subbing scrod for the halibut.)

Sunday: Homemade chicken fingers and broccoli (and probably leftover lentils from Saturday)

Monday: Curried Rice with Shrimp with steamed green beans

Tuesday: Black-eyed peas with spinach over rice (From Moosewood Cooks at Home)

Wednesday: Crabcakes (frozen from Trader Joe’s) with broccoli

Thursday: Leftovers or something from the freezer (currently have lots of pasta sauce, soups, etc.)

What’s cooking at your house?  Post your recipes/ideas in the comments.