Meal Planning January 25, 2015

We are back to weekly meal planning over here.  You know sometimes life takes over and you just have to go with it. I am really excited about our meals this week. All but one are new to us and seem like they will be quick and easy to do at night. I didn’t get to go grocery shopping until later in the afternoon, so I knew that I had to make the most of my time. I went to Trader Joe’s for the majority of the items and then to Publix to pick up a few things.  This weeks total for groceries was just under $100.  I was pretty excited about that.

So here is the menu board for the week:

Menu Board January 25 2015


Most of the recipes this week I found on Pinterest.  Up tonight was the “Basil” Polenta with Lemony Chickpeas and Asparagus.  I include the “basil” because although the recipe calls for a little basil, I really enjoy the taste of basil and added quite a bit more.  This meal came together fairly quickly.  I did not use the pressure cooker to make the polenta, so it took about thirty minutes to make that.  I used that time to do the other two components.  I topped the dish with some shredded Parmesan and I think it added a nice hint of salt to it.

Polenta with Lemony Chickpeas and Asparagus

This was a very tasty meal and would be a great addition to “Meatless Monday’s.”  Both ladies really enjoyed it and it received a 4 thumbs up!  Which is amazing since I didn’t think the ladies would eat it at all.  That just goes to show that you should try different things all the time, because you can never really tell what will be a home run!

Until next time,



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