Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Menu Planning October 17-23 {Plan It Don't Panic Meal Challenge}

18 October 2011

Menu Planning October 17-23 {Plan It Don't Panic Meal Challenge}

Monday: Last night, Charis and I went to a friends house for a movie night; we watched Jane Eyre.  So, I did not have to plan a full dinner.  I made Couscous and took it with us.  I also left some at home for Drew, and he put Spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese on his.

Tuesday: Leftover couscous/Parmesan chicken/Dill carrots

Wednesday: I work on Wednesday and Thursday nights, and my in-laws are coming so I can sleep and they'll watch the pumpkin.  I'm planning on making curried lentils and leaving it in the crock pot while I sleep.

Thursday: MIL is in charge of dinner.

Friday: Pizza (very healthy I know).

Saturday: Sesame chicken/Rice/Green beans.  I received the recipe for the sesame chicken from a Japanese lady at church.  I'm just copying and pasting what she put on our church recipe sharing site.  Though: I usually cute the sugar in half (at least).
2.5 pounds boneless chicken thigh or breast, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 C Soy Sauce, light or low sodium
1/4 C Sake or dry sherry
1/4 C Mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)
1/4 C Sugar
1 clove Garlic, grated
2 tablespoons Honey
2 tablespoons White sesame seeds
1 C Corn starch
Coat chicken with corn starch and deep-fry until golden brown. Set aside.
Put soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar, garlic and honey into a saucepan and heat. Once it starts bubbling, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add sesame seeds and cool.
Pour sauce over crispy chicken and toss. Enjoy!
Sunday: We have a church dinner after church.  I'm planning on bringing potato soup.

I'm linking my menu plan again at Keeper of the home.

1 comment:

  1. I cant wait to try the recipe you posted., and to share., I just made a potato leek soup that was so yummy, especially so the next day, here is the link if your interested (we have had so many leeks from our csa this year maybe you have too)