Monday, February 4, 2013

meal plan monday

Once again, I'm going to share my meal plan for the previous week; of note, these meal plans are made for about two people.  Last week was a little unconventional, as Wednesday night was basically an appetizer-for dinner night (like a breakfast-for-dinner night, if you will), but I thought I would share it anyway, as I did snap a few pictures of dinner.

Hope everyone had a delicious weekend! :  )

Monday:  Roast Beef with a Spinach Salad

I made this roast beef recipe with Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce instead of the homemade kind, but I just sliced it up without putting it on grilled cheese (see below for the grilled cheese).  I did love the seasoning, but I wish I had put it directly on the meat itself and not on the bacon; at the very least, I wish I would have split it between the two.  I made it with a beef chuck roast that was about two pounds, which was good, but I wish I would have marinated it overnight, because the meat was a little tough.  I think next time I would try something along the lines of the marinade used in this recipe.  I don't have a picture of the roast itself, but here's a picture of the beef on a sandwich...

Tuesday:  Roast Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Before I put the beef and bacon away on Monday, I sliced up all the beef, so this was easy.  I layered the beef, bacon, Sweet Baby Ray's, and some Monterey Jack on some nice bread, stuck it in the skillet, and made a nice, easy meal.

Wednesday:  Homemade Pretzels with Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip

I love this recipe for hot spinach and artichoke dip, so much so that I feel a post is coming about it in the future.  Normally, when my family makes it, we just serve it with wheat thins; however, this week, I made it and served it with some of these pretzels from Yammie's Noshery (I cut the pretzel recipe in half).  I alter the recipe a bit by boiling them in the baking soda water instead of just dipping them in it and by using an egg wash, but I love the recipe.  Ever popular, I made them as pretzel bites yesterday for the Super Bowl with a white cheddar beer sauce, and they disappeared very quickly.  Pretzels and dip is a bit unconventional for dinner, but every once in a while, a little unconventionality is good, right?

Thursday:  Spinach & Artichoke Grilled Cheese

I took my leftover spinach & artichoke dip, spread it on some good bread leftover from Tuesday, buttered the outsides of the bread, and stuck it on the skillet to make a grilled cheese.  No better way to wrap up a busy week than with some 5-minute comfort food.


  1. Thanks for featuring my marinade here! You week meal plan looks delicious!!!

    1. I love your churrasco de frango com bacon... it's so good!