Monday, May 30, 2011

This Week's Abbreviated Meal Plan

With my third in a row long-weekend-road trip coming up, I decided to give up on the 7-dinner weekly meal plans that worked so well all winter in favor of a 4-dinner plan. And I am not even going to pretend like I know in what order we'll be eating these meals!

As soon as the pork butt thaws, we'll be grinding and maybe even stuffing chorizo. This burger is inspired by one I devoured at Flip a couple of weeks ago when I was in Atlanta for BlogHer Food. Gotta love a burger that you are still thinking about 10 days later!

  • Chicken & Vegetable Tacos with Cilantro Slaw & Avocado Crema, Sliced Mango

Good inexpensive, low fat, healthy dinner. I need more of these in my repertoire.

  • Grilled Salmon with Key Lime Butter, Roasted New Potatoes, Tomato, Cucumber & Vidalia Onion Salad

The texture combination of grilled fish and roasted potatoes is one of my favorites. And tomato salad! This is the first of many to come.

On my spice expedition at the Food Pak last week, I bought spice blends for both Chicken Shawarma and Beef Shawarma. I've make köfte and souvlaki regularly, but have never shawarma. Can't wait to try.

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday.


fishyfacedesigns said...

How fun... I hope you are having a blast with your weekend trips... I do remember you talking about that burger.. I wish I got to Atlanta more often...
Thanks for sharing such interesting recipes.. I am excited about the spices.

Take care,

Lynn said...

Thanks for being such a faithful reader!
Unfortunately, my chorizo was not nearly as good as Flip's. Back to the drawing board on that one!