Planning dinner in advance like this is so helpful, not just for grocery shopping, but for taking away the stress of having to make one more decision at the end of a long work day.
  1. Monday: Mom's Lettuce & Walnut Salad w/Chicken
    🍽 Dressing: 1/2 cup oil, 2 TBSP each vinegar & lemon juice, 1/2 tsp each salt & sugar, 1/4 tsp each mustard powder, pepper, paprika, 1 TBSP dill. ✅ Instructions: Mix dressing ingredients together and toss over shredded romaine and slivered carrots (and anything else you want to add in). Toast walnuts in pan with 2 tsp oil, transfer to paper towel and sprinkle with garlic salt, add to salad before serving.
  2. Tuesday: Chicken sausage and broccoli (rabe) with whole wheat penne
    Verdict: A very basic dinner, we used broccoli instead of broccoli rabe. It's something we might make again, because it's so simple, but it wasn't an overwhelming fave. Recipe from: http://www.myrecipes.com/m/recipe/chicken-sausage-broccoli-rabe-penne
  3. Wednesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
    Verdict: Neither of us are a fan of tomato chunks in soup, so next time we make it we'll purée them, but other than that, YUM. It was even great as cold leftovers for dinner the next day. Recipe: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/12/crock-pot-chicken-enchilada-soup.html?m=1
  4. Saturday: Spicy Black Bean Burgers w/Chipotle Mayo
    Verdict: OKAY so we meant to make these on Friday night but didn't read the recipe in advance, which calls for freezing the burgers before cooking them. So we made and froze them Friday night while ordering takeout, then, since we had a wedding Saturday night, made these for lunch. In terms of the taste...they're not quiteeeee a replacement for a real meat burger, but they're good! Recipe: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/06/spicy-black-bean-burgers-with-chipotle.html?m=1
  5. The plan itself.