March Week 5 Meal Plan : The New Normal.

With my partner and I both working from home, I noticed some big and small changes in our routines (And martinis consumption). We are now meeting up to eat lunch at the kitchen counter so we can get a break from the dining room table that also serves as office. I am still meal planning on Sundays but have also taken more time to try out new recipes during the evening. Here is what we are planning on eating this week.

LUNCHES

Option A

Carrot Meatballs, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Rice

Carrots and leeks keep the meatballs moist and flavorful so I did not see a need for a sauce but I think these could also be delicious serve in marinara sauce. Link to recipe: https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/recipes/7271-mini-carrot-meatballs

Option B

Cold Soba Noodles Salad

I have made this in the past and gave the sauce a couple adjustments. You can also change up the veggies but the green theme matched my need to maintain an optimistic outlook this week. Link to recipe: https://pinchofyum.com/15-minute-meal-prep-sesame-noodle-bowls

DINNERS

There was a mix up in my Instacart order this week so I am now sitting on 2 lbs of ground bison. I never cooked bison before so I thought it was the best time to start!

Option A

Texas Chili

This is bold and full of flavor. I really love the addition of coffee and cocoa powder. Link to recipe: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016036-texas-chili

Option B

Middle Eastern Bison Meatballs with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce

Lots of spices and freshness in this recipe. It worked beautifully with the bison but could see these meatballs made with beef as well. Link to recipe: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/middle-eastern-bison-meatballs-with-cilantro-yogurt-sauce-241339

ON THE BAKING RACK

Pizza Dough

More down time allows for more baking. I thought I would get started on mastering the art of pizza dough. This is from Roberta’s in Brooklyn and I must say that after two tries I am a master a it. Link to recipe: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1016230-robertas-pizza-dough

IF YOU LIKE THIS MEAL PLAN YOU MIGHT ALSO CONSIDER


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s