As of this week, I feel like my meal planning game is back. It helps that we stocked up on groceries while I already had a few menu items in my head.
What we've enjoyed this week:
Monday - Pulled pork straight from the crock pot w/ a little BBQ sauce on whole wheat bread & a side of broccoli
Pork shoulder was cooked on low in the crock pot for about 9 hours with a dry rub (salt, pepper, cayenne, cumin, paprika, brown sugar) and 1 cup water and 1/4 cup balsamic. After tossing the fatty meat, add BBQ sauce to the good stuff until it tastes just right.
Tuesday - Leftover pulled pork flat out wrap pizzas
Flat out wraps make some great, light pizzas when you want the taste of pizza, but don't have the time or don't want to have all that crust.
Wednesday - Annie's pasta with roasted broccoli, sweet potato and frozen peas mixed in
Thursday - Pre made and cooked (Wed night) lasagna
Looking back on it, this week has been pretty meat and cheesy, but I figure it will all balance out. Some weeks we'll eat pretty boring and healthy meals and others might be a little more deluxe and heavy. Luckily, I think we're doing pretty well on the sweat side so there's not much to worry about.
A note on pizza: Over the past few years as we've made more of our own pizzas than we've purchased, I realize I like less and less cheese to give other toppings their chance to flavor pop in my mouth. Goat cheese is also a nice alternative because it has a strong taste, but you don't need to use a ton of it.
From here, I'd like to branch out beyond the recipes I have in my head and really utilize my cookbooks more. Always easier said than done...