Sunday, March 07, 2010

Menu Plan (03/07) and Lil Daisies Menu Planning

I will share with you a bit about how I meal plan and then of course share with you what will be exciting our tastebuds this week. You can see here some of my meal planning forms ( I use these forms to help with inventory and grocery shopping).

And HERE you can find out how I normally meal plan with more meal planning forms. Besides this way, I always check to see what is in my freezer/pantry what items could be used in a meal that week. For example, I have Mahi Mahi fish in the freezer and will plan to use it to make Fish Tacos.

I have actually been working on a new plan that involves kids -- and we will be sharing it this week.

For this week's plan:
Darling Hubby will be out of town for part of the week on, the meals will be simple on those days. I decided to have a somewhat "Spring" meal on the grill on Monday -- I am hoping not to be too presumptious with the weather.

Grilled Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos (See Recipe below)
Fruit Salad

Green Chile Cheese Tamales
Refried Beans
Spanish Rice
Mexican Salad

Shrimp Gyoza
Sticky Rice
Egg Rolls

Orzo, Shrimp, and Peas
Crusty Bread

FRIDAY -- Family Night


1/2 lb. Mahi Mahi fillets (per person) cut into approximately 4 long strips (Tip: Costco has frozen wild Mahi Mahi fillets individually packaged. Each is about 1/2 lb.)
OR you can use 2 lb tilapia (or any firm white fish) cut in 1" strips

1. Heat grill and baste with olive oil spray (or similar)
2. Brush Mahi Mahi with marinade
3. When grill is hot, place Mahi Mahi on grill and turn after about 4 minutes. Brush on more marinade and cook another 5 minutes or so.

Grill Tortillas and Top with Fish and favorite garnishes
Here are our favorites:
Green Cabbage
Green Scallions
Fresh Mango Chunks
Chipotle Cream Sauce

1/4 cup canola oil
2 lime, juiced
1 jalapeno, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Pour into a bag w/ fish and marinade for 15-20 minutes.

Chipotle Cream Sauce
1/4 Cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (Kosher salt has the best flavor)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Juice from 1/2 a lemon
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 chipotle chilies in adobo, minced
1/2 lime Juiced
Dash of sugar

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I just wanted to let you know where I got my black eyed pea casserole recipe. It is super yummy.


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