I started this list a couple days ago, but figured I might as well post the days we’ve already had as well. After just sorta playing it by ear for the last week, I have to say I find having a meal plan kind of nice. You don’t have to worry about what you’re going to throw together and have everything there when you need it. I had to run out for celery today and chose to go to the market here in town since I can go by foot. I paid €1.99 for beautiful celery which was very full and green. I guess that just further confirms that we need to be growing our own stuff. Only about half of what they sell in the market is grown in Germany…and unfortunately a much smaller portion of that here locally. And the prices are definitely not cheap even if the stuff does generally taste like it’s supposed to.

But on to the meal plan…it’s a bit chicken heavy but there are many ways to cook it and it’s healthy so oh well. It just sorta happened that way this time around. Visit follow up posts on each recipe in the coming weeks after we’ve tried them out. Many of these recipes come from Southern Living’s 30 Years of Our Best Recipes cookbook so I have to type them out…but will hopefully follow up and link to them again from here!

  • Friday (July 18) – Garlic Herb Pasta (on this blog with my notes)
  • Saturday (July 19) – Eating dinner at a friend’s house
  • Sunday (July 20) – Indian Chicken Curry (This one will get no separate post because it turned out terrible – we’ll try another recipe next time.)
  • Monday (July 21) – Frozen pizza since Stefan is away
  • Tuesday (July 22) – Chicken Pot Pie
  • Wednesday (July 23) – Leftover pot pie while Stefan is out (but I’ll be making meatloaf with the celery I bought for the above dish since I don’t want it going to waste)
  • Thursday (July 24) – Sweet & Sour Pork (or Chicken)
  • Friday (July 25) – Dinner at a wedding party
  • Saturday (July 26)
    Lunch: Gourmet BLT’s with cheddar slices (will post recipe when I find it again)
    Dinner: Chicken Divan
  • Sunday (July 27) – Pasta Provencale
  • Monday (July 28) – Chicken Fried Steak with mashed potatoes & fried okra
  • Tuesday (July 29) – Shrimp Fra Diavolo
  • Wednesday (July 30) – Herbed Chicken Parmesan
  • Thursday (July 31) – Sweet, Stick & Spicy Chicken
  • Friday (Aug 1) – Stromboli
  • Saturday (Aug 2) LANTERN FEST!- Steaks on the grill, salad & fries
  • Sunday (Aug 3) – Garlic Shrimp with French bread