Last Minute Meal Planning

When we travel on the weekend, meal planning gets complicated. We should have looked at meals and plans for the week ahead during our drive home, but after stopping for an amazing lunch (and dessert) in Richmond, Virginia, neither of us were really ready to think about more food.

Once we finally got home, we decided on a few quick meals and then we played divide and conquer. Nathan went grocery shopping while I stayed at home to wash our laundry from the weekend and get the refrigerator cleaned out. I also managed to find time to whip up a little batch of edamame hummus for snacks this week.

This was my first time making edamame hummus, so I turned to the internet to give me a little inspiration. It’s not bad, but not quite ready for a published recipe. I’m going to play around and make it a few more times to see if I can make one that just knocks my socks off.


Snacks this week! Edamame hummus with carrot sticks

Of course, we won’t be able to live off of edamame hummus, so here is what else we’ll be eating…

  • Tempeh and Broccolini Stir Fry – As usual we’ll add extra broccolini and some red bell pepper to make this even more tasty
  • Grilled Mahi Salad – At least this is what I think we’re going to do with the mahi Nathan bought at the grocery store. We originally planned for grilled shrimp salads again, but Nathan said the mahi looked great AND was on sale. You don’t want to pass that up!
  • Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Pasta – We love this one! The goat cheese makes it so creamy, but it is full of vegetable goodness as well.
  • Chicken with Italian Sweet-Sour Fennel – Another of our favorites. It’s just so good.

It should be a good week of eats! Make sure to check out what everyone else is eating through the menu planning linkup over at Mommy Run Fast!


3 thoughts on “Last Minute Meal Planning

  1. DianaDeGzz

    Working together is so great! if we travel and come back on sunday afternoon I have to have something in stock for dinner, since the stores are closed sundays here in germany.. I need to save your recipes and try some of them out!

    [Stopping over via the link up!]


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