Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014

Apologies for my absence – it’s been a while since I posted my Menu Plan Monday. The last couple of weeks of May were hectic and then I was in Spain for a week, but now I’m back in the swing of things and ready to get cooking again. This week we’ll be having some of our family favorites (fish tacos) and some seasonal repeats (fava bean pasta, grilled steak). And in case you missed it, check out my June Recipe ReDux post with a roundup of some of my favorite recipes made with edible flowers!

Menu plan monday

Week of June 23, 2014

Monday: Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa, Guacamole, and Spinach Salad with Jicama, Black Beans, and Lime Vinaigrette

Tuesday: Fusilli with Fava Beans, Asparagus, Ricotta & Mint

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Off Duty

Friday: Soy Marinated Steak with Grilled Grape Farro Salad and Grilled Garlicky Green Beans

What are you having for dinner this week?

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Linking up at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday.

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  1. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the plan for Thursday. I mean, Friday! The farro salad looks like a good option for backyard barbecues in hot weather. I cut down on the steamy-kitchen factor in the summer by buying pre-cooked farro. Appreciate the great meal ideas!

    1. Thanks Shelley! Haha..I think Thursday sounds good too, lol! Hopefully the sun will be shining so I can do my outdoor grilling Friday. Good idea about the pre-cooked farro! Will have to look for that.

  2. I am a fish taco lover so those sound incredible. My week is random because I am going out of town Thursday so just trying to clean out the fridge now – lots of stir-fries, wraps, and salads.
    I must try your spinach salad recipe!!

    1. We love fish tacos in my house, especially my 2 1/2 year old twin girls! Hope you’re going someplace fun! Have a great week!

  3. Love those ideas! I think my meal plan will look something like the below plan, since I’m flying solo this week at home 🙂

    Yesterday – trail mix, apple, and sandwich (I was traveling)
    Tonight – chicken breast with tomato sauce and veggies
    Wednesday – home cooked meal with a friend (maybe beet burgers!)
    Thursday – salad before a work event where there will be appetizers
    Friday – baked tofu teriyaki bowls

    I like to plan to have leftovers for lunches, but since this week is busy, I pulled out some extra veggie enchiladas that I had in the freezer to defrost! Easy peasy!

  4. I love your fusilli recipe, though I must admit that I’d probably take the lazy mom’s route and use shelled edamame vs. fava beans. But you’re now up on a pedestal for shelling the beans! I have a hard time menu planning in the summer since we’re in a million directions, but this week I made an awesome pasta dish with penne, sauteed spinach, fresh mozzarella, basil, and pasta sauce. Easy as pie 🙂

    1. Thanks Liz! We actually ended up making it tonight since we had fish taco leftovers. My girls devoured it. Can’t wait to dig in myself! Funny you mentioned the edamame – as I was shelling the taking off the second layer of fava shell (after blanching), I was thinking it would be easy to use edamame in it’s place when favas are out of season!