Weeknight Meal Plan #2

This week I wanted to make Rick Martinez’ Tacos Nortenos as soon as possible. Monday done.

Then, I bounced around my stand-bys but the menu didn’t seem right.

Sometimes when I’m putting together my weeknight meal plan, I take a look at what is in season in this handy little chart wheel I found: https://squaremeals.org/FandNResources/TexasFarmFresh/SeasonalityWheel.aspx

Corn is in season! So I go back to my recipes and look for corn, boom, Ajiaco from Kenji Lopez-Alt.

Okay, so now I have two days left to fill. Both of those recipes I notice have some ingredients that I might not use all of in the week and I can’t have food going bad. Off to finding more recipes that include these ingredients and only one or two more things.

And I come across Steak Chimichurri. I’ll already have cilantro and parsley, onions, vinegar, garlic, etc. I’ll just have to keep my eyes peeled for a good, cheap steak.

I’ve got one night saved for leftovers or dining out, so I’m all set this week.

Meal Plan for August 9th, 20201
Meal Plan for August 9th, 20201

I’ve made the ajiaco recipe multiple times and absolutely love it. Reminds me of the first time I made Caldo Verde from Foodwishes or Charro Beans from Rick Bayless, I made them once a week until I ruined them for myself.

I’m really excited for the tacos, which is why I couldn’t wait to make them later in the week.

All done. 👋

All done. 👋