Homemade Ratatouille looks messy but tastes delicious!
I like to eat, but I find that cooking can be a chore. It is an especially hard chore right now because we are sharing a car, which makes getting ingredients a hassle on our gridlocked street at dinner time. (We will probably not buy a new car anytime soon. We like all the money we are saving and our small carbon footprint.) Meal planning cuts down on multiple grocery trips per week and also makes budgeting easier. I have found the extra work meal planning a little annoying, which is why I am sharing my meal plans with you. Now you don’t have to do all the work!
(Quick caveat: we eat a lot of chicken because I drink bone broth everyday for my modified GAPS diet.)
Here is my week’s meal plan:
Monday: Chef Salad (Hardboiled eggs, bacon, the works! Okay, okay, I admit that I skip the cheese.)
Tuesday: Tacos and Salsa Rice (Molly’s World Famous Salsa Rice Recipe: dump salsa in rice.)
Wednesday: Turkey Burgers and Baked Fries (Add jalapenos and jalapeno juice to the burgers. It is delicious.)
Thursday: Roasted Chicken and Ratatouille
Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Chicken Soup
Sunday: Roasted Chicken and Eggplant with Marinara
Here is the recipe I use for the roasted ratatouille. It is from Martha Stewart Living magazine. I find that this magazine’s recipes always have one thing wrong in all of the recipes. My hypothesis is that the editors do this on purpose so that we will never attain the level of hostessness of ol’ Martha herself. What do you think?
Cook the zucchini first instead of the eggplant. If you cook the eggplant first, it will get soggy.
Anyway, I hope this helps all of you meal planners out there. Happy Sunday!