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Meal Plan Monday: October 6

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Every Sunday, Dan and I make a meal list. I don't know about you, but if I don't have a list of dinners to choose from, I'm likely to order a pizza. 

I should also warn you that I'm terrible about following recipe directions, but I can at least describe an approximation of what I cooked. I'd also love to hear suggestions! 

This is our meal plan for the week! 

1. Curried Split Pea Soup

This is a delicious and freezable soup. I made it last week, and vaguely based it off of Alton Brown's Curried Split Pea Soup. In addition to his ingredients, I added red potatoes, cumin, and turmeric. If you're interested in making this, make sure to use yellow split peas; your whole soup will be a beautiful golden color!

3. Gumbo 

We made a huge batch of gumbo over the weekend, and it was maybe the best gumbo Dan and I have ever made!  

4. Eggplant Chicken Chili


5. Butternut Squash Chili

Okay so clearly I've been on a chili kick; that's just what happens when the weather turns to fall. I'd originally planned on making a vegetarian chili with eggplant, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, black beans, and kidney beans, but I realized that it wasn't all going to fit in my stew pot. I divided my ingredients into two chilis, adding chicken to one and ground beef to the other. 

6. Lemon Sesame Chicken

When Dan and I moved back in together over the summer, we decided to expand our cooking skills. I decided that I wanted to explore Asian cuisine, and Dan wanted to explore Mexican cuisine. This week, I'm going to try a recipe from 

7. Ravioli in Oil and Garlic Sauce 

This, like frozen pizza, is one of our go-to easy dinners. It's so delicious! 

Make sure to check out Meal Plan Monday for more ideas! 

What are you cooking this week? Any ideas for me to try?