Meal Plan Monday: A Short Week

Meal Plan Monday

Good morning, Meal Plan Monday friends!  Okay, so it’s evening, and I’m a bit late in posting.  The good news:  this is a short week, meal plan-wise.  On Friday, my parents, Muffin, and I are heading to my sister’s for birthday celebrations.  (Josh has to work.)

But, here’s how things are going to shape up:

Saturday:  hot dogs at the campfire

Sunday:  pizza

Monday:  grilled chicken (recipe below), grilled can corn in a pouch (Josh is a genius!), grilled buttered hamburger buns, and veg and dip

Tuesday:  Josh choice (spaghetti?)

Wednesday:  baked potato bar

Thursday:  leftovers of some kind, if you please (or snacky)

Friday:  on the road (Josh fends for himself)

Saturday:  at Deb’s (Josh fends for himself)

Sunday:  something easy for Muffin and me (Josh works late)

So…that’s it for this week.  Next week, the name of the game is convenience as we enter Homecoming week (and no time to prep this weekend).

Tonight’s chicken recipe was kinda awesome!  I found it on Pinterest and adapted it from a recipe for chicken wings.  It’s on this blog.  I thought the chicken sauce would make a great grill glaze; I simply upped the amount of olive oil by a quarter cup or so.

Grilled Brown Sugar Chicken Breasts

Adapted from the blog linked above

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon light brown sugar

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

salt and pepper, to taste

3 large chicken breasts

Whisk together all but the final ingredient.  Grill over high heat or hot coals on both sides until grill marks appear.  After turning the chicken once, baste the chicken with the sauce.  Continue basting after each turn so that each side is basted at least two times.  The chicken is done to perfection when it resembles the breast above and has clear juices.

I think this would also be fab-oooo sliced thinly on the bias and served as the main protein in a spring mix salad.  With some of the grilled corn kernels.

Drool.

What are you planning for this week?

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