Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Menu of the Week Proposal

I'm excited about starting a new and exciting venture on my "El Cookbook" blog.  Every Saturday I will be posting a "Menu for the Week" where I will write down what I'll be cooking for my partner and I for dinner each night.  They will mostly consist of meals made from Monday through Friday, with optional "Weekend Specials".
Each of our meals will contribute to our healthy lifestyles with a focus on portion control.  Remember it's not "what you eat", but "how much you eat" - I'm a testament to this.  I lost 70 lbs just by changing my eating habits, using MyFitness Pal and regular exercise.  The first 50 lbs. were lost without a day in the gym.  I lost the remaining 20 when I started using the gym at work.  And I accomplished all of this in a span of 10-11 months.  You can too.

Here is an example of what my menu will consist of.

January 06 - 10

- Oven-Baked Turkey Cutlets w/Mushroom Gravy & Onions served w/Parslied Potatoes
- Stewed Cabbage Rolls served w/Fresh Pan-Fried Green Beans
- Pan-Fried Turkey Sausage Links served w/Pan-Roasted Corn on the Cob
- Oven-Baked Pork Chops served w/Country Gravy, Mashed Potatoes & Kernel Corn
- Chicken Fajita Tacos

Weekend Special
- Stuffed Bell Peppers made w/Extra Lean Ground Beef served w/Rice Pilaf
- Buffalo Chicken Strip Wraps
My goal is to take these meals and post each recipe on my blog so that if you want to make them you can too.  I will provide links to any site I may have used and/or share any of my original recipes.

Need help planning your next meal?  Check out this pretty cool What’s For Dinner Free Printable I found online.


  1. I just saw you on ABC 13 this morning. You have inspired me. I know what your doing is a lot of time and work , but it is appreciated, Thank you. Tina

  2. Saw you on ABC13 too! Awesome job. I use MyFitnessPal as well, and it really helps tracking the calories to make sure I do not overeat.

  3. Thank you so much folks! Comments are really appreciated! :-)

  4. I am so excited about trying the meals, thank you for doing all of the hard work for us.

  5. Saw you on ABC13 this morning. Very Inspiring!

  6. Thank you all for the comments. Look forward to sharing my recipes and meals very soon!

  7. Just seen you on ABC13 this morning; great recipes. Can you please post your Oven Baked Parmesan Chicken recipe. I looked so good and yummy; can't wait to try it. Keep up the great work - you have inspired me to loose the extra sexy weight that I gained..lol...

  8. Thank you LadyP. I will be making this for dinner tomorrow. Please feel free to ask me any questions.

  9. Was so happy to see you again on ABC13. After seeing you last fall, I found the Kraft site and made the Oven Baked Parm Chicken recipe. It was delicious! The kids loved it so much there were no leftovers for lunch. I've since been wondering what else you cook and now you have this wonderful blog. Thank you so much!!!

  10. Awww, thanks so much. I made that for dinner last night. It's become a staple in our household. Please feel free to try what you like. A lot of my recipes are authentic, so I'll be adding some from other sites as well.

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