meal plan . . . Curtis Stone

Screen shot 2013-10-19 at 8.53.06 PM Curtis Stone is this week's chef.  I chose him because I really wanted to make Korean tacos and his recipe was the first recipe to pop up when I googled 'Korean tacos.'

m o n d a y :  KOREAN TACOS, FRUIT AND CHIPS

t u e s d a y :  BLACK BEAN CHILI, CRACKERS & YUMMY CHEESE

w e d n e s d a y :  DATE NIGHT, pizza, fruit and veggies

t h u r s d a y :  CHICKEN CACCIATORE & green salad

f r i d a y :  BBQ CHICKEN QUESADILLAS

s a t u r d a y :  CHEDDAR POTATO FRITTATA & BRUSSEL SPROUTS

s u n d a y :  TBD

MONDAY

Here is the link for Korean's tacos.  These look delicious!  http://www.today.com/id/52791481/ns/today-today_food/#.UmNMvyjrOw4  I am going to cheat a little bit with these tacos.  I have some leftover frozen teriyaki chicken that I need to use up, so I am going to defrost that for the meat.  I also am going to cook a huge batch of black beans in the crock pot all day long and I am going to add those to the tacos.  Then I am going to use the black beans for tomorrow nights chili!  I am serving dinner with a little sliced up pineapple and some tortilla chips.  

Here is a great and easy black bean crock pot recipe.

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TUESDAY

Curtiss' Chili looks like it might be a lot of work, but it looks really good.  Have you ever had chili with fennel in it?  Me neither . . . should be interesting!  I am going to serve the chili with yummy cheese and crackers.  And again, I am going to cheat here.  I cooked the black beans last night so I could use a cup or so with the tacos.  So I am going to skip the 1 1/2 hours of cooking the beans in this recipe since I already have it done!  Woo hoo!  Also, I am going to freeze any leftover chili and use it for baked potato topping with melted cheese on top in the future.

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Here is the link to his chili . . . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/curtis-stone/curtis-stones-turkey-chili_b_1068166.html

WEDNESDAY

Date night!  Pizza for the kids and some fruit and veggies too!

THURSDAY

Tonight is Chef Stone's Chicken Cacciatore.  I haven't ever made this before, but I am excited!  I am going to serve it with a green salad.

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Here is the link . . . http://www.curtisstone.com/Recipes/Mains/Chicken-Cacciatore.aspx

FRIDAY

This looks too easy . . . BBQ Chicken Quesadillas.  I don't think we need a recipe here, but I will pass it along anyway.  I am serving this with green peas and I will probably use up the fruit from the week and make a little fruit salad.  And if you want to cheat here you can buy the pre-made rotisserie chicken at your local grocery store!

http://www.curtisstone.com/Recipes/Mains/Barbeque-Chicken-Quesadillas.aspx

SATURDAY

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This looks great.  And it is screaming to be served with asparagus, but I am going to keep plugging along with Curtis and serve it with his brussel sprouts  Here are the links.

http://www.curtisstone.com/Recipes/Mains/Cheddar-Potato-Frittata.aspx

http://www.curtisstone.com/Recipes/Mains/Brown-Butter,-Thyme-and-Honey-Caramelized-Brussels.aspx

SUNDAY

I am not sure what I am going to make.  Curtis doesn't really have anything else that looks appetizing to me (at least right now).  So I am either going to whip something up from what is leftover in the fridge or round up the crew and head out.  Have a great week everyone!  XO  And please feel free to send me your favorite chef or cookbook.  I will use it!  Thank you.