What’s for Dinner: Week of July 27, 2014

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | nutrition

Jul 27

Happy Sunday!  It’s the start of a new week, and time to get back to meal planning.  It’s been a really long time since I’ve been able to do this…but it’s so necessary now since I’m consumed by half marathon training and PE exam studying and don’t have the time to think on-the-spot about what to cook each night.  As usual, I’m linking up with Jill Conyers and Mommy Run Fast for What’s for Dinner!


Dinners in Jamaica

I am still riding the high of my Jamaica vacation.  I thought I would share some of the meals I’ve had from the A La Carte restaurants at the all-inclusive resort.

Gourmet Restaurant

Honestly, the food was disappointing here, and it was our first dinner at the resort.  I had the sea bass and it was devoid of flavor…sigh!  The wine selections were also lackluster, and it was clear that the servers knew nothing about wine.

Fried brie cheese appetizer

Surf and Turf

This place was a lot better.  I had the scallops au gratin, filet mignon, grilled asparagus and green salad, and apple custard dessert.  The filet mignon was cooked to a perfect medium-rare.

Enjoying dessert!

Italian Restaurant

This place was pretty good but our dinner was scheduled late and we were starving!  The portion sizes were a bit small and we just wish we could have had more!

Beef Carpaccio

Veal-stuffed pasta…delish!

Japanese Restaurant

This was probably my favorite dinner of our trip!  The atmosphere was fantastic with the hibachi style presentation!  Too bad we couldn’t get a table with the perfect view, but our food was excellent.  Again, wish we would have had more!  I got the chicken and lobster teppanyaki, saigon roll, salmon and ginger teriyaki skewers, and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

Chicken and lobster teppanyaki!

Jennifer’s almond chicken

Mexican Restaurant

Our last night, we decided to go to an a la carte at one of the sister resorts.  I had heard that people enjoyed the Mexican so we went there.  The food was pretty good, but the drinks were the BEST!  I had one of the best mojitos of my life!

Jennifer’s taco entree

My red snapper

Dinners for the Week:

Bret and I have been struggling with the meal planning.  We have very different approaches:  I like to have our meals planned completely for each day, he needs flexibility and freedom to cook in the moment.  So we’re going to try something new.  We’ll agree to our designated days for cooking, but I’m going to continue to plan my meals in advance while Bret decides in his own time.

Sunday 7/27:  Pork Chops with vegetable fried rice and carrots.

Monday 7/28:  Bret’s night.

Tuesday 7/29: Chicken Ropa Vieja (one of my favorites) and brown rice.

Wednesday 7/30:  Bret’s night.

Thursday 7/31:  Out to eat for kickball night.

Friday 8/1:  Cheesy Buffalo Meatloaf Muffins and side salad.

Saturday 8/2:  Most likely out to eat.


Have you had to readjust your meal planning?  What are you cooking this week?

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