What's Cooking This Week? Arancini, Fish en Papillote and Meatloaf Sandwiches

Photo by Ewan Munro
Mushroom risotto is transformed into crisp and delicate arancini.
I love cooking for my fiancé and planning meals for us, but cooking for two often proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my meal plan and grocery guide. This way, I can make the most of my ingredients and my leftovers.

Last week, leftover French Onion Soup made the dip for Roast Beef Sandwiches. This week, Italian Meatloaf is served alongside sweet potatoes and remade into a garlic-mayo-topped Stuffed Meatloaf Sandwich.

Here's the rest of the plan:

  • Fish en Papillote w/ Garlic Broccolini
  • Easy Mushroom Risotto
  • Italian Turkey Meatloaf w/ Baked Sweet Potato
  • Pancetta & Mushroom Stuffed Arancini
  • Meatloaf Sandwiches w/ Garlic & Herb Mayo

    Pantry Items

  • Oil (olive, extra virgin, canola, peanut)
  • White wine vinegar
  • Cooking spray
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Chicken stock/bouillon
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Parchment paper

    Grocery List based on servings for 2 w/ leftovers

  • 2 4-6 oz white fish filets (sole, flounder, halibut, other)
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 8oz ball fresh mozzarella
  • 1 8oz package diced pancetta
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 bunch Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 lemons
  • 8 oz mushrooms (cremini, oyster, chanterelle)
  • 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 package leafy greens
  • 1 package Arborio rice
  • 2 kaiser rolls
  • 1 bottle good quality dry white wine

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