So this meal planning thing is going pretty good. (For what? All of ONE WEEK? Ha!)
I don't necessarily cook everything I plan to cook. But it's good to know that the options are there and already thought out.
Last week we had the pizza (that was an easy one!). And I served the stuffed peppers with the leftover barbecue ribs to make thema bit more palatable for the guys. As it turns out they both liked the peppers, but agreed that next time I should omit the italian seasoning in the tomato sauce and add more cheese. Okie dokie! I can do that! (And honestly, I can't say when I'll make stuffed peppers again...I get a hankering for them about once a year...so...)
Tuesday I decided to go to bible study at the last minute so everyone fended for themselves...cereal, sandwiches, whatever they could find.
Thursday Chris was gone for the evening, as was Ian, so we all just sort of did our own thing that night, too.
Then last night we went out to eat to celebrate some family birthdays. That was easy!
So...out of five meal ideas on the table for last week (Get it? See what I did there?) I used two of them.
That means that a few of them will go on this week's menu, making planning all the easier!
One thing that needs to happen, no matter what, is that I need to do our menu planning based on what I already have in the freezer. Our freezer is jam packed with food. Packed. Like, almost no room for anything else. I tend to stock up when meat is on sale. Couple that with not cooking and you get one full freezer. I keep adding to it without taking away. So...the next few weeks our meals will revolve around meats I already have. No biggie...
What's on this week's menu, you ask?
BLT's - either with salad, or frozen fries
Kielbasa and fried potatoes with salad
Greek marinated chicken thighs with couscous and salad
French toast with fresh fruit
Quesadillas, rice and black beans with cumin and lime
Nothing fancy...but we're not gonna starve!