It's our second week of eating frugally from our freezer and pantry!
I'm happy to report that we did pretty well with last week's menu. I ended up eating out for lunch more often than I would have liked, but that was mostly due to cooking things that didn't leave leftovers for whatever reason. Sunday and Monday we ate as planned, and Tuesday I had some "freezer pleaser" black beans with sausage and brown rice. Hubby was traveling a couple of days last week, so I made a burger as planned for Wednesday, and then made a yummy fish entree for myself Thurs and Friday (it, too came from the freezer). It was a new type of fish for me and I will post that recipe here tomorrow!
Meanwhile, on to this week. To recap, the goal around our house for at least three more weeks is to eat the best possible meals we can create from food that is already in the house (read: has been languishing, unloved, in our freezer or pantry for too long!). There will, obviously, be a few repeats along the way (such as burgers, since we have several in the freezer). But I also want to be as creative as possible, because I usually find that we have the ingredients to make a lot more than I think we do.
So here's this week's plan!
Sunday: Asian Pork Tenderloin, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Broccoli
Monday: Whitefish Parmesan, Rosemary Oven Fries, Sauteed Green Beans with Tomatoes
Tuesday: Michelle's Tortilla Stacker, Broccoli
Wednesday: Burgers, Baked Beans, Wilted Spinach
Thursday: Halibut in Artichoke Broth (we did not use this one last week), Baby Limas
Friday: Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Lemony Chard, Herbed Noodles
Saturday: Leftover cleanup!
Hope you enjoy your week! For more menu planning inspiration, head on over to OrgJunkie and check out this week's menus!
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