What week IS it, anyway?! LOL!
The weeks just keep on flying by around here - faster with every Monday! And this one will come extra quickly, with Daylight Savings Time and "losing" an hour. Anyone else hate this? Can I get a show of hands of others who understand how it works, but still, like me, feel like they're losing an hour off their life every year? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! Why can't they just let things happen naturally?
On to the menu plan. I'm back to planning menus after a few weeks of winging it. We've both been trying to work out more in the evenings, and both have had to work late a bit recently, which hasn't left us a lot of time for cooking. But we'll be getting back to it this week, continuing with our "freezer and pantry meals." What began as a plan to use up some things and save a little $ has turned into quite the surprise - it's already March, and we've still got food in the pantry and freezer, LOL! I can't figure out how we keep going with this, because I really haven't bought much in the way of food (except produce) recently. I think we can probably make it two more weeks, anyway, before we have to restock a little. Which will be about the right timing. We've saved some by eating more repetitively (making Italian, Mexican and Asian type meals that are good for several dinners during a week). But, after a couple months of this I'm getting a little bored - and I miss cooking!!
So this week will feature a couple standby meals - things you've seen here before, but which work well for freezer and pantry cooking. Then I plan to make a few different things and maybe try some new ones that have caught my eye recently - we'll see how it goes!
Here's this week's list:
Sunday: Two new ones to try - Balsamic BBQ Grilled Chicken, Panfried Smashed Potatoes, and Garlic Butter Green Beans, with Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits for dessert
Monday: Make your own take-out - Chinese Pepper Steak, Brown Rice, Lemony Broccoli
Tuesday: (workout night) Sesame Pork Stir Fry, Brown Rice
Wednesday: Sausage, Bean, Tomato and Kale Ragout, Garlic Toast
Thursday: (workout night) Skillet Mushroom Chicken, Corn, Green Beans
Friday: Cheese Tortelloni with Marinara, Lemony Chard
Saturday: Friends coming over - menu to be determined!
For more menu ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday hosted by Orgjunkie!!
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