Welcome to a quick, down and dirty meal plan week here at the Frugal Upstate Village Homestead. Not only do I have a bunch of plants to get into the ground this week–but I was rather unexpectedly offered a full sponsorship to a blogging conference at the end of this week (Thurs through Sun) which has thrown my whole schedule into a tailspin. Now I’ve got to make some recipes for blog posts, get those onions, rhubarb, raspberries and asparagus into the ground, do my writing ahead and make sure not only I’ve got clothing to wear that will fit but that the hubs and kiddos have things taken care of while I”m gone–all before I fly out Thursday morning. No stress or anything.
1. We still have dance, scouts, pool, etc. I also brilliantly scheduled a doctors appt for both kids later this afternoon–so I’ll be gone right up until supper. Then I’m gone from Thursday through Sunday–so basically I’m letting Yankee Bill figure out what the heck he wants to do for dinner those days.
2. I’m feeling a little frantic schedule wise–so we are talking UBER SIMPLE this week. I don’t want to have to think about cooking–just to get things done.
3. Usually my goal is to have one venison meal, one fish meal, one pork meal, one bean meal, one meatless meal and one soup meal per week. I’ll be happy this week just to get folks fed. Seriously.
Taking all that into account here is my game plan:
Monday: Cabbage Rolls and Salad
Yankee Bill picked up some cabbage rolls that the Legion ladies had made as a fundraiser on Saturday. So it’s in the fridge and just has to be warmed up. Sounds good to me. I’ll add a salad.
Tuesday: Ridiculously Easy Crock Pot Roast, Green Beans and Tomatoes and Rice
I’ll toss the roast in the crockpot in the morning, mix the green beans and tomatoes together and put them in the fridge (to be popped in the oven 45 min before supper) and I’ll warm up the leftover rice from this weekend. Dinner. Easy.
Wednesday: Alfredo Chicken Pasta with Salad
Home canned chicken. Jarred store bought Alfredo. Pasta. Quick salad. Done.
Thursday — Sunday: Yankee Bill’s Choice
I’m going into town this afternoon, so I’ll pick up some frozen family style meals from ALDI for him to use. I long ago bowed to reality–he won’t cook when I’m gone and if I don’t leave him uber easy stuff he will just eat out with the kids every day.
Are you interested in learning more about menu planning? Check out my post “Why Plan a Weekly Menu” .