I’m going to have to rename this “Meal Plan Tuesday” at this rate! But I’m on it, better late than never. I know my week will go more smoothly now that I have a meal plan!
1. We have the final confirmation class, hubs pool night, doctors appointments, dinner and a show (Mama Mia for the whole family!) plus our anniversary this week. That’s lots of folks going in lots of directions. Tuesday and Wednesday nights we have to be able to eat and skedaddle pretty quickly, and Thursday and Friday nights I get a break from cooking.
2. In the fridge we have leftover rice, carrots, green onions, some cauliflower that’s starting to go, lettuce, broccoli eggs, milk and leftover spaghetti sauce. There are still some winter stored carrots in the garden, and some of the herbs (chives, lovage, garlic greens etc) are up and can be used.
3. I have a pinched nerve in my neck, which is making me rather grumpy. I am not in the mood to make anything multi-step or complicated this week.
4. While Monday and Tuesday are in the 70-80’s, the rest of the week is predicted to have highs in the 60’s. So I don’t have to avoid hot, filling dinners. (somehow a meaty casserole just doesn’t feel right when it’s 90 out!)
Taking all that into account here is my game plan:
Monday: Dijon Crumbed Salmon, Boiled Potatoes and Carrot, Cauliflower and Onion Saute
I thawed 5 salmon portions (I purchased them at ALDI, individually frozen) and coated them with a dijon/mayonnaise mixture, then piled some bread crumbs and herbs on top. It came out very tasty! The potatoes were boiled and tossed with butter & parsely, and the carrots, cauliflower (trimmed of the icky bits and cut small), and green onion were sauteed together in bacon drippings and seasoned with salt & pepper.
This is my fish meal for the week.
Tuesday: Chipped Beef & Rice with Roasted Broccoli
A jar of dried beef, some white sauce, a few spices, serve it over reheated white rice. Toss some broccoli with olive oil, salt & pepper and roast it. Quick and easy dinner.
This is my beef meal for the week.
Wednesday: Spaghetti with Venison Sausage Sauce and Green Salad
I’ll slice some of our venison sausage into “pennies” and brown them up before adding the leftover tomato sauce and some onion. My store bought greens and garden herbs will make a simple green salad to go alongside.
Thursday: Dinner out
We are attending a show and have planned dinner out.
Friday: Anniversary Dinner
Grandma gets to feed the kids, I don’t know what she will be feeding them. Yankee Bill and I will eat out.
Saturday: Porkchop Hobo Packets
Hobo packets are fun–you layer your ingredients in tinfoil and twist them up. These individual sized portions can then be cooked on the grill, in a camp (hobo) fire or in the oven. Open it up for an all in one meal. I’ll layer potato slices, onion, pork chops, BBQ sauce and maybe some carrots.
This is my pork meal for the week.
Sunday: Lentil Soup and Homemade Bread
Simple to toss in the slow cooker before church and then just let it cook all day until it’s time for supper. If we don’t have any of my homemade bread left I can always whip up some biscuits.
This is my meatless and my bean meal for the week.