Time to start the week out right with a meal plan!
1. Scouts for both kids and hubs playing pool on Wednesday, which means a hectic evening which calls for an easy meal.
2. Friday and Saturday some of my friends are having a yard sale at my house. I live in the village with all the excellent traffic. They live in the sticks. I actually don’t have anything to sell! Regardless, there will be people in and out and those days will be busy.
3. One of my friends is graduating from her Masters program this week and we will all be going to the shindig at her house on Saturday-so we’ll be eating BBQ & cake and I don’t have to cook.
4. As always my goal is to have one venison meal, one fish meal, one bean meal, one meatless meal and one soup meal per week.
Taking all that into account here is my game plan:
Monday: Beans, Rice and Cornbread
That pork butt roast I had scheduled for last Sunday? Yeah, turned out it was pork butt steaks! I changed the recipe I used a bit and charged on with it. There was one steak and a bunch of braising liquid left, so I decided to toss that, the leftover onions & carrots, and some soaked pinto beans into the crockpot for supper. I’ll make a pot of rice (beans & rice make a complete protien) to go with, just like that “School House Rock” video I remember from Saturday mornings as a kid:
Cornbread just goes so well with it, and I have some leftover that I made this weekend for coffee hour at church, so there you have it!
This is my bean meal for the week
Tuesday: Venison Parmigiana, Angel Hair Pasta and Salad
I haven’t made my venison parmigiana recipe in a while-so it will be a nice change! I’ll serve it (with extra sauce) over the angel hair pasta and put a salad on the side from the lettuce I bought at ALDI last week.
This is my venison meal for the week.
Wednesday: Frittata with a Green Salad
The kids actually aren’t that fond of eggs. Yankee Bill and I like them so no idea what happened there. A frittata is inexpensive, easy and quick-so we’ll try to see if I can get the kids to love it.
This is my meatless meal for the week.
Thursday: Potato Sausage Soup
Last week I defrosted a pound of Italian sausage (from my awesome organic 1/2 pig) and mixed half pound of it with beef for burgers. That leaves me with a 1/2 pound defrosted in the fridge. I’ll brown it up and make the P0tato Sausage Soup in my crockpot. I know it’s getting to be spring, and that a potato soup seems to be a wintery dish, but it’s supposed to be cold and rainy on Thursday so that will work.
This is my soup meal for the week
Friday: Pizza Hut Crust Clone Pizza
It’s Friday, so we HAVE to have my Pizza Hut Crust Clone Pizza!
Saturday: Graduation Party
So I don’t have to cook!
Sunday: Baked Trout with Wheat/Rice Pilaf, Grilled Leeks and Green Beans
I found a REALLY big trout that my brother in law gave me in the freezer-so we will just do a simple baking of that. I’m going to try making rice pilaf but mixing it 1/2 wheat berries and 1/2 rice–wish me luck! I also have just a few leeks that I overwintered in the garden left. I’m worried that they are going to go to flower, so I better use them now. I read something recently about someone grilling leeks and it just sounded good-so why not. The green beans will be canned from last years garden.
This is my fish meal for the week.
Are you interested in learning more about menu planning? Check out my post “Why Plan a Weekly Menu” .