Welcome to another cold & snowy week’s menu at Frugal Upstate!
1. I will be at Walmart Headquarters on Wednesday and Thursday. That means I have to consider how they will eat while I’m gone. I long ago bowed to reality and realized that Yankee Bill won’t cook while I’m gone. I’ll have something ready to go in the crockpot for Wednesday night’s dinner, then I’ll just accept the fact that he will take the kiddos out to eat on Thursday night (unless he can wrangle an invite from my dear MIL for supper)
2. There is leftover cooked trout in the fridge from last week. I think reheated fish is not exactly at it’s best, plus it gets “fishier” over time, so I better use that up and quick!
3. I’m still trying to fit a meatless meal, a fish meal and a venison meal into each week’s menu.
Taking all that into account here is my game plan:
Monday: Mock Alfredo with Trout over Pasta with Steamed Snow Peas.
One of my favorite ways to use up leftover fish is to toss it in a thick, creamy Alfredo sauce and then ladle it over pasta. Mmmm. I like my Mock Alfredo Sauce because it’s quick and easy. . . and I typically have the ingredients on hand. For a green vegetable I’ll use some more of the snow peas I flash froze last spring from the garden. This is my fish meal for the week.
Tuesday: Baked BBQ Chicken with Lentil Rice Pilaf and Carrots.
I’ve been meaning to use up the 2 or 3 partial bottles of BBQ sauce I seem to have accumulated in my fridge. Making some baked BBQ chicken with it (using the frozen chicken breasts I bought on sale) should do the trick. I still have leftover Lentil Rice Pilaf in the fridge-although if it gets eaten between now & then I’ll just make a pot of rice. The canned carrots are from our garden-remember, those ones I finally dug out & canned in early December because I’m insane.
Wednesday: All Day Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese with Steamed Frozen Mixed Veggies.
I’ll have this all ready to go in a crockpot liner in the fridge so that Yankee Bill just has to remember to put it in the crockpot before he leaves for work. Viola-almost an instant dinner for him. When he gets home he just has to throw a bag of frozen veggies in the microwave and serve it all up. This is the meatless meal for the week.
Thursday: Eating Out.
Yankee Bill will take the kids out for supper.
Made with the Pizza Hut Crust Clone.
Saturday: Venison and Gravy over Biscuits with a Green Salad.
This obviously is my Venison meal. I’ll just make up an envelope of brown gravy and add some of our home canned venison. Whip up some baking powder biscuits and a salad and you’ve got a quick meal for a busy Saturday.
Sunday: Split Pea Soup
This never got made last weekend-we wound up making plans to take Buddy out for a special lunch on our way to Princess’s Odyssey of the Mind competition-he rarely gets to do things alone with Mama & Papa. Then we were so full all afternoon that we just had canned soup for dinner.
Are you interested in learning more about menu planning? Check out my post “Why Plan a Weekly Menu” .
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