Well after a summer of mealtime chaos, I’m ready to take a deep breath and get back to my more organized menu planning ways. I am also recommitting to my goal of cooking one meatless meal and one fish meal a week.
Here we go!
Monday: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon & Toast
Hubs wasn’t around for dinner so I did the super quick and easy thing with the kiddos. This was my meatless meal for the week.
Tuesday: Venison Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits & Green Beans
I still have a ton of venison in the freezer and hunting season is almost upon us! You will be seeing a lot of venison meals on my menu plans. The mashed potatoes are instant, but the green beans will be fresh from the garden.
Wednesday: Spaghetti, Garlic Bread & Salad.
The leftover Meatloaf will get chunked up and thrown in a jar of store bought sauce (since all my tomatoes were laid low by the blight I couldn’t can my own sauce. Boo.). There are some rolls left over from brunch this Sunday that I’ll turn into garlic bread, and the salad is a mix of items from the garden & store bought.
Thursday: Crockpot Goulash over Noodles
Thursdays are soccer nights this fall. Believe it or not, both kids-although on different teams-have practice on the same field at the same time. How did I ever get that lucky? Since we will be getting home late for dinner those nights, I’ll be relying heavily on my crockpot to help me out. In this case I’ll get the Goulash all ready to go on Wednesday so all I have to do is toss the crockpot liner in to the crockpot on Thursday morning. Hopefully it will all be cooked & yummy by the time we get home. It can be served either stew style with the leftover biscuits from Tuesday night, or over the leftover noodles from Wednesday night. Easy Peasy!
I’ll probably use froze or even (gasp) order out since I have an all day meeting and won’t be around to make the dough.
Saturday: Roasted Chicken with Roasted Vegetables and Cream of Lovage Soup
It’s been a while since I’ve roasted a whole chicken. Somehow it just doesn’t sound as appealing in the summer. I’m looking forward to having leftover chicken for next weeks menu (chicken jambalaya sounds good!) and making soup stock from the bones.
The cream of Lovage soup is a new recipe for me. My lovage plant is still going strong outside (even having been hacked down several times) and this looked like a good recipe to use some up. If it turns out well I’ll post it soon.
Sunday: Seafood Enchilada, Spanish Rice & Salad
These are rich & yummy enchiladas. I’ve made them with the fake crabmeat before-but I could also sub in Tuna in a pinch. While they count as my seafood for the week-they are not exactly a diet food-more of a gooey cheesey food. Mmmm. When you have that kind of calories in the main dish you just have to pair it with something light like salad.
And there you have the plan for the week! What do you have on the menu?
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