In this weeks menu plan I continue to try to use up the food from the freezer.
Monday: Hamburger Curry & Rice
I had to brown up a large family size package of ground meat from the semi defrosted freezer last week. Part of it made it into the lasagna, but the rest was frozen in two 2 cup portions. I’ll use one of those, along with some garden greens (most likely radish tops & spinach) and leftover bits and bobs in the freezer to make a nice curry dinner.
Tuesday: Lasagna and Salad
I made a huge lasagna last week-and still have half a pan left. This will be a quick and cool meal for dinner. I’ll just pick the salad fixings out of the garden (and add in a store bought tomato) then call it good.
Wednesday: Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Macaroni salad, Marinated Veggies, and Toasted Marshmallows.
Hurrah for the last day of school! I wanted to make it a bit special by doing a family backyard BBQ for the kiddos. The marinated veggies are made from a big bag of frozen veggies that semi defrosted as well.
Thursday: Ham, Potato Au Gratin and Frozen Veggies
The ham and veggies are from the same freezer debacle (it’s getting pretty empty in there! woohoo!). The potato au gratin is just because it’s yummy & I haven’t made it in forever.
Nach. The Pizza Hut Crust Clone of course.
Saturday: Graduation Parites
Trust me-we are hitting about 3 Graduation Parties from several different highschools Saturday afternoon. After all that snacking we won’t need a dinner. If anyone is starving when we get home they can have a sandwich.
Sunday: Cola Wings, Sauteed Greens & Rice
I have one last bag of chicken wings in the freezer-left over from overbuying for last fall’s camping trip I might add, that I will make the crockpot Cola Wings from. The greens are going wild in the garden, so I’ll be able to make a nice saute with some varied greens (radish, collard, cabbage) and throw in some spring onion, green garlic and a few snow peas. Tastes like spring to me!
Why do I plan a menu each week? As a frugal gal, menu planning is one of the big ways I make sure that I stick to my budget and use all my food resources effectively! Read all about my reasoning at “Why Should I Plan A Weekly Menu“.