Brunch - Egg salad sandwich
Tea - Peanut butter - no jelly - sandwich
Brunch - Pancakes with lentil curry
Dinner provided by friend S: Piece of rotisserie chicken, piece of a favorite type of bread eaten with onion sambol and ground coconut sambol, savory fried lentil flour snacks (murukku), and cream buns for dessert!
The rest of the favorite bread, with lentil curry and beef curry (what I thought was chicken curry turned out to be beef curry! It would help if I label the different packages I freeze!), tangerine for dessert
Brunch - Leftover pancakes (
Tea: Egg salad sandwich
Paratha (Indian flat bread) and beef curry; tangerine.
Brunch - Milk rice with caramelized spicy onions (seeni sambol)
Brunch - Probably leftover milk rice as I usually make enough for two meals
Late Night Snack - Paratha with seeni sambol!
Late Night Snack - Paratha with seeni sambol!
Well, that didn't work out quite as planned, did it? LOL!
But, is that going to prevent me from trying to make a meal plan for this week? Of course, not! With grocery shopping at an almost complete stop (although, I am considering ordering some to be delivered) and prices going up, I want to make sure that I make the best possible use of the food I do have on hand and not waste anything.
So, here's the plan for this week:
Brunch: Spicy garbanzo beans (from the freezer); fresh lemonade
Dinner: Rice, leftover lentil curry, leftover sausage and bell peppers
Brunch: Pancakes, with leftover ground coconut sambol and any leftover lentil curry
Dinner: Rice, with fish curry, sauteed cabbage, tomato chutney, pappadum (fried lentil wafers)
Brunch: French toast
Dinner: Rice with leftover fish curry and cabbage, etc.
Brunch: Indian style cream of wheat
Dinner: Fried rice (if there is any leftover rice); if not, scrambled egg on toast, perhaps
Brunch: Leftover cream of wheat, if any; if not, toast and peanut butter
Dinner: Coconut flat bread or paratha with fish curry
Brunch: Waffles with stewed apples (if I feel ambitious); leftover coconut flat bread or paratha (if I don't)
Dinner: Chicken pot pie or tomato soup
Brunch: Milk rice with leftover fish curry or onion sambol
Dinner: Leftover chicken pot pie or tomato soup
I haven't listed snacks and desserts, but, I have fresh fruits, carrots to make carrot sticks, cereal, granola bars, crackers, popcorn, cake mixes, apple pie filling, flavored gelatin, a banana bread in the freezer, etc., for snacks and desserts.
What do you think? Do you think I'll make it through this week with minimal menu plan changes? Do you meal plan for the week?
Love, love, LOVE me some garbanzo bean!ReplyDelete
You'll have to make yourself some, soon! :DDelete
That's interesting that you plan your meals. I eat so much of the same thing each day. Nuts, fruit, salad, and vegetables. I vary it with chicken, meat and casseroles. You eat more carbs than I do. Desserts are my favorite! I bought some sorbet at Costco today. (that I can't wait to try.)ReplyDelete
I've tried to meal plan, but, often end up cooking one or two things which I eat all week! These days, I am trying to be better about eating everything I cook (or freezing it) so that nothing goes to waste. Yes, I probably eat too many carbs! Which is why I weigh what I do, which is too much! I did try to eat low carb at one time and it worked out well enough, but, I found it hard to maintain it! I love desserts, but, I am trying to avoid them!Delete
Much like yourself, although I work out a menu for the week I'm finding it quite difficult sticking to an exact meal plan at the moment.ReplyDelete
It's great how you are able to utilise what you have and adapt to suit your needs. X
One of the reasons why I am trying to meal plan is to make sure I make the best use of what I have. I don't want to leave a little bit of something languishing in the corner of the fridge until it becomes a science experiment or a health hazard! :)Delete
No, I think you're going to be making lots of changes 😂ReplyDelete
I'm attempting a meal plan again but doubt I will stick to it either! It does remind me of things I need to use up and helps when I draw up the shopping list, but that's about it!
Ha, ha, Eileen, I think you are going to be right! Especially since I put in a big grocery stock up order, last night! We shall see!Delete
I think it's smart that you are being careful to plan your use of the foods you have especially during this time.ReplyDelete
You always seem really good at staying on top of eating what you have made and not making another main meal before you've finished with the older food.
I am like you and don't mind eating leftovers or remaking them a bit to change it up.
It will be interesting to see how your week goes as far as your plan.
Thank you, Debra. I gave in, yesterday, and ordered a bunch of groceries for curb-side pick up, today! If everything I ordered will be available, I'll be well stocked. I am not sure how that might change my meal plan, but, I did order some salad ingredients, so lunches might change around a bit. :)Delete
That's exciting. I can't wait to hear all about your experience.Delete
It worked out really well! They did text me to say that some of the items I wanted weren't available, but, they had most of what I wanted. They did overcharge me for one item (charged me regular price, rather than the advertised special for the strawberries), but, I am not going to complain. :)Delete
It doesn't really matter if you don't keep to the exact meal plan, does it? I wonder how many people actually do have exactly what they planned for the entire week? I find I sometimes feel too tired to cook and that is when I will fetch out a commercial chicken pie if there is one in the freezer. Of course it would be better to make my own and stock up with them!ReplyDelete
The temperatures are really much cooler now and forecast that way for a week. DH is happy as it is better for working outdoors.
No, it really doesn't matter if I don't keep to the meal plan. I just want to make sure I eat everything I make and there is at least some variety.Delete
I'm glad your husband is having cooler weather for working outdoors. We are basking in the 90s, this week, and cooling down to the 80s over the weekend. :)
I don’t do meal planning. I am too lazy. 😁ReplyDelete
Today I made garbanzo beans for breakfast. Without sautéing with onions etc, I added leek and an egg. It was not bad. 😁
Sounds like an interesting way to have them - the egg would have increased the protein! :)Delete
I chuckled reading this, Bless xxx But it's so good that you are so froward thinking. And of course I'd love to know how to make Indian cream of wheat xxxReplyDelete
Ha, ha, I try!Delete
I posted how I make the cream of wheat (Uppuma or also spelled upma) here:
Again, it is a more of a "how to" than an exact recipe. That time, I used boxed cream of wheat. But, this week, I will probably make them with regular bulk bought semolina, because that is what I have.