Here's how the Week 2 Meal Plan worked out!
Brunch: Pizza! I bought a frozen pizza with my grocery order and we shared that for lunch
Tea: Another slice of pizza!
Dinner: Italian sausages sauteed with bell peppers and onions, sauteed garlicky green beans, rice
Brunch: Egg salad sandwiches
Dinner: Leftovers! (Rice, sausages, green beans)
Pancakes Last of the egg salad in sandwiches
Dinner: Curry puffs with ground turkey filling; daughter also had the last of the leftover Japanese curry and rice
Leftovers buffet - last slice of pizza, last bit of egg salad, toast, etc. Pancakes Curry puffs
Curry puffs with ground turkey filling, salad/Leftovers! (Rice, sausages, green beans) and broccoli
Leftover curry puffs Pancakes
Chicken soup and/or fried rice Salmon, rice, asparagus
Leftover chicken soup Fried rice
Dinner: Daughter had leftover salmon, rice, asparagus/ I had leftover ground turkey filling in a tortilla
Waffles Fast food - Chili dogs & corn dogs!
Dinner: Leftover salmon, etc., cucumber salad, ground turkey filling in a tortilla.
I didn't make all the meals I planned to make, but, I made others and we certainly didn't go hungry!
On to Week 3's Meal Plan:
Breakfast: Fresh oranges; daughter had the last of the ground turkey mixture, as well
Lunch: Chicken fried rice (1 leftover sauteed chicken thigh, sliced up, leftover rice, leftover bell peppers from the Italian sausages, freshly picked peapods, the last bit of frozen corn left in the old bag, the last egg in the old carton, and a handful of roasted peanuts from a jar)
Dinner: Breakfast for dinner - American style pancakes, breakfast sausages, syrup/applesauce/jam, etc.
Brunch: Scrambled eggs on toast
Dinner: Chicken curry, rice, kale mallung (kale shredded and cooked with grated coconut), lentil curry
Brunch: Stringhoppers with chicken curry and lentils
Dinner: Baked chicken thighs with garbanzo beans and greens
Brunch: Tortillas and chicken curry
Dinner: Kufta (from the freezer); salad
Brunch: Fried rice or leftover kufta
Dinner: Pork curry, rice, broccoli
Brunch: Toast and eggs or jam
Dinner: Leftovers (daughter will be attending her friend's wedding)
Dinner: Salmon, rice, green beans or broccoli
As always, the meal plan is subject to change! I am grateful to be fortunate enough to plan and change the plans as I wish, secure in the knowledge that there is plenty of food to be prepared, shared, and eaten. It is a blessing which I appreciate very much.
Did you make a meal plan for last week? If so, were you able to follow it? Are you making a meal plan for this week?
I love your Monday "lasts". Tonight TheHub had brown rice with his meal which was unplanned but I cleaned out the pantry and found about a half cup of it and decided he had to have it tonight instead of me replacing it on the shelf. It is still not a "last" but will be Wednesday night when I use it as a base for his beef stew.ReplyDelete
Glad you liked my "lasts", Anne. :D Well done with using up your brown rice, too. :)Delete
I like that you make your meal plan but is subject to change. It wouldn't work for me as I'm not that organised. Doing a weekly shop online works for me, I watch the use by and best before dates carefully and decide on the day. I usually tell hubby the choices and let him decide. Sometimes I have to look in the freezer and will tell him the choices. We usually eat the same but he is much more of a fussy eater than I am so occasionally we will have different meals.ReplyDelete
It sounds like you have a plan that works well for you, Eileen, and that is what matters, isn't it? When my daughter is home, I ask her what she would like and give her choices. But, when I am by myself, then, I tend to eat the same things over and over again! Often, it is whatever is easiest to make! LOL.Delete
I do make weekly meal plans & lately I have been re-using the plans from two or three weeks ago - I just cannot think of new meals to make (col). Although this week I have plans for at least 1 new recipe. I try to make the plan as flexible as possible so that Monday's plan could work on Thursday or such :)ReplyDelete
I like your reuse of older meal plans! I've done that, from time to time and even otherwise, I tend to make the same things almost all the time! Chicken curry, for example - it tends to be on the meal plan every other week, if not every week! LOL. Flexibility is the key. :)Delete
I dreamed last night that we lived back in New Orleans and we had full lemon, orange, and nectarine trees. I think I was channeling your garden because the lemon tree looked a lot like the one you pictured. :)ReplyDelete
Oh, that's funny! :) Soon you should have a full apple tree! What other fruits will grow in your area? Cherries? Pears? Maybe peaches? Maybe you can build a small greenhouse and grow lemons and oranges!Delete
I really should smarten up and make breakfast for dinner for a change. I rarely have the energy to make anything much at breakfast time.ReplyDelete
I opened a pack of bacon the other day and for lunch I made BLTs which were delicious. The rest of the bacon was divided up and frozen. My deep freezer has been run down quite a bit, time to stock up, although the bottom freezer to the fridge is pretty full We no longer really need the size deep freezer we have, even since installing a base of 4 litre containers full of water (now ice) to take up some space.
I like breakfast for dinner! It makes a nice change from time to time, I think. :) BLTs for lunch sounds great. Maybe you can sell your bigger deep freezer and get a smaller one or make do with the one in your fridge? Every now and then, I think I'd like to have a separate deep freezer. But, I have a side-by-side fridge/freezer and I think I have ample freezer space (until the next tomato or zucchini harvest comes along and I'm scrambling to find room for it! LOL.)Delete
I always enjoy your meal plans. They are inspiring . And am impressed by the amount of variety that you have.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ratnamurti. I don't always follow the meal plans I make though! I changed today's meals and that was only the 2nd day of the week! LOL.Delete
That's really well planned. I am slacking again - and paying for it by playing the 'what's for dinner' game. I sort of have this week planned, but I am seriously lacking energy this week!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon. I don't always follow the plan, but, it does give me an idea of the possibilities. Can you make some easy, low energy meals like a tray bake, for example, or a pot roast? Maybe just add extra vegetables in a separate dish to roast for you? Would something like that work?ReplyDelete