Here's how the Week 3 Meal Plan worked out:
Brunch - Leftovers from Easter dinner - rice pilaf, fried fish, cabbage slaw✔
Dinner - Leftover chicken curry with lavash bread (a bit of Sri Lankan/Armenian fusion cuisine!)✔
Brunch - Egg salad sandwiches (using the Easter eggs)✔ Plus fruit salad
Dinner - Leftover fried fish, corn, cabbage slaw✔
Brunch - Egg salad sandwich✔
Dinner - Chicken fried rice (leftover sauteed chicken, leftover rice)✔
Brunch - Leftover fried rice✔
Dinner - Leftover shrimp curry with rice and sauteed vegetables✔
Pancakes Pepperoni pizza!
Dinner - Soup? According to the weather forecast, it is supposed to be cold and rainy! ✔ Ham and split pea soup, even though the rain took place on Thursday night!
Brunch - Leftover
Dinner - Leftover
soup shrimp curry, rice, sauteed vegetables (leftovers from Thursday's dinner)
Brunch - Parathas with seeni sambol✔
Tea - Egg salad sandwich
Spaghetti with meat sauce (using ground turkey). Soup
Well, I followed the meal plan for the most part! That's probably the best I've ever followed a meal plan! LOL!
On to Week 4!
Brunch - 3 crackers while I waited for the car to be serviced!
Tea - Cheese, crackers, half an apple
Dinner - Leftover soup and a piece of buttered toast
Brunch: Tortilla with scrambled egg and katta sambol
Dinner: Sausages with vegetables and leftover rice
Brunch: Banana muffins (have to bake)
Dinner: Spaghetti and sauce (with ground turkey); salad
Brunch: Banana muffins
Dinner: Leftover sausages with mashed potatoes and vegetables
Dinner: Leftover spaghetti and sauce; salad
Brunch: Leftover pancakes
Dinner: Baked battered fish fillets with green peas and fries
Sunday (May 1):
Brunch: Milkrice and fish curry
Dinner: Soup, maybe
Once again, this week's meal plan has been put together using what I have on hand in the fridge, freezer, and pantry. I haven't done a grocery shopping trip and still have some fruits (oranges, apples, bananas, frozen berries) and vegetables (a cucumber, half a head of lettuce, a head of broccoli plus florets from the garden, peapods, a few carrots, plus broccoli leaves, chard, and Japanese spinach, and beets, although they are mostly leaves in the garden). Enough for this week.
I put out a package of sausages (5 sausages) and a package (1 lb.) of ground turkey to thaw. I am planning to freeze some of the cooked sausages and spaghetti sauce in single serving portions for later.
At least, that is the plan and plans are always subject to change!
How is your meal planning coming along?
Look at all of those checks. I'm impressed!ReplyDelete
Ha, ha, I'm impressed, too, June! :D I cooked the sausages, tonight, ate one, kept one and the rest of the vegetables in the fridge for Thursday night's dinner, and froze the other three for later! :)Delete
Sounds like a great meal plan. I haven't been doing too badly this week so far. I think I have everything planned out - if it goes to plan lolReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon; hope your meal plan goes according to plan, too! :DDelete
I'm often invited to dinner or lunch at one of my daughter's. So, hehe, that's definitely in my food plan. I go to a friend's organic cafe where she does meals that are really cheap, so I get a meal-to-go, and it does me two meals, and I do this about 2x a week, at least. Fish and salad/vegies/homemade chips, a couple of times a week. And dhal. I make and eat a lot of it. I really do not enjoy cooking any more. But, mysteriously, I love to read what other people are making,ReplyDelete
Between having meals with your daughters and getting meals to go from your friend's cafe, it sounds like you've got your meal planning down pat! :D I will probably cook dhal, next week, to have with the fish curry that I'm planning to cook on Sunday. I don't always enjoy cooking, but, I, too, enjoy reading about what others are making and having. :DDelete
Your meal plans are working well, those ticks are proof indeed.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Eileen; I was very happy with how the meal planning worked out, last week. :)Delete
A meal plan is just that. It is merely a plan and not set in concrete.!ReplyDelete
I love reading what you are having and almost always do a google search to see how to make some of your very exotic meals.
It's good to have a plan, though, isn't it? Nothing very exotic planned for this week, though. :)Delete
Great meal plans, Bless, and nothing wasted it seems. I don't really enjoy cooking any more but love reading about it :)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Pensive. I try not to waste anything, although, occasionally, something does go bad. I always enjoy reading about cooking and what others are making! :DDelete
Oh I like the checks :)ReplyDelete
You stuck to your plan very well I would say.
You are very good at stretching your resources and keeping an eye on what you have and designing your meals around what's on hand.
Glad you liked the checks! :D Positive reinforcement! :DDelete
I did well with sticking to the plan, didn't I? Only the pizza derailed it, a bit, but, that's OK. We are only a couple of days into this week, but, so far, I am sticking to the plan!
You make great meals. And if you have a plan then at least you have a starting point when life happens!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lyssa. Having a plan makes me want to prepare the planned meals - otherwise, I tend to get lazy and eat the same dish or want take out!Delete
You are so good about doing this. I should try harder to follow a plan for more than just a day or two! Hugs- DianaReplyDelete
I try, Diana. I don't always follow the plan (some days I can't be bothered with cooking), but, I'm trying! :DDelete
I love the fact that you can just pick vegetables, fruit and herbs from your garden.ReplyDelete
We woke up to find a thin layer of snow outside this morning! The birds are busy at the feeders and we have a "teenage" girl squirrel who has found a way to get onto the sunflower seed feeder. She actually took a peanut from me before jumping down.
I love being able to pick things from the garden, Bushlady, even though the water bill is high! Today, I picked a bunch of broccoli leaves and cooked them to take to friend A, tomorrow. :)Delete
More snow! Oh, no! Oh, those squirrels are going to be so tame!
I might copy your meal plan this week. It looks yummy ☺️ReplyDelete
Feel free to do so, Eileen; but, I changed things around just a bit, for tonight's dinner! Spaghetti with leftover sausage and vegetables!Delete
That's excellent. I don't eat as much of a variety as you do. I am amazed at your menus. My diet is more repetitious. Lots of fruit, salad, meat or fish, and quesadillas.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Stephenie. Your meals sound good, too, and healthy! :)Delete