Here is how the meal plan for last week turned out:
Brunch: Leftover milkrice, fish curry, katta sambol (from a jar in the fridge)
Dinner: Leftover ground turkey mixture, fried potatoes, stir fried broccoli stems
Brunch: Leftover pancakes from Saturday
Dinner: Rice, fish curry, broccoli leaves mallung, zucchini chutney
Brunch: Salad: lettuce, carrots, half a green peach, almonds, bottled dressing
Coconut roti with the last of the fish curry and katta sambol Fried rice made with last of the ground turkey mixture, frozen green peas, an egg, and some peanuts
2nd Dinner/midnight snack: Pizza from the freezer!
Leftover roti with katta sambol and chicken curry (from the freezer) Cinco de Mayo dinner provided by neighbor S:
Scrambled egg and toast Leftovers from Thursday's dinner
Soup (turkey and vegetables; trying to use up part of the turkey carcass in the freezer); muffins Scrambled egg and toast (Breakfast for dinner)
Muffins Tuna salad sandwich
Leftover soup Sauteed chicken drumsticks, rice, vegetables; cornbread
Sunday (Mothers' Day):
Brunch: Waffles with
triple berry sauce (berry mix in the freezer) leftover fish curry! (I wanted something more substantial than berries)
Roast pork (from the freezer) made into a stew or stir fry, a boxed rice mix, steamed broccoli Leftover sauteed chicken drumsticks (rebaked), corn, vegetables
Peach pie or cobbler (last packet of frozen peaches from last year's crop) Waffles with triple berry sauce (berry mix in the freezer) fresh blueberries and whipped topping!
Ha! How's that for staying on plan? I followed the plan for two whole days and a couple of brunches after that! Oh, but, I had some delicious meals and that's what is important, isn't it?
On to Week 2!
Breakfast: Leftover cornbread
Lunch: Leftover waffles with the last bit of fish curry; and one with blueberries and whipped topping!
Dinner: Leftover chicken drumstick, corn, vegetables.
Dinner: Ham and split pea soup
Dinner: Leftover soup
Dinner: Roti and chicken curry
Brunch: Leftover roti and chicken curry
Dinner: Baked battered fish fillets (frozen), with broccoli and corn
Brunch: French toast (thanks, Debra!)
Dinner: Fried rice
Brunch: Scrambled eggs and fried potatoes
Dinner: Roast pork (from freezer), vegetables, rice or noodles
That is the plan! I already made the soup, so there will be soup, this week. Everything else is subject to change! LOL. As always, I am grateful to have a choice when it comes to meals; it is a blessing to be able to decide what to eat.
Have you made a meal plan for this week?
I have meal plans ready but haven't been shopping so can't follow them yet. I'm just having homemade freezer meals until I get myself organised and restock the cupboards and the freezers!ReplyDelete
Sounds good to me. Hope you are able to get your shopping done without any difficulties and find everything you need. I took a peek at this week's grocery offers and oh, my! The prices! I am glad I shopped last week! I don't need anything this week and I'm going to hold off until next week! Or, even the week after - there might be sales for Memorial Day (Monday, May 30), which is the unofficial beginning of summer, here.Delete
You do so well with the meal planning. I do okay cooking for husband and son but I am vegetarian and they are not so I tend to make a meal for me and not bother so much for myself. I need to do better on my own meals. Summer is easier as I tend to make them a lot of salads and then I can enjoy the veggies also.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon. I don't always follow through on the plan, but, that is OK! :D Maybe you can make a couple of vegetarian dishes with several servings each for yourself that you can have during the week? A batch of vegetable soup, perhaps and the vegetarian version of shepherd's pie? You can freeze individual servings of them, if you don't want to eat the same thing for several meals each week. Or, depending on what you are making for your husband and son, cook extra vegetables for yourself, separately? Roast chicken and vegetables for them; roast vegetables for you. Do you eat cheese? Then, something like macaroni and cheese that all can share, with some meat on the side for them?Delete
You ate well, that's the main thing! I could have used a meal plan yesterday as I thought, whatever are we going to have for supper? But I remembered a piece of cooked pork in the freezer and I thawed it and cut it up and made it the focus of a stir fry with rice. I'm just simmering some celery bits that need to go, and a few additions from a cauliflower, with plenty of cumin and a little garlic powder. I will add some cream cheese when I blend it, and lunch will be out on the deck, yay!ReplyDelete
I did eat well! Not every meal has vegetables, though, especially non-starchy vegetables; that's something I need to work on! You did well with the pork stir fry! And your celery and cauliflower soup sounds delicious, too. I haven't tried adding cream cheese to soups - must buy some cream cheese and try that. :)Delete
I don't know about sticking to the plan, but you make amazing food!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lyssa! :)Delete
The plan is at best just a suggestion!ReplyDelete
Like you, I am holding off buying anything. I have enough stuff here to get by and the foods ads, so far, are not enticing enough to go to the store.
Yes, it is. Next time around, I might just list meal options and pick and choose!Delete
I, too, took a look at this week's grocery ads and I am less than impressed. The price of fresh fruits and vegetables have gone up so much! I am glad I stocked up last week and I'm thinking of holding out until the Memorial Day sales come around to see if there's anything good.
Thats how my plans end up looking, LOL. Instead of trying to stick to your plan, maybe think of your plan as something to have if I cant think of anything I fancy. My meals this week have been made for me by Hello Fresh, so theres eastern Style Cauliflower Tagine (today and Saturday) Chermoula Chickpea Bowl (Last night and Thursday), Mexican corn fritter bowl (Friday and next Monday) and Haloumi and Creamy Roast Vegetable Salad (Sunday and the second portion I will give to a neighbour) I chose the vegetarian 4 meals for 2 people option which gives me 8 meals, it will be interesting to see how it goes.ReplyDelete
Well, the meal plan can be flexible and that's fine. :) I make them to give me some variety in my meals because, otherwise, I tend to stick to the same three or four dishes, all the time. I am thinking, too, that if I make a bit extra, then, I can freeze a portion or two for later, and that is another way to add variety.Delete
Your vegetarian Hello Fresh meals sound quite nice and varied. Let me know if you like the food and what you thought of each dish. :)
You eat well and if you don't always stick to the plan then that doesn't really matter. I've stocked up as best I can and I have been taking advantage of some money saving coupons and little Tilly won't go hungry either :)ReplyDelete
I do eat well, and there really isn't any particular reason to stick to the plan, except, it is meant to give me an idea of what to cook and provide some variety. I tend to get stuck making the same meals over and over again, otherwise.Delete
I'm glad you've been able to stock up and take advantage of some coupons. Of course Tilly won't go hungry with you looking after her! :) I've stocked up on cat food, too (besides Dancer, I feed several stray/feral cats that I call the garden cats; if I delay putting out their food, they have been known to tap on the glass door to get my attention!)