This was how last week's meal plan worked out:
Monday: Leftover salmon with freshly cooked rice, cucumber salad, and peach chutney; mango and love cake for dessert
Tuesday: Teriyaki chicken drumsticks with rice, snow peas and carrots stir fry;
mandarins mango for dessert
Wednesday: Rice with curried chick peas/garbanzo beans, spicy sauteed potatoes, and green beans;
cucumber salad; mango mandarins and love cake for dessert
Thursday: Leftovers (if any);
boxed mac & cheese with tuna, if not; Leftover roast pork from the freezer made over into a curry, leftover potatoes and green beans (daughter had the leftover chick peas as a snack, earlier), peach chutney; mandarins for dessert (there will probably be cake, too).
Friday: Pot stickers/gyoza (appetizer);
maybe ramen noodles; fruit salad for dessert Pizza!
Ham or turkey tetrazzini with green peas; home canned peaches for dessert Leftover Pizza!
Beef stew or beef pot pies if I feel ambitious enough to make pastry; or maybe top with mashed potatoes, instead. Ice cream for dessert. Ham and noodle casserole with green peas; apple slices, love cake
So, I went off the plan a bit and switched things around a bit, but, on the whole, it worked out well, I think. We didn't stick to the desserts I thought we would have, but, we had assorted fruits, love cake, and there were chocolates, as well!
This weeks tentative meal plan for dinners:
Monday: Chicken curry (from the freezer), rice, leftover spicy potatoes, steamed broccoli, cucumber salad, peach chutney
Tuesday: Leftover chicken curry, sauteed green beans, rice, leftover cucumber salad, if any, peach chutney
Wednesday: Ground turkey(from the freezer) made into a keema curry (with added vegetables) and served with rice
Thursday: Leftovers from Wednesday
Friday: Hamburgers (need to buy buns), salad
Saturday: Mackerel (canned) curry, lentils/dhal, green beans, rice
Sunday: Beef stew (canned) and mashed potatoes, broccoli
Brunches will most probably be leftovers or toast/sandwiches.
Desserts will be fruits, cake, ice cream, etc.
That is the plan and it is subject to change, as always. LOL.
I will need to do another grocery order midweek to pick up half and half, more vegetables, and some bananas (I have apples, mangos, and lots of mandarins in the fridge).
I am grateful that I am blessed with enough food to eat, a varied diet, and the luxury of actually planning and choosing what I want to eat and changing that plan depending on what I feel like eating. I am very mindful of the fact that not everyone is able to do so. That, in many households around the world, the question is not what are we going to eat for dinner tonight, but, rather, will we have any food for dinner tonight.
Did you make a meal plan last week and if you did, did you follow it? Will you be making a meal plan this week?