I got away from meal planning in February! Or, rather, I didn't do a lot of planning at the beginning of the week and post about it. Instead, I just cooked various dishes depending on what I had on hand and what I felt like eating and then, either froze some of it (chicken curry and ground beef with vegetables) or ate the leftovers as long as they lasted! It worked out rather well for me.
All my meals were cooked at home (except for the bagels and the bread which I bought from the store) and included milk rice, fried rice, rice with chicken curry and green beans, scrambled eggs and toast, French toast, pancakes, bagels and cream cheese, toast and cream cheese, banana nut muffins, corn bread, cheeseburger/hamburger, turkey and vegetable soup (two batches), fried potato slices, baked potato wedges, mashed potatoes, sausages cooked with vegetables and eaten with mashed potatoes or added to pasta sauce and eaten with spaghetti, ground beef with vegetables (eaten with rice as fried rice, added to macaroni and cheese, added to pasta sauce and eaten with spaghetti), macaroni and cheese (eaten with ham and with ground beef), and sandwiches. Oh, and leftovers! Lots of leftovers! LOL.
But, February is coming to an end and March is starting. Maybe I should try to do some meal planning, again! I am going to consider the last two days of February as part of March for meal planning purposes.
I only did one grocery shopping pick up in February, on the 10th. I will be needing to do another grocery pick up in the first week of March because I am out of bread and could do with some fresh fruits (and maybe more bagels - I really enjoyed having bagels and cream cheese for breakfasts and as snacks!)
The March Week 1 meal plan is made based on what I have on hand, though.
Once again, I am going with options, instead of a set menu by day, as that seems to work best for me.
Breakfasts/Brunches: Banana muffins (3 left), pancakes or waffles, milk rice with seeni sambol (March 1), turkey soup (1 serving left), scrambled eggs with fried potatoes or hash browns, leftovers
- Leftover shredded turkey made into something! It's been sitting in the fridge for several days, now!
- Rice with chicken* or mackerel curry, dhal, moringa curry*, chutney
- Ham* and split pea soup?
- Ground beef* with mashed potatoes, snow pea pods* or broccoli*
*Items from the freezer
I think this will be a good meal plan. As always, subject to change depending on how I feel.
Have you been meal planning in February? Will you meal plan in March?