By Rainy Day Menu Plan, I don’t mean meals that are great to cook while it is raining. Although we seem to be getting a fair share of rainy, cloudy days lately. J’s favorite joke:
My Rainy Day Menu Plan is about creating meals where I can save the leftovers for a rainy day. Or more specifically, those super busy “I don’t feel like cooking” days that seem to fill our calendar.
The Rainy Day Menu Plan I’m pursuing currently looks like this (subject to change):
MONDAY: Pork Chops and Twice Baked Potatoes (making extra baked potatoes since they keep about a month in the fridge. Great for a quick-lunch or simple dinner)
TUESDAY: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Toast (I’ll probably have spaghetti squash since I’ve had one sitting on the table for a bit too long)
WEDNESDAY: Hamburgers and French Fries (special request by my husband who agreed to cook them plus a super busy day!)
THURSDAY: Chicken legs in the crock-pot, using this Chili Lime Chicken Drumsticks recipe for inspiration
FRIDAY: Waffles and sausage (special request by G)
Most of the leftovers on my Rainy Day menu plan can be saved to pull out of the freezer for a later meal (assuming they don’t eat it all the first time and leftovers will actually exist!). We actually did this just last night.
After being outside enjoying the beautiful weather, I realized it was dinner time. I had no idea what to fix. Thankfully, I was able to pull some shredded roast out of the freezer and we had BBQ sandwiches.
As usual, I’m linking up my menu plan over at Menu Plan Monday hosted each week by Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie. If you are stuck trying to think of menu plan ideas or not sure where to get started, go check it out! I’ve found lots of great menu ideas by visiting some of the blogs linked up over there.