While I didn’t follow the menu plan from last week exactly (does anyone ever actually do that?), we did do a lot better around here. The temptation to just eat out was great with my husband out-of-town hunting from Wednesday until yesterday but I managed to not do that despite being in desperate need of a grocery store trip. I did cave and order pizza yesterday but overall, I’m really proud that we ate somewhat decent dinners while I worked all week and had a husband out-of-town. I even came up with a new menu item on Friday night (with J’s help) that I’m calling “Deconstructed Corn Chowder” meaning we had corn on the cob, baked potatoes, and bacon for dinner.
While I was trying to create meals based on what we had here and avoiding the grocery store, I even managed to clear some items from our pantry, fridge, and freezer. I’m hoping to do a bit more of the same with our Thanksgiving Week Menu Plan. I’m also going to have to plan lunches for the second half of the week as the boys will be off school and my brother is doing his dinner later in the day. Our lunches and dinners may switch places depending on the days.
MONDAY: Chicken Strips (I have some buttermilk in the fridge that will go bad soon), rice, corn on the cob (freezer), and salad
TUESDAY: Vegetarian Chili with a side of ham steaks for the carnivores (SIGH)
WEDNESDAY: Chicken Sausage with Apple and Crunchy Coleslaw (request from husband for me) LUNCH: Grilled Cheese
THURSDAY: Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll be feasting at my brother’s house and taking a corn dish (any suggestions??), chocolate pie, and apple pie along with us. LUNCH: Frozen Pizza (holiday standard)
FRIDAY: BBQ brisket sandwiches (we have leftover brisket in the freezer) and French Fries or maybe oven-fried potato chips LUNCH: pork chops
What is on your menu plan for this week? As usual, I’m linking this post up over at Menu Plan Monday hosted by Laura from I’m An Organizing Junkie and would like to encourage you to go check it out. There are a variety of menu plans over there if you are in need of new ideas.