A few things were missed off the menu last week, some to be tried again this week, but planning ahead is sure making a difference to my stress levels. I'm back at a 40+ hour a week work schedule, not including the driving time, and not getting home until well after everyone else, so knowing I have things defrosted and ready to go is a big help.
Here we go, the menu for the week:
Roast chicken with roasted veggies and mashed potatoes.
Homemade hamburgers with salad.
Stewed beef with mashed potatoes (this is dependent on my local farmer/butcher getting stew meat in time for me.)
Make your own pizza, left over from last week's plan.
I'm sharing this menu plan with Menu Plan Monday.
The weather has been very moody lately, as well as indecisive. I can't figure out if I should start making warm weather meals for days like today (frost, cloudy and a high of -2C) or a light salad to match the 17C weather we had earlier last week!
Since the weather and I can't make up our minds, I, at least, deferred the decision to my children by getting their input in this week's menu plan. Can you spot what I picked versus what they did?
Ham, scalloped potatoes and assortment of veggies.
Waffles with whipped cream and fruit.
Beef and broccoli stir fry with rice.
Tomato and garlic chicken thighs with spaghetti and garlic bread.
Pizza night, myo.
Bacon and egg bagels with fruit.
And that's the menu plan for the week, being linked to Menu Plan Monday.
I'm feeling very uninspired this week when it comes to my menu plan. I didn't expect that, not after spending the weekend at the Ottawa Food and Wine Show (mostly working, with one stint a as a guest.) After seeing and tasty some pretty yummy items, I expected to be inspired to create some of these tasty treats.
Simple menu this week, with only one "new" item planned.
Burgers and fries.
Pinapple Mango Pork stir fry with rice (this is my "new" item.)
Crock pot shredded chicken with salsa and fixins.
Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, carrots and spinach.
Pennee with garlic, chilis and tomatoes.
Meatball subs with salad.
That's it for the week, my menu, being submitted to Menu Plan Monday.
So before "the ink could dry", or I'd even gotten as far as posting my menu plan for the week, circumstances had caused the menu to change. What I thought might just be a mildish case of food poisoning ended up having a fever attached to it, so today's plan of taco salad was replaced with someone else throwing chicken fingers and fries into the oven since not only did I not cook, I didn't get out grocery shopping either.
Thank goodness for flexibility and a reasonably stocked freezer! Taco salad still to come, but later in the week.
Baked Cheddar chicken with sauce (I never make recipes using canned soup anymore, but this one has sucked me in and I want to try it)
Spaghetti and garlic bread
I'm submitting this to Menu Plan Monday.