Friday, October 21, 2011

Week 42 Meal Plan

Well here we are again. Two consecutive weeks of posting! I feel like congratulating myself.

I have been going back and forth on what to make this week. Basically, I'm wondering if I should go super cheap (omelets, leftovers, etc), or if I should add a little meat here and there (pork roast, pulled pork sandwiches). Given the pork that has been on sale at Maceys and Costco recently, I think I'll work on using up some of that deliciousness-- while making sure my husband has good leftovers for his lunch. Delicious dinners and delicious lunches? Oh, how I love killing two birds with one stone.

On a completely different note, I have to apologize for not having any side dishes planned. You see, I've been using a food co-op (Bountiful Baskets) for our fruits and vegetables. I get lots of lovely fruits and vegetables, but I never know what I'm going to get until I pick up my basket on Saturday. I usually participate 2 or 3 times a month, filling in at the grocery store on the off weeks. Perhaps I'll get around to posting side dish ideas after I know what produce I'll have this week!

I'm looking forward to some easy meals this week. I'll make a pork roast on Monday, saving half to shred and make into sandwiches on Thursday. I'll cook extra chicken on Tuesday and save it to add to the peanut noodles on Friday. The spaghetti sauce is in the freezer, so that will be super easy to thaw. Plus I can make enough noodles on Wednesday to save for Friday's dinner.

Whew! Do you see all this super planning I've done to be prepared for a busy week?? How about we get down to business with the actual meal plan, eh? I've done WAY too much talking, after all.

BBQ at our friends' house (We brought Twice Baked Potatoes. I'm not sure how we'll ever get through our bountiful potato harvest!)

Sunday- Trying something new!
Pasta e Fagioli, Homemade Rolls, Green Beans, Salad

Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Nachos, Salad, Corn

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Garlic Bread, Yellow Squash

Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Twice Baked Potatoes, Celery and dip

Asian Peanut Noodles (with chicken), Edamame, Squash


Deborah said...

No need to congratulate yourself - that's why you have friends. Congratulations Rachelle! Getting this up two weeks in a row is fantastic! Well done!

Shannon said...

I'm so glad you're back! I love getting ideas from your menus and trying a new recipe here and there. Good luck with your busy week and keep up the good blogging work! :)

Rachelle said...

Thank you both! I feel like a blogging celebrity with two nice comments like these. I'll try to keep it up!