Holy Yes, it’s Friday!
It’s been another week that I’ve basically sucked at menu planning. Wait, no, I’m awesome at menu planning; it’s the shopping and execution that’s been giving me trouble. So here’s how this week went down: Sunday I made chili. It was awesome. Go me! I peaked early. Monday, I didn’t feel like cooking spaghetti squash and I didn’t feel like eating spaghetti squash. So I didn’t. I had leftover Chinese food from Friday, Danny wasn’t hungry and I don’t remember what Nattie ate. Tuesday, I’m at work and I get a text asking if I’ll pick up cheese steaks on my way home. Yes, I will! Wednesday I had not purchased the meat for stew so my crockpot wasn’t loaded and I was talked into picking up Popeye’s for the kids for dinner. Yesterday, Thursday we grabbed tacos and smoothies from the place down the street. So, yeah, I’m giving myself an F+ for this week.
And….here’s the plan for week three:
Sunday – Butternut Squash Soup. I have BBQ Ribs on the calendar, but my coworker let me try his soup earlier this week, then shared the recipe and a large butternut squash with me so it has to happen. Since I prefer to try new recipes on the weekend, it’ll slide into the Sunday spot.
Monday – I’m thinking the chicken Alfredo I had planned for last Thursday will be quick and easy for a Monday.
Tuesday – It’s normally leftover day but my bonus son loves ribs so I moved these over to the next day he is with us. Plus they’re easy: pop the ribs in the crockpot with BBQ sauce for 8 hours on low.
Wednesday – We’re planning to pick up tamales from the Mexican market for our pre-Thanksgiving feast. Fun fact: the day before Thanksgiving is the second busiest day for pizza orders. I guess no one wants to cook the night before they COOK. (The busiest day is Halloween.) I’m not a huge pizza fan but I’ll take tamales any day.
Thursday – We’re switching it up this year and making ham instead of turkey. Along with mashed potatoes, green peas, scalloped cauliflower and Hawaiian rolls.
Friday – Um, ham sandwiches? I’ll probably put together some split pea soup with extra ham as well, since I’m home that day.
Saturday – left-overs.
Menu planning? Check. And this week, the grocery shopping has to happen because skipping grocery shopping the week of Thanksgiving would be crazy. So I expect to have a much better accountability report next week. Fingers crossed by next Friday, we’re all fat and happy.