Monday, May 22, 2017

Weeks Flying By and Menu Plan

Two of the three of us have been sick all week.  I'm surprisingly the well one.  I've been slack in my online reading, but I'm hoping to catch up this upcoming week.  School starts back and I am expecting to get on a more even schedule.

I've decided to do a two week self imposed no grocery shopping plan.  I am allowing for eggs, milk, and cheese as needed.  We have plenty of everything else. 

In preparation for school and the upcoming eat from stock plan, I've been working in the ktichen.
I took 10 pounds of extra lean ground beef and made up items.

2 1/2 pounds of taco meat
2 1/2 pounds of meatballs
8 stuffed peppers
2 1/2 pound of meat made into hamburger steak patties

I kept out three tacos worth of taco meat, and I cooked the hamburger steaks in the slow cooker.
(The hamburger steak was for supper on Saturday night, leftovers for Sunday supper, and then some for my husband to take with him for the week.  This is his favorite meal so he wanted extra.)
Everything else went into the freezer.

This added beef to our Zaycon supplied ground turkey, pork and chicken.

Since my daughter will be on a new schedule, I decided to get a jump on breakfasts, too.
I cooked a double batch of waffles -- 20 in all.
I ended up with 15 for the freezer....some will go with my husband and some for my daughter.

Our menu plan for the week for evening meals is:

Beanless chili with quinoa
Stuffed pepper for me and a burger for my daughter
Cajun beans and rice
Mac and cheese
White Lasagna, garlic bread, peach crisp
Pork chop casserole, mashed sweet potato casserole, cauliflower
BBQ meatballs, rice, green peas

I also intend to bake some snacks, but I haven't decided if we are having brownies, cookies, or cupcakes.



  1. You got a lot done! I am in the process of cleaning everything out and defrosting the upright freezer to begin my summer stock up.

    1. That is always a job!

      I'm trying to be ready for everyone else's schedule -- the blessing and the curse of pretty much being "retired" LOL. So with that in mind I have meals prepped and ready to go.

  2. Catching up on my reading too....You really did quite a bit to get yourself ready! I made some homemade waffles as well a few days ago but, sadly, didn't think to double the recipe...I wish I had because those suckers are gone already! Next time I make another batch, I will be sure to remember! =)

    1. Thanks. I'm trying as hard as I can to double recipes whenever possible. I think it keeps us more on track when I have things ready.


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