Post # 47
Oooh, I love to plan our weekly meals! It’s actually on my to-do list for today (aside – does anyone else LOVE making to-do lists? I usually have several going at one time. It’s so satisfying to cross things off! But I digress.).
Some of our recent faves:
- Turkey meatballs in tomato sauce with zucchini/summer squash “pasta” (cut with my mandolin slicer to be the same size and shape as fettucine noodles)
- BLT quesadilla wraps
- Crunchwrap supreme (from HungryGirl site)
- Crockpot chicken fajitas
- Chicken Caesar salad
I’m hungry now.
Post # 48
I can finally post on here as we are starting to get our stuff together:
Tonight: Baked potato and califlower with cheese sauce
Tommorrow: Meat bugers with chesse for him and fries, A vegan burger for me with couscous
Friday: Sweet potato quesadillas with guacamole
Saturday: Either tofu stirfry or Sesame tofu with rice
Sunday: Probably Subway before doing laundry
Post # 49
I’m terrible about doing this, and always end up deciding what I’m going to make the day of. I know this about myself though, so I always keep a lot on hand, both in the cupboards and in the freezer so I can avoid going to the store all the time. I decided today to make enchiladas, and all I had to do was pull the meat and tortillas out of the freezer, and everything else was in the cupboards.
Yesterday – lemon pepper flounder, brussels sprouts, and mashed potatoes.
Monday – tacos and a side salad
Sunday – rotisserie style chicken, brussels sprouts, and mashed potatoes (leftovers we reused yesterday)
I’ll use the recipes on here as ideas for the rest of the week!
Post # 50
I used to. Now that I’m pregnant and tired, we subscribed to emeals.com . My best friend! You can check out different styles of menus to see what works for you and your family (they have meals plans for 1-2 people, but since my sister is living with us, we get one for 3-6 people). Printable, organized grocery list and everything!
Post # 51
I write out a list of all the things we need every week, regardless of lunches and dinners, and then find 2 dinners to make (I try to make meals for 4 so they’ll last 2 nights worth), add the soup and grilled cheese (another 2 nights), and then figure out what we’re both doing for lunches.
I guess it’s a bit more difficult since we’re vegetarians and I can’t just buy a bunch of meat and have it ready in the freezer to defrost and throw some sides together for dinner. We go out to dinner each week on Saturday night. Creating a menu/meal plan makes it so we can’t just say, “Oh we don’t have anything at home..let’s go out!” and then spend money and eat unhealthy.