I am trying to get back (again) to planning a menu. This time of year I tend to stay in the yard much too long. Before I know it W and I are tired and hungry, and I have no plan for a meal. I am sure there will be some leftovers from several days to help finish out the week.
Pizza & Salad - I broke down and bought some frozen pizzas on sale. The salad will be made from fresh lettuce from the garden.
Pork & beans with hot dogs & au gratin potatoes - I make my own pork and beans from dried beans. I have a few hot dogs in the freezer that need to be used. I need to use up some potatoes as well.
Cheeseburgers & chips - An easy meal to put together with venison from the freezer and homemade buns.
Roast, rice & gravy, peas - I will put the roast in the crockpot along with some homemade cream of mushroom soup. I will cook a large batch of rice and freeze the leftovers. The peas will be from the freezer.
Big salads with shrimp - With the lettuce producing well, we will be eating more salad. I will add some popcorn shrimp from the freezer, sliced eggs, and sprouts to the garden lettuce.
Barbecue chicken, macaroni & cheese, butterbeans, deviled eggs - We have plenty of chicken in the freezer so I need to make a point to include it in the menu more often. The macaroni & cheese and butterbeans are from the freezer. Our chickens are laying well so eggs are a necessary menu item.
Potato cheese soup - This time of year the temperature fluctuates up and down so soup is still a menu possibility. I have ham in the freezer that I will add to the soup.
Chili - A rainy day will be the perfect opportunity to use up the last container of chili from the freezer. I will make a pan of cornbread to serve along with it.