I am desperately trying to get back into a routine: both in blogging and in my daily life. I decided to start with a weekly menu plan. As I have mentioned before weekends are hit or miss with needs for a meal. Sometimes W is not hungry and sometimes he is. If I cook a meal, he will not be hungry. Over the next few weeks I want to stock the freezer with some heat and eat options. I will do some single servings as well as multi-servings. Even if he is not hungry, I still need to eat without resorting to junk foods. For now I am just going to focus on meals during the week. I need four dinners and four suppers each week. This will be a work in progress until I straighten out the kinks and get a system that works for us.
Taco Pasta, Salad: This is a favorite of ours. I may add some corn muffins to finish off the meal. It is basically a homemade version of a boxed convenience meal.
Crockpot Beef Stroganoff, Mashed Potatoes, Peas: This is a new to me recipe. I will use some pieces of deer meat rather than a whole roast. I will also use dehydrated mushrooms rather than fresh ones.
Baked Fish, Parmesan Pasta, Carrots: The Parmesan pasta is also a homemade version of a boxed mix. I boil angel hair pasta. When it is done I drain it and add butter, Parmesan cheese, and often pressed garlic and parsley.
Chicken Salad Sandwiches, Chips: I am trying to eat up the conventionally raised chicken that is in the freezer. This will be a quick evening meal or a make ahead meal for errand day.
Big Salads: I can hardly wait until it cools down enough to grow some lettuce here. I will add in some diced ham or chicken, peppers and cucumbers from the garden, and whatever vegetables are in the fridge.
Hamburgers & Fries: We have an abundance of ground deer meat in the freezer so hamburgers with cheese on homemade buns are a good use of it.
Tuna Pasta Salad: I seem to be on a pasta kick this week, but there is an abundance of it in the pantry right now. I will add in vegetables from the garden and fridge as well as some thawed garden peas. A bit of cheese and homemade ranch dressing will round it out.
Ham Sandwiches, Chips: Sandwiches appear quite often on the menu this time of year. Often it is too hot to eat much else. Sometimes it is so hot that we skip a meal completely and eat homemade popsicles. Not healthy, but if it is hot in your area you will understand.