Monday, December 13, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

We had a nice weekend this weekend. It was a relatively quiet weekend. I spent Saturday running some errands and picking up some presents. I picked up some more free turkey and a few other items at Kmart on Saturday, but otherwise didn't really shop this weekend. Sunday afternoon we had my son's Christmas play for school and we followed that up with a family dinner out for Mexican.

Last week's theme was use up things in the pantry. I think we had four box meals last week - it was good. The boxed meals all seemed to give us about 6 servings, which meant it could feed us and leave us with some leftovers. This is one advantage of the box meals over the frozen meals. Of course, box meals require you to add the protein, but that was easy enough. I definitely appreciated how quickly our meals came together. This week the goal is to use up stuff from the freezer. I find keeping up on rotation in the freezer to be a bit of a challenge for me. As I shop, I add it to the top, slowly burying everything else. I've got to find a way to better organize and keep things moving in the right rotation. The turkey I bought on Saturday, I left in their grocery bags, I figure that will help me use the other, older stuff first. The good news is I know beyond a doubt that nothing could be more than 11 months old, as we emptied and defrosted the deep freeze last January.

Turkey is a part of the menu a few times this week - the meatballs on Tuesday and in the chili on Wednesday.

dinner out at the local Mexican restaurant

Chicken Gravy over Biscuits

Pasta with Meatballs



Homemade Pizza

Skyline Chili

Weekdays breakfast is at daycare for my daughter, the rest of us eat cold cereal, frozen waffles, oatmeal, toast or whatever strikes our fancy. Lunch we pack, usually leftovers for me.

Check out other menu plans for the week at Menu Plan Monday at I'm An Organizing Junkie