After a week of Musical Theater performances, graduation and more, followed by a week of Jim being out of town I am ready to get back to a regular meal plan. Last week, I never did go to the grocery. We did a lot of using up food stored in the freezer and pantry. That’s a good thing to do every once in a while.
Now the fridge, freezer and pantry are a bit lighter. I’d like to say they’re more organized too, but that would be overstating things.
This week, I shopped with the Traditional Plan. It’s such a good feeling to be able to print that list and head to the store with a plan. And I’m really looking forward to the meals that are lined up for the week.
Last week, like I mentioned, we made dinner up from what we had on hand. On Monday, I unexpectedly ended up helping with the registration for core classes for our high school homeschool group. That kept me out of the house all day. When I got home, two of my kids were already at work and Jim was out of town for the week. That left just three of us for dinner.
While I was trying to think of what to fix, Peter called and had forgotten his work shoes. So, I jumped in the car to take them to him at Chick-fil-A and decided to make good on the 50% discount we get while he’s working. We don’t use this often, but it sure came in handy on Monday.
It was also the first time I’ve ever tried Chick-fil-A sauce. Can you believe that? I’ve had kids working at CFA for 5 years now, but we really don’t eat there often. I’ve had the Polynesian sauce and it’s good, but I think the CFA sauce might win out. So yummy!
Tuesday, I rummaged in the freezer and found sliced ham from Easter. I used it to make hot ham and cheese sandwiches in the oven. What is it about wrapping sandwiches in foil and heating in the oven that makes them so good? We had the perfect amount of ham to have sandwiches for dinner and again for lunch on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, I made one of our favorite 15 minutes meals – Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Pasta. I had enough produce left in the fridge to scrounge up a salad to go with it. The highlight on Wednesday was watching four rabbits hop around the yard in the morning. We live an exciting life around here!
Thursday, I put some chicken thighs in the crockpot with bbq sauce. We did some clothes shopping for the kids that afternoon. And we did see something interesting that day: A woman wearing a cape from a beauty salon came walking out of a restaurant. She had her hair all done up in foil, getting it colored. I guess she decided to use the wait time to get some food.
So my question is, would you go into a restaurant while your hair was being colored?
On one hand, I admired that she used her time in a way that was enjoyable to her. On the other hand, I would not want to run into someone I knew while I was out and about with my hair in foil!
Friday, I went wedding dress shopping with my daughter. No purchases were made, but she got a better sense of what she likes. We also visited the Anthropologie store that we have in town. I had no idea we had this store here in Lexington and it’s been opened since the beginning of the year. I didn’t buy anything, but it’s such a fun place to look through. I love all the kitchen items!
For dinner on Friday, we popped into Whole Foods and grabbed a rotisserie chicken. We had a simple dinner, watched a movie while dozing and hit the hay before 10pm. I told you we live an exciting life!
Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s meal plans. You can find out more about how to get them delivered to your inbox by clicking here. The grocery lists are now color coded so that you can tell which ingredient goes with which meal. We hope you’ll like this new detail!
Slow Cooker Plan
Crockpot Honey Mustard Chicken
Honey Pork Chops
Beef Roast with Italian seasonings
Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Pizza Steak Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies