Every week I swear to myself that I’m going to take notes on what our dinners are each night. When I start to write these posts, I can never remember what we’ve eaten! I end up wracking my brain to remember, when I could just jot it down each day.
Some of you may be thinking to yourselves, “Doesn’t she follow her own meal plans?”
The answer to that is yes and no. I do shop with the lists for the plans. Last week, I shopped with the Slow Cooker Freezer Meals Plan and tested all those recipes on Saturday. I was able to put 7 meals in the freezer with just 1 hour of work!
But, I didn’t want to use all of those meals in one week. And I’m always testing new recipes. The great thing about the plans is that they use common ingredients. If you shop with the lists, you’ll have what you need to make lots of different dinners. It’s nice, because sometimes you just want to veer from the plan for whatever reason.
Okay, back to last Saturday. I made all the meals on the slow cooker freezer plan. I also made a meatloaf for Peter’s birthday dinner and put it in the freezer. I created a new recipe for Spiced Apple Cider Slow Cooker Oatmeal. And made a big pot of chili for that night, which we ate on Sunday after church too.
Whew! That was a lot of cooking in one day.
On Monday, I had another recipe to test, but I used one of the freezer meals to make it. Peach BBQ Pork Sliders with Apple Cole Slaw was the result. Yum!
On Tuesday, Jim was out of town. We had the rest of the bbq, along with French fries and a wedge salad.
Wednesday night, I used another of the slow cooker freezer meals. I love these things! It’s so easy to dump them in the crock and turn it on.
Thursday was Halloween. More importantly, it was Peter’s 19th birthday! We had meatloaf, cream cheese mashed potatoes, broccoli and spinach salad. We usually end up with a bunch of candy, in addition to the cake, but trick-or-treating got postponed for bad weather. It was nice to spread out the sugar rush a bit.
I did make chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Cake stands are pretty, but mine is not very stable. Too much weight on one side crashed the cake to the counter, which we all thought was hilarious! It wouldn’t have been nearly as funny if I was serving people other than my own family.
And yes, they did laugh at me for taking a photo before putting the cake back on the plate.
Simple Weekly Meal Plans
Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s meal plans. When you join the Weekly Meal Plan list, you get the grocery list and printable recipes with side dishes included. November features your easiest Thanksgiving ever, with easy recipes to keep you spending more quality time with your family instead of the kitchen stove. You can find out more about how to get the meal plans for yourself by clicking here.