Wednesday, October 28, 2020


 Some weeks I am all prepared for meals and other weeks I stress it out not knowing what will be for dinner until right before I enter the kitchen. Thank goodness I have a stocked freezer, pantry and fridge so I can come up with 'something'.  If people turn up their nose - the boy will grab frozen salmon and cook that. Emily would grab a hungry man meal or make mac n cheese. 

This past week I decided with the kids going back to school and me having to pick them up for 3:45... which means we get home a good half hour after that... I decided no stress was better this week!

I made a list of meals.... trying to come up with things we have not had in the past week or two. We seemed to have had a lot of chicken last week, when I actually cooked! 

My list was - lemon chicken and rice, egg roll in a bowl, chicken enchiladas, grammy's spaghetti sauce (from the freezer!), meatloaf.

So far this week - I have done pretty good. Everyone in the family looked at the list and 'approved' it. 

Monday was grammy's spaghetti sauce (meat sauce I made earlier this month) with pasta. 

Tuesday - hubby was home to eat with us so we had lemon chicken with thyme over rice and some green beans and asparagus. Emily turned up her nose at the beans and cooked up some corn for her veggie.

Wednesday - I picked up some pork chops Monday night at Sam's club so I cooked up some of them tonight with the leftover butternut squash, home made applesauce and to use up some of the long english cucumbers - a cucumber salad (Emily) and a quick pickle (Aidan).

Thursday - if I can get some ground pork.... will become egg roll in a bowl with the big bag of coleslaw I picked up Monday night. I don't expect leftovers! This is also called Crack Slaw! It is sooo good. Looks like I could use italian sausage too. 

Friday will be meat loaf, a veggie and potato. I use the recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook for fluffy meat loaf. 

Saturday - after a long day at horses for a horse show.... it might be chicken enchiladas. We will see how hot it is and how much I feel like cooking.

So, that was my meal 'plan' for this week. I'll be thinking this weekend what to come up with for next week's meals! 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I would love to know what egg roll in a bowl is? we both love egg rolls so maybe this would be something to try. I went to Sam's today after my doctor appointment and they had the most wonderful looking beef roast for only 3.39 a pound I was amazed and we grabbed two huge roast that I can cut into 4 meals at least with only 2 of us here and left overs can go into beef stew or a soup. I will need to drive to the closest one now and then and load up on the meat - that one is 45 minutes from us - I prefer the layout of the Sam's store in Little Rock but don't want to drive there if I don't have a doctor appointment.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Can't wait to try this. I have some wonton wrappers in the fridge and may use them to make actual egg rolls. Thanks! ~Jeanne

The Joyful Quilter said...

I love it when you share your meal plan, Deb!! It serves as inspiration for my own dinner prep. Something DIFFERENT has been my quest during these months of staying home for nearly EVERY meal!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm going to have to try egg roll in a bowl - that sounds yummy! And low carb is always good for us. Thanks for some meal inspiration!:)

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I loved reading this post. I must be one of those foodies cause I enjoy reading, hearing or seeing food. LOL I also get ideas for stuff to make myself as it does get tiring and I seem to fall back on the same old things.
Btw, I've been meaning to tell you I ordered that hexagon set as I would like to make hexagons along with you. It should be here any day now.