My version of meal planning is to pick 5-6 recipes that I'd like to cook in a week and then play it by ear on which day we eat what. I usually stick to my plan about 60% of the time. Some days whatever I’ve decided on doesn’t sound very good or I realize we’re missing an ingredient that I would swear that we had on hand or the lazies strike and we eat a frozen pizza. I’m hoping that putting my ideas out here for my public audience of one to three readers will help keep me honest and hopefully inspire me to actually follow my plan.
Here's what we ate last week
Fresh from the garden greens! Greek salad with Costco pollock burger.
This week's eats
Have you ever purchased something at Costco that you think you'll use up quickly and then it just sits in your pantry gathering dust? No, just me? Ok. Well, the first time it happened with refried beans. My husband kept requesting them as a side with tacos, so I purchased a box at Costco and it sat and it waited and it gathered dust. And then we did a marathon of recipes that used refried beans and now I'm refried beaned out. A few months ago, I purchased a box of tomatoes with green chilies thinking that I'd use them all the time. I haven't used a one of them. So this week, I think I'll do some sort of black bean and rice casserole to help rid the pantry of a can of this stuff. Any other ideas besides a marathon of cheese dip?
I didn't get to the summer rolls last week or the week before that, but I'm keeping them on the list because I can't stop thinking about this peanut sauce. I'm also adding fried rice into the mix because we didn't make it last week, and it's the perfect lazy night recipe.