Monday, January 3, 2011

Dishin' Dinners Day

Monday:  Turkey dogs in a blanket with sweet potato fries.
(MIL gave me the hot dog supplies, as she didn't use them for a party snack like she thought.)

Tuesday:  Crock pot braised pork chops and vegetables.
(Pork was on sale last week and I was able to get 10 thick center cut chops and a rather large roast for $10.50.  We had both sets of parents over for NYear's lunch, so that's where I used the roast.  K- and I had leftovers on Sunday for dinner.  The chops were divided into 4 freezer bags for later use.)

Wednesday:  See Tuesday.

Thursday:  Eat-the-rest-of-the-Thanksgiving-turkey pot pie and salad.
(Yes, I have one more bag of turkey from Thanksgiving left.  I usually just bought a turkey breast, but the whole turkey cost significantly less than only purchasing the breast.  I ended up with 4 frozen dinner portions.  The last will make a lovely pot pie!)

Friday:  See Thursday.

Saturday:  Crock pot turkey meatloaf and whole grain rice blend with a veggie. 
(A family favorite.)

Sunday:  See Saturday.

You'll see a pattern with me.  If I can make a meal for two days, I'll do it.  My daughter and husband don't mind in the slightest.  I don't either.  If I have leftovers after day two, I shuttle the extras out into lunch portions for myself.

Smiles in my weekend:
-  Saturday afternoon lunch.  I made a pork roast with sauerkraut, raised some rolls, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, made an apple crisp and a lovely salad.  Everyone ate and was happy. 
-  My in-law's playing the Wii.  K- and I made them their own Miis after they left, so they won't have to play as a guest next time.
-  Finding the house again.  We spent today taking down Christmas.  It's a lot of work, but I'm so happy to have a regular house again.
-  Though it isn't painted, we brought the table and chairs back up (they've been downstairs and the table disassembled because of the kitchen repaint and whatnot).  Nice to eat at the table again.

Have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

Rach said...

I meal plan/menu plan every week. I too try to make sure there are leftovers, but those are for lunches. We have one meatless meal a week (at least) and at least one giant salad a week. I also try to make sure my meals all use similar ingredients.

For example, if I make chicken tikka masala, I know I'll have leftover ginger so I'll need to have at least one, if not two meals that will use it up. So, we'll have teriyake steak and/or chicken as well.

Your meals look divine and I think I might have to show up for dinner. ;o)