I always love when I see other’s meal plans because it inspires me to get a little more organized (at least in my dreams) when it comes to cooking.
So I am going to attempt a new (semi) regular post.
I am going to post my “meal plans.” But I am not going to post what I plan to make, but rather what I made the previous week and why it worked/didn’t work mainly because my meal plan usually gets developed as I push my cart around the grocery store.
Well here goes.
- Day #1 Country Fried Steak with gravy, creamed spinach and roasted potatoes
I don’t really have a recipe for this one. I just make it like my mom does. If you need a recipe this one is pretty close.
I totally cheated by using frozen creamed spinach. The roasted potatoes were simply bite-sized potatoes with a little olive oil, sea salt, and pepper. Baked at 425 for 25 min.
- Day #2 Steak Fajitas with grapes and baby carrots
I basically threw some onions and thin steak strips into a skillet with some store bought fajita mix.
Quick easy meal, but nothing to write home about. I forgot how much I dislike prepackaged seasoning mixes.
- Day #3 Sriarcha Roast Chicken with grapes and romaine salad with Yum Yum dressing
We really liked this meal. It was incredibly easy, and I soaked the chicken in the brine the night before. Beware: this is probably too spicy for kids.
- Day#4 Ham and Pea Cheesy Shells (adapted from The Pioneer Woman)
I told my husband he would live a long time after eating this meal because it had so many preservatives. After all was said and done I really did NOT like this meal. It was so rich and cheesy that it actually made me feel ill, even though I reduced the cheese in the sauce. I will stick with my old mac and cheese recipe from now on.
I use this diced ham in so many things ( soups, quiche, pizza etc). The packages frequently goes BOGO at my local store. I always keep an extra package in the freezer.
- Day #5 Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli and Zucchini over rice noodles
I make this on a regular basis using whatever veggies are on sale. It is really quick and so tasty.
We love the rice noodles because they are great as a substitute for rice, but they are also great in soups. The noodles cook up SO FAST. I buy them at my local Publix. This one package will cover 2-3 meals for us.