I had come up with a general menu plan. Last week I managed what’s in column 3. (I skipped week 2 as I was sick again and the menu was abandoned!)
|Day||Plan||Actual wk 1||Actual wk 3|
|Monday||Double Veg||Lentils & Yams||green rice & salad|
|Tuesday||Soup/Stew/Salad||Garlic Soup||avocado toast, roasted red pepper soup, braised greens**|
|Wednesday||2nd Veg||Lentils & Yams||green rice, sauteed mushrooms, salad, fruit|
|Thursday||Egg||Asparagus & herb omelette||HM hummus, fresh bread, salad|
|Friday||Double Meat||BBQ Beef||blackberry cobbler (a.m.) and restaurant food (dinner)|
|Saturday||Sandwich||BBQ Beef Sandwich||None, did flea market, followed by ice cream, then home|
|Sunday||2nd Meat||Lentils & Yams*, salad||lemon chicken, salad, corn|
*The 3rd portion of lentils & yams was frozen Weds. We finished the beef Saturday, so we ate the last portion of lentils & yams from the freezer.
** The roasted red peppers were a container from the freezer, frozen last September!
I can say that menu planning this much it hit a few of my goals:
- less waste
- less meat
- cheaper meals
- set aside excess for “instant meals” so we don’t buy frozen food
But this is Memorial Day weekend, which means my big freezer needs to be EMPTY next week. Ack!
The fridge’s freezer needed to be cleaned first. That’s now been done. 5/27/19 noon.
There is one empty shelf in the fridge’s freezer and one empty shelf in the big freezer. More work required! 6/4/19