Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Meal Plan Not-Monday
I am just having a devil of a time coming up with dinners this week. I'm on Day Three of mulling it over and I just give up.
I think I'll just call it "Surprise Meal Plan", come down and throw the freezer door open each morning and see what strikes my fancy or just close my eyes and grab something out of the ol' Chill Chest.
I made a big pot of homemade Boston Baked Beans and Cornbread on Sunday. Either my eyes are going and I can't read the recipe clearly anymore or I grabbed the wrong measuring spoon because well, those beans were like eating a salt lick to me!
I guess I'll have to dilute them with some canned beans before we eat them again later this week.
Monday night I just invented something from what I had on hand. I had a big container of leftover enchilada sauce from the other week that needed using up. So I grabbed a roll of ground turkey(that was pre-seasoned for taco filling), a can of refried beans and a small can of no beans chili. I dumped that all together(after cooking the turkey of course!lol), thawed some cheese and made chili enchiladas. Served it with salad and sour cream.
I've been considering all my usual meals and nothing is striking me as appetizing. Maybe something with fish tonight?
Perhaps if I go stand out in the stockpile inspiration will hit me....if the bags of flour falling off the shelf don't first. lol
Since I am trying to keep up with ANNIE JONES this month with her No Spending/Eating from The Pantry Challenge, I'll report in here that last week I spent $35.08 on groceries. Well, some of that was a receipt I lost & didn't find until it was too late to add to November's spending and $12.78 of it was a trip to the local market that I really didn't need, but I spent because I had to take BIL to the grocery store because he totaled his car....I was there so I spent. ugh
Some of it was for fruit and lettuce but I also bought panko on sale and deli meat.
So far this week I've spent $4.09. I ran out of eggs so Hubs picked up a dozen and then he picked up some tortillas for last night's dinner.
So I'm off to contemplate the stockpile/freezer.....I'm thinking fish but I might do a veggie quiche of some kind....or hamburgers since I have the rolls and the ground beef.
At any rate with these 3 ideas plus a leftover night I am set until Saturday for meals now!